Mackenzie and Darren were very conscientious of their health.  They watched what they ate and had an active lifestyle.  They loved experiencing new places whenever they had the chance. Hiking and skiing were their favorite hobbies.

Darren was trimming a tree in their back yard, and fell a great distance to the ground below.  The accident resulted in substantial damage; his spinal cord was irreparably injured.

Their life style changed in an instant.  Mackenzie needed to draw on her faith and truly have empathy and a tender heart for her husband. They needed to work together as a team to build a new “normal”.

(1 Peter 3:8) Finally, all of you have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

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!