- 2014 27 Feb
We all value being heard. If there is one thing you can do lovingly for your mate today, it may be to listen well. Don’t just hear the words that he/ she says, but rather listen for the ‘heart’ of their words. What are they saying between their lines? Reflect to them that you are listening and work at understanding them. This will be a true gift to them. Scripture says, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19).
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 Life, 90 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. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. 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.