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.
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
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!
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?
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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