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Want To Encourage A Younger Married Couple? Here's How!

Chris Grace - December 13, 2017

Here at the Center, we often get questions about how to practically help encourage young married couples as they get started on their journey. What things can be done that will help them grow together, in good times and bad? What are they going to need the most help in? Dr. Chris Grace offers some very practical, simple ways to communicate your support and encouragement to newly married couples. Try some of them out and let us know how the couple responds!


The Risk of Opposite-Sex Friendships in Marriage

Chris Grace - December 12, 2017

Friends are those people that we do everyday life with. We live or work near each other, we do ministry together, we frequently connect online, or we work out in the same gym. This proximity helps us grow and sustain the relationship, and such “mere presence” leads to increased liking.  And this often leads to growing feelings of closeness or intimacy. Is there a point that becomes too close? Should those relationships be set aside completely? Dr. Chris Grace explains some of his thoughts and insight on how these friendships influence a marriage relationship!


The Power of Influence pt. I

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - December 6, 2017

What influences you? Are you drawn to certain personalities over others? Do you trust people instinctively, even if you have just met them? Where does the ability to influence others come from? Today, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talk through the power of influence in our lives.


Are Close Friends of the Opposite-Sex Okay After Marriage?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - November 22, 2017

Friendship can be a strong source of joy and encouragement in your life, both same-sex and opposite-sex friendships. However, when you marry, there are different perspectives on whether or not those close friendships of the opposite-sex should continue. Listen as Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff approach this issue from different perspectives. Which side of the issue do you find yourself on?


Can Conflict be Productive and Strengthen Your Relationship?

Chris Grace - November 15, 2017

How often does conflict show up in your relationship? How often does that conflict resolve in a way that is helpful and affirming to you? Is that even possible? Dr. Chris Grace provides insight on how to grow as a couple through the way you engage in conflict. It can re-establish your connection to the person, rather than breaking it down. Take a listen!


Signs of a Healthy Friendship

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - November 8, 2017

Friendships come and go, but what are the signs of a long-lasting, healthy friendship? Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discuss the signs of a healthy friendship in today's Art of Relationships Podcast.


How Important are Friendships in Marriage or Dating Relationships?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - November 1, 2017

Friendships can be a huge source of support and encouragement to you in life. When you start out on a dating relationships or a marriage, those friendships will undergo a change. Are those friendships still important to maintain? What place do they serve in the relationship with your significant other? How much time should you spend with friends once that new relationship begins? Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. TIm Muehlhoff share today about some of the things they have learned over the years about friendship within those relationships!


Are These Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety?

Chris Grace - October 31, 2017

These last few months I have been experiencing physical symptoms such as lightheadedness, fast heartbeat, loss of appetite/desire to eat, headaches, and fatigue. I have seen several doctors and gotten multiple blood tests done, but so far, everything has turned out to be normal. I find myself feeling anxious and wonder if my physical symptoms are arising from stress/not knowing how to cope with stress at work?

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