I have a hard time saying ‘no’ to things. Subsequently, my plate fills up to overflowing, cheating myself, others and especially those in my immediate family. There is a time to say ‘no’ to perfectly good ideas and possibilities, leaving room for the existing activities to be even more productive. Scripture offers an example from nature to illustrate this principle—“Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful” (John 15:2). Where do you need to say ‘no’ in your life today? 

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.