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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.


How to Start Spiritual Conversations with Your Spouse

Biola CMR - January 11, 2017

Christian couples are frequently encouraged to pursue spiritual intimacy in marriage, but if this was never modeled to you as a child, it can be challenging and maybe even uncomfortable.  In this video, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace share practical advice for couples who desire to deepen their spiritual relationship, but aren’t quite sure where to start.


Doing Ministry Together: Priorities of a Good Family Life

John Hutchison - January 10, 2017

While doing ministry together as a family often brings many blessings, it can also bring stress.  If left unchecked, that stress can become detrimental to a family.  Guest bloggers, Dr. John and Leah Hutchison, have been in ministry for over 40 years.  In today's blog post, they share some practical ways they've protected their family and home from unnecessary stress.


Is it Okay to Have Relationship Goals in Marriage?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 3, 2017

Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff often talk about having realistic expectations for marriage, but should we just lower our expectations or is it ever appropriate to set goals?  Read their answer to this question.


Sanctification Through Marriage

The Art of Relationships Podcast - December 21, 2016

Why did God design marriage? What can we learn about the character of God and His perfect love through a marriage relationship surrendered to Him? In this episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff take a deeper look at God’s purpose for marriage as they discuss insights from Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage.

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