Are you a relational ostrich?
Communication is huge – in the family and in life.
But it won’t happen if you don’t have the courage to do what you KNOW needs to be done.
Don’t be a relational ostrich, sticking your head in the sand, hoping that the difficulties or awkward situations will go away.
Your family will only be damaged by your silence, because silence is a negative communicator.
If you don’t talk about the important things… your family members – who also know they are important – may conclude you simply don’t care.
They may decide that you don’t care about them.
You MUST communicate – no matter how difficult the issues may be.
- Take the time to ask questions – listen – and respond with mercy and understanding.
- Take the time to speak truth to your spouse or children as needed.
- Don’t let fear rule your life. Don’t let awkwardness rule the day.
Pull your head out of the sand and lovingly address the issues that face you as a family.
You’ll find that God is right there with you, ready to help you with the wisdom and power of His word.