Maintaining a positive romantic relationship, especially a long-term one can be tough. Both partners must be committed and put in the effort. In light of Valentine’s Day coming up soon, relationship expert and sociologist Dr. Alicia Walker explains what a healthy relationship looks like and how to keep the spark alive. Walker is also associate professor in the department of … [Read more...] about How to keep your relationship fresh and exciting
Law enforcement across Missouri will have access to free active shooter training thanks to a new MOU between Missouri State University and Missouri Department of Public Safety. The training curriculum is through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center. “This partnership will provide the national standard for active shooter training throughout the … [Read more...] about Partnership makes possible free active shooter training statewide
Whether you’re married or dating, keeping the passion burning strong in your relationship takes work and commitment. Dr. Alicia Walker, associate professor of sociology at Missouri State University and an intimate relationship expert, highlights a few things you can do to keep the spark alive in a romantic relationship on UpJourney. … [Read more...] about How to keep the spark alive in a relationship
To better explore religion’s role in mental health and overall well-being, Missouri State University has created a new interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality. This 15-hour program began this fall. It will help students to gain an awareness of the effects of spiritual reflection and practices on mental health and self-understanding. Dr. … [Read more...] about How do religion and beliefs affect mental health?
No one ever said relationships were easy and perfect — there will be good times and bad times. But, if you’re noticing a lot of red flags, it may be time to consider whether or not your relationship is healthy. Dr. Alicia Walker, associate professor of sociology at Missouri State University and an intimate relationship expert, highlights a few signs of an unhappy relationship … [Read more...] about What are some signs of an unhappy relationship?