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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.


True Love Dates

The Art of Relationships Podcast - March 15, 2017

In a world that condones and even encourages the hookup culture, dating for Christians can either become a taboo subject or avoided altogher if not approached with the intent to marry. These two opposite extremes make dating a very confusing subject, especially if you don't belong in either category. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Debra Fileta, author of True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide To Finding the Love of Your Life, to discuss how Christians can reclaim the concept of casual dating and pursue each other in a God-honoring way.


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.


What is God's Will in Dating?

Biola CMR - March 8, 2017

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.


How Can I Help My Spouse Deal with Serious Depression?

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 7, 2017

Depression is a delicate and psychologically complex disorder that requires great care and concern on the journey to healing. If your spouse is struggling in a fight against depression, what are some best practices to help them deal with it? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace offers sound guidance for helping your spouse battle depression.


Do You Need a "Re-Focus" When it Comes to Your Marriage Mindset?

The Art of Relationships Podcast - March 1, 2017

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."


How Well Do You Know Your Emotions?

Chris Grace - February 28, 2017

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.

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