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Marriage: Closeness—The Fourth Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Closeness—The Fourth Pillar of an Amazing Marriage A great sex life: we all want it. And, judging by what we see in the movies, we've all got it. But we know...

Marriage: Companionship—The Third Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Companionship—The Third Pillar of an Amazing Marriage The Pleasure of Friendship We’ve all heard it said that you want to marry your best friend. It's an assumption that we all make....

Marriage: Communication—The Second Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Communication—The Second Pillar of an Amazing Marriage You likely don't need to be convinced that communication is foundational to a great marriage. If you've been married for any length of time,...

Marriage: The Secrets of “Happy Camper” Dating

Here is an amazing secret of dating for life. It’s easy to take our mate for granted as we get busier with work, kids and life. We quit dating and little...

Marriage: Commitment—The First Pillar of an Amazing Marriage

Commitment—The First Pillar of an Amazing Marriage There was a time not too long ago when "till death do us part" meant just that. Divorce was rare and considered taboo. Okay,...

Marriage: Getting Your Man Talking

Q & A with Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie   Sometimes I feel like I barely know my husband. It's so hard to get him to open up and talk about...

Marriage: Get on Course and Stay on Course

Start-up Tips for the First Five Years of Marriage..to Make it Last 50! Face it; we’ve seen a lot of marriages start up. We’ve seen those that have made it and...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 3—How to Forgive Someone

Forgiveness Part 3: How to Forgive Someone—Where There's A Will, There's A Way Forgiveness...when freedom is forged where fury once raged. It is far easier to talk about forgiveness then to...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 2—Why Forgiving is a Gift to Yourself

 Forgiveness Part 2—Why Forgiving is a Gift to Yourself Relational wounds come in many shapes and sizes. Why is it, or so it seems, that those who love us the most...

Marriage: Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

Forgiveness Part 1—What Does Forgiveness Look Like? The hurt and disappointment was eating me alive. Maybe you have felt it too. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I didn’t laugh. I...

Marriage: Moments that Matter—Learning to Connect for Life

Moments That Matter Each Day Ever heard it said, “Little things go a long way.” It’s true. These little things include what is said and done in even a few seconds...

Marriage: Marital Mayhem

Four Principles Guaranteed to Mess Up Any Good Relationship From over three decades of working with couples, four principles have repeatedly surfaced as part of those marriages that fell apart. While...

Marriage: Emotional Abandonment

When Your Spouse Shuts You Out As a counselor, it’s a complaint I hear regularly from people desperately looking for help for their empty marriages. If any of these lines feel...

DFR Daily Tip #29: Improve your sex life by improving your relationship.

DFR Daily Tip #29: Improve your sex life by improving your relationship. Sex is born out of relationship. Find out what unmet relational needs are preventing your mate from enjoying themselves...

DFR Daily Tip #28: Compliment Your Spouse

DFR Daily Tip #28: Compliment Your Spouse Compliment your spouse on how they look, dress or carry themselves with the goal of conveying how proud you are to be married to...