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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....

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...

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...

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...

Marriage: The Best Christmas Gift for Your Spouse

Ever been stuck wondering what to get your spouse for Christmas? I sure have, especially since I’m a December 24th power shopper! I know, I don’t deserve much sympathy as one...

Marriage: Digital Delirium Part 2—Creating Wise Digital Boundaries

Digital Delirium Part 2: Creating Wise Digital Boundaries for Your Marriage Unchecked digital habits are sucking the life out of too many marriages. I’m talking about all the time, energy and attention...

Marriage: Good News About Marriage!

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Good News about Marriage! Winston Churchill’s tenacious spirit was undoubtedly what inspired the British government to produce this famous morale-boosting poster from World War II “Keep...

Marriage: Are Electronic Devices Anti-Marriage?

Digital Delirium Part 1: Are Electronic Devices Anti-Marriage? Between my cellphone, iPad and laptop, digital technology has made my life better. I can do life faster and more efficiently. I depend on...

Dr. Dave Currie: What I Learned about Life from Climbing Mount Baker

Summiting Mt. Baker in early July this year was “epic” for me. That became our team’s catchword of the day. My adult children had decided to give my Mt. Baker dream...

Marriage: The 6 Laws of Attraction—Are You Fun to Live With?

Are You Fun to Live With? That’s a rather gutsy question to ask yourself. If you are not sure how you’d answer or what the truth might be, you can always...

Marriage: A Powerful Question to Ask Your Spouse

A Powerful Question in Marriage: How Are You Doing? Talking to a newlywed the other day, I was asked; “What advice do you have for me?” I figured the best option...

Marriage: Like a Diamond for the World to See

I love marriage—for a different reason than you might think. One of my favourite things about marriage is the incredible illustration it represents of the power of Jesus’ relationship with us,...