Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this time of year, media tells a lot of different stories about what love looks like. Don't set yourself up for disappointment this year. Unrealistic expectations can ruin the day for you and your significant other or your spouse. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how Hollywood is painting an unrealistic picture of what relationships should look like.
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.
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