Communication Tips

  • “He who holds his tongue is wise.” Proverbs 10:19 (Keeps a person from putting their foot in their mouth.)
  • “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 (Harsh words can pierce someone’s heart, but wise words will bring healing to a relationship.)
  • “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 (A soft answer makes it easier for the listener to hear what is actually being said rather than reacting to harsh words or a harsh voice.)
  • “A person finds joy in giving an appropriate reply, and how good is a timely word.” Proverbs 15:23 (The right words said at the right time are good, and we can be happy about it. Sometimes we need to wait for the right time to say certain things.)
  • “The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.” Proverbs 16:21 (Want to instruct someone or help them understand what you mean? Use pleasant words to get your point across.)
  • “A word appropriately spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 (Words that are appropriate are going to be thought out, not a just a spur of the moment reaction that will stir up anger.)
  • “A gentle tongue can break a bone.” Proverbs 25:15 (A gentle tongue is not weak. A gentle answer can accomplish a lot.)

One thought on “Communication Tips

  1. Wow – it was great reading all of these verses in one place. When I remember even a few of these before I say something I’m much better off!

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