- 2018 21 Jun
Relationships are messy business. Since we are not perfect people, and never will be, you must create room in your relationships for failures. Not that we want to enable or encourage failure, but to understand that failure happens. With every failure, however, must come the rebuilding of trust. Consider the words of the Apostle Paul: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” (I Corinthians 13:4-7). Forgiveness for failures is possible, especially when we understand we too fail, and God will enable us to forgive others.
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.