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The Importance of Asking Questions in Relationships with Angel Haynes

SHOW NOTES: Episode 15

Welcome back to the Relationships Unraveled Podcast! On today’s episode, I am joined by Angel Haynes. Angel is a pastor and fellow graduate student at Wheaton College. Today we are talking about the importance of asking questions and how to navigate this in real-life situations.

In today’s episode, we discuss the significance of asking questions in conversations and how it can truly enhance listening skills. We suggest that instead of leading with questions, it’s actually better to follow with questions. This allows you to ask questions based off of something the person just said which shows genuine curiosity and interest in the person you are speaking with. This also helps you become a better listener.

Angel shares how Proverbs 18:2 helps her which states, “A fool finds no pleasure in the understanding but delights in airing their own opinion” She explains how this verse changed her perspective and how we can keep it in mind when asking questions as well. Another thing she suggests to keep in mind would be that when you are reading the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John) in the Bible, write down all of Jesus’ questions. This will help you gain a deep understanding of Jesus and how he interacted with people.

Asking questions helps you gain understanding into the lives of others and build deeper relationships and grow in discipleship.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Angel and I really hope this episode helped you! I’d love to hear more about it on Instagram @marandakirk or an email at


  • Importance of asking questions

  • Enhancing listening skills

  • Following with questions vs. leading with questions

  • Using the Bible to gain an understanding on asking questions


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Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

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