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Listening Well for Relational Intimacy

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

relational intimacyWithin the realm of relationships, feelings of intimacy and closeness are fostered through responsive and empathic listening. This relational skill set is at the core of fostering dynamic and critical communication patterns for relational health.Read the rest →

Love Languages: How to Improve Communication in Relationships

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love languagesIn his book, The Five Love Languages, author Gary Chapman theorizes that people tend to naturally give love in the way that they prefer to receive love, and better communication between couples can be accomplished when one can demonstrate caring to the other person in the love language the recipient understands.… Read the rest →

How to Put a Positive Spin on Your Marriage

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Successful marriage

According to Newton, an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted on by an external force. How does this apply to a marriage? Once a spouse is firmly entrenched in a negative state of mind, it is quite difficult for them to move from it.… Read the rest →

How to Handle Conflict with Your Spouse

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Every marriage, from healthy to unhealthy ones, experience fights and arguments. Here are some easy ways you can resolve fights faster and come out stronger on the other side.… Read the rest →

Grant Stenzel Leading Couple’s Bootcamp Beginning October 1 at Compass Church

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Struggling in your marriage and looking for guidance?

This six-part Marriage Bootcamp led by Grant Stenzel could be just what you and your spouse need. Each month, starting October 1st, Grant will explore situations and topics that many couples face and provide tools to become stronger as individuals and and as a couple.… Read the rest →

How To Handle Conflict With Your Spouse (In Front Of The Kids)

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By: Grant Stenzel MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

“My parents never fought.”

If you and I had a nickel for every time we’ve heard that, we could put our funds together and go on a Costco shopping spree. Dibs on the peanut butter pretzels.… Read the rest →