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4 Ways Culture Impacts Relationships Pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - June 8, 2016

In the last episode, we explored the cultural trends of "hurry sickness" and "affluenza" and their impact on relationships. This week, we discuss 2 more cultural trends that result in highly unrealistic expectations for marriage. Listen to gain practical tips on how to overcome these cultural challenges.


Observations about marital love Pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - May 11, 2016

In the last episode, we discovered that marital love must be grounded in friendship, that the ultimate expression of love is unselfishness, and that sexual desire practiced before marriage clouds the ability to evaluate a relationship. Today we continue to discuss three more observations about marital love.


Observations about marital love Pt. 1

The Art of Relationships Podcast - May 11, 2016

Culture tells us that love is ambiguous or flimsy or can change, and most people fear that their love isn't going to last. Learning how to define what love is, is extremely important, especially if you're moving toward a lasting commitment in marriage. In this episode we discuss criteria for marital love that are crucial for lifelong commitment.


What to do when your partner just doesn't get it

Willa Williams - February 23, 2016

What should you do when your partner just doesn't get it? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, you are in good company. We all experience those feelings at some point or feel like our partner just doesn't understand us, or worse yet doesn't even care to. In this blog, Willa Williams (LMFT) shares two principles that will set you up to be better understood and better responded to by your partner.


Fifty Shades of Gray and the Cycle of Abuse

Tim Muehlhoff - October 20, 2015

“You start lying to yourself the minute the physical wounds go away,” a somber Rihanna told the media concerning her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Could the same be said of the fictitious Anastasia? Why, after her physical wounds healed, did she go back? The answer lies in understanding the tragic cycle that moves from tension to explosion to remorse to honeymoon. A cycle rooted in fact, not fiction.


Love Matters: Making sure your expectations don’t set you up for disappointment

Love Matters - October 13, 2015

Everyone has expectations for their most important relationships, but could they do more harm than good? In this Love Matters video, we explore the way expectations can impact your relationships, and how you can handle them well. 


The First Step for Effective Communication: Reclaiming the Power of Words

Tim Muehlhoff - September 9, 2015

The essential first step in crafting a difficult conversation is to reclaim a healthy respect for the power of words. When preparing to engage another in a difficult conversation we must acknowledge and anticipate the impact our words could have on another. 


Love Matters: How to communicate through conflict

Love Matters - September 1, 2015

When there’s a problem in your relationship, how do you respond? By shutting down? Yelling? Criticizing? Giving up? The way you communicate with your partner can be one of the most influential factors in how well you manage conflict. So check out our newest video, where we show you how to avoid destructive pitfalls in difficult conversations.

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