Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to...Talk?

Bad (or unthoughtful) conversation is an instant relationship drainer.

It's hard work and a requires a certain level of selflessness to be an excellent conversationalist.

I've often wondered if people are unaware that they do this or, sadly, are just completely lack the skills due to self-infatuation.

Apparently I'm not the only one that's noticed the downward trends of good conversation in today's society... 

 Dr. Groothius is a wise professor at Denver Seminary and world renowned author.  He was also involved with the campus ministry at my university.  His recent status update on Facebook was such a pearl of wisdom and hopefully a "light bulb moment" for many of us.

I had to share his thoughts to spread the simplistic wisdom and wonderful foundation for future good conversations...

I'm not claiming to be a good conversationalist all the time, but it's something we do care and think about.  I'm hopeful this issue will improve, especially among the Gen Y's, as time progresses and we all grow hungrier for authentic, meaningful relationships.

What's your best tip to good conversation?  If you're honest, how do you do in engaging others in good conversation?

Happy conversing!

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29

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