Everyone deserves our respect. You might be tempted to treat people harshly, depending on your mood and how you perceive them. But, we are called to be people of respect. We can dislike another’s actions, and even set boundaries on how we choose to interact with them. But we must be respectful. Jesus teaches us to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39). This often-quoted declaration is repeated throughout Scripture. How are you doing with loving others as yourself? 


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!