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Having a Teachable Spirit

  • 2014 4 Apr
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Having a Teachable Spirit

I ask every couple if they are teachable as I begin every Marriage Intensive. If they come defensive and refusing to doubt themselves, they can learn nothing from me. Scripture tells us, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1). Think about it: If we ‘know it all’ we will have little reason to consider counsel. When we approach situations from the perspective that we have much to learn, we will be open to new points of view. Do you have a teachable spirit? 

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.