Forgive Yourself, Again and Again
- 2018 18 Sep
There are times when I cut myself too much slack, letting myself get away with behavior I should never ignore. There are as many times when I’m hard on myself, critical of things said and things not said. Hindsight is, as you know, 20/20, but living in the here and now is much more complicated. Someone has asked the question, ‘What if the least of these is you and you are the one needing an act of kindness?’ When you make a mistake, do you forgive yourself? You are deserving of forgiveness as much as anyone. Practice forgiving yourself, again and again.
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.