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Estimates say that over 4,000 different religions exist across the globe. This is a staggering amount, and each one has their own beliefs. Some of the biggest include Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, to name a few. Because there are so many religions, it’s likely you have someone in your life who practices a different faith than you. This can be a great thing and gives each of you the opportunity to share your faiths with one another. This allows you to understand your loved ones who have different beliefs than you on a level you likely wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise. But sharing your faith with others can sometimes be tricky. It’s important that you are respectful and don’t try to shove your own religion down someone else’s throat. In order to help, I’ve compiled a few tips to help you share your own faith. Read on if you’re interested.

Be Kind

The number one thing to keep in mind when sharing your faith with someone is to be kind. Conversations about faith will turn into arguments more often than not if one isn’t careful and kind, so remember that the next time you decide to have the faith discussion with someone. Think about the way you’d feel if someone was a jerk to you about their faith. You likely wouldn’t like it, so it’s important to keep that in mind and always be as kind and respectful as possible. You’d be surprised how much more people will listen if you’re just a little kinder.

Have An Open, Honest Conversation

When sharing your faith with someone, it doesn’t need to be a big deal. There’s no need for a program, plan or anything along those lines. Instead, just be real with them. Be open and honest, explaining why you believe in what you believe, and then listening to their responses in return. Sometimes it can be as simple as just asking a friend if you can talk to them about your faith. It’s also important to respect when people don’t want to talk to you about faith. Don’t try to force them into the conversation or get upset with them when they won’t listen. This will likely just push them further away from the topic.

Only Talk About What You Know

It’s often believed that one reason people struggle to share their faith is that they don’t actually know as much as they think they know about it. It can be rather easy to understand and learn about faith, but being on the other side and trying to teach and talk about it is a completely different story. Before choosing to share your faith with someone, make sure you take the time to actually learn more about your faith.