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7 Qualities of A Happy Marriage

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - October 17, 2018

According to a leading marriage researcher, there are seven qualities of a happy marriage. If couples do these things often, their marriage will more than likely be a happy, satisfied one. The first on this list is that a couple laughs together on a regular basis. Can you guess the other six qualities? In this video, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace explain these seven traits and how they apply to relationships. 


He Doesn't Believe. What Do I Do?

Alisa Grace - October 16, 2018

Dear CMR,

I’ve been spending a lot of time with a guy I met at church and really like. He recently told me he believes God gave His Word to some people, but that other people also added their opinions to the Bible, so it’s not like the Bible is actually God’s Word. I believe the Bible is truly God’s Word, without error, and I live my life based on it.  Am I overthinking this or should this be a red flag as I consider whether or not to date him?

Disappointed and Unsure


3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Marriage Strong

Alisa Grace - September 19, 2018

Do you want to keep your marriage strong and firing on all cylinders? The good news is that it does not take loads of money, tons of time, or expensive date nights to do the job. In this video, Alisa Grace shares 3 easy steps that you can take today to keep your relationship strong. 


How Good Are You At Emotional Tennis?

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - August 22, 2018

What in the world is emotional tennis? When was the last time your partner made an emotional bid for your attention and you responded appropriately? Was it at the end of a long day and you unloaded the stress of the day? Was it an insecurity that your spouse shared with you and gave you the chance to affirm them? In this video, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace talk about how important these small bids for attention and affection can be to a relationship!


3 Ways To Ruin An Apology

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?


Deepen the Spiritual Intimacy of Your Marriage pt. II

Alisa Grace - February 13, 2018

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?


Full of Grace: An Introduction to Biola's Center for Marriage and Relationships

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - February 5, 2018

We are full of Grace—Chris and Alisa Grace, that is. Let us re-introduce ourselves and Biola University's Center for Marriage and Relationships. 


Deepen The Spiritual Intimacy in Your Marriage pt. I

Alisa Grace - January 30, 2018

If you and your spouse are not spiritually thriving in your relationship, you are not alone. How to share your spiritual journey as spouses is often a difficult area to navigate within a marriage. Today, Alisa Grace shares her experience and advice in developing spiritual intimacy. 
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