When you think about your relationship with your spouse, are there obvious things that come to mind when considering problem areas? A relationship does not blossom overnight and neither does distance between you and your spouse. Debra Fileta outlines 10 areas to consider when you are protecting your marriage relationship. Do you recognize any of these areas? How do you combat them in your relationship?
In our world today, fathers are getting a lot of mixed press when it comes to their importance to the family. In this article, Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, explains 5 myths about fathers and their role in families that you might have heard leading up to Father's Day. Do you resonate with any of these?
In this article, guest author Hannah Ellenwood continues the conversation on what qualities to value and look for in a future dating partner. Our culture recommends a long list of traits and characteristics and in this article, Hannah continues to share points that she has learned are most valuable to find in a person. The article includes a challenge for the reader to not only examine others but also to examine themselves. What do you think of these traits?
If someone were to sit down and ask you what to look for in an ideal dating partner, what would you say? Attractive? Charismatic? Thoughtful? Sensitive? Adventurous? In this article, guest author and Biola alum Hannah Ellenwood ('15) writes about things that she has learned to look for, things that she may not have considered important in years past. As you read her thoughts, do they challenge the things you would consider most important in a dating partner?
An affair can be earth-shaking for the people involved. The relationship has been broken and there is now a new foundation of trust, honesty, and pursuit that needs to be built. In this article, Dr. Paul Friesen continues to share steps to rebuild that foundation for your marriage after experiencing an affair. Take a look at these steps to see how you can work towards restoration and forgiveness in your relationship.
Affairs, whether physical or emotional, are a really bad idea, so please take every precaution not to have one. Fortunately, affairs do not need to end a marriage. If genuine repentance and restoration driven by forgiveness and grace are experienced, there is no reason the marriage cannot survive and even thrive. Here are 8 important truths on the road to reconciliation.
Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships offers an upper-division undergraduate course called "Christian Perspectives on Marriage and Relationships." The course in 2018 is team-taught by Dr. Chris Grace and Alisa Grace, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Noreen Muehlhoff, and Dr. Rick Langer and Shari Langer. Students can take the class with the concentration in Psychology, Communication, or Biblical Studies. Hear what two best friends said about the course!
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