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

Taking Positive Steps in Your Marriage

Taking Positive Steps in Your Marriage

For couples experiencing stress in their marriage because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Dr. David Clarke outlines some practical steps they can take to relieve that stress, strengthen their relationship, and build intimacy.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 8

All of us have been hurt by divorce in some way. Whether it was your own or a friend, the pain can leave lasting damage. Greg, Erin and John offer encouragement to those who have been divorced.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 7

Betrayal and abandonment are two of the biggest reasons many marriages fall apart. If your marriage, or someone you know is facing such a struggle today, you can find healing. Greg, Erin and John give thoughts on choosing forgiveness when your spouse has been has been unfaithful.

Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 9

Seeing a couple go the distance can inspire you to keep going in your own marriage. By serving your spouse, you can inspire those around you. John, Greg and Erin share about couples who’ve inspired them to honor God in their marriages.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 6

When you don’t deal with small marriage problems, it can lead to some devastating consequences in the future. But dealing with the problems can start your healing journey. John, Greg and Erin share how to stay close to God when your marriage is struggling.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 5

Confronting marriage problems isn’t fun, but it’s needed from time to time. How you handle them will determine the strength of your relationship. Greg, Erin and John explain how to surround yourself with godly influences when your marriage is in a difficult place.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 4

Your marriage will encounter a difficult season, but how you work through it will determine the strength of your relationship. John and Greg explain how you can encourage your spouse, even when it feels like the love has grown cold.

Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 3

Every marriage problem can be traced back to one word: selfishness. If not dealt with properly, your relationship will crumble. Greg and John talk about how you can let go of selfishness and give ideas for being a blessing to your spouse.

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Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 2

Marriage problems are connected to something being off in our relationship with God. John and Greg give some practical ideas for how you and your spouse can get closer to God.

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Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 1

Your marriage might be in trouble, but God can restore it, no matter how dark it seems. John and Greg explain how keeping your heart open to God helps to restore your marriage

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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.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

When Your Spouse Says “I Don’t Love You Anymore” (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist David Clarke walks listeners through the proper reaction and steps toward healing when a spouse says they have fallen out of love. (Part 2 of 2)

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When Your Spouse Says “I Don’t Love You Anymore” (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist David Clarke walks listeners through the proper reaction and steps toward healing when a spouse says they have fallen out of love. (Part 1 of 2)

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