When Pleasing Others is Hurting You
A fresh new cover introduces the proven principles in this popular title-more than 75,000 copies sold-to a new group of readers. Christians are called to be servants. But people who forfeit their God-given calling and identity in order...
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A fresh new cover introduces the proven principles in this popular title-more than 75,000 copies sold-to a new group of readers.
Christians are called to be servants. But people who forfeit their God-given calling and identity in order to please others move from servanthood to codependency. How can they get back on track? Clinical psychologist David Hawkins offers a Christian perspective on healthy relationships and the pitfalls of being a people pleaser. He answers such important questions as...
Where does Christian service end and codependency begin? What emotional needs lead to codependency, and how can those needs be met in healthier ways? How can parents help their children avoid codependent behavior?
Readers will resonate with the real-life illustrations of people who no longer know what they think, want, or feel. Suggestions for redirecting unhealthy relationships empower readers to rediscover their own value and personal contribution.
David Hawkins (Ph.D) regularly counsels hurting couples as a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker with a private practice in Chehalis, Washington. He teaches at Washington State University and with more than 30 years of counseling experience, he has a special interest in helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships. Dr. Hawkins books, including When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You and When Trying to Change Him Is Hurting You, have more than 300,000 copies in print. Other books include 10 Lifesavers for Every Couple; Breaking Everyday Addictions; Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life; Does Your Man Have the Blues? and Nine Critical Mistakes Most Couples Make.