5 Ways Listening Helps You Become More Gracious

by Paul Tautges | January 31, 2019 2:17 am

For the past few months, I’ve mentioned a couple times (here[1] and here[2]) the profit that our church staff is receiving from reading a book together, Graciousness: Tempering Truth with Love, by John Crotts.

In Chapter 7, “Cultivating a Gracious Mindset Toward Others,” one section in particular recently stimulated our discussion. This section encourages us to become better listeners which, in turn, will help us grow in graciousness. In this section, Crotts explains five ways listening helps us.

Obviously, there’s much more we could learn about the loving discipline of listening. But these five benefits give us a good place to start.

If you want to grow in love by understanding how grace and truth work together, I commend this book[3] to you. If you are a ministry leader consider ordering a copy for each person on your team, and then read it together and discuss.

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Endnotes:
  1. here: http://counselingoneanother.com/2018/11/20/every-pastor-counselor-and-ministry-leader-and-every-christian-should-read-this-little-book/
  2. here: http://counselingoneanother.com/2018/12/19/gunpowder-stored-up-in-your-heart/
  3. this book: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/graciousness-tempering-truth-with-love-crotts.html
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