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Tense Holiday Conversations and the Third Story

Tim Muehlhoff - December 22, 2015

The holidays are stressful for a multitude of reasons. One significant one is that it brings together people who are not used to being around each other and may have serious disagreements and simmering emotions that are festering. Holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity for them to surface. If pressed into an unavoidable conversation, how should you start it?


Choosing your battles

Tim Muehlhoff - December 2, 2015

Conflict is a part of every friendship, working relationship, and marriage. But when it comes to disagreements, how can you know which fights are worth having, and which ones are worth letting go? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares two criteria to guide your decision.


Causes of Conflict Pt 3: “Can you hear me now?”

Tim Muehlhoff - December 1, 2015

In our closest relationships we desire to have a voice that influences each person’s life. We expect that a spouse, child, relative or co-worker will take our opinions seriously. When they are easily dismissed or ignored, conflict quickly escalates. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how a speaker's credibility affects our communication during conflict.


Causes of Conflict Pt 2: "That's not how I see it!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 17, 2015

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continues his series on the Causes of Conflict. In this post, he shares insights on how disagreement often can be fostered from the differences in how we perceive reality. Read more for tips on how to promote productive conversations using the process of perception-checking.


Causes of Conflict Pt 1: "We Argue Too!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 10, 2015

Because conflict is inevitable, we need to understand the factors that fuel it. In the next several blogs, Tim Muehlhoff will address the most common reasons conflict occurs in even the best of relationships.


Fifty Shades of Gray and the Cycle of Abuse

Tim Muehlhoff - October 20, 2015

“You start lying to yourself the minute the physical wounds go away,” a somber Rihanna told the media concerning her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Could the same be said of the fictitious Anastasia? Why, after her physical wounds healed, did she go back? The answer lies in understanding the tragic cycle that moves from tension to explosion to remorse to honeymoon. A cycle rooted in fact, not fiction.


Cultivating Spiritual Transformation in Marriage

Tim Muehlhoff - October 19, 2015

It's one thing to recognize your hot-button issues. It's another thing to actually know how to respond well. Oftentimes, we understand what to do yet struggle with not being able to do it. We need God's help to us address these issues and bring about spiritual transformation in our lives and marriages. In this brief clip, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff poses a very important question - where do you get the power to put this knowledge into practice?


Lasting Commitment in an Age of Divorce

Tim Muehlhoff - October 6, 2015

When it comes to love and commitment the message we get from society is clear –nothing lasts forever. Love, as presented in films, novels, and music, is a powerful emotion that ebbs and flows and eventually flames out. Sometimes this flameout is staggeringly short. How has the divorce culture affected our marital climate? Read on.

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