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How Do We Communicate With Those We Love Through Technology Which Is Not Always Transparent?

Communication is the act of conveying meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules. It is a process that occurs consciously and unconsciously. However, can we communicate our true feelings and intentions through technology?

Can You Share Your True Feelings Via Technology?

For some the answer is Yes! Yet, there is a huge communication gap that some of us have allowed technology to fill. We live in a world where technology has changed how we communicate so much so that many people are speaking emoji. Our true feelings are not always being expressed. There is no spontaneity as one may change what he wants to be conveyed, on social media, one thousand times before he hits the send button. No skills, heart, truth, or emotion required. People are hurting, but no one knows how to comfort a person without the like button or the praying hands emoji that social media provides. Our communication skills have become superficial; being at, on, or near the surface. If we love one another, we must go deeper than the surface.

Go Deeper Than The Surface

Communication plays a huge role in relationships. One can not have a successful relationship without heartfelt, truthful, soul deep communication. No one knows how you feel but you. Feelings need to be conveyed and or expressed honestly. There needs to be some transparency in relationships. Our communication, whether it be verbal, non-verbal, written, or visualized, should be built on respect, loyalty, and honesty motivated by Truth and Love toward those we communicate with.

Communication Skills Built On God's Truth And Love

There are, and will continue to be, times that we won't know exactly what to say, or how to communicate our feelings toward another. We must depend on God. God's Truth says, "For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict (Luke 21:15). If God can help us with our adversaries, He can sure enough help us with loved one's. God's Love says, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone (Colossians 4:6).

"Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another (Ephesians 4:25).