As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.
When parents have children, interesting questions arise: how will you teach your children life lessons? Will they learn as you model things for them? Will you need to explain how to behave or how to listen? In this article, author Arlene Pellicane writes on this topic, to encourage parents to think about how to launch adults as opposed to babysitting children. What do you think of her approach?
Have you come across a situation in which a person has a habit of making promises to you but never following through? It can be painful to depend on those promises, only to see them never come to life. What do you do in a situation like this? How do you interact with this person, to ensure the promises do not continue to be unfulfilled?
Relationships have a powerful influence in our life especially when they are with family members, close friends, or spouse. They can be an incredible source of joy and safety, but what happens when they are not? Specifically, when a relationship begins to manipulate you to do things you do not want to do, how do you recognize it? Willa Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares 4 signs to look for in a manipulative relationship.
When you think about your relationship with your spouse, are there obvious things that come to mind when considering problem areas? A relationship does not blossom overnight and neither does distance between you and your spouse. Debra Fileta outlines 10 areas to consider when you are protecting your marriage relationship. Do you recognize any of these areas? How do you combat them in your relationship?
Picture this scene: someone has hurt you and they have apologized but you still feel a lingering sense of frustration or anger towards them. What happened? They apologized, but for some reason, it didn't quite communicate that the person is sorry. In this article, Alisa Grace and Dr. Jana Anderson explain three ways to ruin an apology. Have you ever caught yourself doing these things? Have you heard someone apologize in one of these ways?
In our world today, fathers are getting a lot of mixed press when it comes to their importance to the family. In this article, Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, explains 5 myths about fathers and their role in families that you might have heard leading up to Father's Day. Do you resonate with any of these?
In this article, guest author Hannah Ellenwood continues the conversation on what qualities to value and look for in a future dating partner. Our culture recommends a long list of traits and characteristics and in this article, Hannah continues to share points that she has learned are most valuable to find in a person. The article includes a challenge for the reader to not only examine others but also to examine themselves. What do you think of these traits?
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