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How To Marry With Confidence, Pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - November 23, 2016

In light of today's divorce rate, one of the biggest questions couples will ask before saying, "I do," is how can they be sure they're marrying the right person and if their love is the kind that will last a lifetime? In this second episode of "How To Marry with Confidence", Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen continue to discuss their book, Before You Save the Date: 21 Questions to Help You Marry with Confidence.


Cohabitation: Why not live together?

The Art of Relationships Podcast - October 12, 2016

Doesn’t it make sense to test the relationship or to save money by living together before marriage? According to research, cohabitation actually has negative consequences on the longevity of the relationship. In this episode, we share fascinating insights on the differences between people who are cohabitating and married, and also how to walk alongside those who are struggling in this area.


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. 


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!


The Top Three Types of Compatibility

The Art of Relationships Podcast - August 31, 2016

When we find someone who is compatible with us, we’re more likely to be attracted to that person, have greater intimacy, feel connected and have a great friendship. It is clear that compatibility matters – so what are the types of compatibility that are most important to determining relational health and success? In this podcast, we explore three types of core compatibility and what they mean for our relationships.


10 steps to take when a good relationship starts to go bad

Chris Grace - August 30, 2016

While some relationships are so toxic that it is unwise and unsafe to continue in them, there are also valuable relationships that are worth saving. Read Dr. Chris Grace's blog to discover three key differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and 10 things you can do when a good relationship starts to go bad.

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