Without communication we struggle to have relationships. My dad taught me this proverb when I was a teenager working on my peer relationships. Prov 13:17 Reliable communication permits progress. (TLB)
Conversation has many affects on our relationships.
- We can befriend people
- We can persuade people
- We can put things right
- We can influence people
We need to teach our children to speak, listen, read and write with care and precision. Not just for studious purposes but because good communication creates strong relationships.
See: Being a Good Listener