Doesn’t it make sense to test the relationship or to save money by living together before marriage? According to research, cohabitation actually has negative consequences on the longevity of the relationship. In this episode, we share fascinating insights on the differences between people who are cohabitating and married, and also how to walk alongside those who are struggling in this area.
While we may understand why speaking before listening–giving our opinion without first gathering the facts–is folly, it is interesting that the ancient writer of Proverbs would suggest that speaking before listening is shameful. Read this blog by Dr. Tim Muehlhoff to discover the top 3 barriers to effective listening and how to overcome them.
When we find someone who is compatible with us, we’re more likely to be attracted to that person, have greater intimacy, feel connected and have a great friendship. It is clear that compatibility matters – so what are the types of compatibility that are most important to determining relational health and success? In this podcast, we explore three types of core compatibility and what they mean for our relationships.
While some relationships are so toxic that it is unwise and unsafe to continue in them, there are also valuable relationships that are worth saving. Read Dr. Chris Grace's blog to discover three key differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and 10 things you can do when a good relationship starts to go bad.
We know that the Bible tells us that there will be no marriage in heaven. So, with that in mind, is there any eternal significance to marriage? How should we take that into account as we invest in our relationships today? In this video, Dr. Erik Thoennes explores what biblical marriage should look like in light of eternity.
Conflict is inevitable in any close relationship, but there is cause for concern when reoccurring issues foster conflict in marriages. If not addressed, recurring conflicts caused by marital “affairs,” will lead to a decrease in emotional connection, trust and intimacy. Listen to this episode to learn strategies that will help you protect your marriage.
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