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Category Archives: Marriage

eZine #41: Health and Fitness in Marriage

eZine #41: Health and Fitness in Marriage Melissa and I do a fair bit of premarital counselling, we cover every topic you can imagine, all intended to be sure that at...

Podcast 89: Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Podcast 89: Crushing the Spirit—Understanding the Damaging Effects of Emotional Abuse in Marriage Cut downs. Criticism. Rude comments. Belittling. How do you face the negative cycles of emotional and verbal abuse...

Podcast 88: Marriage FUSION 4—The Drag of Friction

Podcast 88: Marriage Fusion 4—The Drag of Friction Your mate is not the bull’s eye. But if you are newer to marital conflict, you are only in your beginning stages of...

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage Comebacks in Sports are all always exciting! In those moments we sometimes root for the team that is losing, just because they are the current...

Podcast 87: Recovery 5—Pornography’s Impact on the Spiritual Life

Podcast 87: Recovery 5—Pornography’s Impact on the Spiritual Life It’s hard to really measure the spiritual distance and deterioration of the soul through viewing and acting out with porn. We’ll help...

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...

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...

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: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust in Marriage

Betrayal in Marriage—The Challenge of Re-building Trust Betrayal in marriage rolls through my office like semi-trucks into a weigh station. On the freeway of life, people experience incredible emotional wreckage when...

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...