Knowing this from the Bible would seem to make us be more careful with our speech and tongues. But it never fails . . . problems seem to always begin with a lack of communication or a miscommunication. We must understand that the way we communicate will determine how someone views us, what they think about us, and how they feel about us. This means that if one party understands something to be one way and the other party considers it to be something else because of a lack of communication or miscommunication, discord will be guaranteed. This discord due to miscommunication can many times get heated and emotional. Accusations of lying, carelessness, and even laziness persist from the offended party. The thing we must ALL remember is that no one is perfect and our version of events is not always the correct version of events. Perception tends to equal reality but our perceived reality may not be shared or even correct. When it is obvious a miscommunication has taken place, the best thing that can be done is for apologies to be exchanged and to start over. However that takes both parties admitting that they might, just might, be wrong in one way or another. That sometimes is the hardest part of fixing miscommunication.
One thing that puzzles me greatly about the offended parties of miscommunication is that while communication may have been limited and misunderstood in the beginning, thus causing the division, many offended parties seemingly have no qualms about communicating their disdain for those who didn't understand them to begin with. We have to remember that communication is a two way street. If you feel you have been hurt or offended by someone and you claim Christianity, it is your Biblical obligation to approach the individual that has offended you and forgive. You may just find that the problem will work itself out easily and a relationship is repaired. If you have offered your apologies and attempted to explain your side of the miscommunication and the explanation isn't accepted, then according to scripture, it's time to move on and don't think another thing about the situation.
Communication is of the upmost importance in life. We all need to be honest with ourselves however and recognize that miscommunication is going to take place. That's inevitable. When these issues arise, may we learn to be accountable and forgiving to one another. You never know. You might just need to a second chance at communication one day and we will reap that which we have sown. Don't wait on someone to come to you. Don't waste another moment or day stressing over problems from miscommunication.