Scripture tells us to guard our souls from those who are wicked (Proverbs 22: 5). We deceive ourselves if we believe that spending time with unhealthy friends won’t impact us for the worse. Those with poor boundaries and chaotic lives will bring those qualities into our marriage. Guard your soul and your marriage by spending time with healthy friends and those who speak wisdom, truth and health into our lives. 

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