My experience at the conference in Orlando made me realize that there are two types of listeners in the world. The first type is extremely common. It’s what most of us do. We listen for the purpose of formulating a response. I’ll call these people the “Responders.”
I went to visit some friends the other day. While we sat and chatted, their 2-year old daughter kept coming over to the table, begging for attention. As adorable as she was, it was becoming quite difficult to have an adult conversation with her constantly asking us to come play with her. Trying to… Read More How to communicate more effectively
Merry Christmas! By now, I imagine you’ve cleaned up all of the wrapping paper from the living room, recovered from any Christmas-day bloatedness, and maybe you’ve even already started putting up the decorations and writing thank-you notes. I recently wrote an article with suggestions for how you can make your own holiday traditions as a… Read More The one thing all young couples need to remember
I grew up in the church. Sometimes I have to remind myself that not everyone shares the same vernacular that I grew up with. After writing about “learning other people’s languages” last week, I decided that probably needed a bit more explanation.