Correcting Poor Communication

by Kibbie Simmons Ruth, Karen A. McClintock. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Written by two consultants on human sexuality issues and abuse prevention in congregations, this book chapter offers a guide on how congregational leaders can reduce secrecy and promote healthy communication, particularly related to abuse.


strategies for discouraging unhelpful behaviors related to communication, three bad habits in congregational communication, summary table, tips for minimizing leaks

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and communications managers


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a step-by-step plan on how to reverse the three bad habits in congregational communication by referring to the "How to Clean Up Bad Communication Habits" summary table.
  • Effectively communicate with your congregation by reducing information leaks, discouraging gossip, and dispelling rumors.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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