Have you experienced the heartbreak of sincerely sharing a passage of Scripture with a loved one who is suffering, only to find the connection falls flat? As people seeking to love God and love others well, we feel the weight of these missed connections, and want to grow. Proverbs captures the dynamic we long for: “A person finds joy in giving an apt reply, and how good is a timely word!” In a roundtable discussion, David Powlison, Mike Emlet, and Darby Strickland brought their collective decades of counseling experience and considered how we can grow in “giving an apt reply,” and speaking “a timely word” to others.