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Is your college student stressed out?

Alisa Grace - April 26, 2016

If you are the parent of a college student, or perhaps you minister to one, you need to know that students’ stress levels increase significantly this time of year. Read this blog to find out 6 reasons why your college student is stressed out and how you can help.


No ring by spring?

Michele Fleming - April 19, 2016

If you spent the holidays watching your friends get engaged, you might be having some mixed feelings about being the only one without a new shiny ring. You’re happy for your friends, but when you are not dating or your relationship is not moving to the next step, it can be hard not to feel some jealousy.  Read more for 4 ways to make it through the wedding season. 


So you want to start a marriage mentoring program at your church?

Alisa Grace - April 12, 2016

So, where do you start when you feel called by God to launch a marriage mentoring program at your church? Once you have prayed it through, and you have the go-ahead from the pastoral leadership of your church, the hardest part is usually recruiting mentor couples. Oftentimes they love the idea of helping a younger, less experienced couple in their marriage journey, but they hesitate for several reasons. Read this blog for the next steps in overcoming those barriers or fears.


How to deal with your partner's faults

Willa Williams - April 5, 2016

What should you do when you are tired of bickering with your partner over little things? You may notice a few faults when you are dating, but once you are married, you quickly find out all the ways that your partner does things wrong. In this blog, Willa Williams (LMFT) shares three tips that will help you communicate and understand one another in the midst of these situations.


Should we find marriage mentors?

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - March 30, 2016

Should we find marriage mentors? This is a question that you may be asking of your marriage if you've hit a rough patch or feel disconnected. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for many years, marriage mentoring can be an effective means to help you grow as a couple and move from striving to thriving. Read more to learn how you can pursue God's purpose for your marriage.


4 Key Aspects to a Healthy Communication Climate

Tim Muehlhoff - March 22, 2016

In today’s argument culture, we have lost the ability to cultivate healthy communication climates as we talk about controversial issues. The first step to having productive conversations is recognizing what a good communication climate looks like. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares four key aspects that must exist when speaking with someone who disagrees with you.


Why understanding context is important

Tim Muehlhoff - March 16, 2016

Before you give advice or make a judgment based on the first few words you hear from the other person, it is important to pause to seek understanding. Once you understand how that person arrived that their conclusion, then you will begin the right kind of relationship-building. Watch this video to hear Dr. Tim Muehlhoff address the number one problem between people who disagree with each other.


How to prevent difficult conversations from turning toxic

Tim Muehlhoff - March 9, 2016

We live in an environment where disagreements turn ugly quickly, and our instinct is to return insult for insult - whether online or in person. However, responding in anger or becoming defensive results in unproductive and toxic conversations. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares a communication strategy that you can practice during disagreements to help the other person actually listen to what you are saying.

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