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“Conflict”

Gottman's Best Relationship Advice, Pt. 1

The Art of Relationships Podcast - September 14, 2016

Today’s episode dives into a discussion about one of the leading marital researchers in the world – John Gottman. We’ve highlighted some of his best research-based tips for happy and healthy marriages and relationships, including the 5:1 ratio, the magic of 5 hours, love maps, and more!


5 guidelines on how to fight fair in front of your kids

Willa Williams - September 13, 2016

Having healthy conflict, a fair fight, in front of your kids can actually be a wonderful teaching moment! To make sure your healthy conflict is instructive for your kids, keep in mind the guidelines that Willa shares in her blog.


5 reasons to fight in front of your kids

Willa Williams - September 6, 2016

Many people say that their parents never fought in front of them, so they do not have any sort of model for conflict management in the home and often believe that they should actually do the same – and not fight in front of their kids. Read Willa's blog to discover why having healthy conflict, a fair fight, in front of your kids can actually be a good thing!


Conflict and Marital "Affairs"

The Art of Relationships Podcast - August 17, 2016

Conflict is inevitable in any close relationship, but there is cause for concern when reoccurring issues foster conflict in marriages. If not addressed, recurring conflicts caused by marital “affairs,” will lead to a decrease in emotional connection, trust and intimacy. Listen to this episode to learn strategies that will help you protect your marriage.


4 Components of a Communication Climate

Tim Muehlhoff - August 9, 2016

How you interact with your spouse on a daily basis is the single greatest factor that establishes the type of communication climate that surrounds your marriage. Read this blog to discover the four key elements of a communication climate and how to evaluate your own marriage.


Spiritual compatibility and ministry marriages

The Art of Relationships Podcast - July 20, 2016

This episode features guests Dave and Ann Wilson of Kensington Church in Detroit, Michigan. Dave and Ann are incredibly transparent and share about how they started dating and also some of the difficulties they had to overcome in their marriage. If you're getting serious in a dating relationship, don't miss their advice on spiritual compatibility. Listen to hear their story and gain insights on how to protect your marriage whether you are in full-time ministry or not.


What it means to truly forgive

Chris Grace - July 19, 2016

Forgiveness has an incredible impact on our relationships with friends, family and God. Most Americans say it is important to forgive, yet only 48 percent say they usually tried to forgive others. Why the gap? Read this blog on what it means to forgive and steps for how to grant forgiveness.


Is compatibility really that important? Pt. 2

Chris Grace - July 12, 2016

Growing up, most of us assumed that we will find an intimate other who would be our perfect match. In this blog, Dr. Chris Grace explores three types of compatibility that many experts agree are the most important when it comes to determining relationship health and success: personality, conflict and spiritual compatibility. Read to find out how to foster intimacy with the deepest types of core compatibilities.

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