Being a good listener starts with asking good questions. 做個好聽眾首先要問好問題
A person’s thoughts are like water in a deep well, but someone with insight can draw them out. ~ Proverbs 20:5 (GNT) ~
Many relational problems are caused by the lack of communication. Being a good listener goes a long way to building great relationship.
There is an old saying, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” To really engage people in great conversation is to show them that you really care. How? Start by asking open-ended question instead of questions that only require a “yes” or “no” answer.
For example, instead of asking, “Did you enjoy your vacation?” why not ask, “What was the most enjoyable part of your vacation?” If you really want to get deeper and better understand your family and friends, ask this question – “tell me more” and you will be surprised by the response. It will enrich your relationships.
COVID-19 has forced many families to stay “locked in”. Why not use this opportunity to grow your relationships?
～ Rev. Jireh Lin 林以勒牧師～