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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

Being Best Friends with Your Mate

Many people make the fatal mistake of putting friendship with their mate on the backburner. Let's hear from a reader who found a solution to this problem...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 25, 2011 |
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Hurtful Words, Healing Words

Have you ever considered the fact that every word you say—every word—has the power to either hurt or heal?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 19, 2011 |
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Accommodating, Adapting and Other Forms of Denial

When we see a weakness in another, such as someone’s anger, and ignore it, we thereby reinforce it.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 11, 2011 |
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You Can’t Heal What You Can’t Feel

We all have wounds from childhood, adolescence and even adulthood that require healing, and if we can’t feel it, we can’t heal it.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 04, 2011 |
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Pulling Out of a Relationship Spin

You can be lazily moving along in your relationship and all of a sudden be hit by the loss of traction and the feeling that things (you) are spinning out of control.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 26, 2011 |
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The Value of Your Wife's Criticism

As I attempt to mature as a man and husband, I’m forever looking for ways to handle criticism more effectively.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 19, 2011 |
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Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem

If you were asked how you feel about yourself, how would you answer?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 12, 2011 |
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Where There's a Spark, There's Fire: Healing Marital "Hot Spots"

If you've been in a relationship longer than two months, you know there are "hot spots" that must be carefully navigated around...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • September 07, 2011 |
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Are You Enabling Dysfunction in Your Marriage?

Have you enabled destructive behavior in your marriage?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 29, 2011 |
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Avoiding Emotional Reactivity in Your Marriage

Consider these steps in remaining connected to your mate while also attending to your inner reaction to criticism.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 16, 2011 |
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Principle of Sowing and Reaping Can Turn Hurting Marriages Around

Dear Dr. David: I fear my wrongs have damaged my wife's ability to fully love me. It almost feels as if I am reaping what I have sown...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 09, 2011 |
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When Hiding From Conflict Hurts Us

Many are frightened of letting the unspoken be spoken, fearing that bringing conflict out in the open will bring even more conflict.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • August 02, 2011 |
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The Power of Emotional Peace

It is critical to understand that living in a constant state of discontent leads to an unlimited number of both physical and emotional maladies.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 26, 2011 |
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Hiding Behind Blame

Is it time for you to take more responsibility for your life?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 18, 2011 |
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The Narcissistic Husband

So many women lose themselves to men who have narcissistic traits. Here are ways relationships can heal from narcissistic wounds.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 12, 2011 |
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Learn the Art of Emotional Dancing in Your Marriage

Relating is like dancing. We must be tuned into our partner, watch their moves, anticipate their actions, and bring grace and kindness...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • July 05, 2011 |
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Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Marriage Counseling

Here are some ideas that will empower you in working effectively with your counselor and experiencing wonderful results.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 27, 2011 |
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Sexual Intimacy Begins With the Heart

For many women — and men — sexual connection is dependent upon emotional connection...

Anger: A Toxin in Marriage

Too much of almost any emotion is likely to cause some level of destruction.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 13, 2011 |
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Good Communicators are Slow to Speak

Rather than having “ping pong” conversations, cling to the scriptural direction of being “slow to speak and slow to anger,” (James 1:19).

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 07, 2011 |
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