The sun was just beginning to crest the mountains and spread scattered light through the trees. The quiet morning air was beginning to fill with the chirp of birds or the whistle of wind through the tall ancient pines. I could feel the cold mountain air in my lungs as I took an extended deep breath. I looked back at my tent and took in this beautiful woman lying there, still asleep. My wife. The moment sunk into my mind. I was married and spending a weekend away camping with my wife. Incredible.
When you think about your relationship with your spouse, are there obvious things that come to mind when considering problem areas? A relationship does not blossom overnight and neither does distance between you and your spouse. Debra Fileta outlines 10 areas to consider when you are protecting your marriage relationship. Do you recognize any of these areas? How do you combat them in your relationship?
What causes a marriage to thrive? What causes a happy marriage? What if one question could help you determine whether your marriage is thriving? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talks about this question, first posed by Dr. John Gottmann, leading marital researcher and author of 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. Try asking yourself this question! How do you find yourself answering?
When your dream of playing basketball is lost over a broken knee, where do you find hope? When you experience someone in your life coming down with cancer, what keeps your head up? In this podcast today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Dr. Chris Grace talk about how deeply we can feel disappointment and how we might combat that with gratitude.
Affairs, whether physical or emotional, are a really bad idea, so please take every precaution not to have one. Fortunately, affairs do not need to end a marriage. If genuine repentance and restoration driven by forgiveness and grace are experienced, there is no reason the marriage cannot survive and even thrive. Here are 8 important truths on the road to reconciliation.
Have you noticed? The culture around us pushes an idea that we should never settle for something we have, always trying to reach out for something bigger or better, newer or more intriguing. Today Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explain how taking time to be grateful for what you have can be a way to fight discontent. See if any of their tips resonate with you!
We all know from personal experience that stress and anxiety are a normal part of our human experience. Life is full of daily hassles, perceived or real threats and challenges, and the usual ups and downs. Such experiences impact us physically, psychologically and behaviorally, as well as influencing our ability to engage in satisfying relationships.
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