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Category Archives: Companionship

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 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...

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...

Marriage: Life Lessons by Dr. Dave Currie

Everything You Really Need To Know, You Learn From Drinking An “Iced Capp” Robert Fulghum is famous for his prose “Everything I really need to know I learned in kindergarten”and yes, his...

Podcast 100: What’s Your Cell Phone Doing for You?

Digital Delight or Distraction: What’s Your Cell Phone Doing for You? Working to grasp the pervasive and growing negative impact that our electronics are having on our lives and looking at...

Marriage: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy

Loving in “3D”: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy The month this article went to print, Donalyn and I celebrated 44 years of marriage! That’s a ton of relational experience trying to get marriage...

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...

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...

God and Human Suffering: Part 2

Where is God When It Hurts? Part 2 of 3 on God and Human Suffering Tragedy after tragedy. Hurt upon hurt. Everyday it seems we hear more sad or heartbreaking news....

God and Human Suffering: Part 1

Where was God in Las Vegas? Part 1 of 3 on God and Human Suffering We have heard the unbelievable story of craziness and tragedy too many times. This time, it...

Podcast 91: Fusion 5—Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

Fusion 5: The Combustion of Passion Learn about growing the sexual intimacy in your marriage. We will help you discover what keeps you from loving and being loved freely and fully....

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...