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Can Conflict be Productive and Strengthen Your Relationship?

Chris Grace - November 15, 2017

How often does conflict show up in your relationship? How often does that conflict resolve in a way that is helpful and affirming to you? Is that even possible? Dr. Chris Grace provides insight on how to grow as a couple through the way you engage in conflict. It can re-establish your connection to the person, rather than breaking it down. Take a listen!


The Absolute Best Conversation Starter for Your Holiday Dinner

Alisa Grace - November 14, 2017

With the holidays coming up, there can be a lot of small talk over dinner with family or friends. This holiday season, what if you were able to connect with those you are celebrating with in a deeper, more meaningful way? What if there was a way to go deeper while still laughing and having fun? In this week's blog, Alisa Grace shares an experience that led their family to adopt this fun, meaningful new tradition into their the holiday celebration!


Cultivating Joy In Marriage

Dorothy Littell Greco - November 7, 2017

"In marriage, joy functions like engine oil. It reduces relational friction, which not only helps us uphold our commitment but also rejoice in it. Joy runs deeper than happiness because it has the capacity to transcend the details of our lives."  Dorothy Littell Greco explains how choosing to find joy in marriage, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, can be a source of life for your relationship.


How Important are Friendships in Marriage or Dating Relationships?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - November 1, 2017

Friendships can be a huge source of support and encouragement to you in life. When you start out on a dating relationships or a marriage, those friendships will undergo a change. Are those friendships still important to maintain? What place do they serve in the relationship with your significant other? How much time should you spend with friends once that new relationship begins? Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. TIm Muehlhoff share today about some of the things they have learned over the years about friendship within those relationships!


Are These Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety?

Chris Grace - October 31, 2017

These last few months I have been experiencing physical symptoms such as lightheadedness, fast heartbeat, loss of appetite/desire to eat, headaches, and fatigue. I have seen several doctors and gotten multiple blood tests done, but so far, everything has turned out to be normal. I find myself feeling anxious and wonder if my physical symptoms are arising from stress/not knowing how to cope with stress at work?


How Confession Transforms Marriage

Dorothy Littell Greco - October 24, 2017

If we want a transformed marriage, we need to regularly confess our sins to each other. Confession is not indiscriminately spewing your feelings on social media. It’s an honest, humble admission of the ways we have fallen short of God’s laws. Soong-Chan Rah writes in Prophetic Lament, “Confession acknowledges the need for God and opens the door for God’s intervention.” All of us need God’s intervention if we want a long-lasting, satisfying marriage. 


How Can I Avoid Emotional Affairs In My Marriage?

Aundrea Paxton - October 17, 2017

Often times, affairs are thought of just as physical. However, emotional affairs can take place if we neglect the emotional need of our spouse. From observation and research, these insights will help you preemptively protect yourself from these taking place!


Do You Feel Anxious? Is it Affecting Your Relationships with Others?

Chris Grace - October 10, 2017

We all know from personal experience that stress and anxiety are a normal part of our human experience. Life is full of daily hassles, perceived or real threats and challenges, and the usual ups and downs. Such experiences impact us physically, psychologically and behaviorally, as well as influencing our ability to engage in satisfying relationships. 

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