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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

Attack the Problem, Not the Person

Stubborn individualism is, in my opinion, at the root of many marital problems. Rather than attacking their problems, facing issues as a team, spouses attack each other...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • August 02, 2010 |
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Pray to God... and Row to Shore

We've all been in a place where we want to trust God to change a situation, whether it is a troubled marriage, a difficult job, an addicted spouse, or perhaps a habit that destroys our self-worth. But “just praying” is often the wrong approach.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 20, 2010 |
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Perfectionism: A Marriage Killer

The perfectionist often expects more from others than they expect from themselves. At the very least perfectionists see faults in another, amplifies them, while minimizing their own weaknesses. This combination is lethal to a marriage.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 13, 2010 |
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The Pressures of Executive Marriages

Spouses in executive marriages tell me there is something substantially different about their marriage. When comparing the pressures of their marriage with those of their friends' busy lives, there are additional stresses worth considering.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 06, 2010 |
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Keeping Tiny Little Disagreements Tiny

You know how it can go—a sharp word, a wince, a quick but perfectly aimed retort, and there you go—like a row of dominoes crashing down.

Cell Phones, Computer Games and Teenagers

I have a question/dilemma: How does a parent regulate a teen's phone, iTouch, laptop, and TV usage during the summer?

Setting Healthy Boundaries for a Healthy Relationship

I can think of no more important skill to help us relate in a healthy way than setting boundaries. Let's discuss the situation of two people who wrote to me recently.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 08, 2010 |
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Diffusing Power Struggles in Marriage

Dear Dr. David: I live with a man who is very intimidating. He can be overpowering at times. Surprisingly ... he often feels that I am controlling as well, that he cannot disagree with me...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 02, 2010 |
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Dealing with the Control Freak in Your Life

You know them by the way they hem you in. They have a “right” way of doing things and you better do it the way they say is “right” or else you face their criticism, shame and even disrespect...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • May 25, 2010 |
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Dealing with the Borderline in Your Life

You know them by their roller coaster emotions and lives. One day you’re their best friend, and the next you’re their worst enemy...

Dealing with the Sufferer in Your Life

Few of us, especially caring, concerned Christians, can resist the opportunity to help someone who is suffering. But it's important to recognize there are some individuals who, having perfected the role of victim, will never improve as long as you are there to help them...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • May 10, 2010 |
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Dealing with the Aggressor in Your Life

This CrazyMaker kicked up dust on the playground as a child bully and continues to do so in adult life...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 27, 2010 |
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Dealing with the Egotist in Your Life

You know them by the size of their voices, the size of their accomplishments and the size of their egos. The Egotist is grandiose, arrogant and completely full of themselves...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 20, 2010 |
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Do You Have a CrazyMaker in Your Life?

A small dose of CrazyMaking is enough to ruin an otherwise healthy relationship. In the following weeks, Dr. David Hawkins will explain the five most common types of Crazymakers and how you can effectively deal with their destructive behaviors.

Christian Marriage: Beware of Your Blind Spots

We all have blind spots that can kill us, and our prideful defensiveness must be dealt with if we are to grow.

Curb Your Inner Advice-Giver

"My husband tells me that I'm always correcting him," a middle-aged woman shared. "I suspect he's right, but I see so much wrong and I can't help but comment on it..."

Sticking with the Ongoing Work of Marriage

Dr. David: We read a good book and practice what the author teaches, and then some time later we're right back to our old habits. What can we do to keep our progress going?

Creating a Safe Place for Feelings to Land

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • February 23, 2010 |
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Confronting an Irresponsible Spouse

Too many people tolerate too much abuse in marriage, believing it somehow virtuous to be longsuffering. The Apostle Paul clearly advises us on setting boundaries in marriage, and allowing for strong consequences when those boundaries are violated...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • February 16, 2010 |
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Healing After the Breakup

Yesterday I received a frantic call from one of my counseling clients. Cary's wife of fifteen years had left him six months earlier, and he and I had been working tirelessly to save his marriage.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • February 03, 2010 |
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