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The Power of Words

  • 2015 2 Jun
The Power of Words

There is little more powerful than our words. Solomon reminds us that words have the power to destroy and the power to build up (Proverbs 12:6). As you go through your day, are you mindful of your words? Do you watch what you say, noticing the impact of your words? A careless word causes the person to wince and worse, to be wounded. I’d like you to practice this: as you speak to people, notice their reactions. Watch to see if they smile and and appreciate your words, or the opposite—being put off, hurt or damaged by your words. Take responsibility for every word you say. 

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 [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.