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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Parenting: BUBBLE WRAP CHILDREN: How Shielding Kids From Suffering Works Against Them

After speaking eight weeks this year to a Vancouver-based group of 150 parents in our iParent Series: Formatting the Next Generation, I received this amazing thank you gift pictured here. The...

Marriage: Spring Cleaning of the Soul

Spring is the time of year for "spring cleaning". It is called so because of the urge most have for a new beginning—to deal with the clutter in our homes after...

Parenting: Children Through the Eyes of Jesus

I was Jesus once. No, not in a dream or some fantasy game but in real life. It’s true. Work with me and don’t question my sanity too much, but for...

Parenting: 7-Step Model for Kids—Healthy Internet Use

A 7-Step Social Media Introduction Model for Healthy Internet Use for Our Kids Our world is becoming more and more digital all of the time. We MUST equip and prepare our...