We have been created to be in community. Scripture tells us to not give up gathering with other believers, stirring each other up to good works (Hebrews 10:23). While it is tempting to hide our marital challenges from others, putting on a "good face" for others to see, this isolates us, keeping our problems hidden away where others cannot come to comfort us and give us wise instruction. Won’t you consider reaching out to trustworthy friends and allow them to help you with your burdens?

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 Saying It So He'll Listen. 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.