• Each conflict is an opportunity 
  • Every “issue” can be a way to expand ourselves, spiritually and emotionally 
  • There are always new ways to keep love and excitement alive 

Solomon, the wisest man in the world, is informed by the Lord to ask for whatever he wants. He says, “Give your servant a discerning heart … to be able to distinguish right from wrong.” (1 Kings 3) If we do not understand our past, we are prone to repeat it. Or, said another way—doing the same thing and expecting different results is called insanity. The wisdom of man is folly to God. Allowing God to move in our lives—even aspects of our love lives or old behaviors we want to rid from our lives—can be very empowering.

Will you explore how you can grow emotionally and spiritually in your relationship? Will you see conflict as an opportunity to grow? If so, you may really be ready for love.

David Hawkins, Pd.D., has worked with couples and families to improve the quality of their lives by resolving personal issues for the last 30 years. 

He is the author of over 18 books, including
Love Lost: Living Beyond a Broken Marriage, Saying It So He'll Listen, and When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You. His book, When the Man in Your Life Can’t Commit, released in February 2006. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities.