Studies have shown that we are generally more critical of others than we are ourselves. We hold others to higher standards than we set for ourselves. In such a world it can be hard for us to get an honest appraisal of ourselves. How are we to know what we should be working on and what we need to change? It is important that we seek opportunities where we can view ourselves and know what we must change to be the best version of ourselves possible. We are all sinners and in need of change. Scripture tells us, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (I John 1:8) .

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.