Do you want to share what your experience was that made you rethink your communication and use of cliches?
It is interesting that you bring this up. I can't stand all these man-made cliches. What especially bugs me are the sign boards that you see out side churches. For example one that says :
"Seven days without prayer makes one week"
Yes they are coy and sometimes funny, but they don't at all speak to non-believers they only entertain the Christians.
Cliches are one thing though and speaking God's Word is another. I'd do away with the cliches any day, but I couldn't possibly water down the Bible.
I would like you to explain your findings more, and perhaps use examples so that you are not misunderstood, and besides you've piqued my curiosity.