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The Tapestry of Marriage

Rolane Boersma - December 6, 2016

Oftentimes word pictures can be helpful tools when thinking about life and marriage. In today's blog, guest blogger Rolane Boersma discusses how a man and a woman form a new entity when they weave their lives together in the beautiful tapestry of marriage. 


What Does an Attitude of Gratitude Look Like?

Alisa Grace - November 22, 2016

As the holiday season quickly approaches, a common phrase that often gets thrown around in the Christian community is "have an attitude of gratitude". Is that you? Read Alisa Grace's latest blog for an exercise in self-reflection for the holidays. 


Are You Too Busy to Connect?

Alisa Grace - November 8, 2016

One of the most common problems married couples may face is the issue of not spending enough time together. Feeling distant from your spouse can be a sign that your schedules are too busy, which can lead to bigger problems down the road. In this blog, Alisa Grace provides practical ways to create more time spent together as well as fun and creative ways to enjoy each other's company.


Building a Marriage Support Network for Couples in Ministry

Benjamin Shin - October 25, 2016

Having a marriage support network for couples in ministry is essential for growth, longevity and encouragement. In this blog, Dr. Benjamin Shin shares some suggestions on how you can build a marriage network.


Am I Ready to Get Married? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Marriage

Aundrea Paxton - October 11, 2016

There are many things that should be considered at a deeper level BEFORE considering marriage. Oftentimes we place our focus on evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the other person, but it is also important to look inward and evaluate your own emotional health. Read this blog by Aundrea Paxton to find out 3 important questions to ask yourself.


Top 3 Barriers to Effective Listening and How to Overcome Them

Tim Muehlhoff - October 4, 2016

While we may understand why speaking before listening–giving our opinion without first gathering the facts–is folly, it is interesting that the ancient writer of Proverbs would suggest that speaking before listening is shameful. Read this blog by Dr. Tim Muehlhoff to discover the top 3 barriers to effective listening and how to overcome them.


Before You Save the Date: 21 Questions to Help You Marry with Confidence

Paul Friesen - September 27, 2016

In his book, Before You Save the Date, author and speaker, Dr. Paul Friesen poses 21 questions dealing with Convictions, Character, Compatibility and Chemistry to help couples assess their decision to move forward with marriage. Whether you are engaged, pre-engaged or just dating, you can use these questions to help you grow closer together and to clarify your relationship. 


Are Feelings of Shame Causing You Pain? How Grace and Love Overcome this Toxic Emotion

Chris Grace - September 20, 2016

Complex emotions like shame, embarrassment and guilt are often the source of deep relational pain, disconnecting us from the ones we love. In this blog, Dr. Chris Grace shares how we can overcome the power of shame and actually use it to strengthen our relationships.

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