Something to think about…

If your point is right, but the tone of your voice is wrong – then you are wrong and you just missed your opportunity to make your point!

I’m working on this…

Anyone need to join me?

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12 Responses to Something to think about…

  1. Charity Hawkins says:

    Oh, yes. everyday.

    James 1:20 “For the wrath of [Mom] does not bring about the righteousness of God.” Brilliant! My getting mad accomplishes NOTHING for His kingdom.

    also memorizing 2 Tim 2:24
    “And a servant of the Lord must NOT QUARREL, but BE GENTLE TO ALL, able to teach, patient, IN HUMILITY correcting those who are in opposition [my children!].” I have literally been repeating this verse to myself when I get angry or frustrated, before I go to my children to correct them, to try to remember to be patient, etc. It’s amazing how much better they respond when I can remember to be calm. (I have messed up a lot, so I know how they respond when I am angry!)

  2. Tristi says:

    Great quote! I’m always working on this. I realize that a lot is linked to my stress level so I’m working on that too.

  3. Wendy says:

    Wow, that rings very true. I definitely need to work on this, especially with my husband. This is a quote I need to post where I can read it frequently until I can take more ownership of it. Thank you!

  4. Lori says:

    Jill,
    Thanks so much for all that you do! I have so many of your messages posted around my kitchen – this one is the newest addition. I remind myself to “Stop, Look, Listen” all the time – it really helps. Your books, My Heart’s at Home and Got Teens? are two of my very favorite – both have been read several times and are referred to often.
    Lori

  5. Barb Wall says:

    Oh my!!!! hahaah AMEN to thet one Sister!! Somtimes I think you are speaking directly to me!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!! Barb wall

  6. Ruth says:

    I’ve tried to use a polite tone over and over…and with some people that doesn’t sink in. While an abrupt tone is never ideal, sometimes it is the only thing some people hear.

    • JillSavage says:

      Sometimes we have to be firm, Ruth. I agree. But more often than not, our tone of voice gets us in trouble.

  7. wendy says:

    AND often our point will come across better and more clear if we SAY LESS…

  8. Carrie says:

    So often your posts give me just what I need to hear! Thank you!

  9. Barbara says:

    It is now 2 am and I stumbled upon your site. WOW, did the quote smack me in the face. Had a rough day with my 18 year old and still didn’t get my point across….Thank you!!