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.
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.
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.
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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