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Abusive Relationships Part II

In this second part of a two part series on Abusive Relationships, Michael Hart (MA, CCC) and Rick Lecuyer pick  up the conversation and discuss additional aspects of abusive relationships, such as the portrait of an abuser and some of the methods of emotional abuse. Some key steps in moving towards a healthier dynamic in […]

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Abusive Relationships Part I

  Rick Lecuyer joins Michael Hart (MA, CCC) in studio again for an in-depth look at emotionally abusive relationships. The biblical example of Nabal and Abigail (in 1 Samuel 25) is examined and characteristics of abusive relationships are explored. The discussion also looks at the question of what leads people to get into these relationships. […]

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Loving an abuser – friends and family of the victim

Many of us may have heard a story about or know someone who has been in an abusive relationship. Some of the people reading this might even be able to identify as someone who has been in an abusive relationship themselves. For many people who find themselves in this situation, just leaving the relationship isn’t […]

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Couples’ Communication Part II

Melissa Waggott joins Michael in studio for a continuation of their talk on couples communication.   Life Transformations airs at 9:30 AM every Monday on CHRI family radio (99.1 fm in Ottawa, 88.1 in Cornwall and 100.7 in Pembroke). Featuring Michael Hart as host,  this show highlights stories of life transformation, with testimonies of past clients and […]

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Couples’ Communication Part I

Melissa Waggott and Michael Hart discuss a very important component of intimate relationships – communication. Effective communication is a crucial aspect of satisfactory relationships, and it is not as simple as people assume it to be. Michael points out that simply being present is not the same as listening, and talking with one another is not […]

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Loving Someone With Depression

Sometimes relationships start with an awareness of a partner’s current or past struggle with depression, and a good idea of the challenge the couple is entering into. Other times, the depression doesn’t exist or isn’t obvious until much later down the road. And, as was the case in my relationship, sometimes a couple may think […]

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Is Christian Counselling Effective in Helping Couples?

by Michael Hart, MA,CCC Christian Counselling is now growing in terms of its popularity all around the world. Gone are the days when anything to do with religion was looked upon by psychologists and counsellors as being detrimental to one’s mental health. A plethora of studies have now shown that spiritual belief, a belief in […]

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Goodnight Kiss A “Thing of the Past”

The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. Eight in ten couples no longer kiss before nodding off.  Photo: ALAMY  The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter […]

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Sex: How Often Is Enough?

By: Letty in Education, Relationship & Dating (Posted February 11, 2011) Most people think other people are having more sex than they are. In truth, the only people having a whole lot of sex in my opinion are those in that dizzying first phase of romantic love when you are literally drugged by your own hormones and […]

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