A considerate person thinks of others, rather than demanding their own way. The golden rule of “Doing to others as we would they do to us” is a good motto to live by (Lk 6:31). Joseph wanted to spare Mary the public disgrace of being an unmarried mother (Mt 1:19). Be tactful – everyone has their trying days. Scripture particularly challenges husbands to be ‘considerate of your wives’, understanding some times of the month can be very taxing on them, and fathers not to irritate their children (Eph 6:4; 1 Pet 3:7).