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Stop Enabling Others

  • 2018 19 Jun
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, 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.