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Dr David Christian Marriage Advice

Marriage: A Place to Heal Past Wounds?

Should we have all our insecurities dealt with before walking down the aisle? Or is there a place for brokenness in marriage?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 21, 2011 |
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Facing Our (De)Faults

I’m told by my tech-savvy friends that computers have “defaults” built into them that if left alone, will make my computer function with little input from me.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 07, 2011 |
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Recession-proof Your Marriage

If couples aren't careful, the pinch of a pocketbook can contaminate an otherwise healthy marriage or add an overwhelming burden to a marriage already experiencing difficulties.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • February 01, 2011 |
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When Marriage Counseling Fails

A couple seeking "something different" alerted me once again to an ongoing problem rarely talked about: many couples have gone to multiple counselors, feeling frustrated, discouraged and even annoyed with the experience.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 26, 2011 |
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The Power of "Being With" Our Mate

With all our crazy thoughts, wild dreams and zany aspirations, we want someone to "get us."

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 18, 2011 |
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Rediscovering Your Mate

"We have nothing in common," Sherri said to me recently, referring to her relationship to her husband, David. "I don't know what's happened, but we don't have much to say to each other anymore."

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • January 11, 2011 |
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Married to an Unbeliever - And Wanting Out

Dear Dr. David: My husband and I have been married for 9 years. I am a Christian, but he's not...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • January 04, 2011 |
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Relationship Goes Downhill After Tying the Knot

Dear Dr. David: We've been dating for 11 years and been married less than 5 months. Our relationship seems to have gotten very bad since we tied the knot...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • December 28, 2010 |
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Why Women Leave and What Men Can Do About It

There is an epidemic of women leaving men, all feeling similar feelings, thinking similar thoughts and engaging in similar actions.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • December 21, 2010 |
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Irritable Men, Frustrated Women

"I'm not angry," Jed said emphatically to his wife, Jill as we all sat in my office, They had flown across the country a few days earlier to work with me on their marriage.

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • December 14, 2010 |
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Pathway to Relational Healing

It was a scene I had witnessed over and over before during my professional career. Couples trying to make contact with each other, only to have their conversation escalate, gain tension and blow apart, leaving both feeling profoundly discouraged.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • November 23, 2010 |
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He Just Doesn’t Get Me!

"I'm so discouraged," Jill told to me during a recent Marriage Intensive. "Look at him," she said critically. "He doesn't even look at me when I'm talking..."

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • November 16, 2010 |
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Critical Spirit Just as Destructive to Marriage as "Bigger" Problems

Dear Dr. David: It seems that whenever my husband comes home from work, he slips into being critical. How can I get him to see that this kind of bickering is killing my love for him?

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • November 14, 2010 |
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Should a Spouse's Physical Appearance Matter?

Should we, as husbands or wives, be concerned about how our mate looks, or should our love be unconditional? Here are some of your responses...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • November 08, 2010 |
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Is Deception Ever Acceptable in Marriage?

While I have stated that deception always creates insecurity in marriage, and suggests even deeper problems, several readers indicated that there are times when the ends justify the means...

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • November 01, 2010 |
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Help! We Love the Lord, But We're Cruel to Each Other

Dear Dr. David: I am beyond frustrated with my marriage and husband. We have been married for ten years and have never been able to stop bickering...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • October 26, 2010 |
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Overcome Intimacy Paralysis

"When I try to get emotionally close to him, he panics," Sharon said to me during a recent marriage counseling session. "It's like he's a scared little boy, unsure of what to do..."

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 18, 2010 |
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I'm So Angry, I Can't Hear You!

"I know I'm not being very nice to him," Janice said to me, glaring over at her husband during a counseling session. "I'm always so mad at him there just isn't any room in my brain for being nice. I'm filled up with anger."

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 12, 2010 |
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Happy Feet: Bringing Joy to Your Marriage

Many couples slip into boring, mundane existences and the toll can take its effect. Years of raising a family, working and caring for a home—without the excitement of vacations, little surprises and special events to look forward to—can create a drain on a marriage.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • October 04, 2010 |
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Reset, Reboot, and Rewind Your Relationship

My computer froze the other day. With several programs running simultaneously, it was like my computer suddenly said, "Stop everything. I'm not doing anything more..."

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • September 28, 2010 |
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