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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.


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.

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