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Category Archives: Companionship

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: Building Lifelong Friendship with Your Spouse

Learning to Gel: Building Lifelong Friendship in your Marriage I grew up on “Jell-O”. It’s that rather inexpensive gelatin that comes in a variety of flavors and colors. Looking back, Jell-O...

Marriage: Respecting the Laws of Relational Equilibrium

Is Your Marriage Teetering in the Balance? Respecting the Laws of Relational Equilibrium One fond childhood memory surrounds the pleasure of mastering the teeter-totter. It’s the playground apparatus that involves two...

Parenting: Adjusting to an Empty Nest

Q & A with Dr. Dave and Donalyn Currie Q: "After 25 years of our world revolving around our kids, the last one is about to move out. Do you have...

Marriage: The Merging of Lives in Marriage

How Do Two Become One in Scheduling? Our first fight was on the very first weekend home after our honeymoon. It was all about scheduling. I had made an assumption –...

Parenting: Creating Memorable Family Vacations

Q & A with Dr. Dave and Donalyn Currie   Some of my best childhood memories are from our family vacations, but now that I have a family of my own,...

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: The Secrets of “Happy Camper” Dating

Here is an amazing secret of dating for life. It’s easy to take our mate for granted as we get busier with work, kids and life. We quit dating and little...

Marriage: Helping Your Husband Battle Pornography

So, your husband is into pornography and you found out. Well, you’re not alone. This battle with the lust monster is a rising problem across the entire societal grid. With the...

Marriage: What’s the Deal with Valentine’s Day?

The Valentine’s tradition lives on as a day for people to express their affection to the special people in their lives. Though primarily between lovers and spouses, gestures of fondness are...

Marriage: Are You Romantically Challenged?

There are few things in life that compare with being “in love”. Occupying the center of another person’s universe is an emotional ecstasy as addicting as any drug. It’s simply amazing...

Marriage: Turning Your Christmas Inside Out

We often hear the quote, “It is better to give than receive.” Deep down in our hearts, we know it is true yet, that’s not the way Christmas is celebrated in...

Marriage: Til Death Do Us Part

What a Way to Go It was a living reflection of the famous touching movie “The Notebook”. Really no different than the characters that Gena Rowlands and James Garner played in...

Marriage: Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie—No More Than Roommates

Sometimes it feels like my husband and I are more like roommates than lovers. We still get along fine, but the sizzle has disappeared from our relationship. How do we get...

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...