aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

Seek the Kernel of Truth

  • 2014 31 Jan
Seek the Kernel of Truth

In every accusation made against us there is a ‘kernel of truth.’ Sometimes we have to look hard and listen even harder to find it, but it’s there. “But, what if what they’re saying isn’t true?” you ask. Still seek the ‘kernel of truth.’ Look hard and listen even harder. Ask questions to seek more information. Why is that person upset? What has happened to provoke them into making such accusations? I suggest that in the majority of situations we will find something we can hang our hat on, something we can own as truth. Try it and see what difference it makes in the relationship. 

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.