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Rekindling Your Marriage As Empty Nesters

Ask the Expert Q&A - April 18, 2017

Couples entering the "empty nest" stage have usually been married for a while and may be stuck in a relational rut. What are some ways to rekindle your marriage and bring some freshness back? In today's post, Alisa Grace discusses why this is the perfect opportunity to spice things up by getting reacquainted with each other again!


Welcome To My World: Tips to Help You and Your Spouse When You Disagree About Money

Shane Enete - April 11, 2017

It is not uncommon for couples to have significantly different attitudes about money, leaving one confused at the financial decisions of the other. It's vital for couples to identify and understand each other's "money world," and then use that information to actually grow closer together. In today's blog, Shane Enete, Assistant Professor of Finance at Biola, looks at various approaches to finances and explores different tactics to help couples find a middle ground with their money. 


Questions Everyone Should Ask While Dating

Biola CMR - April 5, 2017

Today's culture can cause unrealistic expectations about romance through movies that emphasize fairytale endings and true-love-overcomes-all themes. In reality, studies show that the main ingredient to a successful marriage is core compatibility; therefore, it's important to evaluate and establish this compatibility before making the decision to get engaged. In today's video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discusses vital questions to ask while dating that will help you make this important decision.


How Do You Know You're Ready to Get Married?

Ask the Expert Q&A - April 4, 2017

The decision to get married is an important commitment that you want approach with confidence. While there is no exhaustive check-off list, there are some practical areas to evaluate in the relationship before popping the question. In today's blog, Alisa Grace covers a few of those areas to help you determine when you are ready to get engaged. 


The One Sentence Explosion

Tim Muehlhoff - March 28, 2017

Do you ever get angry with someone but never say anything about it? That's called "stuffing." It is that period of time when tension builds between two people as a result of unexpressed disagreement, and if not dealt with properly, it is often expressed in an angry outburst or explosion. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explores the negative effects of these unexpressed conflicts and how Scripture helps us deal our anger and work through our disagreements in a God-honoring way that actually protects and restores our relationships.


Love, Respect, and Ephesians 5

Biola CMR - March 22, 2017

In addressing gender roles within marriage, Ephesians 5 is a text that is often misunderstood when taken out of context. Are we really called to love and respect each other unconditionally? And how in the world do we do that? In today's video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff helps us understand the foundational principles in Ephesians 5 and discusses how our personal spiritual growth is a must for us to experience a successful marriage.


Help! My Spouse Doesn't Like to Deal with Conflict!

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 21, 2017

Everyone deals with conflict differently. While some prefer to address issues right away, others may need time and space to process it. Others may even try to avoid it altogether. But the ability to resolve disputes is critical to cultivating a healthy relationship. Where is the happy medium if you and your spouse deal with conflict differently? In today's post, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace offer a creative solution to addressing conflict when one of you has difficulty doing so.


Healing the Hurt When Someone Crosses a Boundary

Tim Muehlhoff - March 14, 2017

Communication boundaries are recognizable in any relationship and play a vital role in establishing a healthy communication climate. A crucial point in any relationship is when these boundaries have been crossed, and you are faced with trying to reconcile the hurt. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff breaks down the different categories of communication and offers ways to foster reconciliation after a communication boundary has been crossed.

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