Doing Family Right

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Category Archives: Companionship

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 #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 #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...

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...

eZine #35 The Secrets of Happy Camper Dating

  Dating! There is a secret to it that you may not know about!   Lets talk about DATING for a moment – and yes this topic and concept does apply...

eZine #33-What does God say about sex?

I’m not sure if you have these kinds of posts have come up one your Facebook feed but there have been a lot of negative comments made by “good Christian” young...

eZine #31: Preparing For and Facing the Empty Nest

Facing the Empty Nest: Preparing and Responding for When Your Kids Leave Home I'm still in the stage of life where, if I come home and it's quiet, I am excited...

eZine #29: 4 Moments that Matter and Strengthen Your Marriage

Moments that Matter: Leave the Camera Behind Dave and Donalyn recently returned from a trip to Israel, but Donalyn didn't take any pictures?!...(Read more)

eZine #28: Marriage: The Art of Two Becoming One

Two lives combining to make one cohesive unit is a beautiful thing, in fact, that's why we call our marriage conference "Fusion." Have you ever tried to shake up a bottle of...

eZine #27: Men Forgetting Special Occasions—Avoiding the Doghouse

Special Occasions - Why all the Fuss? Have You Ever Forgotten and Found Yourself in the Doghouse?! Special Occasions can carry different degrees of expectations, and it seems that they are usually expectations on...

eZine #22: Summer Vacation

eZine 22: Summer Vacation—Summer is Already Half Over!  David McVety, Assistant Director of DFR, shares on his summer vacation so far: Our summer has been special and probably quite unique, I’ve been speaking...

eZine #18: Life Long Partners

This month I thought I would give you a sneak peak into a growing part of our ministry. Dr. Dave is finding an increasing need for many couples  who have been...

eZine #19: Learning to Gel as a Couple

Learning to Gel How to build a lifelong friendship with your spouse. Gel, isn’t that something you put in your hair? Something that holds it in the place you want it...

eZine #14: Family Traditions

Family Traditions- Where to start and what they do for your family?   I remember my first Christmas being married- it was full of expectations and visiting each other’s families. Sorting out which family would get...