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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

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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End Defensiveness to Build Intimacy

We have strong desires to look good, protect our ego and assign blame. But in our efforts to save face, we eat away at our marriage's intimacy...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 26, 2010 |
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Do Separated Spouses Belong in Singles Groups?

Are Christian singles groups safe havens or toxic environments for spouses going through separation? Dr. David responds to a confused husband.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 19, 2010 |
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Walk-Away Wives: Are Husbands Always at Fault?

Many men (and women) are abandoned with little of the reason for it pertaining to the marriage. There are many other dynamics at play. Let's reflect on a few of them...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 05, 2010 |
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Perfecting the Art of Perception-Checking

Dear Dr. David: My husband and I have had trouble getting into heated arguments. Recently, however he and I began couples counseling. The counselor taught us a new skill — perception-checking...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • December 15, 2009 |
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Keeping the Small Things Small

As I listen to people complain about their mate, I often wonder, "Is this really that big of a deal?"

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 30, 2009 |
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Kids Caught in the Middle

Walking through an airport recently I watched a young couple engaged in a very heated debate (fight!) as their two young children watched helplessly. Staring at one another, pointing fingers, they seemed oblivious to the fact that others around them were uncomfortable, including their children.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 16, 2009 |
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Ending the Control Dance in Your Marriage

Dear Dr. David: My husband is controlling. When he tells me something I should change, I try it, except it is never good enough or once that situation is fixed, he will start in on something else...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 09, 2009 |
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Getting to the Bottom of Your Anger

This article is especially for those of you who feel stuck in your anger. For you, anger is a constant companion...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 26, 2009 |
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Before Conflict Occurs, H.A.L.T

Rather than share "fair fight skills," which are questionable at best, I'd like to share tools to practice before you experience conflict...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • October 20, 2009 |
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Living With Dad’s Agenda

Marriages can be severely impacted by differences in parenting styles, especially when one spouse runs the family in an overly authoritarian manner...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • October 06, 2009 |
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Making Sense of Adolescence!

Scripture tells us that the man (or woman) whose home is filled with children is truly blessed. But recently I received the following email from a woman, grasping for help with her adolescent daughter...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 21, 2009 |
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Stop That Divorce!

Just yesterday I received the following email from a man whose wife had left, saying she needed time to sort out her feelings about him and their marriage...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • September 14, 2009 |
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Do You Have Wounds Created Long Ago?

It is impossible to go through life without not only experiencing pain, but creating it as well. Here are some ideas for couples who have created wounds in their marriage...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 24, 2009 |
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The Power of Forgiveness

Let’s consider some truths that can help us move forward from the ledge of bitterness and unforgiveness...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • August 19, 2009 |
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Making Progress in a CrazyMaker Marriage

Kate had been coming for couples counseling for three months, and was quite frustrated with the lack of progress...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 03, 2009 |
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Easy On The Emotions!

Losing perspective during times of heightened emotion is nothing new. Elijah wanted to kill himself when in the midst of heightened discouragement. Thankfully, there are simple tools we can apply when in danger of losing perspective...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 27, 2009 |
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