Focused listening can be a learned skill

During three weeks in February and March, Dr. Gary Sweeten, co-author of the book “Listening for Heaven’s Sake,” talked about the importance of relationship skills along with Pastor Charlie McMahan for the UpsideDown message series at SouthBrook Christian Church in Miami Twp.

Volunteers from the audience came up and demonstrated the harsh effects of negative communication, and how empathy for others can turn interaction into a more positive experience