Open Your Heart
- 2012 12 Dec
They stood looking at the devastation in front of them. Henry and Jeanette had lived in their home for 25 years. The storm took off the roof and destroyed the entire upper floor. Fortunately, they were not injured.
As their heart began to sink and the reality of this loss was about to turn into despair, they noticed their neighbors. The elderly couple huddled together outside their home cold and shaking. Henry and Jeanette immediately took their minds of their loss and began to focus on what they could do for their neighbors. Soon the entire neighborhood was engaged in helping one another.
This was a hard time to overcome, but the relationships built during this storm would weather any storm to come.
(1 John 3:17) But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
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 Life, 90 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. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at TheRelationshipDoctor@gmail.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!