Breaking up over twitter? Telling them something really important in a text? Does it really make a difference how you do it? Most of us would share a resounding yes, but how what are the rules? In this podcast episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff share thoughts about the way you communicate having a huge impact on the message that the person hears you sharing.
What happens when she says "I don't love you anymore?" In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continue the conversation with former Detroit Lions chaplain, Dave Wilson. When his wife shared that with him on the night of their tenth anniversary, they had to reevaluate their relationship and where they were headed. How did they go from this place to now leading marriage ministries? Listen and find out!
Every relationship has points of tension that can evolve into fights. Couples can sometimes begin believing that disagreements and fights mean that their relationship is doomed to fail. While that isn't necessarily true, there are some signs that your relationship has taken a dangerous turn and needs to be adjusted. These four signs, outlined by marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman, are signs that your relationship may be in trouble.
"At one point I sat down with God to pray that I would die so that I could get out of my marriage to my wife." In this podcast, former NFL Chaplain for the Detroit Lions Dave Wilson sits down with Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff to share his story. Dave is currently one of the lead pastors of Kensington Church in Troy, Michigan. He walks us through how his marriage has grown from its rocky start. How did he grow from that low point to now leading marriage conferences around the country? Take a listen!
"You know you have forgiven someone when you wholeheartedly pray they would be blessed." In conflict, emotions are heightened and disagreements carry more weight. Even in the midst of deep differences, we are called to forgive people. Sometimes we are hurt by those who we are closest to. How do we own forgiveness when we need to apologize for something? How do we forgive someone when they ask for it? Walking out these steps can make forgiveness more meaningful and more restorative for your relationship.
When life changes bring uncertainty and fear into your relationship, what do you do? What about when your job is threatened? Or your spouse has a chronic illness? For Nickelodeon producer and animator Butch Hartman and his wife Juliann, that is exactly what happened in their marriage. Five different times the Fairly OddParents was threatened to be canceled. Juliann struggled with depression for eight years. Listen to what they learned about fear and commitment to their relationship through the hard times.
As Christians, we are supposed to love people, not just in word but also in deed. Does that sound familiar? It's pulled right out of Scripture. We are supposed to show others that we love them by our actions, by doing something for their benefit or their good, even in times of disagreement or difference of perspective. How often does that happen?
Does the name Butch Hartman sound familiar? What about the FairlyOdd Parents? In this episode of our podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talk with Butch Hartman, the creator, producer, and lead animator of The FairlyOdd Parents, an animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon for over 20 years! He and his wife Juliann share the story of how they met, how they got started in the entertainment world, and how they had to learn to fight for their marriage in the midst of the demands of their careers.
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