We have so many opportunities to treat others poorly, or treat them right. From the way we talk to the checkout person at the grocery store, to our boss, mate or neighbor, we are flooded with opportunities to treat others right or poorly. Scripture tells us to “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32). Here we read not only are we to be tenderhearted, but to remember that we have been forgiven much and are indebted to forgive others. We have been treated kindly and so are able to treat others kindly as well. 


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 drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!