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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.


Why Do We Place People in the “Friend Zone"?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - December 13, 2016

Categories help us to make sense of our world, especially when it comes to understanding the relationships we encounter.  Read Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muelhoff's words of advice for navigating relationship "zones."


When Two Is Not Enough: How to Discern When Your Marriage Needs Outside Help

Biola CMR, Tim Muehlhoff - November 16, 2016

While conflict is inevitable in any relationship, how do you discern when it's time to seek outside help? In our final video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discusses when it's good for married couples to sort problems out on their own, and when it's appropriate to seek the help of a professional, objective third party.

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