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What About A One-Sided Relationship?

Chris Grace - June 27, 2017

In relationships, whether it's friendships, family, or romantic relationships, one person sometimes will put in more effort than the other. But what happens when only one person is willing to grow and change? Dr. Chris Grace explains how to approach this situation with frank evaluation of the relationship, as well as your own expectations.


Should A Man Treat A Girlfriend Like A Wife?

Chris Grace - June 6, 2017

Timing is essential in every relationship. If a couple has a firm, Christ-centered relationship and plans to get married, is it ok for him to treat her like he would a wife while they're only dating? In today’s post, Dr. Chris Grace answers the question of what is appropriate in a serious pre-engagement relationship.


How to Combat Defensiveness

Ask the Expert Q&A - May 16, 2017

During conflict, it's common for people to protect themselves by become defensive - especially if they feel like they are being criticized or attacked. But it’s really a way of casting the blame on your partner. So how do you receive criticism in a productive way without becoming defensive or taking it personally? And how can you share something that's bothering you without criticizing? In today's post, Alisa Grace and Willa Williams discuss practical, healthy ways that we can share complaints without criticism or defensiveness.


How Can a Girl Be Confident While Dating? Qualities of A Confident Christian Woman

Ask the Expert Q&A - May 2, 2017

Generally speaking, self-confidence is a universally attractive feature. Men especially find a woman's confidence appealing, particularly when it's rooted in the security of her faith, her self-worth and her place in the world. If you're feeling unsure of yourself, what are some practical ways to cultivate holy self-assurance? In today's post, Alisa Grace shares some qualities of a confident christian woman and how to become one. 


Rekindling Your Marriage As Empty Nesters

Ask the Expert Q&A - April 18, 2017

Couples entering the "empty nest" stage have usually been married for a while and may be stuck in a relational rut. What are some ways to rekindle your marriage and bring some freshness back? In today's post, Alisa Grace discusses why this is the perfect opportunity to spice things up by getting reacquainted with each other again!


How Do You Know You're Ready to Get Married?

Ask the Expert Q&A - April 4, 2017

The decision to get married is an important commitment that you want approach with confidence. While there is no exhaustive check-off list, there are some practical areas to evaluate in the relationship before popping the question. In today's blog, Alisa Grace covers a few of those areas to help you determine when you are ready to get engaged. 


Help! My Spouse Doesn't Like to Deal with Conflict!

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 21, 2017

Everyone deals with conflict differently. While some prefer to address issues right away, others may need time and space to process it. Others may even try to avoid it altogether. But the ability to resolve disputes is critical to cultivating a healthy relationship. Where is the happy medium if you and your spouse deal with conflict differently? In today's post, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace offer a creative solution to addressing conflict when one of you has difficulty doing so.


How Can I Help My Spouse Deal with Serious Depression?

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 7, 2017

Depression is a delicate and psychologically complex disorder that requires great care and concern on the journey to healing. If your spouse is struggling in a fight against depression, what are some best practices to help them deal with it? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace offers sound guidance for helping your spouse battle depression.

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