Scripture tells us “A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) In all likelihood there is someone close to you who desperately needs a friend, someone in trouble and feeling emotionally isolated. You could minister Jesus’ love and be of tremendous help. Watch for those who need a friend.

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