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“Engagement”

Can Conflict be Productive and Strengthen Your Relationship?

Chris Grace - November 15, 2017

How often does conflict show up in your relationship? How often does that conflict resolve in a way that is helpful and affirming to you? Is that even possible? Dr. Chris Grace provides insight on how to grow as a couple through the way you engage in conflict. It can re-establish your connection to the person, rather than breaking it down. Take a listen!


Engaged and Pregnant

Veola Vazquez - August 8, 2017

Change can be difficult, inevitable, and uncertain in the best of circumstances. But what happens when change occurs all at once? Dr. Chris Grace offers sound advice to a woman needing direction on being pregnant, being engaged, and when it's best to tell her children.


Listener Questions Answered, pt. 2

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - July 19, 2017

When dating, questions about marriage, conflicts about social media, and many other issues can start to rise. How you handle these questions and conflicts inevitably shape your relationship. Today, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff tackle these questions within the context of dating. Tune in to hear your questions, answered.


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. 

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