The Apostle Paul has quite a challenge for us: “Let no unwholesome words proceed out of your mouths…” (Ephesians 4:29). Wow! Nothing unwholesome! That certainly puts a crimp on any sarcastic comments, any backbiting, and angry outbursts. If we speak only what is wholesome, our hearts must be pure, and this means we will be spending time in prayer and asking God to purify our hearts and minds so that the words we speak will be pure and wholesome. How is your heart? Are you speaking wholesome words to others? 

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 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.