According to a leading marriage researcher, there are seven qualities of a happy marriage. If couples do these things often, their marriage will more than likely be a happy, satisfied one. The first on this list is that a couple laughs together on a regular basis. Can you guess the other six qualities? In this video, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace explain these seven traits and how they apply to relationships.
I’ve been spending a lot of time with a guy I met at church and really like. He recently told me he believes God gave His Word to some people, but that other people also added their opinions to the Bible, so it’s not like the Bible is actually God’s Word. I believe the Bible is truly God’s Word, without error, and I live my life based on it. Am I overthinking this or should this be a red flag as I consider whether or not to date him?
Disappointed and Unsure
Emotional intelligence is something that is vital to any relationship. Being able to pick up on how another person is feeling, to experience those feelings with them, and to explore where those feelings have come from can establish a deep connection with them. Often in our culture, men are not taught to experience emotion as a way of connecting with another person. However, emotional intelligence is a process by which men can increase marital intimacy. It is like having a "secret code" to their wife's heart.
Friendships are funny things. When you have been hurt or have exciting news, it can be so encouraging to share with someone who can recognize those emotions. Often times though, it can be difficult to talk honestly about something going on in your life, even with someone you trust and have faith in. Why is it that friendships are so often kept at surface level?
Have you heard the statistic that the divorce rate in the United States is 50%? Have you also heard that number is not much different for Christian marriages? Those numbers are scary to think about, but are they accurate? Dr. Chris Grace writes this article to explain that those may not be as accurate as you might think and shares some research to support his suggestion!
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