Welcome to Biola University's Center for Marriage and Relationships, where we seek to apply Biblical wisdom to healthy relationships through online media resources, events, premarital education and marriage mentoring, and training opportunities. Take the time to meet two of our leaders—Director Chris Grace and Consulting Director, Alisa Grace.
Chris Grace, Ph.D.
Chris Grace is the director of Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships. Earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Colorado State University, Chris went on to teach psychology at Biola University and served as the undergraduate chair of psychology. As a professor, Chris has received numerous awards including Who's Who Among College Professors and Biola University’s professor of the year. Outside of Biola University, Chris is on editorial review boards of various professional journals including Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. Chris, along with his wife, Alisa, speaks at marriage conferences and seminars across the country. He also co-hosts The Art of Relationships podcast and writes blogs for the CMR.
Alisa Grace serves as a consultant to Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships. Alisa graduated from Biola University (‘92) with a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations. She is passionate about mentoring younger women and newly married couples as she speaks on topics such as dating, relationships, marriage, and love. Alisa writes blogs, speaks through videos and answers difficult 'ask the expert' questions at the Center for Marriage and Relationships.
Christopher Grace serves as the director of the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships and teaches psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. He and his wife, Alisa, speak regularly to married couples, churches, singles and college students on the topic of relationships, dating and marriage. Grace earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Colorado State University.
Alisa Grace ('92) serves as the co-director of the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships where she also co-teaches a class called "Christian Perspectives on Marriage and Relationships." While she speaks and blogs regularly on topics such as dating relationships, marriage, and love, she also loves mentoring younger women and newly married couples, speaking at retreats and providing premarital counseling. Alisa and her husband, Chris, have been married over 30 years and have three wonderful children: Drew and his wife Julia, Natalie and her husband Neil, and their youngest blessing, Caroline.