Have you ever been frustrated during an intense conversation? Dumb question, I know. Of course we all have encountered the frustration. Not the best question to begin a blog on the topic of asking good questions. The reason I started with that question is because it is often the type of question we ask; it only requires a “yes” or “no” answer not to mention it’s a question we already know the answer to.
In my ministry as a pastor I work with people on a daily basis and often times I sit with folks who are trying desperately to communicate their thoughts and feelings but sometimes lack the vocabulary to do so. They also struggle with clarifying what it is that is actually going on in their minds, feelings or life. Good questions are very important in helping a person come to some clarity in order to better understand. It’s good for me and them.