Scripture shares the stories of real people with real feelings. Jesus was sad about Lazurus’ death and his friend’s mourning, was joyful at the feast of Cana, was frustrated that is disciples would not stay awake with him in the Garden of Gethsemane, and even lamented his own impending death. Feelings are a normal part of life. Do you allow for your own feelings? Do you allow your feelings to inform you about what may be needed in your life? Take time, as Jesus did, to tend to your own inner well-being, listening to feelings that are given to you by God and part of His design for your life. 

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!