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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: 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...

Marriage: Drop the “EDGE”—A Journey into Graciousness

Let’s be clear—I’m a recovering “edge-aholic”. I will be speaking out of a deep, insatiable and ongoing need to deal with my own lack of graciousness. I have often said when I’m...

Podcast 111: Dealing with My Past before God, My Spouse and Myself

Getting Current: Dealing with My Past before God, My Spouse and Myself One of the most challenge podcasts you’ll listen to as we help individuals and couples experience a new level...

Marriage: Facing Burnout in Your Family

What is Burnout? At the core, burnout starts showing itself with a person’s growing inability to emotionally cope and effectively carry out their normal life responsibilities. This causes us inner stress....

Podcast 110: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy

Loving in 3D: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy Dr. Dave and Donalyn share one of their favourite concepts on how to keep a marriage strong and last long! Loving in 3D –...

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....

Podcast 109: Understanding the Grief Process

Working Through Pain and Loss: Understanding the Grief Process Based on the ground-breaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, we share a clear and helpful understanding of the various stages of grief that...

Parenting: Keeping the Connection through the Teen Years

 Keeping the 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...

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...

Podcast 107: Why Emotional Connection May Seem Impossible

Intimacy Anorexia: Why Emotional Connection May Seem Impossible Based on the landmark work of Dr. Doug Weiss, we seek to help couples determine if they are facing the paradigm of Intimacy...

Podcast 106: First Responder Marriages

First Responder Marriages: Facing the “Calls” at Home To discuss and understand the unique challenges that people in police, fire and paramedic careers face in their home relationships seeking to determine...

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...

Podcast 105: Stay Connected When Work Calls You Away

Extraordinary: Finding Ways to Stay Connected When Work Calls You Away Débuting the new DFR Podcast Host couple—Leland & Carrie Klaassen—Listen to understand the principles and practical steps of keeping a...

Marriage: The Power of Shared History

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...

Podcast 104: Restoring the Peace in Extended Family Disputes

Cold Wars: Restoring the Peace in Extended Family Disputes Lines are drawn, walls are up and people are not speaking. Learn the wisdom principles and practical steps of extended family reconciliation....