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My wife is physically abusive

We usually find ourselves talking about abuse where the wife is the victim, but on today’s Family Matters we’ll help a husband who is suffering physical abuse from his wife, and give universal steps that must be taken no matter what the abuse and who the perpetrator is.

Adopting an abused child

What do we need to know before adopting a child who has been abused? We're considering adopting a child under the age of 2 who was removed from his birth home due to abuse when only a few months old. He has been in the foster-care system for the past year. What kind of risks are we facing?

Husband refuses to work

Home-life can be greatly impacted by a spouse who is complacent and refuses to contribute to the household income and or responsibilities. What does one do in a situation like this?

Financial perspective for newly weds

When it comes to finances, couples need to be on the same page in order to avoid unmet expectations and a whole lot of disappointment in the relationship. In this Family Matters episode, we’ll speak about the financial perspective for newlyweds, but the principles apply to all marriages.

Encouraging family conversation

Have you noticed a decline in the amount of family conversation that happens in your home? How much face-to-face talk time is your family achieving in the busyness of life? We’ll discuss the importance of communication in this Family Matters episode.

Wife has sexually misunderstanding with husband

It’s probably safe to say that many couples have differences in their sexual needs. We often hear from women who just don’t have the same libido as their husbands, and this can cause a great deal of frustration and strain in a marriage. On the next Family Matters, we’ll speak into this kind of situation, stay tuned.

Child repeat negative Comments Made by Ex

In situations of divorce, there are often times ongoing feuds or discord between the ex-spouses. There can be a lot of negative feelings toward the ex-partner and unfortunately where children are involved, they can end up in the middle of all of it, and can even become the go-between, relaying messages or conversations that are unhelpful to all the relationships at play.

Parents fear child may be Victim of Cyber-Bullying

What can I do about kids texting intimidating messages to my cell phone and posting mean rumors about me on Facebook? At first I tried to ignore them, but the situation has gotten so bad that I don't want to show my face at school anymore. These people are destroying my life!

Mutual attraction between married friends

If a married man develops feelings for his friend’s wife, he knows that the implications are huge. But what is the underlying problem, and what can be done to ensure that martial destruction is not the end result.

Developing effective communications patterns with kids

Every parent wants their child to listen well, follow instructions and be able to have a meaningful conversation with them. But, in so many homes, there are nagging parents and defiant children facing up against one another on a daily basis. We’ll talk about ways to effectively communicate with kids.

Husband can't forgive the wife

How can I get beyond my spouse's critical attitude and forget about the many cruel things she's said to me in the past? After several years of marriage, I've come to point where I just can't take it anymore. I don't believe in divorce, so we're sleeping in separate rooms and living separate lives under the same roof. Now she wants me to forgive her so that we can move forward in our marriage, but from my perspective it's not quite that easy. Her cutting words still burn in my memory, and I'm not ready to become vulnerable again. What should I do?

Mom and Dad Disagree About Child Discipline

How can my wife and I come to an agreement about child discipline? I've tried to teach my son a strong sense of discipline, but my wife often disagrees with my approach and methods. She says I'm "too hard on the boy." As you can imagine, this can sometimes become a sore spot in our marriage. How can I fulfill what I believe to be my obligations as a father while still honoring my wife and respecting her perspective?

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