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10 Easy and Thoughtful Date Night Ideas

Debra Fileta - July 10, 2018

Dear CMR:

I have been trying to think of dates that I can set up with my wife that will help us connect with each on a deeper level. It can be hard to schedule that into our weekly routine with kids and other things making life busy. Can you help me with some ideas?

Signed,

The Busy Romantic


3 Ways To Ruin An Apolgoy

Jana Anderson, Alisa Grace - July 3, 2018

Picture this scene: someone has hurt you and they have apologized but you still feel a lingering sense of frustration or anger towards them. What happened? They apologized, but for some reason, it didn't quite communicate that the person is sorry. In this article, Alisa Grace and Dr. Jana Anderson explain three ways to ruin an apology. Have you ever caught yourself doing these things? Have you heard someone apologize in one of these ways?


Do You Know The Two Levels Of Communication?

Tim Muehlhoff - June 27, 2018

Imagine this scene: you are sitting at dinner with some friends and someone makes a comment about something you've done. Even though it was a true statement, it hurt your feelings. What is going on here? How do you explain this hurt feeling to the person? What they said was true. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains that there are two levels of communication: relational communication and content communication. Does his explanation put things in a new light for you?


How Can I Support A Friend Who Is Depressed?

Chris Grace - June 26, 2018

Unfortunately, many people struggle with depression today, and probably even more than we realize. Depression is a difficult and psychologically complex disorder, so what are some practical ways to help a friend dealing with it? In today's post, Dr. Grace offers sound guidance for helping friends and loved ones who battle depression.


7 Ways to Regain Confidence After a Divorce

Chris Grace - June 19, 2018

Divorce can be an earth-shattering experience. Life takes on a different texture and confidence in the things that you once believed in can be questioned. In this article, Dr. Chris Grace shares seven points on how to begin to build confidence back in yourself, in relationships, and in life in general. As you read through these comments, do you agree with these points?


The 7 Conflicts Every Married Couple Has

Biola CMR - June 13, 2018

Do you find yourself disagreeing with your spouse on a regular basis? Maybe it’s about money or division of household chores or how to raise your children. It seems like there are a thousand things to argue about. However, according to Dr. Tim Downs, every one of our conflicts can be boiled down to one of seven basic topics, including loyalty, security, and responsibility.


Dating After Divorced: What Do I Do?

Veola Vazquez - June 12, 2018

Dear CMR,

How do I date someone who has been hurt by a previous marriage? What should I be aware of? How should I encourage them in our relationship?

Signed,

Dating After Divorce


"Dads are Dispensable": 5 Myths About Fathers and Families

W. Bradford Wilcox - June 5, 2018

In our world today, fathers are getting a lot of mixed press when it comes to their importance to the family. In this article, Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, explains 5 myths about fathers and their role in families that you might have heard leading up to Father's Day. Do you resonate with any of these?

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