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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should we find marriage mentors? This is a question that you may be asking of your marriage if you've hit a rough patch or feel disconnected. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for many years, marriage mentoring can be an effective means to help you grow as a couple and move from striving to thriving. Read more to learn how you can pursue God's purpose for your marriage.
Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up right after just making it through the craziness of the holiday season. It can often be dismissed as an overly romantic or shallow holiday created for consumeristic Americans, yet for many it is a day set apart to purposefully celebrate love and romance. Read this devotional by Alisa Grace to discover how God led her to the most meaningful, purposeful, earnest gift to give to her husband for Valentine's Day.
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