Scripture encourages us to gather. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.” We notice Jesus, his friends and the disciples often gathering together in community. There is something powerful about being rooted into a community of caring, loving friends. There is something healing about being near people who know of our celebrations and sorrows, delights and discouragements. Have you forsaken gathering with others? Are you rooted into a church, a community, a family? What might you do different to rebuild a network of caring people around you? 

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!