We all know people who are painfully truthful. However, there are also those who are so tactful that they cannot speak truth even when it is desperately needed. Where do you tend to struggle? The key is to find the balance—speaking truth when it is needed, having a soft word when that is more appropriate. Scripture tells us, of course, to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). Consider how you might speak truth to help rather than to hurt. Consider also when you need to hold back, showing restraint. 

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! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.