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How To Marry With Confidence

The Art of Relationships Podcast - November 9, 2016

In light of today's divorce rate, one of the biggest questions couples will ask before saying, "I do" is how can they be sure they're marrying the right person and if their love is the kind that will last a lifetime? In this episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with the experts, Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen, and discuss their book Before You Save the Date: 21 Questions to Help You Marry with Confidence


Are You Too Busy to Connect?

Alisa Grace - November 8, 2016

One of the most common problems married couples may face is the issue of not spending enough time together. Feeling distant from your spouse can be a sign that your schedules are too busy, which can lead to bigger problems down the road. In this blog, Alisa Grace provides practical ways to create more time spent together as well as fun and creative ways to enjoy each other's company.


Engaging in Temporary Friendships

Biola CMR - October 20, 2016

Oftentimes friendships change as we go through different seasons of life. Inevitably, some relationships will drift as you graduate from college or move to a different location. So what does it look like to invest in friendships that may be temporary? Dr. Erik Thoennes and Noreen Muehlhoff share how to create depth and meaning in friendships even if they are temporary.


Am I Ready to Get Married? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Marriage

Aundrea Paxton - October 11, 2016

There are many things that should be considered at a deeper level BEFORE considering marriage. Oftentimes we place our focus on evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the other person, but it is also important to look inward and evaluate your own emotional health. Read this blog by Aundrea Paxton to find out 3 important questions to ask yourself.


How to Initiate Deeper Friendships

Biola CMR - October 5, 2016

In a culture that values sarcasm and humor over heartfelt openness, creating rich, meaningful friendships can be incredibly difficult. If you’re seeking out more substance in your relationships, how can you begin? In our Christian Perspectives on Relationships course, the panel – Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff, and Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace – share their thoughts in this Q&A session clip.


Top 3 Barriers to Effective Listening and How to Overcome Them

Tim Muehlhoff - October 4, 2016

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.


Gottman's Best Relationship Advice, Pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - September 28, 2016

If you want to know what makes relationships thrive and what tears them apart, learn from John Gottman, one of the leading marital researchers in the world. In this episode, we’ll continue sharing some of his best research-based tips for happy and healthy marriages.


Are Feelings of Shame Causing You Pain? How Grace and Love Overcome this Toxic Emotion

Chris Grace - September 20, 2016

Complex emotions like shame, embarrassment and guilt are often the source of deep relational pain, disconnecting us from the ones we love. In this blog, Dr. Chris Grace shares how we can overcome the power of shame and actually use it to strengthen our relationships.

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