It can be easy for a couple to slip into the mindset of their partner being there to make them happy, all the while losing focus on God's intended purpose for their relationship. What are some ways to re-focus this mindset and instill the biblical truth that marriage primarily is a means of glorifying God? In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley to explore this topic based on Pastor Loritt's new book, "Saving The Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love."
As individuals, we each possess a different set of emotions and personalities. Not only is it important to gain insight into our own emotional reactions, but into our partner's as well. In today's blog, Dr. Chris Grace explores the dynamic of understanding each other's emotional state so we can foster a relationship that thrives.
As Christians, we are called to love others like Jesus does: sacrificially, transformationally, intimately, and giving life, just as John 15 highlights. If loving our friends is a way in which we actually express our discipleship, how often does our love for others really reflect the love of Jesus? In today's video, Dr. Donna Thoennes uses Gary Inrig's book, Quality Friendships, to explore John 15 and offer a deeper view of the way Jesus loves us and how we can love others better as a result.
Realizing you no longer feel the same way toward your spouse that you once did is a scary and fragile place to be as a couple. Is it possible in the midst of hectic, everyday life to reignite that spark? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff provide easy, realistic ways to fan the flame in your marriage and rediscover each other in the midst of the busyness of life.
We know life was never meant to be a holy hustle, but often times it can be easy for Christians to slip into a white-knuckling mentality to try and earn God's love. If this try-harder attitude inevitably taints our relationship with God, what are some practical ways to rely on God's grace instead of our performance? In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, to discuss his newly released book on this very topic, "Saving The Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love."
Relationships can be hard work, and today's statistics show that most couples only spend two and a half hours together per day. With that much time apart, is it possible to still foster your relationship? In today's blog, Ken and Trudi Berding share some practical ways to love your significant other amidst busy schedules and spending most of the day apart.
Not only is marriage a wonderful gift from God, it is also one of the more visible relationships that he uses to grow and refine His people. But, is it the only one? In today's video, Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes answer the question: "Is marriage is the only relationship God uses to sanctify Christians?"
Since words are powerful tools that can be used either for good or for harm, the Bible often talks about keeping our speech pure and wholesome. So how would you assess your own communication with others? In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares about an experiment in his communication class where he demonstrated the importance of keeping our speech honest and upright.
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