By Lavern Nissley
Ronda and I are facilitating relationship skills training in Costa Rica with 36 students preparing for missions and service outreach in Central America.
A unique aspect of this training is that all of our sessions are needing to be interpreted into Spanish, as about half of the students understand limited English.
It got us thinking about how often we might benefit from an interpreter, even while speaking the same language! There are at least 3 signs of communication confusion.
Good communication happens when meaning is shared and received accurately. It goes off the rails into confusion under the following 3 conditions:
It's a worthy investment of time and resources. Who wants to stay in a "crazy cycle" of communication confusion where meanings get lost and emotions get shredded?
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.