- 2018 18 Jun
Excuses, excuses, excuses. We all have them. If we don’t outright make an excuse for our actions, we often sanitize them, rationalize them or minimize the severity of them. Making excuses for our wrongdoing not only cheats others in our lives, but stops us from taking full responsibility and allowing God to change our heart. Scripture says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22). Stop today and consider where you are likely to minimize your actions. Step up and take full responsibility and determine to own up when you fail 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.