Entries by Michael Sytsma

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Sexual Intimacy & Post Affair – Lifegiver Podcast

The Lifegiver podcast aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. In this candid interview (FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY), Corrie asks […]


The Good News About Marriage

Would your view of marriage change if you knew the following were true? The actual divorce rate has never gotten close to 50 percent. Those who attend church regularly have a significantly lower divorce rate than those who don’t. Most marriages are happy. Simple changes make a big difference in most marriage problems. Most remarriages […]

Thanksgiving Ideas

I have great memories of spending the holidays with extended family as a kid. Sitting around two ping-pong tables in my grandparents basement with a host of Uncles, Aunts, and cousins eating lots of great food. If your family get togethers are enjoyable, relax and revel in it, but be sure to make time to nurture your […]


Are You Cultivating Good Relationship Soil?

For most of human history, we have been personally tied to the land we live on as a source of sustenance. In this modern age, advancements in technology have all but severed this connection. While there is a move back to more locally grown food, chances are the food you eat travels hundreds of miles […]


When She Has the Stronger Sex Drive; Part One

This article was written for my friend Shaunti Feldhahn’s website – Shaunti.com. It is copied here but I recommend you also view it and the comments on her website. While there, sign up for her email list.  – Dr. Mike Conflict over sexual desire and frequency is the most common sexual issue causing distress in […]


Where do You Choose to Fail?

I read an article a few years ago that looked at time management. The authors had calculated the amount of time it would take to complete everything we are told to do. They determined it would take someone over 30 hours to complete all the important daily tasks (sleep, work, brushing teeth, exercise, devotions, etc.). My “take […]