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Category Archives: Companionship

Podcast 064: What Happens When the Butterflies of Love Die?

What Happens When the Butterflies of Love Die? How do you sort through and overcome the loss of that ‘loving feeling’. What to do when the honeymoon feeling fades? Does it...

eZine #29: 4 Moments that Matter and Strengthen Your Marriage

Moments that Matter: Leave the Camera Behind Dave and Donalyn recently returned from a trip to Israel, but Donalyn didn't take any pictures?!...(Read more)

Marriage: Like a Diamond for the World to See

I love marriage—for a different reason than you might think. One of my favourite things about marriage is the incredible illustration it represents of the power of Jesus’ relationship with us,...

Podcast 063: Myths About Marriage and Divorce

The Good News about Marriage: Debunking the Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce We celebrate as we clarify that the commonly understood divorce stats are WRONG! Hear Dr. Dave apologize!!! Marriage...

eZine #28: Marriage: The Art of Two Becoming One

Two lives combining to make one cohesive unit is a beautiful thing, in fact, that's why we call our marriage conference "Fusion." Have you ever tried to shake up a bottle of...

Podcast 062: MARRIAGE 2.0—SIGNIFICANCE: True Meaning in Life

From the Marriage 2.0 Seminar—Significance: “Half-time” adjustments increase true meaning in life. We share with maturing couples how to be sure that their life is making a difference. We discuss the...

Marriage: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of Mental Illness

HEADSPACE—Understanding the Turmoil of the Brokenhearted Someone in your world is hurting right now. No, they haven’t fallen and broken something. There was no ambulance or tow truck at the scene....

eZine #27: Men Forgetting Special Occasions—Avoiding the Doghouse

Special Occasions - Why all the Fuss? Have You Ever Forgotten and Found Yourself in the Doghouse?! Special Occasions can carry different degrees of expectations, and it seems that they are usually expectations on...

Podcast 058: MARRIAGE 2.0 – COLLABORATION: Partnership in Marriage

From the Marriage 2.0 Seminar—COLLABORATION: Constructive closure keeps your partnership growing. How can couples in the 2nd half of marriage continue to merge their lives together to create more teamwork and...

Marriage: What Happens When the Butterflies of Love Die?

I was meeting with a friend who was getting married in a couple of months. He and his fiancée have been dating for over four years and I was asking him...

Podcast 054: MARRIAGE 2.0—VINTAGE: Aging Graciously in Marriage

From the Marriage 2.0 Seminar—Vintage: Aging graciously makes you a pleasure to live with. How do you grow older with grace instead of becoming a Grumpy old man? What are the...

Marriage: How to be a Great Spouse

Be a Great Spouse First and Foremost—Getting Your Relational Priorities Straight I stood in the entrance of my son’s home with him and two of his guy friends. It was moments...

Podcast 053: MARRIAGE 2.0—TOGETHERNESS: Life-long Friendship in Marriage

From the Marriage 2.0 Seminar—Togetherness: Life-long Friendship in Marriage Dr. Dave Currie along with Wayne & Mary Jane, have a helpful discussion on the joys and challenges for couples in the...

Parenting: FAMILY FOOTPRINTS—The Non-negotiable Steps for Leading Well at Home

I grew up enjoying the childhood activity of ‘follow the leader’. Back in the prairies, it was especially fun to play after a fresh snowfall on our way to and from...

eZine #22: Summer Vacation

eZine 22: Summer Vacation—Summer is Already Half Over!  David McVety, Assistant Director of DFR, shares on his summer vacation so far: Our summer has been special and probably quite unique, I’ve been speaking...