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Category Archives: Communication

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....

Podcast 103: Personality Conflict in Marriage—Respecting Your Mate’s Temperament

Personality Clash: Respecting Your Mate’s Temperament Personality conflict in marriage? This podcast coaches couples through the common challenges that come with blending two lives with hugely different personality styles. We know...

Marriage: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged

LOVING WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged  Love is not only blind but sometimes it is plain stupid. Whether naïve to real issues and in...

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...

Marriage: Opening up for Better Marital Connection

NOW YOU’RE TALKING: How to Open Up for Better Marital Connection To overcome misunderstandings and increase healthy interaction in marriage takes work for all of us. But listen, though we know intuitively...

eZine #46: Understanding the Laws of Relational Equilibrium

eZine #43: Understanding the Laws of Relational Equilibrium Christmas is just around the corner and for many it is a time of amazing connection, family time and rest. For others, it’s...

Podcast 97: 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...

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...

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: Recovery 4—Sexual Addiction Triggers, Relapses & Facing Temptation

Podcast 86: Recovery 4—Sexual Addiction Triggers, Relapses & Facing Temptation You will need to master the art of “Thought Stopping” in your recovery efforts for sexual addiction. How do you stop...

Podcast 85: Recovery 3—Sexual Addiction Recovery Requires Community and Connection

Podcast 85: Recovery 3—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...

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 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...