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How Do You Think People Perceive You?

Chris Grace - February 21, 2018

There’s no doubt we live in the age of the self-focused “selfie.” We even tend to use self-perceptions to evaluate how others interpret and see us. This happens so automatically that we often don't even realize it. Today, Dr. Chris Grace explains how we can combat our harsh, often damaging self-perceptions. 


Boundaries and Blended Families

Veola Vazquez - December 19, 2017

Boundaries are important to establish in any kind of family relationship.  Blended families have their unique struggles and managing these struggles often requires a little finesse. However, just like in all relationships, blended families thrive on healthy communication patterns. Dr. Veola Vasquez shares some insight on how to engage these difficult conversations and grow closer as a result!

 

 


Have You Heard The Phrase "Think Before You Speak?"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 29, 2017

Proverbs 18:21 says, “It is folly and shame to speak before listening.” What does this mean in the context of friendships and relationships? Today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shows us how this Proverb is useful in conversations of disagreement and understanding. 

 

Dealing with Difficult In-laws?

Willa Williams - November 28, 2017

Dear CMR: My in-laws are having a hard time cutting the cord when it comes to my wife. They try to get involved in everything we do and it's causing us conflict. We're considering seeing a marriage counselor, but do you think her parents should be included in the marriage counseling? 

 

The Absolute Best Conversation Starter for Your Holiday Dinner

Alisa Grace - November 14, 2017

With the holidays coming up, there can be a lot of small talk over dinner with family or friends. This holiday season, what if you were able to connect with those you are celebrating with in a deeper, more meaningful way? What if there was a way to go deeper while still laughing and having fun? In this week's blog, Alisa Grace shares an experience that led their family to adopt this fun, meaningful new tradition into their the holiday celebration!


3 Reasons You Need a Dad

Aundrea Paxton - June 13, 2017

Dads play a vital role in a child’s development mentally, physically, and spiritually. And while fatherhood in itself may raise feelings of appreciation, resentment, or even regret, it is never too late to be fathered or be a father. In this candid blog based on her relationship with her own dad, Dr. Aundrea Paxton, Psy. D, breaks down three reasons why everyone needs a dad in their life, whether it is their biological father or someone else.

 


How Parenting Impacts Your Child, pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - May 24, 2017

Relationships are hard work, and parenting is certainly no exception. Child psychologists say that ages newborn to six are extremely formative in a child's self-identity, making it critical to establish a healthy parenting philosophy early on. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore the different seasons of parenting styles and offer practical ways to foster healthy relationships with your children. 


Are You the Mother-in-Law You Always Hoped You'd Be?

Alisa Grace - May 9, 2017

With Mother's Day right around the corner, it seems only appropriate we commemorate mothers, and specifically mothers-in-law. Since a great deal of women will have the joy of becoming a mother-in-law someday, it's important to understand the delicate dynamic and new territory that comes with that special relationship. In today's post, Alisa Grace provides practical suggestions on how to become the best mother-in-law you always hoped you'd be.  

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