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Is It Okay to Hide Money From My Spouse?

Alisa Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 1, 2016

So many couples struggle to find a balance with their finances that it often causes tension and negatively affects the relationship. If money has become a stressor between you and your spouse, is it okay to hide money from them? Read Alisa Grace's answer to this woman's concerns.


Too Much, Too Soon? Setting Emotional Boundaries in Dating

Alisa Grace - August 23, 2016

As you start dating someone, the temptation can be to go too deep, too fast – especially emotionally. How can you tell when your emotional intimacy is pushing the limits? Read this blog by Alisa Grace for some guidelines to help you set healthy, God-honoring emotional boundaries.


Understanding How Your Spouse Connects to God

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - July 27, 2016

An important way you can grow in spiritual intimacy with your spouse is to recognize how God created you and your partner to connect to Him. We are each made with different spiritual temperaments, and when we recognize the way our spouse is designed, we can more easily find opportunities and activities together that will support and encourage their connection to God. In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace discuss the importance of understanding how your spouse connects to God. 


25 Ways to Make Your Parent's Day

Alisa Grace - July 26, 2016

In 1994, National Parents' Day was established for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." Parents play a key role in nurturing and developing us as children, but sometimes it can be easy to forget how much parents do to care for us on a daily basis. Here are 25 ways that you can express appreciation to your parents.  


How to identify hidden issues beneath your conflicts

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace - June 29, 2016

It’s happening again: your spouse made plans without telling you, or forgot to put the toilet seat down, or didn’t offer to do the dishes, and you’re seeing red. But are you really angry about the dishes? When emotions get triggered during hot button conflicts, it is important to be able to identify those hidden issues and understand what is happening at a deeper level. In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace discuss how to understand one another and communicate when conflict arises in your relationship.


17 ways to make your kid's day

Alisa Grace - May 10, 2016

Raising children is a difficult, but rewarding task. As a parent, you already work hard and sacrifice much to care for your children. But in this culture of busyness, it is important to take the time to connect with your children and be intentional about building a relationship with them. Read this blog for some simple but effective ways to express love to your kid and make him or her feel special on an ordinary day.


Is your college student stressed out?

Alisa Grace - April 26, 2016

If you are the parent of a college student, or perhaps you minister to one, you need to know that students’ stress levels increase significantly this time of year. Read this blog to find out 6 reasons why your college student is stressed out and how you can help.


So you want to start a marriage mentoring program at your church?

Alisa Grace - April 12, 2016

So, where do you start when you feel called by God to launch a marriage mentoring program at your church? Once you have prayed it through, and you have the go-ahead from the pastoral leadership of your church, the hardest part is usually recruiting mentor couples. Oftentimes they love the idea of helping a younger, less experienced couple in their marriage journey, but they hesitate for several reasons. Read this blog for the next steps in overcoming those barriers or fears.

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