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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

How to Avoid Getting Hooked by a CrazyMaker

This week’s column will help you identify the common “hooks” Crazymakers use to hook you. Knowing some of their CrazyMaking strategies helps you anticipate their wily ways...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 02, 2008 |
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Protecting Innocents from the CrazyMaker in Your Life

In a recent email a woman shares how she finally broke free from an abusive relationship, but because of his power and control, he still has a negative influence on her and their child...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 26, 2008 |
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What If I’m the CrazyMaker?

I’ve shared how to cope with and confront a CrazyMaker, and now I'd like to address those of you who feel like you’ve met the enemy, and the enemy is you...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 12, 2008 |
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Men Change When They Must, Part II

The article about men needing to change hit a nerve with our audience...

Men Change When They Must

My email box is overflowing with complaints from women on the behavior of their men. Are men really so inept when it comes to relationship skills?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 11, 2008 |
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Grieving the Loss of a Child

The recent tragedy that struck the Steven Curtis Chapman home brought this issue to the forefront of our minds. As the Chapman's grieve and piece their lives back together, thousands of other couples are experiencing similar tragedies. How can families come through the other side of a child's death?

The Power of Intervention

Have you fallen into the trap of praying for change, but doing little yourself to enable change to actually occur?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • May 26, 2008 |
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Help! I Take Second Place to His Mother

Dear Dr. David: Although things are pretty easy-going in our marriage, there always seems to be a competition for my husband’s attention...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • May 19, 2008 |
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Saving a Marriage after Separation

A separation doesn’t have to be the final warning before a divorce. If handled correctly, and prayerfully, a separation can actually be a wake-up call for both parties...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • May 05, 2008 |
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Setting Boundaries with Your Crazymaker

Crazymakers are filled with excuses, rationalizations, truth-twisting and denial. And when the game-playing is over, nobody wins prizes...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 28, 2008 |
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A Little Fear Goes a Long Way in Marriage

It’s not that controlling people are always angry or controlling. Rather, what is more often the case is one partner is excessively angry on occasion, or even randomly, causing the other to walk around on eggshells...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 14, 2008 |
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Recreating Magic in Your Marriage

Can you remember the rush of feelings you had when you first met your mate? Over time, however, the magic dissipated...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • March 17, 2008 |
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When Pleasing Others is Hurting You

Where is the line between caring what people think and being obsessed with others' perception of us?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 26, 2008 |
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Deception Destroys Trust in Marriage

The issue of deception seems to come up again and again in emails sent to me. I receive many inquiries regarding how to deal with someone who is untrustworthy, noting the aggravation they feel when this occurs...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 19, 2008 |
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Readers Weigh In on Jealousy Struggles in Relationships

A fellow reader recently wrote about her feelings of jealousy in regards to her boyfriend’s relationship with a co-worker. Here's what you had to say about the issue...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 28, 2008 |
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Am I Loving or Enabling?

It is so easy to get caught up in a destructive relationship, and it’s often unclear where the craziness is coming from...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • December 11, 2007 |
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Are You Dealing with a CrazyMaker?

CrazyMakers find ways to manipulate us, and then turn the tables on us by making all the problems seem like our fault. What can you do if you have such a person in your life?

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 30, 2007 |
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Dealing With the Stress of the Holidays

Dear Dr. David: It’s the holiday season again and I’m getting anxious about getting together with my family. I know lots of people have problems with family this time of year...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • November 19, 2007 |
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Married to an Emotionally Unavailable Man

Being married to someone who will not commit themselves fully to the marriage can be like living with a stranger.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 14, 2007 |
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Falling Out of Love

Many make the mistake of allowing their marriage to function on auto-pilot. A relationship is a dynamic organism which takes continued tender, loving care.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 19, 2007 |
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