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Ask for Forgiveness

  • 2013 20 Dec
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Ask for Forgiveness

When we hurt others we owe them a debt of apology and a repentant heart. We must make things right for the wrongs we have done to them. In such cases, it is healthy to ask for forgiveness. Let’s be clear: they don’t owe us forgiveness, however. This is a gift they chose to give or not to give. We simply do our part by making things right and then asking if they can forgive us. I’ve found in the vast majority of cases people respond very favorably to a vulnerable attitude and simple request. 

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 [email protected]. 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.


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