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Category Archives: Communication

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...

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...

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 119: Facing the Challenges of Aging Parents

Podcast 119: Parents in Transition—Facing the Challenges of Aging Parents To help couples better support their aging parents through their later years discussing how to cope with growing parental needs, demands...

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....

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...

Podcast 104: Restoring the Peace in Extended Family Disputes

Cold Wars: Restoring the Peace in Extended Family Disputes Lines are drawn, walls are up and people are not speaking. Learn the wisdom principles and practical steps of extended family reconciliation....

Podcast 103: Personality Conflict in Marriage—Respecting Your Mate’s Temperament

Personality Clash: Respecting Your Mate’s Temperament Personality conflict in marriage? This podcast coaches couples through the common challenges that come with blending two lives with hugely different personality styles. We know...

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...

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...

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...

eZine #46: Understanding the Laws of Relational Equilibrium

eZine #43: Understanding the Laws of Relational Equilibrium Christmas is just around the corner and for many it is a time of amazing connection, family time and rest. For others, it’s...

Podcast 097: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust in Marriage

Betrayed: The Challenge of Rebuilding Trust Learn the steps in recovering from the devastating effects of a BETRAYAL in a marriage whether an affair, a sexual addiction or lying about a...

eZine #41: Health and Fitness in Marriage

eZine #41: Health and Fitness in Marriage Melissa and I do a fair bit of premarital counselling, we cover every topic you can imagine, all intended to be sure that at...