- 2015 21 May
I have struggled with holding grudges. When someone hurts my feelings, it is second nature to rehearse those hurts and silently blame others for upsetting me. However, we are called to be people of peace. We are called, when we have the opportunity (and we usually do!) to make up with those we have upset or who have upset us. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:31-32). Who has hurt you lately, or perhaps long ago, and with whom you need to make up? Take a ‘relationship inventory’ and make amends today. It feels so good!!
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.