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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

Rediscovering Your Mate

It's easy to become bored. Sadly, we even become bored with our mates. Few notice the drift happening, but one day you notice the change...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 17, 2012 |
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Pathway to Relational Healing

Let’s walk through how both people must work at creating a safe place for the other’s feelings to land.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • April 09, 2012 |
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Waiting for Joy: How Depression Affects Married Life

Depression is a whole-body problem. It affects our thoughts, actions, feelings, relationships and even our faith-walk.

It Takes Longer to Think Than to Feel

Our brain reacts to a situation in a microsecond. But to fully understand what is taking place is quite another matter. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found I don’t fully appreciate a situation, and my feelings about it, for minutes, sometimes hours and occasionally days.

Recovering From the Breakup, Makeup, Shakeup

Watching my clothes tumbling around in the dryer after a good washing reminded me of a discussion I recently had with a couple attempting to reconcile after yet another separation.

Where There's a Spark, There's Fire

Every couple experiences “hot spots” in their relationship. The wise couple leans into them, learning more about their mates and repairing underlying wounds.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • March 13, 2012 |
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It Only Takes One to Tango

“Doesn’t it take two to tango? Doesn’t she have to do her share?” “Yes and no,” I replied...

  • Dr. David Hawkins, The Marriage Recovery Center |
  • March 12, 2012 |
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Increasing Small Points of Contact

Relationships are built day-in, day-out on the small gestures that convey a deep sense of connection to your mate.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • March 06, 2012 |
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Don't Give Up On Your Marriage Too Quickly

Have you been ready to give up on your marriage? Getting along is easier than you think.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • March 03, 2012 |
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Achieving Emotional Sobriety

Sobriety — being sober in our approach to certain aspects of living — is not only wise, but Biblical as well.

  • Dr. David Hawkins, The Marriage Recovery Center |
  • February 27, 2012 |
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The Power of Connection

“We’ve practiced communication skills,” Tawnya complained, “but we still fight like cats and dogs."

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 21, 2012 |
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The Power of Rewriting Your Story

We recognize that objects and money can be fleeting, and if we're too attached to them and they disappear, we're in for a world of hurt. But, what if we've become too attached to our own story? What if we unwittingly allow ourselves to become welded to a particular view of ourselves to the point of becoming immobilized?

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • February 15, 2012 |
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Confronting the Irresponsible Spouse

I receive many emails from women who are resentful of their husbands for giving too little...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 06, 2012 |
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Beware of Truth Twisting

“The truth shall set you free.” (John 8: 32) Jesus said these words, making a special note that the truth involved holding to his teachings.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 30, 2012 |
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Emotional Affairs: From Friendly to Familiar to Failure

When you interact with others at the office or the gathering place after work, what message do you send? Do you have the right boundaries?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 23, 2012 |
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Working On One Issue at a Time

Have you ever caught yourself fighting about one topic, and before you know it you’ve ventured down a rabbit trail, only to find yourself on another topic...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 16, 2012 |
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How Can I Show Her I've Changed?

This is a question I'm asked all too frequently as women leave marriages at astounding rates...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 10, 2012 |
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Owning Your Shadow Side

I love belonging to a Mutual Admiration Society, where I smile at the best side of you and you adore the best side of me. But what if you knew my "shadow side"?

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 03, 2012 |
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Now You Change?

Caroline's husband finally decided to seek help for his destructive behavior. So why is Caroline still mad? Dr. David offers insights into the confusing feelings that often accompany these situations.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • December 28, 2011 |
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Bringing Out the Best In Your Mate

Dear Dr. David: My husband and I tend to argue over the smallest things. We are overly sensitive and know it, but aren’t sure what to do about it.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • December 12, 2011 |
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