Emotional intelligence is something that is vital to any relationship. Being able to pick up on how another person is feeling, to experience those feelings with them, and to explore where those feelings have come from can establish a deep connection with them. Often in our culture, men are not taught to experience emotion as a way of connecting with another person. However, emotional intelligence is a process by which men can increase marital intimacy. It is like having a "secret code" to their wife's heart.
Spiritual warfare and marriage. At first glance, these two things may not seem to overlap, but what if they did? What would that look like? In this episode, we discuss the fact that marriages are indeed a target of spiritual warfare but it probably looks much different than you would imagine! Take a listen!
Have you heard the statistic that the divorce rate in the United States is 50%? Have you also heard that number is not much different for Christian marriages? Those numbers are scary to think about, but are they accurate? Dr. Chris Grace writes this article to explain that those may not be as accurate as you might think and shares some research to support his suggestion!
As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.
My husband and I have been married for 30+ years. He suffers from depression and takes medication. Here is my question: We have not been intimate in 5 years, and while he pursues going to the doctor for his physical and mental health, he does not pursue finding out why he has no desire for sex or intimacy. What can I do? I feel abandoned.
In this episode of the podcast, we continue the conversation with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at University of Virginia and contributing scholar to Institute for Family Studies. He points to some research on how important fathers are to their children, how playtime builds a connection with parents from their children, and how faith is passed down from parent to child.
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!
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