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Category Archives: Marriage

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...

Marriage: Facing Burnout in Your Family

What is Burnout? At the core, burnout starts showing itself with a person’s growing inability to emotionally cope and effectively carry out their normal life responsibilities. This causes us inner stress....

Marriage: The Power of Shared History

The Power of Shared History I have a unique, one-of-a-kind Shared History with Donalyn. It may be the richest gift we share with someone as human beings. Truly appreciating this mutual journey...

Marriage: Life Lessons by Dr. Dave Currie

Everything You Really Need To Know, You Learn From Drinking An “Iced Capp” Robert Fulghum is famous for his prose “Everything I really need to know I learned in kindergarten”and yes, his...

Marriage: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged

LOVING WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN: The Top Questions to Ask BEFORE Getting Engaged  Love is not only blind but sometimes it is plain stupid. Whether naïve to real issues and in...

Marriage: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy

Loving in “3D”: Understanding Lasting Marital Intimacy The month this article went to print, Donalyn and I celebrated 44 years of marriage! That’s a ton of relational experience trying to get marriage...

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: Next Steps in Pornography Recovery

Next Steps to Recovery from Pornography I can’t count the number of times men have come to me and asked, “Why won’t God give me the freedom I’m desperately seeking?” Even...

Marriage: Opening up for Better Marital Connection

NOW YOU’RE TALKING: How to Open Up for Better Marital Connection To overcome misunderstandings and increase healthy interaction in marriage takes work for all of us. But listen, though we know intuitively...

Marriage: The Wisdom of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon – a 2018 Version of Proverbs 5 Avoid Pornography and Any Depiction of Immoral Sexuality My sons – and all you pre-teens, young people and even boomers,...

First Day in Heaven

FIRST DAY IN HEAVEN *Written on December 25th in the Morning 2016—Dad’s 1st Christmas in Heaven. There is no sting in death. Death has no victory. JESUS collapsed that regime totally...

God and Human Suffering: Part 3

Understanding God’s Perspective on Life’s Tragedies Part 3 of 3 on God and Human Suffering Why does God allow suffering in our lives? I get asked this more frequently than most...

God and Human Suffering: Part 2

Where is God When It Hurts? Part 2 of 3 on God and Human Suffering Tragedy after tragedy. Hurt upon hurt. Everyday it seems we hear more sad or heartbreaking news....

God and Human Suffering: Part 1

Where was God in Las Vegas? Part 1 of 3 on God and Human Suffering We have heard the unbelievable story of craziness and tragedy too many times. This time, it...

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...