Criticism can be Contagious
- 2012 11 Nov
Some people will find something to complain about no matter what their circumstances. When you are displeased with something or someone, do you display patience and anticipate things are going to get better?
When a person gets into the habit of criticizing and grumbling, it does not lead to hope. With negative thinking, choices can be made that are not based on wisdom. Christians lose patience with each other under everyday pressures, and the church becomes infected with a readiness to criticize and blame. We are to focus on things eternal and not sweat the small stuff.
(James 5:9) Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
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 TheRelationshipDoctor@gmail.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!