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Category Archives: Family Unity

Marriage: Drop the “EDGE”—A Journey into Graciousness

Let’s be clear—I’m a recovering “edge-aholic”. I will be speaking out of a deep, insatiable and ongoing need to deal with my own lack of graciousness. I have often said when I’m...

Parenting: Keeping the Connection through the Teen Years

 Keeping the Connection through the Teen Years You and your kid don’t have to grow apart during the teen years. It is true that there is a natural drive for independence...

Parenting: Five Family Traditions You May Want to Embrace this Christmas

Opening the Right Stuff This Christmas—Five Family Traditions You May Want to Embrace Are you looking for new ways to bring life and meaning to your family’s Christmas this year? With...

Parenting: Putting Your Marriage First

4 Unexpected Ways to Put Your Children First (By Putting Your Marriage First) The second highest demographic for divorce is people who are married 25–30 years! Does this shock you? We have couples...

Parenting: Summer Days or Summer “Daze”

I totally remember counting the days until summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn't enjoy the classroom but those summer days...

Parenting: What We Taught Our Kids at Christmas

I’m the out-spoken “Merry Christmas” guy in a world where it’s not politically correct. It’s my part of the fight. Though Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays have all but replaced “Merry...

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...

Parenting: Building a Godly Home

Understanding Sweat Equity—Taking the Steps to Build a Godly Home As a young couple nearly thirty years ago, when we clearly had more time than money, we ventured into the ominous...

Parenting: 5 Things Wise Grandparents Do

5 Things Wise Grandparents Do (and why Grandchildren Rock!) Had I known that grandchildren would be so much fun, I would have had them first. This often-quoted humorous expression warmly shows...

Parenting: FAMILY FOOTPRINTS—The Non-negotiable Steps for Leading Well at Home

I grew up enjoying the childhood activity of ‘follow the leader’. Back in the prairies, it was especially fun to play after a fresh snowfall on our way to and from...

Parenting: 3 Things Parents Should Never Withhold from Their Children

As I look back, I was at times a rather selfish and insecure parent. I was too often tempted, especially in the early years, to parent the children worrying about how...

Parenting: The Ups and Downs of Summer Family Vacation

For most of us, we don’t get enough time together with those we love the most. Summer family vacations are designed to be great catch-up times to reconnect parents with kids....

Parenting: My 6 Greatest Joys in Being “Dad”

The truth is—my primary days of being “Dad” are over. Sure, I still hold the title and always will. But at best, I now only occupy a small place in my...

Parenting: Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie: SOLO Influence—How do I raise my family God’s way when my spouse isn’t interested?

QUESTION: I want to build my family on God’s principles, but my spouse has very little interest in spiritual things. What do I do? Dave: Donalyn and I sympathize with you,...

Parenting: BUBBLE WRAP CHILDREN: How Shielding Kids From Suffering Works Against Them

After speaking eight weeks this year to a Vancouver-based group of 150 parents in our iParent Series: Formatting the Next Generation, I received this amazing thank you gift pictured here. The...