Calm Yourself Before a Difficult Conversation
- Monday, September 09, 2013
We each participate in challenging conversations. We don’t welcome these conversations, and in most cases wish they didn’t have to occur. Yet, boundaries must be established; issues must be addressed; troubles must be faced. When facing challenges we are well-advised to bathe the situation in prayer. Scripture teaches us to “Rejoice always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18). We are better off waiting until we have cooled off, considered the situation, and perhaps even sought counsel from trusted friends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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