For some the greatest mission field is no further away than our marriage. While we may seek broader missions, have you practiced deferring to your mate as the Apostle Paul instructs us to do? (Ephesians 5:21) You may have loftier goals and dreams, but unless your family and marriage life is a witness to the power of Christ, you may be looking too far. Does your mate feel honored and cherished by you? Do they believe you have “deferred” to them in love? This may be your first true mission field. 

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 drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. 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.