Once upon a time, the PSAT exam consisted of two sections, verbal and math, and the score on each section contributed equally to a student’s total score. When boys consistently and significantly outscored girls, the politically correct College Board decided to give double weight to the Verbal section in order to give girls, who usually have stronger verbal skills than math, an advantage.
It is commonly understood that women are more relational than men, and correspondingly, better communicators. Fortunately, men and women are not in competition in the body of Christ, and success in the Christian life is not about exam performance. Perhaps not so fortunately, women are not perfect communicators. It is my experience and observation that we women sometimes fall short of fulfilling God’s desires and purposes for us by failing to communicate effectively.
Perisseia, Windsor Chapel’s women’s growth group, will spend its Spring term investigating the many components of communication. We will learn how communication is God’s gift to us: a tool to build relationships that bless us and others and prospers God’s work in us and through us. Communication 101: Building Relationships that Please and Glorify God, an eight-week series, will begin Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:30, in the Chapel House. All women are welcome. No commitment or preparation is necessary. For more information, please contact Cindy Bills (firstname.lastname@example.org; 609-275-8557).