How sorry are you for the wrongs you have committed against others? This is a challenging question. Most of us are filled with rationalizations, excuses and explanations, rather than a straightforward, “I was wrong. I am sorry. I offer no excuses.” Others need to see, hear and experience our sorrow for wrongdoing. Next time you harm another, take ownership of the harm you have caused, offering a God-felt apology according to Scripture. (2 Corinthians 7:10)

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 Twitter