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The Forgotten Discipline of Solitude, Pt. 2

Tim Muehlhoff - May 23, 2017

One hallmark of authentic Christian relationships is consistently putting a friend or spouse’s needs above our own, yet we are often blind to our own selfish inclinations. That's why Scripture advocates regular times of solitude and self-reflection. The problem is research shows that we don't really know how to comfortably be alone with our thoughts, choosing instead to use our smart phones and other technologies for entertainment and distraction. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explores practical ways to exercise the discipline of solitude, which in turn can strengthen our relationships. 


The Forgotten Discipline of Solitude, pt. 1

Tim Muehlhoff - April 25, 2017

One hallmark of authentic Christian relationships is consistently putting a friend or spouse’s needs above our own, yet we are often blind to our own selfish inclinations. That's why Scripture advocates regular times of solitude and self-reflection. The problem is research shows that we don't really know how to comfortably be alone with our thoughts, choosing instead to use our smart phones and other technologies for entertainment and distraction. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discusses how setting aside these distractions for meaningful times of solitude with God empowers us to live out His difficult call to truly live unselfishly.


The One Sentence Explosion

Tim Muehlhoff - March 28, 2017

Do you ever get angry with someone but never say anything about it? That's called "stuffing." It is that period of time when tension builds between two people as a result of unexpressed disagreement, and if not dealt with properly, it is often expressed in an angry outburst or explosion. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explores the negative effects of these unexpressed conflicts and how Scripture helps us deal our anger and work through our disagreements in a God-honoring way that actually protects and restores our relationships.


Healing the Hurt When Someone Crosses a Boundary

Tim Muehlhoff - March 14, 2017

Communication boundaries are recognizable in any relationship and play a vital role in establishing a healthy communication climate. A crucial point in any relationship is when these boundaries have been crossed, and you are faced with trying to reconcile the hurt. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff breaks down the different categories of communication and offers ways to foster reconciliation after a communication boundary has been crossed.


Are Your Words Rotten?

Tim Muehlhoff - February 7, 2017

Since words are powerful tools that can be used either for good or for harm, the Bible often talks about keeping our speech pure and wholesome. So how would you assess your own communication with others? In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares about an experiment in his communication class where he demonstrated the importance of keeping our speech honest and upright.


What To Do When Your Spouse Has a Low Sex Drive

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 17, 2017

Sexual intimacy is a significant component of marriage, but what do you do when your spouse has a low sex drive?  In this post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff offer suggestions for addressing this sensitive topic.


Is it Okay to Have Relationship Goals in Marriage?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 3, 2017

Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff often talk about having realistic expectations for marriage, but should we just lower our expectations or is it ever appropriate to set goals?  Read their answer to this question.


5 Ways to Manage Christmas Stress

Tim Muehlhoff - December 20, 2016

Christmas is a time for remembering the grace and love of God through the gift of His son. Christmas is also a time for gathering together with family. Whether it's due to broken relationships or societal pressure of an ideal Christmas celebration, family gatherings can be stressful. In this blog post, Dr. Tim Muelhoff gives 5 practical ways to manage the stress of family gatherings, while remembering the grace and love God makes available to us.

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