How a Christian is Called to Love

Love is a strong feeling of compassion, kindness, and affection towards another person. It is a feeling that influences how we relate or behave to one another as humans. When…

4 Codependent Habits that Wreck Relationships

There are codependent habits that wreck relationships but here’s the truth you may not know… Every relationship between two people who live together, love together and are together as partners…

The Best Episodes of Season 4

What an amazing fourth season we had of the Small Things Often podcast. We here at The Gottman Institute are proud to present informative, yet short resources that help you…

When Saying What’s on Your Mind is a Bad Idea

As Tori sat on the couch watching another Hallmark movie, she vacillated between being so angry she could spit nails and crying in self-pity. It was her birthday and her…

How to Stay Content in Your Marriage

Meeting the man or woman of your dreams and having a beautiful marriage is a blessing. Proverbs 18:22 talks about the goodness and favor a man receives when God gives…

When to Walk Away or Stay Put

We all have times in our lives when we are faced with making the decision to walk away or stay longer in a job, a relationship, a house, a city,…

Pandemic: Why Not Yet Leaping Out Into the World Isn’t Weird

We’re not out of this thing yet as evidenced by the tragic surges unfolding in Covid hot spots in the world.  But we sure are miles ahead of the dark…

5 Ways for Christians to Move Past Divisiveness

I’d just returned home from a meeting at church where the tension was high, tempers were hot, and the conversation was heated. On the ride home, I’d convinced myself that…

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving-Or Not?

From the moment Cathy opened her eyes in the morning, the same question gnawed at her… Is my relationship worth saving or not? Her husband Steve certainly wasn’t a bad…

How to Help Your Spouse Grow Spiritually

We are admonished in the book of Acts 17:27 to seek the Lord God for in him we live and move and have our existence. Though we physically live in this…