It takes a great deal of humility to admit mistakes. Yet to not do so means you will be carrying the heavy yoke of pride, where you must cover, deny or rationalize away mistakes. Denying problems, in fact, only adds to the original problem. Now there are layers of problems that must be faced. It can be incredibly freeing to simply admit to any mistakes we make. Remember the Scripture, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:18). One of the best ways to live in peace is to admit it when you are wrong. Try it and notice the improvement in your relationships.  

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.