With conflict (especially after an argument), what do you do if one spouse is ready to resolve things and the other is still upset and doesn't want to make amends just yet? Where can you go with a situation like this? How do you influence your partner to make amends once a conflict has been finished? Dr. Tim Muelhoff explains some of his thoughts below. Does this sound like something you could try in our relationship?
Have you ever seen a child imitate their parent? Or their friends? After looking at some research studies, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explain that we never really grow out of that. Are you aware of the things that influence you and how they impact your behavior? Are you aware of who is imitating you?Tune in to this discussion and hear to learn how much you might be influenced by what is happening around you!
We tend to think that if we hold back from expressing our thoughts or emotions, that no one will notice we are upset. Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains a communication principle today that might have you re-think that idea! People around you may be able to pick up what you are feeling, whether you want them to or not!
Continuing their discussion of influence and it's role in relationships, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff turn their focus to marriage. In marriage, what role does influence play? How much influence should there be in decision making? How does your spouse express their opinions and desires? Do you have the chance to express yours? Listen as they discuss influence. Does it spark any thoughts on your own relationship? Share with us!
Our culture does not show how to handle disagreements well. Have you noticed? We are continually told that everyone can have their own perspective, but if you tell someone that you are right and they are wrong, that is close-minded or hurtful. We need to learn how to express our opinions and respect the opinions of others in a humble way that will encourage conversation rather than be divisive.
How important is it to be able to influence the decisions or direction in your relationships? A vital part of relationships is listening to each other. But, if your opinions or thoughts do not impact another person, is that something that should be addressed? Today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Dr. Chris Grace talk through when you are not able to influence people close to you and what that might mean in your relationships.
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