Bible Stories Speak to All Ages in a Family

Family reading Bible stories

Bible stories speak to each person at his or her developmental level. By the time my grandson was two years old, he wanted my daughter to read his Bible story book more than all his other books. His interest made me think about the power of Bible stories. How wonderful…  Read More

Communication Improves with the Use of Stories

Communication from father to child by using Bible story

Jesus, a master of communication, taught using parables. Prophets and teachers throughout our faith history also used stories to instruct. Stories are a great way to reach our children’s hearts and make our lessons memorable. Nathan Confronts David with a Story Nathan used a story to confront King David. (2…  Read More

Spiritual Lessons Depend on Good Communication

class of teens laughing at teacher

To teach spiritual lessons, the first step is establishing good communication. The second step is good teaching based on open discussion and godly instruction. Good Communication Techniques Suppose you know and use the techniques of good communication: responses that empower rather than shut down, pauses in the conversation to set…  Read More

Communication Improves with Empowering Reponse

Communication Breakdown between mother and teen son

Communication with your teen fails or succeeds depending on how you respond to their words. Let’s look at how that works. Teens Whose Parents Who “Go Ballistic”  In my counseling office, students discussed a wide range of topics: pregnancy, drug use, failing grades, not making the varsity team, weight problems,…  Read More

Communication Improves with a Pause

Communication icon: Pause in magenta

An important communication skill is the ability to pace the conversation so that it doesn’t become heated. An Example from the Bible There’s a story in the Gospel of John about the scribes and Pharisees trying to catch Jesus saying something they considered wrong. They brought an adulteress before him…  Read More