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Category Archives: Forgiveness

Marriage: The Dangerous Slide into an Internet Affair

The Dangerous Slide into an Internet Affair *Story Used with Permission The key word is fantasy. More and more of us are living there it seems these days. It's the world...

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: Attracted to Someone Outside Your Marriage?

Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie—What if I find myself attracted to someone else outside our marriage? Dave: Wow, Donalyn, this is a gutsy question! I am really...

Marriage: I Did Not Marry My Best Friend and Here is Why…

It feels like I can’t get through 1 week without someone on Facebook announcing something like “15 years ago today I married my best friend” or a variation of those words. Well, I, for one,...

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: 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: Merging Grace—The Art of Two Becoming One

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”                           Mark 10:8 Two becoming one....

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: Companionship—The Third Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Companionship—The Third Pillar of an Amazing Marriage The Pleasure of Friendship We’ve all heard it said that you want to marry your best friend. It's an assumption that we all make....

Marriage: Do You Have Friends of the Marriage?

Misery loves company. It seems like a universal norm that people tend to look for others who will give them a sympathetic ear regarding the perils being faced in life. But...

Marriage: Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie—Honesty in Marriage

  Is honesty really always the best policy in marriage? Sometimes I think I could avoid a lot of trouble by just telling my wife what she wants to hear. What...

Marriage: Get on Course and Stay on Course

Start-up Tips for the First Five Years of Marriage..to Make it Last 50! Face it; we’ve seen a lot of marriages start up. We’ve seen those that have made it and...

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...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 2—Why Forgiving is a Gift to Yourself

 Forgiveness Part 2—Why Forgiving is a Gift to Yourself Relational wounds come in many shapes and sizes. Why is it, or so it seems, that those who love us the most...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like? The hurt and disappointment was eating me alive. Maybe you have felt it too. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I didn’t laugh. I...