Emotional intelligence is something that is vital to any relationship. Being able to pick up on how another person is feeling, to experience those feelings with them, and to explore where those feelings have come from can establish a deep connection with them. Often in our culture, men are not taught to experience emotion as a way of connecting with another person. However, emotional intelligence is a process by which men can increase marital intimacy. It is like having a "secret code" to their wife's heart.
Friendships are funny things. When you have been hurt or have exciting news, it can be so encouraging to share with someone who can recognize those emotions. Often times though, it can be difficult to talk honestly about something going on in your life, even with someone you trust and have faith in. Why is it that friendships are so often kept at surface level?
Have you heard the statistic that the divorce rate in the United States is 50%? Have you also heard that number is not much different for Christian marriages? Those numbers are scary to think about, but are they accurate? Dr. Chris Grace writes this article to explain that those may not be as accurate as you might think and shares some research to support his suggestion!
As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.
Is there a secret to relational happiness? What if there was a simple concept that could help protect your relationship? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains a concept that Dr. John Gottman calls the "happiness ratio." For every one of these interactions, there should be five other interactions between you. It sounds simple, but is it? Take a look!
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