Years ago, when training for a marathon, I questioned whether I could ‘stay the course.’ Could I really run for 26.2 miles? There was only one way it could be done—by appropriate training. I did that training and finished the course; not once, but four times. I discovered an inner fortitude I didn’t know I had. Have you discovered that you can set goals for yourself and attain them, one step at a time? This is not done, of course, by your strength alone, but by focus, determination and by the empowering of the Holy Spirit in your life. 

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! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.