Marriage as a Healing Place
- 2018 5 Jul
No one knows you better than your mate. While you may not always like what they have to say, consider that what they say could be very useful to you. Also, consider using the issues that arise as a means to draw closer to each other. I recommend this motto: “We’re in this together and we can work it out.” If you solidify this agreement with each other, letting your mate know that you are committed to them, the information you get will be received easier. The same is true in reverse: If your mate knows that you love them and are committed to them, they will be able to hear what you have to say more readily. Marriage is the place where our issues come out and is an excellent place to grow—albeit with some challenges!
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.