The Apostle Peter tells us that we must live everyday soberly. He is not simply talking about sobriety from alcohol, but being sober in how we approach life, including our emotions. Too many times we are whipped around by our emotions, rather than stepping back and learning how to look at a situation with perspective. Consider today how you will live a balanced and sober life, refusing to allow yourself to be reactive and off-balance.

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 Twitter