In this life we will experience trials—of that we can be sure. How we face them and how we deal with them reveals our character. Scripture tells us “For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumbles in times of calamity” (Proverbs 24:16). Can you reframe your current challenge as an opportunity for growth? You’ll be the wiser and stronger for it. 

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!