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Is Premarital Counseling Really That Important?

Willa Williams - January 16, 2018

Premarital counseling provides a space to learn new skills, understand what a healthy marriage looks like, understand expectations within marriage and so much more. Today, Willa Williams (LMFT) explains why premarital counseling can benefit every couple before they obtain their marriage license. 


When You Think They Can't Tell You're Upset, Think Again!

Tim Muehlhoff - January 10, 2018

We tend to think that if we hold back from expressing our thoughts or emotions, that no one will notice we are upset. Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains a communication principle today that might have you re-think that idea! People around you may be able to pick up what you are feeling, whether you want them to or not!


Are Opposite Sex Friendships Okay in Marriage?

Chris Grace - January 9, 2018

 

 


The Power of Influence in Marriage

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - January 3, 2018

Continuing their discussion of influence and it's role in relationships, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff turn their focus to marriage. In marriage, what role does influence play? How much influence should there be in decision making? How does your spouse express their opinions and desires? Do you have the chance to express yours? Listen as they discuss influence. Does it spark any thoughts on your own relationship? Share with us!


Willing But Unable

Willa Williams - December 26, 2017

In marriage, like a lot of other areas in life, there are things that we have to face that are not easy to do or obvious to figure out. Today, Willa Williams answers a very interesting question from one of our followers: How do you handle marriage when your husband is disabled and not able to work, but wants to provide? Read her thoughts below and see if you can think of other solutions to this issue!


Want To Encourage A Younger Married Couple? Here's How!

Chris Grace - December 13, 2017

Here at the Center, we often get questions about how to practically help encourage young married couples as they get started on their journey. What things can be done that will help them grow together, in good times and bad? What are they going to need the most help in? Dr. Chris Grace offers some very practical, simple ways to communicate your support and encouragement to newly married couples. Try some of them out and let us know how the couple responds!


The Risk of Opposite-Sex Friendships in Marriage

Chris Grace - December 12, 2017

Friends are those people that we do everyday life with. We live or work near each other, we do ministry together, we frequently connect online, or we work out in the same gym. This proximity helps us grow and sustain the relationship, and such “mere presence” leads to increased liking.  And this often leads to growing feelings of closeness or intimacy. Is there a point that becomes too close? Should those relationships be set aside completely? Dr. Chris Grace explains some of his thoughts and insight on how these friendships influence a marriage relationship!


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? 

 
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