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Category Archives: Marriage

eZine #53: The Best Christmas Gifts

Ever been stuck wondering what to get your spouse for Christmas? Maybe it’s time to take a page out of God’s ideas for Christmas gifts. God loved us so much that He...

Podcast 107: Why Emotional Connection May Seem Impossible

Intimacy Anorexia: Why Emotional Connection May Seem Impossible Based on the landmark work of Dr. Doug Weiss, we seek to help couples determine if they are facing the paradigm of Intimacy...

Podcast 106: First Responder Marriages

First Responder Marriages: Facing the “Calls” at Home To discuss and understand the unique challenges that people in police, fire and paramedic careers face in their home relationships seeking to determine...

eZine #51: 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 may be one of the...

Podcast 105: Stay Connected When Work Calls You Away

Extraordinary: Finding Ways to Stay Connected When Work Calls You Away Débuting the new DFR Podcast Host couple—Leland & Carrie Klaassen—Listen to understand the principles and practical steps of keeping a...

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...

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: 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...

Podcast 100: What’s Your Cell Phone Doing for You?

Digital Delight or Distraction: What’s Your Cell Phone Doing for You? Working to grasp the pervasive and growing negative impact that our electronics are having on our lives and looking at...

eZine #50: Determining Sexual Variation in Marriage

One of the biggest reasons for divorce is issues in the bedroom. There are varying reasons for this, from sexual abuse to distorted understandings about sex often taught by the church...

Podcast 099: RECOVERY 9—Building a Sexual Recovery Plan

Podcast 099: RECOVERY 9—Building a Credible Sexual Recovery Plan Understanding the importance of the careful development of a solid and detailed plan for sexual and porn addiction recovery including choosing and...

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...