“As you wish others to do to you, do so to them” (Luke 6:31). This simple advice, also known as The Golden Rule, is foundational for teaching responsibility. In short, we must take responsibility for how we treat others, and must always be guided by consideration for the impact of our behavior on them. It is easy to know how others impact us, but more difficult to consider how we impact others. How would your mate describe your behavior toward them? Do they feel honored, respected and deeply considered? Choose today to treat others as you would like to be treated. 

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!