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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.


5 Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Willa Williams - August 16, 2016

Did you know that couples who receive premarital counseling have a thirty percent lower divorce rate than couples who do not receive any? Getting married is a huge transition in life, and one of the best ways to prepare for marriage is premarital counseling. Read this blog post by Willa Williams to discover 5 benefits of premarital counseling.


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.


Why forgiveness is essential to every relationship

The Art of Relationships Podcast - July 6, 2016

Most Americans will say that forgiveness is important, but when you have something to forgive, it becomes really difficult to do. The way in which you give and extend forgiveness can really shape a relationship. In this podcast, we explore what forgiveness is and isn't, and take you through the process of dealing with deep hurts.


Is compatibility really that important? Pt. 1

Chris Grace - July 5, 2016

Compatibility is a popular but confusing term. How do we know if it is a good match? Does it matter if we are generally more similar or different? Not all compatibility is created equally. In fact, matching up in one area may be pleasing and highly desirable, but may not be a good measure of future relationship health or success. Here are some things to think about, some things to avoid, and some things to be vigilant and prayerful about when it comes to compatibility with that special someone.

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