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4 Components of a Communication Climate

Tim Muehlhoff - August 9, 2016

How you interact with your spouse on a daily basis is the single greatest factor that establishes the type of communication climate that surrounds your marriage. Read this blog to discover the four key elements of a communication climate and how to evaluate your own marriage.


Choose Love in the Deep

Carrie Stockton - August 2, 2016

Is marriage the only or ultimate form of deep love? As a single woman in her late 30s, Carrie Stockton has an extraordinary amount of love in her life. In this blog, she shares reflections on her singleness and what it looks like to choose love "in the deep."


Understanding How Your Spouse Connects to God

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - July 27, 2016

An important way you can grow in spiritual intimacy with your spouse is to recognize how God created you and your partner to connect to Him. We are each made with different spiritual temperaments, and when we recognize the way our spouse is designed, we can more easily find opportunities and activities together that will support and encourage their connection to God. In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace discuss the importance of understanding how your spouse connects to God. 


25 Ways to Make Your Parent's Day

Alisa Grace - July 26, 2016

In 1994, National Parents' Day was established for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." Parents play a key role in nurturing and developing us as children, but sometimes it can be easy to forget how much parents do to care for us on a daily basis. Here are 25 ways that you can express appreciation to your parents.  


What it means to truly forgive

Chris Grace - July 19, 2016

Forgiveness has an incredible impact on our relationships with friends, family and God. Most Americans say it is important to forgive, yet only 48 percent say they usually tried to forgive others. Why the gap? Read this blog on what it means to forgive and steps for how to grant forgiveness.


Is compatibility really that important? Pt. 2

Chris Grace - July 12, 2016

Growing up, most of us assumed that we will find an intimate other who would be our perfect match. In this blog, Dr. Chris Grace explores three types of compatibility that many experts agree are the most important when it comes to determining relationship health and success: personality, conflict and spiritual compatibility. Read to find out how to foster intimacy with the deepest types of core compatibilities.


Is compatibility really that important? Pt. 1

Chris Grace - July 5, 2016

Compatibility is a popular but confusing term. How do we know if it is a good match? Does it matter if we are generally more similar or different? Not all compatibility is created equally. In fact, matching up in one area may be pleasing and highly desirable, but may not be a good measure of future relationship health or success. Here are some things to think about, some things to avoid, and some things to be vigilant and prayerful about when it comes to compatibility with that special someone.


How to identify hidden issues beneath your conflicts

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - June 29, 2016

It’s happening again: your spouse made plans without telling you, or forgot to put the toilet seat down, or didn’t offer to do the dishes, and you’re seeing red. But are you really angry about the dishes? When emotions get triggered during hot button conflicts, it is important to be able to identify those hidden issues and understand what is happening at a deeper level. In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace discuss how to understand one another and communicate when conflict arises in your relationship.

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