Assuming the Best
- 2014 2 Jun
It is very easy to think poorly of others. Being critical of others seems to come naturally to us. We gossip, critically wondering why others can’t be more like us. Consider how absurd this is. If we used the same measuring stick with ourselves that we often use with others, we would come up short. Christ spoke often about the importance of not judging others, warning even “In the same way you judge other, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:2). Next time you consider evaluating another’s actions or points of view, you will be measured accordingly.
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 Life, 90 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 Twitter. Dr. 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.