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Stop Enabling Others

  • 2013 29 Aug
Stop Enabling Others

There are those around you who need a helping hand. There are also those who ask for a helping hand but who should be stretching themselves to care for their own problems. Scripture says, “Let each one carry their own loa.” (Galatians 6:5). Carrying the load for someone when they should be stretching, growing and maturing does them no good, and in fact enables them to remain weak. Consider using good boundaries and wisdom when deciding who to help and how to help them. 

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.