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Still Photography of the set and filming of Marriage Uncensored TV seriesOur blog is a steady source of relevant and practical help for doing family right. Anchored by Dr. Dave, we want you to count on us for support in maximizing your most important relationships – marriage – family – God.

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Parenting: Summer Days or Summer “Daze”

I totally remember counting the days until summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn't enjoy the classroom but those summer days...

Podcast 86: Sexual Addiction—Recovery 4—Triggers, Relapses & Facing Temptation

Podcast 86: Sexual Addiction—Recovery 4—Triggers, Relapses & Facing Temptation You will need to master the art of “Thought Stopping” in your recovery efforts. How do you stop the mental runaway train...

Podcast 85: Recovery—Sexual Addiction Recovery is a Team Sport

Podcast 85: Recovery—Sexual Addiction Recovery is a Team Sport Too many people trying to break free from sexual addiction fail to value the place of community. They try to go it...

Podcast 84: Marriage FUSION 3—The Acceleration of Connection

Podcast 84: Marriage FUSION 3—The Acceleration of Connection The goal is to value each other’s perspective in order to find a deepening understanding. We’ll help couples understand the ways to better...

eZine #39: Nurturing Your Child’s Faith

  My greatest longing as a parent is to see my kids love Jesus with all of their hearts. It's natural for us to want to pass things we love on...

Podcast 83: Recovery 2—Overcoming Porn’s Stigma Within the Church

Podcast 83: Recovery 2—Overcoming Porn’s Stigma Within the Church Are we in denial of the extent that pornography is impacting the church? What are the implications of a person admitting they...

Podcast 82: Avoiding Marital Break-Up—The 7 C’s of Relationship Recovery

Podcast 82: Avoiding Marital Break-Up—The 7 C’s of Relationship Recovery Your marriage may be on a slippery slope toward ending. We’ll seek to assist the reluctant partner who doesn’t want the...

eZine #38: Cell Phone Sanity

Cell phones are incredible – and terrible, all at once. I love the convenience, but despise the amount of my time and life it takes from me, especially if I’m not careful.   Even worse yet, is what phones can do to our children’s...

Podcast 81: Recovery 1—The Porn Phenomenon—It’s Scope and Impact

Podcast 81: Recovery 1—The Porn Phenomenon—It’s Scope and Impact This is the first in our series on Porn Recovery. We explore the breadth and depth of this growing cultural and societal...

Podcast 80: Women and Pornography in the Digital Age

Podcast 80: Women and Pornography in the Digital Age The days of porn being just a guy’s problem are long over. The accessibility and anonymity of porn have made it open...

Podcast 79: Fusion 2—The Gravity of Baggage Resolving Your Hurt Allows You to Love Freely

Podcast 79: Fusion 2—The Gravity of Baggage...Resolving Your Hurt Allows You to Love Freely What you bring into your marriage really impacts who you are and how you relate. These effects...

Marriage: Betrayed—The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust

Betrayal rolls through my office like semi-trucks into a weigh station. On the freeway of life, people experience incredible emotional wreckage when they find out that someone they trusted has lied...

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families

  This month’s topic is “Blending Families!” The Brady bunch made it look easy! But realistically bringing two families with their own histories, expectations and discipline styles and making them into...

Podcast 78: Mental Illness—Understanding the Emotional Turmoil

Headspace: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of the Brokenhearted What if someone in your family is facing mental health issues? There is so much we don’t understand about how the mind works...

Parenting: Part 2—Redefining Boredom

Boredom Creates Opportunities for Us and Our Children In my pursuit to change our response to the word “boredom” in our home, I continually find more benefits of unscheduled time, particularly in...