There are times when we must ‘know what we know in our knower’ and act accordingly. There are times when we must show strength of character and convictions and do the right thing. Jesus is our example of a man who came to bring peace, but also spoke out of strong convictions. Consider that Jesus often brought division when he spoke, and He said this about himself: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34). Know that there are times when you must stand firm with your convictions. 

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! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.