A reading of Scripture reflects a people who loved to touch each other. In addition to the many celebrations we read about, we see a people who touched. Notice that Jesus took time to enjoy the children, who certainly must have jumped into his lap and merrily played around him. In a poignant passage of Scripture, we notice Jesus taking a blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. There he put his hands on the man’s eyes. (Mark 8:22-26) Are you taking time to touch those whom you love? Relationships thrive with touch while those deprived of touch tend to wither and die.

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!