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No ring by spring?

Michele Fleming - April 19, 2016

If you spent the holidays watching your friends get engaged, you might be having some mixed feelings about being the only one without a new shiny ring. You’re happy for your friends, but when you are not dating or your relationship is not moving to the next step, it can be hard not to feel some jealousy.  Read more for 4 ways to make it through the wedding season. 


How to bless those who insult you

Tim Muehlhoff - February 16, 2016

When someone criticizes us, our instinct is to become defensive or respond in anger. In today’s polarized world, disagreements, even amongst friends, become sharp, heated and aggressive. But God calls us in 1 Peter 3 to not return evil for evil, and instead bless those who insult us. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares two practical ways to help you bless those who insult you.


Choosing your battles

Tim Muehlhoff - December 2, 2015

Conflict is a part of every friendship, working relationship, and marriage. But when it comes to disagreements, how can you know which fights are worth having, and which ones are worth letting go? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares two criteria to guide your decision.


Love Matters: How to handle a toxic relationship

Love Matters - September 14, 2015

Friends: not just a classic TV show, but some of the most important people in our lives. Friendships should be fulfilling, stabilizing, and healthy, but that’s not always the case. When someone crosses your personal boundaries, you can start to feel hurt or angry. In our newest video, we’ll discuss how you can keep your friendships healthy, and how you can maintain good boundaries.


The First Step for Effective Communication: Reclaiming the Power of Words

Tim Muehlhoff - September 9, 2015

The essential first step in crafting a difficult conversation is to reclaim a healthy respect for the power of words. When preparing to engage another in a difficult conversation we must acknowledge and anticipate the impact our words could have on another. 


Love Matters: How to communicate through conflict

Love Matters - September 1, 2015

When there’s a problem in your relationship, how do you respond? By shutting down? Yelling? Criticizing? Giving up? The way you communicate with your partner can be one of the most influential factors in how well you manage conflict. So check out our newest video, where we show you how to avoid destructive pitfalls in difficult conversations.


5 Qualities of a Happy Marriage

Chris Grace - July 20, 2015

Marriage is one of the most reliable indicators of happiness. Martin Seligman writes in his book Authentic Happiness that “marriage is robustly related to happiness,” is one of the best predictors of life satisfaction, and that married couples express the highest levels of happiness and satisfaction.


Relationship Status: "It's Complicated" ... Or is it?

Chris Grace - July 16, 2015

Whether single or dating, engaged or married, humans have a love-hate relationship with being in relationships. They are so simple in design, yet so complex in practice. When we are in love, we feel a flood of pleasurable emotions: from the warm calm of contentment to the overwhelming obsession of passion. But when we feel disconnected from others...

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