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Category Archives: Overcoming Baggage

eZine #56: Spring Cleaning of the Soul

Spring is right around the corner and with it comes the urge for new beginnings and "spring cleaning”—dealing with the clutter in our homes after a long winter. But what about...

Recovery from Depression

Kickstarting Your Recovery from Depression Having personally walked through depression in 2001 and then coaching hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries online since 2003, the most powerful plan...

Podcast 119: Facing the Challenges of Aging Parents

Podcast 119: Parents in Transition—Facing the Challenges of Aging Parents To help couples better support their aging parents through their latters years discussing how to cope with growing parental needs, demands...

Podcast 116: Getting Your Marriage Out of Debt

Podcast 116: Seeing Red—Getting Your Marriage Out of the Black Hole of Debt To help couples understand the core principles and practical steps of getting their marriage back on track financially....

Podcast 114: Aging Graciously—Embrace Growing Older

Podcast 114: Aging Graciously—Learning to Embrace the Inevitability of Growing Older To help individuals and couples grow old in a way that reflects that God is in control of every part...

Podcast 112: Facing Depression in a Life and Marriage

Podcast 112: Soul Pain—Facing Depression in a Life and Marriage To help individuals and couples find a way beyond the difficult and challenging effects of one spouse facing depression. What to...

Podcast 111: Dealing with My Past before God, My Spouse and Myself

Getting Current: Dealing with My Past before God, My Spouse and Myself One of the most challenge podcasts you’ll listen to as we help individuals and couples experience a new level...

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 078: 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...