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Receiving Praise

  • 2014 9 Jul
Receiving Praise

It is awkward to receive praise. Yet, false humility is just that—false. We have been given gifts and it is not honest to spurn those who would offer us encouragement and respect. Consider the pianist who holds us spellbound by their talent. How about the painter who is able to capture our attention. I’m particularly awed by the singer who has a voice capable of singing praises in such a way that I want to hum along. How about the speaker able to expound truth in such a way that pierces your heart. Scripture says, “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor” (Romans 13:7).

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.