Someone has said we are spiritual beings trying to be human. Certainly we have the Holy Spirit resident within us, and yet it is often hard to allow ourselves the foibles of being human. The Apostle Paul reminds us to “not allow sin to reign in our mortal bodies” (Romans 6:12). Therefore, even though we are human, we cannot give sin full reign over us. Yet, we must be prepared to ask for forgiveness when we falter and stumble. We are, after all, just human. Do you strive to honor God and yet ask for forgiveness when you stumble? Do you ask for forgiveness from others when you hurt them? These are the habits we must practice if we are going to grow into the likeness of Christ. 

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.