When we pull up to the house on Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day — or whatever day your family is getting together this year — let’s remember to be intentional about being good listeners.
Funny thing about good listeners: they tend to be well respected by others. Being a good listener allows us to truly hear someone else’s story or experience — without needing to rush in and share our own thoughts, or trump their experience with our own.
More importantly, being a good listener allows us to ask more intentional questions (not ones that are accusatory). Because of screens, we’ve lost the simple beauty of eye contact. People long to be heard and known.
When we are good listeners, those around us trust us more and therefore, share more of themselves with us. And at a certain point, they even open the door to let us speak into their lives.
Praying for you,
Doctor, Doctor: This week, David Prentice, PhD, vice president and research director at Charlotte Lozier Institute, joins the Doctors to discuss the use of fetal stem cells in vaccine and medication development.
5 Things That Gratitude Powerfully Unleashes in Your Life
The first rule for living joy is so powerful Chris Stefanik almost wrote his entire book Living Joy about it. It’s gratitude. In this post, Chris shares the five things that gratitude powerfully unleashes in your life, and the one main reason we all tend to stink at it.