Listening well is an art. This article stresses the importance of listening to your neighbour in conversation.
Words are powerful, and are able to either give life to, or kill, our relationships. Knowing what bad communication is is essential to developing good communication. Communication is bad when it is filled with resentment or gossip, or is hasty or lazy. Christian communication should be gospel communication.
The wisdom of Proverbs teach us to listen carefully to what people have to say.