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Welcome To My World: Tips to Help You and Your Spouse When You Disagree About Money

Shane Enete - April 11, 2017

It is not uncommon for couples to have significantly different attitudes about money, leaving one confused at the financial decisions of the other. It's vital for couples to identify and understand each other's "money world," and then use that information to actually grow closer together. In today's blog, Shane Enete, Assistant Professor of Finance at Biola, looks at various approaches to finances and explores different tactics to help couples find a middle ground with their money. 


How Do You Know You're Ready to Get Married?

Ask the Expert Q&A - April 4, 2017

The decision to get married is an important commitment that you want approach with confidence. While there is no exhaustive check-off list, there are some practical areas to evaluate in the relationship before popping the question. In today's blog, Alisa Grace covers a few of those areas to help you determine when you are ready to get engaged. 


How Can I Help My Spouse Deal with Serious Depression?

Ask the Expert Q&A - March 7, 2017

Depression is a delicate and psychologically complex disorder that requires great care and concern on the journey to healing. If your spouse is struggling in a fight against depression, what are some best practices to help them deal with it? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace offers sound guidance for helping your spouse battle depression.


What If I Don't Feel the Way I Used to Feel Toward My Spouse?

Ask the Expert Q&A - February 21, 2017

Realizing you no longer feel the same way toward your spouse that you once did is a scary and fragile place to be as a couple. Is it possible in the midst of hectic, everyday life to reignite that spark? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff provide easy, realistic ways to fan the flame in your marriage and rediscover each other in the midst of the busyness of life.


Performance-Free Love

The Art of Relationships Podcast - February 15, 2017

We know life was never meant to be a holy hustle, but often times it can be easy for Christians to slip into a white-knuckling mentality to try and earn God's love. If this try-harder attitude inevitably taints our relationship with God, what are some practical ways to rely on God's grace instead of our performance? In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, to discuss his newly released book on this very topic, "Saving The Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love."


What if Marriage Was Meant to Make You More Than Holy?

Biola CMR, Erik Thoennes - January 25, 2017

For the Christian couple, not only is marriage a gift from God, it is an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission with a forever partner. But practically speaking, what does it look like for a relationship to glorify God and advance the gospel? In today's video, Dr. Erik Thoennes explores Ephesians 6 to unpack what the Bible says about the true mission of a Christian marriage.


Does Your Marriage Need a Good Workout?

Don & Alex Flecky - January 24, 2017

Every marriage will undoubtedly experience times of trouble and hardship, but how do you and your spouse overcome these periods of difficulty? In today's blog, guest authors Don and Alex Flecky explore eight practical ways to keep your relationship in shape. 


What To Do When Your Spouse Has a Low Sex Drive

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 17, 2017

Sexual intimacy is a significant component of marriage, but what do you do when your spouse has a low sex drive?  In this post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff offer suggestions for addressing this sensitive topic.

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