Six steps to improve communication with others

James gave some of the best advice ever on communication when he penned,

Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God (James 1:19-20)

This is especially necessary in our family relationships.

The author is unknown, but I have found the simple acrostic ladder to be helpful in applying the truths from James 1:19-20.

Look at the person speaking to you.

Ask questions.

Don’t interrupt.

Don’t change the subject.

Empathize.

Respond verbally and non-verbally.

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