People are made for relationship.  With the expanding technological age, has come more isolation one from another.  Hiding emotions behind a mask is made relatively foolproof with the push of a button to communicate:  there is no telltale body language to give you away.

Sharing honestly with one another is the only way to grow into a healthy, mature Christian.  We cannot substitute email for confession and prayer and expect to develop the character of Christ.  We need to be transparent with a few trusty worthy friends.

(James 5:16) Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

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!