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4 Components of a Communication Climate

Tim Muehlhoff - August 9, 2016

How you interact with your spouse on a daily basis is the single greatest factor that establishes the type of communication climate that surrounds your marriage. Read this blog to discover the four key elements of a communication climate and how to evaluate your own marriage.


When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages (Pt. 3)

Tim Muehlhoff - June 21, 2016

When God sees that my spouse is about to be hurt, couldn’t he simply step in and protect him? Tim Muehlhoff addresses this question in the last post of this series on pain, suffering and evil. 


When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages (Pt. 2)

Tim Muehlhoff - May 31, 2016

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. 


When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages (Pt. 1)

Tim Muehlhoff - May 17, 2016

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.


4 Key Aspects to a Healthy Communication Climate

Tim Muehlhoff - March 22, 2016

In today’s argument culture, we have lost the ability to cultivate healthy communication climates as we talk about controversial issues. The first step to having productive conversations is recognizing what a good communication climate looks like. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares four key aspects that must exist when speaking with someone who disagrees with you.


Why understanding context is important

Tim Muehlhoff - March 16, 2016

Before you give advice or make a judgment based on the first few words you hear from the other person, it is important to pause to seek understanding. Once you understand how that person arrived that their conclusion, then you will begin the right kind of relationship-building. Watch this video to hear Dr. Tim Muehlhoff address the number one problem between people who disagree with each other.


How to prevent difficult conversations from turning toxic

Tim Muehlhoff - March 9, 2016

We live in an environment where disagreements turn ugly quickly, and our instinct is to return insult for insult - whether online or in person. However, responding in anger or becoming defensive results in unproductive and toxic conversations. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares a communication strategy that you can practice during disagreements to help the other person actually listen to what you are saying.


Understanding the Argument Culture

Tim Muehlhoff - March 2, 2016

In today's polarizing society, people are often quick to take offense in disagreements. The way we communicate about our convictions has a profound impact on the quality of our conversations and relationships. Before you can practice productive ways of navigating difficult conversations, it is important to first seek to understand the argument culture.

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