Relationships are built on communication. It’s a back and forth kind of thing. You speak, the other person listens. The other person speaks, you listen. It’s give and take. Hear and be heard. Know and be known. Communication is vital to any relationship. This is especially true when sharing values, beliefs, and priorities with others.
As a Christian, you will build relationships with people and you will communicate with them. You will share your life. Your story. And that means, if you take this “being a Christian” thing seriously, you will have to think about how to share your values and beliefs with others. There are good and bad ways to do this.
Carey Nieuwhof gives some great communication tips for Christians as they seek to build relationships with others. In his article, “5 Keys to Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians“, Carey shares some principles before taking on this type of conversation.
Enjoy the article and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.