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Slow Down. Stop.

  • 2015 29 Jun
Slow Down. Stop.

I’m reminded of being slightly agitated when people in housing communities wave the ‘slow down’ sign. In reality, they are doing me a favor in reminding me that it’s necessary to slow down. Not only should I slow down in those situations, but in much of life as well. Perhaps you can relate. How much of life do we miss by being hurried and living in a pressure-cooker world? The Psalmist reminds us, “The days of our lives are seventy years, if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet our boast is only labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10). Are you mindful of how you are spending your time? Do you value each day as a gift from God?  

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 drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. 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.

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