Verbal Communication Confer information from one person to another Speaking Listening The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
Speaker Speak the language Ability to hear State thoughts Clearly Stay on topic If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. (1 Peter 4:11)
Listener Active listening Reflect Gives feedback Keep an open mind Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. (Proverbs 17:28)
TEXTING Advantages Disadvantages Easy Good for when you can’t talk Not safe when driving Tempting to do when you should be doing something else Can’t see facial expressions Often too easy to text something mean
Social Networking Advantages Disadvantages Spread the news Fun Pictures Catch up with friends Easy to add inappropriate content Be careful who you friend Predators Men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. (Matthew 12:36)
Use I-messages State a problem, without blaming someone for it. Are more likely to influence others to change than You-messages Say "I felt let down," rather than, "You broke your promise" Can be manipulative - gives the recipient the impression that it is their responsibility to make sure that the other person is always happy. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19-20)
What are Coded messages? Try to communicate without saying what you really mean Teasing – saying something in a joking manner that they really mean Example - Give me your honest opinion – really mean support me Example – What are you doing Saturday?
Stereotype Stereotypes are generalizations about a group of people whereby we attribute a defined set of characteristics to this group. May be positive or negative.
Stereotypes Are brunettes smarter than blondes? Are men better drivers than women?
Prejudice Prejudging - a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without ascertaining the facts of a case. Used to refer to a preconceived judgment toward a group of people or a single person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, line of work or other personal characteristics.
Prejudice God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. (Acts 10:34-35) It begins at school, where some children have a knack of singling out anyone who's different from the rest for bullying and taunting. Children who are more overweight than their classmates are easy targets. If they also happen to be of a different ethnic background from the majority of their classmates, their lives can become especially unpleasant.
Examples Some people are called hurtful names or are excluded from participating in events Some people are unfairly excluded from jobs, neighborhoods, educational opportunities, social events and clubs Some people are attacked and beaten Some people's homes, places of worship, or cemeteries are vandalized Some people are unfairly paid less than others for doing equal work.
Unchecked prejudice and bigotry leads to discrimination and even, violence. A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different ethnicity, race, or class. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-29)