Every conversation will flow smoother if we speak with gentleness. The Apostle Paul tells us that our speech must be wholesome and benefiting those who listen (Ephesians 4:29). As you consider how you talk to those around you, are you gentle? Would others describe you as gentle? If not, consider what is going on for you that puts you into an emotional place where you are aggressive or pushy. Pray for the wisdom to approach every encounter with gentleness.

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! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.