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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discerning God's will, particularly when it comes to dating, can be a difficult and daunting task. Often times we get so caught up in the destination of God's will that we overlook the process and forget to ask him and trust him for guidance throughout the journey. In today's video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, Dr. Erik Thoennes and Alisa Grace explore what it means to seek and discern God's will while remaining faithful to what we already know to be true in scripture.
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