Podcast – Technology’s Attack on Marriage: Finding Wise Digital Boundaries

The DFR team discusses the damage that the digital world can have on marriage and how to set up boundaries to keep your marriage safe. Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries   http://traffic.libsyn.com/doingfamilyright/DFR71.m4a Podcast #71: Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries   Originally posted on the DFR page HERE.  Follow this link to hear our podcast discussing the needed boundaries in our kids’ lives. 

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Podcast – What Happens to Our Relationship When the Butterflies of Love Die?

What happens to our relationship with the Butterflies of love die? Is it over – or is it part of the cycle of relationships? And can we get them back?   Join us on the DFR podcast as we discuss where to go from here – and if what “dead butterflies” mean for our relationships.     For Dave’s article on the same topic click here. or in my blog…

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3 Reasons Doing “Devotions” with Your Spouse is Difficult and 6 Ways to Help

3 Reasons Doing “Devotions” with your spouse is difficult and 6 ways to help   Living a mutually beneficial life of devotion to Jesus as a couple is a beautiful thing to see. I’ve seen many couples do this and asked some of them how and if they do devotions together. Many do, and they enjoy the time of study together and if that is you, I’m excited for you! There…

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The Myth that Marriage Completes You

  We have likely all heard it before, the classic scene in the movie “Jerry Maguire” where Tom cruise tells Renee Zellweger “You complete me.” It’s this moment in the movie where everything seems right again. The two main characters have finally gotten their priorities straight and have realized how much they need each other. The line is perfect because the audience can’t imagine them living without each other, and…

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4 Unexpected Ways to Put Children First: Hint- It’s All About Your Marriage

4 Unexpected Ways to Put Your Children First Hint – Its all about your marriage The second highest demographic for divorce is people who are married 25-30 years!   Does this shock you?   We have couples regularly telling us stories about how disconnected they are, how they don’t date anymore and in some cases describing finding their needs met in others, whether physical or emotional. They reminisce on the…

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Reversing the Order of Mistake to Confession and How Much Detail do I Confess?

  Reversing the Gap Between Mistake and Confession Its incredibly exciting to see the potential and change in an individual and relationship when, instead of having big gaps between when we sin and when we confess, we shift the point of confession to BEFORE the mistake even happens!  

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Hardships in Marriage – The Glue that Holds You Together

Hardships in Marriage – You’re looking at it all wrong!   How many times have you caught yourself wondering why things are so hard? Asking God about a tough situation in your life, or more specifically in your relationship? Maybe you’ve had a death in the family, or job loss that was really hard on your marriage. Maybe one of you has suffered from a long-term illness which has had…

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5 Things I Learned about Marriage at the Tough Mudder

I’ve done team-building exercises for years with both youth and adults of all ages. The results of doing things that are challenging in either physical or mental ways and having to accomplish them as a team is pretty incredible. Those involved usually walk away with an increased degree of connection and an unspoken and innate awareness that the people they are working with are on their team and will have…

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Praying Together as a Dating Couple Part 3: Finding Balance

Don’t forget to start with parts 1 and 2: Praying Together Part 1: 6 Reasons to pray together as a dating couple Praying Together Part 2: 3 Reasons NOT to pray together as a dating couple   Prayer as a couple is good, here are a few points to keep you cautious but intentional as you share your spiritual life with those you date.   So, after all of this, it seems…

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6 Reasons You SHOULD Pray Together as a Dating Couple: Praying as a Dating Couple Part 1

You may have heard the quote “The couple that prays together stays together,” that statement has generally been made in relation to Married couples, in fact research suggests that up to 92% of couples that pray together stay together (click here for some of Dr. Dave’s thoughts on praying as a married couple). But what about dating couples? How does this apply? And should it apply when you’re dating? After…

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