Summer is just around the corner! That means (hopefully!) a more relaxed schedule, more time for leisure activities, and the opportunity for a vacation/stay-cation. Vacations are a wonderful time to be able to relax, and to reconnect with each other, with family and friends alike. Here are some suggestions to help you in being intentional about connecting in ways that will build your relationship.
In Part 2 of this series on evil, pain and suffering, Tim addresses the difficult question: why would God even allow the possibility of evil and suffering? It is in this world of pain and evil that we—Christian and non-Christians alike—seek to cultivate flourishing marriages. What’s hard for followers of Christ is that God doesn’t always protect us, or our marriages from suffering.
Culture is the backdrop by which we do relationships. For the next 2 podcasts, we're going to tackle what we think are the 4 biggest cultural factors that tend to impact our marriages, families, kids and everybody. Listen to discover how culture influences your quality of interpersonal communication as well as your levels of satisfaction within relationships.
For many young couples, the damage of debt is already done. More than 40% of graduating students will be unable to immediately follow the careers that they have prepared for, because of the debt that they are carrying out of college. In this blog, Rick Bee shares some tools that can make a long term financial difference in your life and free you up to follow your calling.
To be human is to wrestle with the reality of evil. It can be deeply discouraging to couples that while in the midst of following Christ God doesn’t seem to protect or provide. Rather than running from difficult questions, we should face them. The question isn’t what should we do if our marriage, family, or friends encounter pain, or sorrow? Rather, what should we do when pain occurs? Read part 1 of this series on evil, pain and suffering.
In the last episode, we discovered that marital love must be grounded in friendship, that the ultimate expression of love is unselfishness, and that sexual desire practiced before marriage clouds the ability to evaluate a relationship. Today we continue to discuss three more observations about marital love.
Culture tells us that love is ambiguous or flimsy or can change, and most people fear that their love isn't going to last. Learning how to define what love is, is extremely important, especially if you're moving toward a lasting commitment in marriage. In this episode we discuss criteria for marital love that are crucial for lifelong commitment.
Raising children is a difficult, but rewarding task. As a parent, you already work hard and sacrifice much to care for your children. But in this culture of busyness, it is important to take the time to connect with your children and be intentional about building a relationship with them. Read this blog for some simple but effective ways to express love to your kid and make him or her feel special on an ordinary day.
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