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23 of the Best Christmas Traditions Ever, Pt. 2

Alisa Grace - December 16, 2015

In her last blog, Alisa Grace discussed some important ways holiday traditions can benefit you and your family. In this blog post, she offers you a fun list packed full of practical, creative suggestions – gleaned from real-life families like yours - for Christmas traditions that will appeal to your family no matter what age or stage of life you’re in!


Proper Perspectives on Marriage and Singleness

Erik Thoennes - December 9, 2015

Does it ever seem like the church views singleness as a malady to be cured? For singles, do you find yourself believing that you need to be married to be truly fulfilled? How should the church view marriage and singleness, especially in light of passages like 1 Corinthians 7? In this video, Dr. Thoennes discusses this topic.


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.


Causes of Conflict Pt 3: “Can you hear me now?”

Tim Muehlhoff - December 1, 2015

In our closest relationships we desire to have a voice that influences each person’s life. We expect that a spouse, child, relative or co-worker will take our opinions seriously. When they are easily dismissed or ignored, conflict quickly escalates. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how a speaker's credibility affects our communication during conflict.


Why bother with marriage?

Erik Thoennes - November 18, 2015

American culture has seen a huge rise in divorce rates and disillusionment in the institution of marriage. There is also a normalization and acceptance of failed marriages in the Christian culture. So why bother anymore? What is God’s plan for marriages in the “divorce culture”? How can we find biblical hope for marriage? In this video, Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the glorious purposes of marriage.


Causes of Conflict Pt 2: "That's not how I see it!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 17, 2015

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continues his series on the Causes of Conflict. In this post, he shares insights on how disagreement often can be fostered from the differences in how we perceive reality. Read more for tips on how to promote productive conversations using the process of perception-checking.


Growing in Gratitude

Chris Grace - November 3, 2015

Couples who regularly express gratitude for each other are more satisfied with their relationship–they are more joyful, feel closer to each other, and are more committed to each other. Read more to discover practical tips to grow in gratitude.


Fifty Shades of Gray and the Cycle of Abuse

Tim Muehlhoff - October 20, 2015

“You start lying to yourself the minute the physical wounds go away,” a somber Rihanna told the media concerning her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Could the same be said of the fictitious Anastasia? Why, after her physical wounds healed, did she go back? The answer lies in understanding the tragic cycle that moves from tension to explosion to remorse to honeymoon. A cycle rooted in fact, not fiction.

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