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Sometimes It’s Better to Say Nothing When You’re Right

Sometimes It's Better to Say Nothing When You're Right

Being right is a tricky thing. Did you know that being right does not always mean you have to communicate what you know to be true? How good are you at discerning when to speak and not to speak as you consider the person who… Continue Reading …

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

Silence does not have to be a bad thing, even the silence of God. During the Lord’s quietness, He can communicate some of the most profound truths, if you’re willing to listen. Ultimately, we have to trust the Lord’s wisdom in all matters of life… Continue Reading …

Six Helpful Tips When Debating with Others

I do not enjoy debating or arguing with other people. Yet, debating, dialoguing, and working through disagreements are unfortunate realities for all people who lack full knowledge and complete truth. We are all semi-enlightened people, which is why I want to share six concepts when… Continue Reading …

Ep. 154 The Tricky Contours of Sermon Application

Shows Main Idea – When you hear a sermon, it is your responsibility to make any appropriate application of that message to your life. But what if you’re not sure if the sermon was for you? How do you know if you’re listening correctly? Listen… Continue Reading …

A Good Listener Listens on Two Levels

To understand someone effectively, you have to listen on two levels. You listen to what they are saying, and you must listen at the heart level. There are two reasons you want to do this. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Rick’s Book: Communication–Redeeming… Continue Reading …

Listening To Sexual Abuse, Part One

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating and complicating sinful crimes that an individual forces on another human being. Though I don’t fully understand the horror of abuse because it has not happened to me, I’ve sat with many victims of this violence and… Continue Reading …

How Can I Be More Honest with My Spouse?

How honest can you be with your spouse? Is your marriage vulnerable and safe enough to communicate honestly? Are you free from critique and condemnation, which releases you to talk transparently? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

Ep. 43 How to Listen to Others Without Being Swayed by Them

Shows Main Idea – Listening to someone to understand them does not mean you have to accept and follow what they say. You listen to a person so you can learn them because you want to help them. If you do not know them well,… Continue Reading …