Most often it is not a fist hitting us in the face that wounds us, but rather it is words spoken to us by family and friends.
The words quickly spoken, without forethought, are among the most potent weapons we use against each other. James chapter 3 says clearly that we are to control our tongue as if it were a rudder on a ship.
My prayer for us all is to stop even one second before we through those firey words out of our mouths. May we learn to respond rather than react.