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Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

Marriage: The Value of Honest Disclosure

Coming Clean: The Value of Honest Disclosure When I was young, say ages 4–8, my mother would warn me—actually more like threaten me (add mom’s cross tone of voice)—“Don’t you dare...

Podcast 122: The Impact of Substance Abuse

Podcast 122: The Addiction Dynamic—Grasping the Impact of Substance Abuse To help spouses and couples better face their addiction to drugs and alcohol and grasp the effects it is having on...

Podcast 118: When Your Spouse has an Affair

Podcast 118: Affair Discovered—What to Do When All Hell Breaks Loose? To help a spouse with the best first steps to take after finding out that their mate has had an...

Podcast 116: Getting Your Marriage Out of Debt

Podcast 116: Seeing Red—Getting Your Marriage Out of the Black Hole of Debt To help couples understand the core principles and practical steps of getting their marriage back on track financially....

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...

Podcast 017: Going Home at Christmas—Pressures and Problems

The Dark Side of Christmas: Learning to Face the Pressures and Problems of Going Home Dr. Dave Currie along with Wayne & Mary Jane Dahl, address the common stresses the people...

eZine #48: Relationships—Do Opposites Attack or Attract?

eZine #48: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attack or Attract? One of my favourite illustrations that we use when describing the communication and fighting dynamics in marriage is the contrast between a...

Podcast—Where was God in Las Vegas?

Where was God in Las Vegas? This topic is one of the most heart-felt questions of all time. Where was God in this tragedy? Why did He allow this to happen?...

Podcast 098: Lessening the Negative Impact of a Resentful Former Spouse

The EX Factor: Lessening the Negative Impact of a Resentful Former Spouse We'll guide listeners through the "wisdom principles" of creating as positive a relationship as possible, with your former spouse....

Podcast 089: Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Podcast 89: Crushing the Spirit—Understanding the Damaging Effects of Emotional Abuse in Marriage Cut downs. Criticism. Rude comments. Belittling. How do you face the negative cycles of emotional and verbal abuse...

Podcast 088: Marriage FUSION 4—The Drag of Friction

FUSION  4—The Drag of Friction Your mate is not the bull’s eye. But if you are newer to marital conflict, you are only in your beginning stages of learning the “blame...

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage Comebacks in Sports are all always exciting! In those moments we sometimes root for the team that is losing, just because they are the current...

Podcast 082: Avoiding Marital Break-Up

Podcast 82: Avoiding Marital Break-Up—The 7 C’s of Relationship Recovery Your marriage may be on a slippery slope toward ending. We’ll seek to assist the reluctant partner who doesn’t want the...

Podcast 079: Marriage FUSION 2—The Gravity of Baggage

FUSION 2—The Gravity of Baggage—Resolving Your Hurt Allows You to Love Freely What you bring into your marriage really impacts who you are and how you relate. These effects can be...

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...