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“Communication”

Call a "Relational Truce" to Your Conflict

The Art of Relationships Podcast - April 12, 2017

Establishing and cultivating a healthy "relationship climate" can be hard work, especially in the midst of a disagreement. When couples get caught up in the heat of the moment, they can make mistakes that hurt the climate of their relationship. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore Proverbs to discuss the concept of a "relational truce" and how to apply it when working through conflict within a marriage.


Are Your Words Rotten?

Tim Muehlhoff - February 7, 2017

Since words are powerful tools that can be used either for good or for harm, the Bible often talks about keeping our speech pure and wholesome. So how would you assess your own communication with others? In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares about an experiment in his communication class where he demonstrated the importance of keeping our speech honest and upright.


Does Your Marriage Need a Good Workout?

Don & Alex Flecky - January 24, 2017

Every marriage will undoubtedly experience times of trouble and hardship, but how do you and your spouse overcome these periods of difficulty? In today's blog, guest authors Don and Alex Flecky explore eight practical ways to keep your relationship in shape. 


The Art of Good Listening, pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - January 18, 2017

Did you know that research shows listening is the most important communication skill for interpersonal relationships and establishing a career? Yet in our fast-paced, high-tech world, it can be a challenge to listen well. In part 2 of this series, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continue their discussion on the importance of listening and explore practical ways of setting aside time to listen to one another.


The Art of Good Listening, pt. 1

The Art of Relationships Podcast - January 4, 2017

Research shows listening is the most important communication skill for interpersonal relationships and establishing a career.  Yet in our fast-paced, high-tech world, it can be a challenge to listen well.  In part 1 of this series, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff identify common obstacles that prevent us from listening well.


Is it Okay to Have Relationship Goals in Marriage?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 3, 2017

Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff often talk about having realistic expectations for marriage, but should we just lower our expectations or is it ever appropriate to set goals?  Read their answer to this question.


Why Do We Place People in the “Friend Zone"?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - December 13, 2016

Categories help us to make sense of our world, especially when it comes to understanding the relationships we encounter.  Read Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muelhoff's words of advice for navigating relationship "zones."


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.

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