COMMUNICATION by Fred Roach
I've found that one of the biggest problems in life's relationships is
caused by lack of effective communication. It's prevalent everywhere; yet
there's an answer:
Love communicated will provide the cement that will hold together and build
the marriage relationship; Ideas communicated will build a business (or organization) to the highest
level possible; Empathy communicated will generate understanding among all people;
The Good News of Jesus communicated and accepted will save man from sin.
Like anything else, effective communication is a learned art. Communication is natural, but it might not be positive. To be effective it
requires effort on our part. The key is, we can learn to communicate in a
beautiful way in which others a re strengthened. There are some basics: be empathetic; be
sensitive; share yourself; never try to hurt someone with words or actions; don't try to be too
technical. Remember, everything you are doing and everything you are is communicating; so be
sensitive to what you're saying to others.
RESPECT by Fred Roach
Respect is something we should both seek and give. We seek respect by how
we live. We gain respect by our actions. We lose respect of others when there is a lack of dependability. We compromise respect when we rationalize
Just as we need to earn the respect of others, we also need to learn to
give respect. Respect of others does not always mean agreement. I can respect another person and not
necessarily agree with his or her views. We should have the right to disagree and to maintain relationships.
Respect for others is hard when you are violent in your disagreement.
Yet, aggressive confrontation accomplishes little. If we are to win people
over to positive Christlikeness, it cannot be done with undue pressure. Respect requires love--a quality difficult to maintain when there is
You will have the respect of others as you give respect to others. Do
all in your strength to garner for yourself everyone's respect, but remember--ultimately your goal is to please God,