While none of us would ask for trouble, facing it head-on usually makes us stronger. We can usually look back, after the problem has passed, and see how we are better people for them. Scripture says, “We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us to develop endurance.” (Romans 5:3) Are you thankful for problems, seeing them as opportunities for growth?   


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!