While there are certainly times when we must courageously confront someone, there are many times when pausing to avoid a confrontation is also wise. Scripture says, “Whoever would foster loves covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends” (Proverbs 17:9). The next time you are ready to confront someone, pause and ask yourself whether it is wise to do so, or perhaps it may be better to let the matter go. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!