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The 7 Conflicts Every Married Couple Has

Biola CMR - August 9, 2017

Do you find yourself disagreeing with your spouse on a regular basis? Maybe it’s about money or division of household chores or how to raise your children. It seems like there are a thousand things to argue about. However, according to Dr. Tim Downs, every one of our conflicts can be boiled down to one of seven basic topics, including loyalty, security, and responsibility.


Engaged and Pregnant

Veola Vazquez - August 8, 2017

Change can be difficult, inevitable, and uncertain in the best of circumstances. But what happens when change occurs all at once? Dr. Chris Grace offers sound advice to a woman needing direction on being pregnant, being engaged, and when it's best to tell her children.


8 Guidelines for Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution 

Willa Williams - August 1, 2017

"Be kind and be descriptive." These are the two dictating guidelines for navigating communication and conflict resolution in any relationship. In a continuing series, marriage and family therapist, Willa Williams, outlines 8 practical guidelines for effective communication and conflict resolution.


What Forgiveness Is and Isn't

Chris Grace - July 26, 2017

Forgiveness is one of the hardest parts of relationships, but it’s also vital for them to flourish. But is forgiveness ignoring others when they treat us badly or pretending everything is alright? In this video, Dr. Chris Grace examines just that when he discusses what forgiveness is and isn’t.


Trying to Avoid Awkwardness After Rejection

Chris Grace - July 25, 2017

Being friends is one thing, but trying to be friends after rejection is another. It's an awkward situation to navigate, but it can be done! Today, Dr. Chris Grace offers help for how to be friends with someone after they rejected you. 


5 Reasons to Communicate and Resolve Conflict from a Spiritual Perspective

Willa Williams - July 18, 2017

The skills of communication and conflict resolution are crucial in relationships, but are there spiritual benefits as well? Today, Willa Williams (MA, LMFT) wraps up her series by diving deeper into five motivations for communicating and resolving conflict from a spiritual perspective. 


How to Communicate Dissatisfaction with Your Partner

Tim Muehlhoff - July 12, 2017

It isn’t necessary to see eye-to-eye on every topic in a marriage, but if you see something wrong in your relationship, and your spouse refuses to listen to your complaints, what can you do? Is it possible to convince your partner that something is broken if they can’t see it? Today, Dr. Muehlhoff explores what it looks like to communicate dissatisfaction in your relationship with an oblivious partner.


Benefits of Communication and Conflict Resolution

Willa Williams - July 4, 2017

It's no question that everyone wants to communicate and resolve conflict in a healthy way. If done well, it results in higher levels of happiness and health in our lives. In today's blog, family therapist Willa Williams dives into the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual benefits of good communication and conflict management, helping you develop the skills necessary for a happy, healthy marriage.

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