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Is Premarital Counseling Really That Important?

Willa Williams - January 16, 2018

Premarital counseling provides a space to learn new skills, understand what a healthy marriage looks like, understand expectations within marriage and so much more. Today, Willa Williams (LMFT) explains why premarital counseling can benefit every couple before they obtain their marriage license. 


Humble Disagreements

Tim Muehlhoff - January 2, 2018

Our culture does not show how to handle disagreements well. Have you noticed? We are continually told that everyone can have their own perspective, but if you tell someone that you are right and they are wrong, that is close-minded or hurtful. We need to learn how to express our opinions and respect the opinions of others in a humble way that will encourage conversation rather than be divisive. 


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!


How I Talked To My Boyfriend About Pornography pt. II

anonymous - December 5, 2017

Talking to a significant other about hard topics is difficult, especially the topic of pornography. How do you approach this topic with truth and love? Today, we share how to have this discussion with a gentle heart and a kind spirit. 

 

How I Talked To My Boyfriend About Pornography pt. I

anonymous - November 21, 2017

Never in the first year of dating my boyfriend did I think that he had ever struggled with pornography—not him: he was too good of a person! So when I heard that almost all men, especially college-aged men, have struggled with pornography at some time in their lives, I immediately thought, “At least not him!” I was so confident that he had never struggled with it, so I never thought to ask.


The Absolute Best Conversation Starter for Your Holiday Dinner

Alisa Grace - November 14, 2017

With the holidays coming up, there can be a lot of small talk over dinner with family or friends. This holiday season, what if you were able to connect with those you are celebrating with in a deeper, more meaningful way? What if there was a way to go deeper while still laughing and having fun? In this week's blog, Alisa Grace shares an experience that led their family to adopt this fun, meaningful new tradition into their the holiday celebration!


6 Ways You're Teaching Your Kids Relationship-Killers and What You Can Do To Change It

Alisa Grace - September 12, 2017

As parents, our actions and words have a deep impact on our children. It's not always what we say to them, but what we say and do around them. Today, _____ dives deep into 6 ways we are teaching our children relationship-killers and how we can go about fixing them. 


Preparing Your Marriage for Parenthood

Emily Pardy - August 29, 2017

It's no question that your marriage will be impacted when you become parents, so how can you best prepare for this sudden change? Today, Emily Pardy, MMFT, offers practical tips on how to equip yourselves for parenthood. 

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