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Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

Marriage: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust in Marriage

Betrayal in Marriage—The Challenge of Re-building Trust Betrayal in marriage rolls through my office like semi-trucks into a weigh station. On the freeway of life, people experience incredible emotional wreckage when...

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...

Marriage: Be a Great Spouse First and Foremost—Getting your Relational Priorities Straight

I stood in the entrance of my son’s home with him and two of his guy friends. It was moments before their departure to fly south for a 1-week cruise together....

Marriage: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attract or Attack (Take the Quiz)

Woodpecker-Turtle Quiz - Take it now! You’ve likely heard someone make reference to the celebrated book by Dr. John Gray, “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”. In it,...

Marriage: Drag Time—The Folly of Unforgiveness

You know what’s a real drag? Living life with hard feelings between you and someone you love. Discord saps your energy more than Arizona heat in August. Tension and the turmoil...

Marriage: Spring Cleaning of the Soul

Spring is the time of year for "spring cleaning". It is called so because of the urge most have for a new beginning—to deal with the clutter in our homes after...

Marriage: Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie—Helping a Friend in Marriage Crisis

Q: I’ve got a good friend whose marriage is “on the rocks”. They’ve got some big issues, but I really want to see them pull through this. How can I be...

Marriage: You Make No Sense—Overcoming Marital Misunderstandings

A man once called his neighbour to help him move a couch that had become stuck in the doorway. They pushed and pulled until they were exhausted, but the couch wouldn’t...

Marriage: The Power of Partnership in Overcoming Pornography

The Top 10 Proverbs of Accountability Men have needed other men for centuries. Whether in the trenches or on the field, being part of a band of brothers is a sacred...

Marriage: When Your Marriage Hits the Ditch

The conditions for the journey weren’t looking good as the air between them was cooling to an icy chill. Instability and uncertainty reflected long miles of bad road relationally. It’s true...

Marriage: Ripe for the Picking—The Top 10 Signs of Vulnerability to an Extra-Marital Affair

“Ripe for the picking” are words that describe fruit on a tree that is perfectly ready to be taken and devoured immediately - fresh, enticing, and delicious. The same concept can...

Marriage: Escalating Domestic Violence in Marriage

When All Hell is Breaking Loose...A Marital Game Plan When Facing Escalating Domestic Violence If you are reading this, you are likely facing some significant pressures in your most important relationships...

Marriage: Helping Your Husband Battle Pornography

So, your husband is into pornography and you found out. Well, you’re not alone. This battle with the lust monster is a rising problem across the entire societal grid. With the...

Marriage: Money & Marriage—The First 5 Years

Money & Marriage—Making Both Last Beyond the First 5 Years When it comes to finances, especially in the early years of a marriage, it’s so easy to do things wrong. With...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 3—How to Forgive Someone

Forgiveness Part 3: How to Forgive Someone—Where There's A Will, There's A Way Forgiveness...when freedom is forged where fury once raged. It is far easier to talk about forgiveness then to...