If you remember dial-up telephones and party lines, you may want to ask your grandkids about Snapchat. The means through which people interact have certainly changed. While it’s fine to accept and embrace these changes, timeless principles should still guide the spirit of our communications. Words of kindness, encouragement, love, and forgiveness make things better. Critical words, regardless of whether they are spoken, texted, or posted, cause harm. In the coming weeks we will learn steps that lead to more positive relationships. A great first step is to improve our relationship with Christ, which will almost certainly improve our relationships with others.