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Couple Retreat

Valerie and I just returned from a conducting a couple’s workshop in the Bridgeland SDA Church in beautiful Calgary, CA. A truly amazing and inspirational experience! My workshops make use of the seven principles for making marriage work developed through the extensive research of John Gottman and his Seattle based team working in their love lab. The evidence supporting these principles is unparal...
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Beyond the Vows: 7 Spiritual Practices for Relationship Happiness

Studies show that a healthy relationship with God has direct benefits for our other close relationships. This is not surprising since we also know that we are relational creatures by nature. Our important relationships create us into who we are now and often dictate the quality of lives as we develop through our lifespan. But how relational are you? Do you find it easy or hard to practice behavior...
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How to Get through when you can’t get over 

Are you struggling with unresolved issues? In my experience many of us as Christians do. This seminar combines spiritual, biblical and psychological insights to explore and explain how God guides us through the difficult times of life. I utilize specific examples from scripture, history and contemporary life to help seminar participants examine their spiritual and emotional struggles; determine ho...
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Preaching and Teaching the Word

As a Minister I have over three decades preaching and teaching; to this I have added graduate training, research and clinical training to develop an approach that truly addresses the vital questions affecting our relationship with ourselves, God and others, particularly those closest to us. I have listed and described some of the programs on this page. Each seminar can be configured in order to me...
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Six Practical Sessions for Becoming a More Forgiving Persons

This seminar is based on the work of Dr. Everette Worthington Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and my many years of work helping persons find freedom in forgiveness. Research in Forgiveness has blossomed over the past decade however; there is a significant gap between research and individual knowledge and practice. Even more important Christian forgiveness is biblically based and diff...
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How to Bear Your Burdens Lightly

All of us as Christians often have burdens to bear and sometimes these burdens can be almost too heavy. At the same the promise of Jesus is that for those who follow him, their yoke will be easy and the burden will be light. But “how can the burden be light if the suffering is heavy?” The question was posed by the great Danish Christian writer of the nineteenth century Soren Kierkegaard. The prese...
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Life with God:  

How to enjoy your Christian experience through all the stages of life Every Season of life requires major changes. For example, the apostle Paul points out, “When we were children, we thought and reasoned as children do. But when we grew up, we quit our childish ways.” (1 Cor 13:11 CEV) The critical question is do we follow God differently as we develop though life? Are there differences in th...
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