Key marital research has proven that couples who participate in premarital counseling are 30% less likely to get divorced. This is why the Center for Marriage and Relationships provides a small, pre-marital group for students at Biola University. Zack Seals ('18) and Amber Gokey ('19) recently participated in one of these classes and now feel much better equipped with crucial relationships skills for their future.
Affairs, whether physical or emotional, are a really bad idea, so please take every precaution not to have one. Fortunately, affairs do not need to end a marriage. If genuine repentance and restoration driven by forgiveness and grace are experienced, there is no reason the marriage cannot survive and even thrive. Here are 8 important truths on the road to reconciliation.
Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships offers an upper-division undergraduate course called "Christian Perspectives on Marriage and Relationships." The course in 2018 is team-taught by Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Noreen Muehlhoff, and Dr. Rick Langer and Shari Langer. Students can take the class with the concentration in Psychology, Communication, or Biblical Studies. Hear what two best friends said about the course!
There’s no doubt we live in the age of the self-focused “selfie.” We even tend to use self-perceptions to evaluate how others interpret and see us. This happens so automatically that we often don't even realize it. Today, Dr. Chris Grace explains how we can combat our harsh, often damaging self-perceptions.
Hear the story of how the CMR's Going Deeper Together Marriage Conference impacted Liz and Eliseo Hernandez so much. The couple attended once as they were just starting out in their engagement and then decided to attend again after getting married. Take a look at some of the things that they learned!
Our college student thinks she may have finally met ‘the love of her life’ this semester and has already invited him to a number of family functions. To be perfectly honest, we are more anxious than thrilled. Do I just hide my feelings, or is it better to be truthful about what I see as a possible mistake in the making?
Speak or Hold My Peace
Spiritual intimacy in marriage is something that has to be grown over time, as you invest in it like you might invest in watering a garden or learning a new instrument. Last week, Alisa Grace talked about the importance of developing spiritual intimacy between a husband and wife. The discussion continues as she shares some practical ways to increase spiritual intimacy in a married relationship. What do you think of these? Would you add anything to this list?
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