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How Can I Help My Spouse Deal with Serious Depression?

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 7, 2017

Depression is a delicate and psychologically complex disorder that requires great care and concern on the journey to healing. If your spouse is struggling in a fight against depression, what are some best practices to help them deal with it? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace offers sound guidance for helping your spouse battle depression.


Do You Need a "Re-Focus" When it Comes to Your Marriage Mindset?

The Art of Relationships Podcast - March 1, 2017

It can be easy for a couple to slip into the mindset of their partner being there to make them happy, all the while losing focus on God's intended purpose for their relationship. What are some ways to re-focus this mindset and instill the biblical truth that marriage primarily is a means of glorifying God? In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley to explore this topic based on Pastor Loritt's new book, "Saving The Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love."


How Well Do You Know Your Emotions?

Chris Grace - February 28, 2017

As individuals, we each possess a different set of emotions and personalities. Not only is it important to gain insight into our own emotional reactions, but into our partner's as well. In today's blog, Dr. Chris Grace explores the dynamic of understanding each other's emotional state so we can foster a relationship that thrives.


Do We Love Like Jesus?

Biola CMR - February 22, 2017

As Christians, we are called to love others like Jesus does: sacrificially, transformationally, intimately, and giving life, just as John 15 highlights. If loving our friends is a way in which we actually express our discipleship, how often does our love for others really reflect the love of Jesus? In today's video, Dr. Donna Thoennes uses Gary Inrig's book, Quality Friendships, to explore John 15 and offer a deeper view of the way Jesus loves us and how we can love others better as a result.


What If I Don't Feel the Way I Used to Feel Toward My Spouse?

Ask the Expert Q&A - February 21, 2017

Realizing you no longer feel the same way toward your spouse that you once did is a scary and fragile place to be as a couple. Is it possible in the midst of hectic, everyday life to reignite that spark? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff provide easy, realistic ways to fan the flame in your marriage and rediscover each other in the midst of the busyness of life.


Performance-Free Love

The Art of Relationships Podcast - February 15, 2017

We know life was never meant to be a holy hustle, but often times it can be easy for Christians to slip into a white-knuckling mentality to try and earn God's love. If this try-harder attitude inevitably taints our relationship with God, what are some practical ways to rely on God's grace instead of our performance? In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, to discuss his newly released book on this very topic, "Saving The Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love."


10 Ways To Love Your Spouse When You're Not Together

Biola CMR - February 14, 2017

Relationships can be hard work, and today's statistics show that most couples only spend two and a half hours together per day. With that much time apart, is it possible to still foster your relationship? In today's blog, Ken and Trudi Berding share some practical ways to love your significant other amidst busy schedules and spending most of the day apart.


Is Marriage The Only Way?

Biola CMR - February 8, 2017

Not only is marriage a wonderful gift from God, it is also one of the more visible relationships that he uses to grow and refine His people. But, is it the only one? In today's video, Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes answer the question: "Is marriage is the only relationship God uses to sanctify Christians?"

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