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Managing Your Moods

  • 2013 18 Jul
Managing Your Moods

Moods are like temporary insanity. We receive bad news, such as a loss of a job or a broken relationship, and feel overwhelmed by the news. All we can see is the bad in it. Perhaps you are experiencing something a bit less dramatic, but still we are in a ‘bad mood.’ Fortunately, we can change our moods, and certainly our faith can help us with this. The Apostle Paul encourages us to “consider it all joy when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2). When we consider how a troubling situation may actually be teaching us something valuable, we are able to be joyful about it. What is happening in your life for which you need to practice being joyful about it? 

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.