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Category Archives: Overcoming Baggage

Marriage: Facing Burnout in Your Family

What is Burnout? At the core, burnout starts showing itself with a person’s growing inability to emotionally cope and effectively carry out their normal life responsibilities. This causes us inner stress....

Podcast 109: Understanding the Grief Process

Working Through Pain and Loss: Understanding the Grief Process Based on the ground-breaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, we share a clear and helpful understanding of the various stages of grief that...

eZine #49: Help for the Heartbreak of the Humboldt Bronco Family

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy has captured the hearts of all of Canada. Our national pastime combined in combination with a devastating accident that has taken 16 lives and injured many more, has left us feeling...

eZine #43: Facing Grief as a Couple

Grief is a terribly difficult thing to sort through for anyone. It’s additionally complicated, though, when you are grieving as a couple. It’s one thing when there is a loss in...

Podcast 78: Mental Illness—Understanding the Emotional Turmoil

Headspace: Understanding the Emotional Turmoil of the Brokenhearted What if someone in your family is facing mental health issues? There is so much we don’t understand about how the mind works...

eZine #32-Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17. Over 80% of sex crime victims are women and 80% of sexual assault...

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....

Marriage: The Masks We Wear—Who Are We Really?

I spoke recently at a single Parent retreat. The topic was “Masquerade” and our tendency to put on masks… to pretend to be someone we aren’t. Occasionally this is because we...

eZine #23: Facing Porn In Marriage

Facing Porn in Marriage Porn is NOT good for your sex life. As crazy as it might sound, for years the world has tried to tell couples that the best way to improve...

eZine #20: Till Debt Do Us Part

Till Debt Do We Part Navigating Spending and Saving in Marriage. Debt – it seems like something we all have in this culture. Is there ever a way to get ahead? For...

eZine #12: Forgiveness

Forgiveness - Poison or Blessing?   Forgiveness can be a difficult thing. I don’t think that any of us have any trouble finding situations from our past that have required forgiveness. As hard as it...

Why are you so Defensive – Part 1 – Dr. Steven Stosny on Marriage Uncensored with Dr. Dave

Length (10:00) Why are you so Defensive - Part 1 - Dr. Dave and Christie speak with guest Dr. Steven Stosny about the damage that defensiveness can do to a relationship....

Why are you so Defensive – Part 2 – Dr. Steven Stosny on Marriage Uncensored with Dr. Dave

Length (6:20) Why are you so Defensive - Part 2 - Dr. Dave and Christie speak with guest Dr. Steven Stosny about the damage that defensiveness can do to a relationship....

Why are you so Defensive – Part 3 – Dr. Steven Stosny on Marriage Uncensored with Dr. Dave

Length (6:26) Why are you so Defensive - Part 3 - Dr. Dave and Christie speak with guest Dr. Steven Stosny about the damage that defensiveness can do to a relationship....

Why are you so Defensive – Part 4 – Dr. Steven Stosny on Marriage Uncensored with Dr. Dave

Length (2:51) Why are you so Defensive - Part 4 - Dr. Dave and Christie speak with guest Dr. Steven Stosny about the damage that defensiveness can do to a relationship....