Life, Hope & Truth

The Joys and Challenges of Communication

Communication is one of our greatest needs, and it can bring the greatest joys and most difficult challenges. How can we improve our communication skills?

The ability to communicate is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. Very shortly after birth, sometimes within minutes, a newborn will search for the face of Mommy or Daddy—needing that connection with another human being. He communicates with cries, coos, burbles and gurgles—but he is communicating!

As children grow, they also grow in their ability to communicate—not only with words, but also with tone, inflection and body language. Even what is not said becomes a way of communicating. Those with whom we communicate filter all this information through their own emotions and experiences, making the process of communicating ever more complicated!

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” There is a great deal that can interfere with Read More...

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