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Tense Holiday Conversations and the Third Story

Tim Muehlhoff - December 22, 2015

The holidays are stressful for a multitude of reasons. One significant one is that it brings together people who are not used to being around each other and may have serious disagreements and simmering emotions that are festering. Holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity for them to surface. If pressed into an unavoidable conversation, how should you start it?


23 of the Best Christmas Traditions Ever, Pt. 2

Alisa Grace - December 16, 2015

In her last blog, Alisa Grace discussed some important ways holiday traditions can benefit you and your family. In this blog post, she offers you a fun list packed full of practical, creative suggestions – gleaned from real-life families like yours - for Christmas traditions that will appeal to your family no matter what age or stage of life you’re in!


7 Ways Traditions Benefit Your Family, Pt. 1

Alisa Grace - December 8, 2015

Do you have a Christmas tradition in your family? Are there certain activities that your family does that build in special meaning? Traditions, when done right, lend a certain magic, spirit, and texture to our holidays. They can add tremendous depth and meaning. They cause the day to stand out from among other days as special. Alisa Grace shares 7 ways that your family will benefit from holiday traditions. 


Causes of Conflict Pt 3: “Can you hear me now?”

Tim Muehlhoff - December 1, 2015

In our closest relationships we desire to have a voice that influences each person’s life. We expect that a spouse, child, relative or co-worker will take our opinions seriously. When they are easily dismissed or ignored, conflict quickly escalates. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how a speaker's credibility affects our communication during conflict.


Your Family or Mine? 6 Keys to Planning How to Spend the Holidays with In-Laws

Alisa Grace - November 24, 2015

One of the hardest changes to navigate during the holiday season is sharing your kids and their spouses with the other in-laws for the holidays. Learn from Alisa Grace how to approach this holiday season with 6 keys to planning for the holidays in a way that blesses your family.


Causes of Conflict Pt 2: "That's not how I see it!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 17, 2015

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continues his series on the Causes of Conflict. In this post, he shares insights on how disagreement often can be fostered from the differences in how we perceive reality. Read more for tips on how to promote productive conversations using the process of perception-checking.


Causes of Conflict Pt 1: "We Argue Too!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 10, 2015

Because conflict is inevitable, we need to understand the factors that fuel it. In the next several blogs, Tim Muehlhoff will address the most common reasons conflict occurs in even the best of relationships.


Growing in Gratitude

Chris Grace - November 3, 2015

Couples who regularly express gratitude for each other are more satisfied with their relationship–they are more joyful, feel closer to each other, and are more committed to each other. Read more to discover practical tips to grow in gratitude.

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