Deflective Listening: Focus on Feelings, not Details
In our desire to understand, we sometimes focus more on the details of the story than how it made the other person feel. Probing for details and pestering with questions may get us information, but it will not help bear another's burden. You need to care more than you need to understand.
This book speaks to the way that faith is translated to the next generation. This book offers encouragement for adults to step into a mentoring role to equip the youth of the church for service in God’s kingdom. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of making your faith visible and getting involved in the lives of others. Every church youth director should read this book.
This book by David Lambert is an excellent resource for helping you think thoughtfully about how you celebrate Christmas. In the midst of a consumer focused society we need to approach our celebrations thoughtfully to keep our celebrations focused on Christ. This book offers creative suggestions for making your holiday celebrations meaningful.