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Emailing has become one of the most important ways we communicate in today's world. Millions of adults and young people own and use an email account on a regular basis to send and receive messages and information safely and quickly. People use it to share news about world events, business and a wide range of topics. Some Christians have also chosen to use email to share the good news of God's love with the world.
If you are thinking of using email to share your faith, I'm sure you're planning to do the best possible job, and part of that is expressing yourself in a way that is attractive and interesting to the reader. If you need some help putting together an email that would encourage someone to open and read it, here are six tips you can use to achieve that goal.
1. Write about what you know
There is so much good information in the bible and we can get so excited that we want to share everything we come across. But sometimes we don't have all the details at our fingertips to present that information in a meaningful way. So, it's best to stick with what you do know inside-out - or at least study a new area as much as you can before sharing it with your readers
2. Narrow down your message
Choose one topic and elaborate on it. If you have more than one important point on that topic, consider creating a series of emails that expands on the different points. Try to keep the series short as well - no more than five or so emails on one topic
3. Choose the best supporting bible texts to backup your point
While people might value your opinion, you should send only information that can be backed up by scripture. Of course you can say how you feel about what you're presenting, but, again, do so with the backing of the bible verses you present
4. Write in the simplest language
Most likely you'll be sending your emails to people from different walks of life, and you want everyone to understand what they're reading. So, write your message using the simplest words you know that will still deliver the point you want them to get. *Some experts say you should be understood even by 5th and 6th graders
5. Keep it as short as possible
The internet is a fast-moving place and you're competing for peoples' attention online. Plus, people have other things to get done. Because of this, a long email message might be a turn-off and probably won't be read by a lot of people
6. Write as though you're speaking to a friend
Write with a friendly tone. Pretend you're sitting on a park bench with a friend, sipping on smoothies and sharing a pleasant conversation. Remember to also keep it respectful - just like you wouldn't want to say anything to offend your friend.
Make your email more attractive by including a pretty image with your message. *If you do not know how to add the image, you can check your email provider's website for information on how to do it.
***Charmaine Daisley is a Creative Writer and Brainstorming Geek. She also runs Pretty Healthy Charmaine, a blog that provides insights into Christian living and healthy eating - all with a dash of pretty.
Hi, I'm Charmaine Daisley and I'm inviting you to share my journey of living a pretty healthy Christian lifestyle. I'll share my adventures of eating healthy and feeding my mind with the word of God - plus anything pretty that can bring some inspiration and joy to our lives. When I'm not managing this blog, you can find me writing up a storm or doing creative brainstorming for clients.