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Family Circus: Walking The Tightrope-The High Wire Of Communication: Proverbs 15

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Reliable communication permits progress.
Proverbs 13:17b (TLB)

1. Gentleness

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)

Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones.
Proverbs 25:15 (TLB)

Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4 (NLT)

A hothead starts fights; a cool-tempered person tries to stop them.
Proverbs 15:18 (NLT)

2. Appropriateness

Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
Proverbs 15:23 (NLT)

The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words.
Proverbs 15:28 (NLT)

3. Openness

If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject criticism, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.
Proverbs 15:31-32 (NLT)