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Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

COVID Cautions

Wisdom on Facing Pandemic Danger I am going against two personal convictions in writing this article. First off, I deeply dislike stirring up controversy. I have always wanted people to remember...

Marriage: Marriage Matters Special Podcast

A special Podcast with Truth and Nails! Some of us have had great examples of lasting and vibrant marriages. Others are struggling to find a person in their life who even...

Marriage: Keep Calm and Carry On | The Good News About Marriage

Christian marriages—keep calm and carry on! Following the Lord does make a huge difference on both the satisfaction and longevity of your most important relationship. Watch Dr. Dave passionately deliver his Sunday...

eZine #72 | Facing Temptation In Your Life

August eZine: Facing Temptation in your Life Featured Article: Facing Temptation in your Life At the core, temptation is an unhealthy draw or an unholy desire toward something that we know is...

Facing Temptation in Your Life

She came to me. Early twenties. Broken, confused and defeated. Why? She had repeatedly given in to the draw of being sexually intimate with her soon-to-be fiancé. She knew it was...

eZine #69 | The Downward Spiral of Worry

May eZine: The Downward Spiral of Worry We are in a season that understandably spawns worry. Frequent media coverage incessantly repeating unnerving words like world-wide pandemic, infectious disease, death tolls, quarantine,...

Marriage: The Power Of A Full-On Apology

To keep any relationship strong, it is as much about how well you forgive as it is how well you love. The apology-forgiveness cycle is one of the hardest skills to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Podcast 125: Facing Burnout within the Family

Podcast 125: Facing Burnout within the Family To help spouses and families better support and understand those in the family facing emotional collapse or physical exhaustion. Focusing on what they can...

Podcast 124: Family Crises—Where is God When It Hurts?

Podcast 124: Family Crises—Where is God When It Hurts To help couples and families face the dark and challenging seasons in life and to gain perspective and draw strength from a...

Marriage: The Value of Honest Disclosure

Coming Clean: The Value of Honest Disclosure When I was young, say ages 4–8, my mother would warn me—actually more like threaten me (add mom’s cross tone of voice)—“Don’t you dare...

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...