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Are You Falling Out of Love?

By: Glenn Lutjens

You remember the sleepless nights and the lightheadedness you experienced after seeing her big, beautiful smile light up a room. You recall when just the thought of him holding your hand caused shortness of breath and a queasy stomach. Read more

True Romance on Valentine’s Day

By: Dr Greg Smalley

One of my most memorable, or should I say, most humiliating, Valentine’s Day experiences happened in 2014. The chain of events started with an innocent conversation I had with my wife, Erin. Read more

Do You Trust Me?

By: Dr. John Townsend

Vicky sat at the kitchen table, stunned and hurt. Her four-year-old marriage to Alex, on which she had pinned so many hopes and dreams, seemed false. She had just heard from a friend that Alex had been seen lunching with an old girlfriend. Read more

Healthy Individuals Make a Healthy Marriage

By: Jill Savage

Standing in the kitchen, I heard the text notification on my phone. When I read the message from my friend, my heart dropped. We had both walked through hard seasons in our marriages. Mine survived — it appeared from the message that hers would not. Tears formed, and I just wanted to cry. Read more

Maintaining Your Marriage During the Parenting Years

By: Arlene Pellicane

Date nights during the courtship years might have included bouquets of roses, candlelight dinners and strolls through the park. But date night looks quite different now that you have kids. These days, your “romantic evenings” may more often involve finding free food samples at the grocery store and then heading to the discount movie theatre. Read more

3 Keys to a Stronger Family

By: Brett Ryan

Family is where your heart is…….

What do you think when you hear the word “family”? Family can envisage many different experiences and emotions. Some pleasant, but for some, it is the opposite. Read more

Love for the Long Haul

By: Mitch Temple

Note: Names have been changed

I’ll never forget the counselling session with Al and Olivia. They had been high school sweethearts and, now in their mid-50s, had been married almost 35 years. Al was about to retire after 25 years at a paper mill. Olivia was a registered nurse. They had three grown children and six grandchildren. Read more

Recognising Casual Disrespect in Your Relationship

By: Focus On The Family

Note: This article has been written from the perspective of women in the context of marriage, but applies to both men and women in friendships and dating included!

Showing disrespect has become a modern marriage pastime. We laugh as our favourite on-screen wives make fools out of their husbands, and before long we’re talking like these leading ladies. Read more

Responding Well When Your Child’s Sexuality Is Not What You Thought

By: Amy Van Veen

Several times a week, our care and counselling department receives phone calls from parents whose child has just “come out” to them, either identifying as LGBT or revealing the fact that they are struggling with their attractions or sexuality. Read more

How to Navigate Differences in Your Relationship

By: Ashleigh Slater

Having some differences with a potential spouse is inevitable. But which ones are red flags? Read more