Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

18/01 January 2018

Parental estrangement – a ‘silent epidemic’

by Amy Dueckman   Liz* always dreaded that question during the holiday season. “So, it’s Christmas… are you having all your family over?” She pictured her family together for Christmas dinner—all were there except for her daughter, Jenny. When Liz divorced eight years ago, Jenny took her father’s side. She refused to come to Liz’s […]

17/10 October

Ripe for the picking

by Dr. Dave Currie Ripe for the picking are words that describe fruit on a tree that is perfectly ready to be taken and devoured immediately – fresh, enticing, and delicious. The same concept can be applied to understand marital vulnerability in the social orchard. When is a person ripe for the picking? What makes […]

17/08 August 2017

The EX-Factor

by Dr. Dave & Donalyn Currie   “My husband and I are both on our second marriage. Our problem is his ex-wife. She’s always in his face, whether it’s about the kids, or money…if it’s not one thing, it’s another. We’re both so stressed about it that we end up fighting. I don’t want our […]

17/05 May 2017

5 things wise grandparents do

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am called ‘G-Pa’ referring to my role as the very proud grandfather of 12 amazing grandchildren. I haven’t heard anyone else called G-Pa in my life, likely because I made up the name. We’ve all heard of Grandpa, Grandfather, Granddad, Opa, Papa and even Granddaddy (we have southern relatives), […]

17/05 May 2017

A Mother’s Influence

by Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop, Coastal Church   An editor submitted a list of people to Winston Churchill, asking who on the list had been his teacher. He returned the list with this comment, “you have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers, my mother.” In Exodus 2 we read about Jochebed, Moses’ […]

14/04 April 2014

Steps to rebuild trust – Betrayed :Part 2

by Dr. Dave Currie Last month, in Part 1 of Betrayed, I laid out the challenges facing our generation regarding the breaking of trust. In it I detailed the 12 steps that the offending partner should take to seek to rebuild trust with their mate. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can view it […]

16/12 December 2016

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 […]

16/11 November 2016

Couple’s therapy – Part 3 Finding financial fairness

by Arnold Machel, CFP® “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.” James 4:1-2 […]

16/11 November 2016

‘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 […]

16/11 November 2016

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 […]