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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...

Parenting: What Can You Learn About Faith From Your Kids?

Jesus obviously talked about child-like faith long before I decided to explore the notion of having it. To connect in faith – to really believe in Him, He was repeatedly clear....

DFR Tip 423: Spending in Secret Destroys Trust

Spending in secret is destructive in marriage. Hiding purchases doesn’t build trust. Be a team. Discuss expenses openly. For more Daily Tips click HERE More DFR Relationship Resources See  a full list...

DFR Daily Tip #18: Building Trust Between You

DFR Daily Tip #18: Building Trust Between You A good marriage is built on trust. You earn it; you learn it. You give it, and you live it. Work to keep...

Marriage: Building Lifelong Friendship with Your Spouse

Learning to Gel: Building Lifelong Friendship in your Marriage I grew up on “Jell-O”. It’s that rather inexpensive gelatin that comes in a variety of flavors and colors. Looking back, Jell-O...

Podcast 097: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust in Marriage

Betrayed: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust Learn the steps in recovering from the devastating effects of a BETRAYAL in a marriage whether an affair, a sexual addiction or lying about a...

Marriage: Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie—Honesty in Marriage

  Is honesty really always the best policy in marriage? Sometimes I think I could avoid a lot of trouble by just telling my wife what she wants to hear. What...

Marriage: The Value of Honest Disclosure

Coming Clean: The Value of Honest Disclosure When I was young, say ages 4–8, my mother would warn me—actually more like threaten me (add mom’s cross tone of voice)—“Don’t you dare...

God and Human Suffering: Part 3

Understanding God’s Perspective on Life’s Tragedies Part 3 of 3 on God and Human Suffering Why does God allow suffering in our lives? I get asked this more frequently than most...

The Downward Spiral of Worry

We are in a season that understandably spawns worry. Frequent media coverage incessantly repeating unnerving words like world-wide pandemic, infectious disease, death tolls, quarantine, and the need for social distancing causes...

Social Distancing or Social Exclusiveness

How Forced Changes of COVID-19 Can Improve Your Family Our current health crisis has called for social distancing. We are to stay away from others… 6 feet away! We are to...

Parenting: Our Broken Moral Compass—The Truth and Tragedy of a Failing Integrity

I think someone must have driven over our moral compass. It’s not lost – it’s broken. When I was a boy of 12 at camp, I took a skills course in...

Marriage: Money & Marriage—The First 5 Years

Money & Marriage—Making Both Last Beyond the First 5 Years When it comes to finances, especially in the early years of a marriage, it’s so easy to do things wrong. With...

Marriage: When Your Marriage Hits the Ditch

The conditions for the journey weren’t looking good as the air between them was cooling to an icy chill. Instability and uncertainty reflected long miles of bad road relationally. It’s true...