Effective Communication In a Great Christian Family

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Effective Communication In a Great Christian Family

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN A GREAT CHRISTIAN FAMILY
  2. 2. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. Proverbs 11:12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
  3. 3. Proverbs 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. James 1:26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
  4. 4. 1. COMMUNICATE CLEARLY - What do you want to say? Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
  5. 5. 2. COMMUNICATE PLEASANTLY - happily avoiding ill-temper manner Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
  6. 6. 2. COMMUNICATE PLEASANTLY - gently avoiding harsh, provocative,sarcastic and offensive words Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Proverbs 25:15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
  7. 7. 3. COMMUNICATE POSITIVELY - avoid negative words - filled with affirmations and appreciations Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
  8. 8. 4. COMMUNICATE HONESTLY - speak truthfully avoiding lying Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
  9. 9. 5. COMMUNICATE BIBLICALLY - speak with God's words - Your human words are not powerful. God's words are powerful - Your human words are not always right . God's Words are always right Proverbs 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
  10. 10. Deu 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deu 6:6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Deu 6:7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Pro 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
  11. 11. 6. COMMUNICATE HUMOROUSLY - inject humor and funny stories • Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. • Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. • Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
  12. 12. B. ESTABLISH A REGULAR GOOD " COMMUNICATION TIME " IN YOUR FAMILY 1Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
  13. 13. Communication Time is a Quality Time of Communication and Affirmations Communication Time is a fixed time for a discussion of important concerns in the marriage or family Communication Time will radically improve your relationships
  14. 14. 9 Important Concerns in Communication Time 1. Issues, Struggles and Challenges to Solve and Pray for note: Use a notebook for resolutions.. It is called " RESOLUTION NOTEBOOK " 2. Goals and Plans to Achieve and Pray for 3. Schedules a. Events b. Activities 4. Ministry and Discipleship 5. Studies updates 6. Friendships and love life of children 7. Budget 8. Decisions 9. Words of God and God's Revelations ( Devotion and Bible Reading )
  15. 15. Important Concerns include 1. Issues, Struggles and Challenges to Solve and Pray for 2. Goals and Plans to Achieve and Pray for 3. Events 4. Activities 5. Budget 6. Ministry and Discipleship 7. Words of God and God's Revelations 8. Studies updates 9. Friendships and love life of children 10. Decisions
  16. 16. Conclusion: 1. Dedicate your tongue to communicate wisely and effectively 2. Commit to establish regular good " Communication Time " weekly for the couple and monthly for the whole family ( 2 hrs for each ) 3. Commit to build up and make your family happy by your communication

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