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Marriage & Family

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 […]

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Digital Delirium Part 2: Wise boundaries for your marriage

by Dr Dave Currie Unchecked digital habits are sucking the life out of too many marriages. I’m talking about all the time, energy and attention that goes to things like Facebook, texting, emailing, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, online gaming, kindles and a myriad of opportunities, attractions and apps that tend to preoccupy our lives. Digital distraction […]

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Digital Delirium Part 1: electronic devices and marriage

by Dr. Dave Currie Between my cellphone, iPad and laptop, digital technology has made my life better. I can do life faster and more efficiently. I depend on it daily. I rely on it deeply. I am seriously bent out of shape if one of my devices is not cooperating. Convenience to life – yes. […]

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What I learned climbing Mt. Baker

by Dr. Dave Currie Summiting Mt. Baker last month was “epic” for me. That became our team’s catchword of the day. My adult children had decided to give my Mt. Baker dream as a birthday gift. You see, from our house, we have an amazing view of Baker and I had often retorted that I’d […]

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Are you fun to live with?

by Dr. Dave Currie   Are you fun to live with? That’s a rather gutsy question to ask yourself. If you are not sure how you’d answer or what the truth might be, you can always ask those you live with. I dare you. Whether your spouse, kids, parents, siblings or a roommate, their responses […]