Quick to Hear, Slow to Anger
- 2012 19 Nov
Fred and Tanya have had a tumultuous relationship since they married 5 years ago. They spent as much time living apart from each other as they did living together.
Neither was experiencing peace and harmony in their relationship. Fred felt that Tanya was too demanding and Tanya felt alone and isolated most of the time. He wanted space and she wanted togetherness.
Their destructive pattern of relating to each other was destroying the foundation they may have once had and taking a tole on them emotionally and physically.
They both need to evaluate their errors thinking and their core belief systems and seek help to develop these areas in a healthy way.
(James 1:19-21) Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
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!