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Take Care of Yourself

  • 2013 10 Jun
Take Care of Yourself

This cliché is often given to us, and we nod in affirmation, rarely taking it to heart. If asked if we were really taking good care of ourselves, most of us would have to say ‘no.’ We eat too much, exercise too little, use alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other vices to excess. We work too hard, play too little, spend precious little time in the Word and in prayer. Consider this Scripture: “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (I Corinthians 6:19) If you were to truly accept that fact—that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit—how might you change how you care for 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 [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!