Open-Ended Questions, the Door to Conversation and Relationship
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 by Lacy Finn Borgo
My brother and I used to number our Dad’s lectures. OK. At forty-two and thirty-eight years old, we still do. We hear the tone of his voice change and we know it’s our cue to close our mouths and listen. He’s got something to say.
As a mother, I catch myself doing the very same thing with my daughters, but they haven’t started counting yet. (That I know of.) We can be having a conversation, but as soon as I launch into lecture mode, they talk less or not at all. And I can only assume that, like myself, they are only half listening.
In the Bible God engages humans through conversation and rarely lecture.