Doing Family Right

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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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DFR eZine #61: Building a Godly Home

Understanding Sweat Equity—Taking the Steps to Build a Godly Home When a couple painstakingly goes through a challenging task of building their own home, and does not contract a professional home...

DFR eZine #60: Is your marriage teetering on the edge of imbalance?

Respecting the Laws of Relational Equilibrium in Your Marriage For many of the couples that come into our Care Centre, their relationship is off-kilter because they are not respecting the laws...

DFR eZine #59: Summer Days or Summer DAZE?

Are your kids bubbling with excitement because summer is coming? Parents, you may not share the same feeling—instead, you might feel stressed at the thought of trying to fill those long...

eZine #58: Dealing with Your Baggage

Did you drag a trunk full of JUNK into your marriage? According to our counsellors at the DFR Care Centre, the Number One challenge couples face in marriage is BAGGAGE—a person’s...

eZine #57: Aging Graciously

This month we take a look at growing older—the relationship challenges and changes that may come with it and the chance for new experiences and even greater joy! Our feature podcast helps individuals...

eZine #56: Spring Cleaning of the Soul

Spring is right around the corner and with it comes the urge for new beginnings and "spring cleaning”—dealing with the clutter in our homes after a long winter. But what about...

eZine #55: Heart Health with a Twist!

Valentine’s Day normally brings to mind roses, chocolates and a night out with that someone special. While we love the idea of showing your sweetheart just how much you love them,...

eZine #54: Ramping Up Resolutions—Review & Refocus Your Life

New Year’s Resolutions are nice ideas but they are often shallow and short-lived, going nowhere, helping no-one. But what if the New Year’s resolution idea was reframed into more of a time to REVIEW...

eZine #52: Maintaining Connection Through the Teen Years

You and your kid don’t have to grow apart during the teen years. It is true that there is a natural drive for independence that you have to make room for....

eZine #53: The Best Christmas Gifts

Ever been stuck wondering what to get your spouse for Christmas? Maybe it’s time to take a page out of God’s ideas for Christmas gifts. God loved us so much that He...

eZine #51: The Power of Shared History

I have a unique, one-of-a-kind Shared History with Donalyn. It may be the richest gift we share with someone as human beings. Truly appreciating this mutual journey may be one of the...

eZine #50: Determining Sexual Variation in Marriage

One of the biggest reasons for divorce is issues in the bedroom. There are varying reasons for this, from sexual abuse to distorted understandings about sex often taught by the church...

eZine #49: Help for the Heartbreak of the Humboldt Bronco Family

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy has captured the hearts of all of Canada. Our national pastime combined in combination with a devastating accident that has taken 16 lives and injured many more, has left us feeling...

eZine #48: Relationships—Do Opposites Attack or Attract?

eZine #48: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attack or Attract? One of my favourite illustrations that we use when describing the communication and fighting dynamics in marriage is the contrast between a...

eZine #47: Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating

Sex Talk—Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating Talking to our kids about sex needs to be a continual discussion. Many think that doing “the talk” once covers them and...