The Apostle Paul encouraged us “that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened” (Ephesians 1:18). This is a peculiar thought—the eyes of our heart. Is it possible that we have a way of knowing beyond what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch? Is it possible that this way of knowing—with the eyes of our heart—can also help us in our relationships? I wonder if we can know our mate, our children or parents in a more profound way, through using the “eyes of our heart.”

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!