“Love does not seek its own way; it is not irritable or resentful” (I Corinthians 13:5). We know this to be true, not simply because we read it in Scripture, but because we’ve experienced the estrangement that comes from being demanding. No one wants to cuddle up to someone who is demanding or manipulative. We don’t want to get close to someone who persists in getting what they want, overriding our feelings and needs. Consider others. Remember their needs and in this way express true love. 

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.