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Category Archives: Marriage

eZine #64: What’s Your Cell Phone Doing for You?

November eZine: Digital Delight or Distraction—What’s your cell phone doing for you? Notifications nudge us every minute. Each beep, squawk, buzz and vibration on our device beckons us to return to...

eZine #63: Lifting Up Others

October eZine: Lifting Up Others—Up Close and Personal Tips on Being an Encourager To ENCOURAGE by definition means to give support, to foster confidence and to bring hope. The breadth of its current...

Marriage: The Kite & The Blender

The Kite & The Blender: Approach Extremes to Stress and Conflict The kite and the blender. To be honest, I see a lot of this between couples. Often, these two extreme...

Marriage: Preventing Your Own Divorce

Preventing Your Own Divorce: The Soft Heart Approach   “I have yet to see a marriage fall apart where both hearts are soft toward God." Let it sink in. Then, read it again....

eZine #62: The Journey Beyond Anxiety and Worry

September eZine: Fear is a Liar—The Journey Beyond a Life of Worry September can be a time of great change for many. Kids heading back to school, families facing busier schedules, and...

Podcast 129: Intimacy Roadblock: Overcoming Sexual Barriers in Marriage

Podcast 129: Intimacy Roadblock: Overcoming Sexual Barriers in Marriage Dr. Dave Currie shares practical tips and a helpful perspective to help couples face the many challenges encountered in the bedroom, and...

Journey Beyond Anxiety and a Life of Worry

Fear is a Liar: The Journey Beyond a Life of Worry Fear immobilizes countless people. Many lives are riddled with some form of incessant worry, heightened anxiety or foreboding dread. Fear can...

Marriage: Analyzing Your Online World

Media Moderation: Analyzing Your Online World Notifications nudge us every minute. Each beep, squawk, buzz and vibration on our device beckons us to return to our online world. It’s the big world...

DFR eZine #61: Building a Godly Home

Understanding Sweat Equity—Taking the Steps to Build a Godly Home When a couple painstakingly goes through a challenging task of building their own home, and does not contract a professional home...

Podcast 128: RECOVERY 14 – WINGMAN– The Role of Accountability in Sexual Addiction Recovery

Podcast 128: RECOVERY 14 – WINGMAN– The Role of Accountability in Sexual Addiction Recovery Dr. Dave Currie and our podcast couple dive into the value of having an accountability partner when...

Lifting Up Others—Tips on Being an Encourager

Lifting Up Others—Up Close and Personal Tips on Being an Encourager To ENCOURAGE by definition means to give support, to foster confidence and to bring hope. The breadth of its current usage in our...

Podcast 127: First Responder’s Marriages Part 2: Wise Conversations for Survival

Podcast 127: First Responder’s Marriages Part 2: Wise Conversations for Survival This special podcast features Dr. Dave Currie along with Mike and Leanne Novakowski and Jonathan and Rachelle Siemens.  This podcast...

DFR eZine #60: Is your marriage teetering on the edge of imbalance?

Respecting the Laws of Relational Equilibrium in Your Marriage For many of the couples that come into our Care Centre, their relationship is off-kilter because they are not respecting the laws...

eZine #58: Dealing with Your Baggage

Did you drag a trunk full of JUNK into your marriage? According to our counsellors at the DFR Care Centre, the Number One challenge couples face in marriage is BAGGAGE—a person’s...

Marriage: Baggage in Your Marriage

Unpack Your Bags—Did you drag a trunk full of junk into your marriage? Communication? Money? Sex? For decades, these three famous challenges have been said to be the top three reasons...