We gradually become like those with whom we associate. This is perhaps the greatest reason we must be so careful when raising children—being cautious about those with whom our children associate. But what about you? Who are your friends? Are they trustworthy? Do they offer you wise counsel? Paul offered these words of wisdom: “Do not be deceived: bad company ruins good morals” (I Corinthians 15:33). Solomon, considered one of the wisest men to ever live, said “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Proverbs 13:20).

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 drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. 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.