Marriage & Family

Marriage & Family

Betrayed: The challenge of rebuilding trust

by Dr. Dave Currie Betrayal rolls through my office like semi-trucks into a weigh station. On the freeway of life, people experience incredible emotional wreckage when they find out that someone they trusted has lied to them. This type of unfaithfulness is sadly too common. Here are some complicated situations that create broken trust: A […]

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Celebrate BC Family Day with kindness

 Celebrate BC Family Day with kindness by Judi Vankevich As we celebrate BC Family Day this month and begin to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, this is a great time to think about the strength of our nation’s families – the foundation of our nation. Many families are struggling – problems with marriages, finances and with […]

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St. Valentine’s Day, you gotta love it

by Jack Taylor Okay, I have to admit that I’m a hopeless romantic. I proposed to my girl at the exact minute when we’d been officially dating for 24,000 hours. It was 1976, we were watching the sunset from the side of Burnaby Mountain, sitting in my parked 1973 blue Valiant (in the front seat […]

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Birth and death, the ebb and flow of existence

by Dr. Dave Currie My life perspective was freshly sharpened by two recent family events. This first happened on November 15, 2016, when our last grandchild – our 12th – sweet little Radley Spainhour was born. Then, just 31 days later, on December 16, 2016, my beloved father Ken Currie died. Birth and death. Radley […]

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Rising love: A Valentine’s story

by Rev. Dr. Ed Hird   Former Prime Minister Lester Pearson’s wife Maryon once famously quipped: “Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.” So then, perhaps one could count Ruth Graham among the most lovingly, patiently surprised women in history. Renowned evangelist Billy Graham, aged 98, was recently named for the 60th consecutive year […]

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Committing to a New Year of good sex

by Dr. Dave Currie Relax. Though we are passed January 1st, you haven’t missed out. And while it might be really fun, the title is not referring to welcoming in the New Year while having sex. But don’t go anywhere! There’s more. Research shows the best sex is marital sex; it’s the most frequent and […]

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The best gift for your spouse

By Dr. Dave Currie Ever been stuck wondering what to get your spouse for Christmas? I sure have, especially since I’m a December 24th power shopper! I know, I don’t deserve much sympathy as one of those last minute guys. But I really do love to be creative and show unusual thoughtfulness to let my […]

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Fight for your families

by Laura-Lyn Tyler Thomson If you need marriage advice, just ask me; I’ve been married a lot. Not proud of that fact, but it is my reality. The church is facing this actuality more and more. Families are broken. Both husbands and wives are abandoning vows, children and responsibilities to find a new life. Communication, […]

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‘Face-to-Face’ couples have better heart and immune system

If your health isn’t so hot, it may be time to start improving your marriage. That’s because research shows a secure marriage actually helps to strengthen your physical health. And with cold and flu season upon us, it’s not just time to wash your hands, it’s also time to work on your relationship. “A secure […]

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Keep calm and carry on

by Dr. Dave Currie Winston Churchill’s tenacious spirit was undoubtedly what inspired the British government to produce this famous morale-boosting poster from World War II “Keep Calm and Carry On”. It was created to steady the nation against the recurring, formidable and crushing attacks and pending invasion by enemy forces. Its hope-filled, courageous tone can […]