Practice Emotional Boundaries
- 2018 4 Sep
Scripture tells us to ‘let your yes be yes and your no be no’ (Matthew 5:37). This is such simple counsel and yet so hard to do. When we make clear statements about our intentions we live out our core values. Yet, others don’t necessarily appreciate our boundaries. They push back, manipulate or attempt to coerce us into changing our minds. Being firm and clear is not an attempt to control or manipulate others, but rather a way for us to live out our lives with clarity and dignity. Are you being clear with others? Do they know exactly where you stand on issues? Practice Matthew 5:37 and notice the positive changes.
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.