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Category Archives: Companionship

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...

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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 091: Marriage FUSION 5—Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

FUSION 5—Sexual Intimacy in Marriage 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. Are...

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 077: Marriage FUSION 1—The Laws of Attraction

FUSION 1—The Laws of Attraction If you stop having fun commitment alone won’t keep your love alive. Why doesn’t the honeymoon feeling last forever? With the definition of Love = Commitment...

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...

Podcast 071: Technology’s Attack on Marriage—Finding Wise Digital Boundaries

Really practical help for couples facing the new and growing challenges of the invasion of technology into the home. How do you limit its impact on your primary relationship? Learn how...