As I work with couples week after week, a clear pattern has emerged: those who come to The Marriage Recovery Center with a heart of repentance, willing to change and be vulnerable, do far better than those whose hearts are hardened. We must keep our hearts tender, reminding ourselves that we are expected to show God’s tenderness toward us to others. We must keep in mind that God’s kindness toward us is for a purpose: “Do you not realize that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.