Center for Marriage and Relationships
Marriage Mentoring Video Series
Learn how to encourage one another and walk alongside each other, growing closer in your marriage and closer to God.
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Overview

Welcome to Marriage Mentoring, a marriage enrichment course produced by the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships (CMR). The time you're investing is a worthwhile endeavor, for studies reveal that more than 80 percent of couples who go through marriage mentoring develop happier and stronger relationships with their spouses. 

This course features:

  • Video lectures from experts who provide foundational biblical truths coupled with current marriage research
  • A marriage mentoring workbook (purchased from CMR) to guide you through these 12 sessions


Instructors
Chris Grace
Tim Muehlhoff
Alisa Grace
Center for Marriage and Relationships

Christopher Grace serves as the director of the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships and as a professor at Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Grace earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Colorado State University. Since 1988, he has taught psychology and served in many administrative roles at Biola. Dr. Grace and his wife, Alisa, frequently speak at conferences, churches, and university institutions? universitions on marriage and relationships. With professional training and practical experience from nearly 30 years of marriage, they have counseled thousands of couples, sharing foundational and practical insights on enhancing intimacy. 

Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, gender and conflict resolution. He completed a Ph.D. in communication theory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his dissertation focused on helping couples move past marital gridlock— difficult issues in marriage that won’t go away despite time and effort. Dr. Muehlhoff has authored several books, including I Beg to Differ and Marriage Forecasting. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Muehlhoff and his wife, Noreen, have been frequent speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. 

Alisa Grace serves as a consultant to the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships and also co-teaches a course on Christian perspectives on marriage and relationships. She earned a degree in communications from Biola University, and previously served as director of women’s ministries at Redemption Hill Church — Whittier Hills, director of public relations at Far East Broadcasting Co., and director of internal communications and events at Biola University. While she speaks regularly on topics such as dating, marriage and love, she also loves to mentor younger women and newly married couples, and provide marital counseling.

Biola University's Center for Marriage and Relationships (CMR) is a trusted resource that combines the timeless, cross-cultural wisdom of Scripture with relevant and timely perspectives from scholarly research. Featuring practical resources such as an online blog and a podcast, the CMR exists to build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages in the church and broader culture.

Learn more about Biola's Center for Marriage and Relationships

Syllabus

The goal for this time is to prepare for the...
Overview
Introduction
Video
Jeanette Hagen Pifer and the Graces
Video
In this session, our biblical and marital...
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Ken Berding and Willa Williams
Video
How can a husband and wife be so similar, yet...
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Uche Anizor and Rob Fisher
Video
This session introduces couples to their...
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Mandy Catto and Tim Muehlhoff
Video
In this session, couples learn the scientific...
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James Petitfils and Chris Grace
Video
Forgiveness is one of the most powerful, yet...
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Matt Williams and Jana Anderson
Video
Connecting emotionally is a vital part of a...
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Katie Evensen and Chris Grace
Video
Communication is much more than just what you...
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Kelly Lundquist and Willa Williams
Video
Do you ever feel like someone you’re talking to...
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Octavio Esqueda and Tim Muehlhoff
Video
Conflict is often viewed as something negative,...
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Leon Harris and Alisa Grace
Video
Sexual intimacy is one of the strongest points...
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Daniel Kim and Aundrea Paxton
Video
People who commit to growing closer to God...
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Allen Hultberg and Aundrea Paxton
Video
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Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the assignments. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

While this course contains everything you need to successfully complete it, we recommend that you follow the link we provide to purchase the Marriage Mentoring workbook, a valuable resource that accompanies this course. 



Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.