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Don’t Throw Pity Parties!

  • 2015 28 Aug
Don’t Throw Pity Parties!


Danica set alone in her living room weeping; she was grieving. She had lived in her present home for close to 6 years.  She had lovingly decorated each and every room. She was relocating for her new job.

Danica was excited to start her new career, but was overwhelmed with memories and the sadness of leaving what she knew. There was a knock at the door.  A neighbor, who had recently moved, came to say hello and share news.

The elderly couple down the street was going through a very difficult time; the husband had cancer and was not expected to recover. Danica and her ex-neighbor had been praying for the couple.  What a joy to find they had both accepted the Lord.  What a jolt in perspective for Danica; her pity party was over!

(Psalms 71:21) You will increase my honour and comfort me once again.

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!