David Clarke

Dr. David Clarke is a licensed psychologist with a full-time practice in Florida, where he does extensive counseling with individuals and families. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Portland, Ore. Dr. Clarke has authored nearly a dozen books including Cinderella Meets the Cave Man, The Six Steps to Emotional Freedom and A Marriage After God’s Own Heart. He and his wife, Sandy, have four children. Learn more about Dr. Clarke by visiting his website: www.davidclarkephd.com

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Bible Reading in Marriage Is Transformational

Invigorate your spiritual connection by reading the Bible together. By applying biblical principles as a couple, you’ll reach into an untapped power source.

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Can We Talk? Communication Advice for Husbands and Wives (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. David Clarke offers couples practical advice for breaking down common communication barriers in a discussion based on his book Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Getting Your Man to Open Up. (Part 2 of 2)

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Can We Talk? Communication Advice for Husbands and Wives (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. David Clarke offers couples practical advice for breaking down common communication barriers in a discussion based on his book Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Getting Your Man to Open Up. (Part 1 of 2)

Help Your Kids Discover What They’re Good At

Children need to discover an ability or a skill they can be good at and achieve competence. And it’s our job as parents to help them find it.

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Rising to the Challenge of Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers parents proven, time-tested strategies for raising children to become healthy, well-adjusted adults in a discussion based on his intriguingly titled book Parenting is Hard and Then You Die: A Fun But Honest Look at Raising Kids of All Ages Right. (Part 2 of 2)

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Rising to the Challenge of Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers parents proven, time-tested strategies for raising children to become healthy, well-adjusted adults in a discussion based on his intriguingly titled book Parenting is Hard and Then You Die: A Fun But Honest Look at Raising Kids of All Ages Right. (Part 1 of 2)

What You Can Learn From the Bible’s Couples (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and author Dr. David Clarke shares valuable marriage lessons we can learn from famous couples in the Bible. (Part 2 of 2)

What You Can Learn From the Bible’s Couples (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and author Dr. David Clarke shares valuable marriage lessons we can learn from famous couples in the Bible. (Part 1 of 2)

Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don’t Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don’t Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

I’ve Been a Fool, and I Want You Back

It’s not over until the judge says you’re divorced. If you’ve destroyed your marriage, there are five things you must  not do and seven things you must do if you want to win back your spouse.

5 Reasons You Don’t Really Want a Divorce

If you’re considering divorce, think and pray before you make that choice. I believe God expects you to do your absolute best to save your marriage. I’ve seen couples succeed — it’s worth the fight.

Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others. (Part 2 of 2)

Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others. (Part 1 of 2)

Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Based on his book Honey, We Need to Talk, Dr. David Clarke explains how couples can strengthen their marriage by improving their communication skills. Discussion topics include typical communication styles of men and women, how men can be more intentional in initiating conversations, how to better navigate conflict, and more. (Part 2 of 2)

Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Based on his book Honey, We Need to Talk, Dr. David Clarke explains how couples can strengthen their marriage by improving their communication skills. Discussion topics include typical communication styles of men and women, how men can be more intentional in initiating conversations, how to better navigate conflict, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

When a Man Listens to a Woman

If you don’t listen to your wife, she might not feel loved. She could feel frustrated, hurt and rejected. Fortunately, there are practical things you can do to stay focused while your wife is talking.

When Talking Doesn’t Come Easily

I have a great conversation tool I’ve used for 25 years. Throughout your day, record things to share with your wife. Making notes is a simple act that’s the basis for what I call “couple talk times.”

Married to a Secret Agent

Your Secret Agent is intimacy-challenged. He or she may have no trouble talking about superficial things. But he or she closes down when it comes to any personal, below-the-surface conversation.

Closer to God and to Each Other

To love with God’s love in your marriage, you need to be connected to Him and joined spiritually to your spouse, placing God at the center of your relationship and growing closer to Him as a couple.

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