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3 Reasons You Need a Dad

Aundrea Paxton - June 13, 2017

Dads play a vital role in a child’s development mentally, physically, and spiritually. And while fatherhood in itself may raise feelings of appreciation, resentment, or even regret, it is never too late to be fathered or be a father. In this candid blog based on her relationship with her own dad, Dr. Aundrea Paxton, Psy. D, breaks down three reasons why everyone needs a dad in their life, whether it is their biological father or someone else.

 


The Forgotten Discipline of Solitude, Pt. 3

Tim Muehlhoff - May 30, 2017

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 offers practical ways to engage with God in solitude and counter our negative thoughts about others with prayer.


The Forgotten Discipline of Solitude, Pt. 2

Tim Muehlhoff - May 23, 2017

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 explores practical ways to exercise the discipline of solitude, which in turn can strengthen our relationships. 


Are You the Mother-in-Law You Always Hoped You'd Be?

Alisa Grace - May 9, 2017

With Mother's Day right around the corner, it seems only appropriate we commemorate mothers, and specifically mothers-in-law. Since a great deal of women will have the joy of becoming a mother-in-law someday, it's important to understand the delicate dynamic and new territory that comes with that special relationship. In today's post, Alisa Grace provides practical suggestions on how to become the best mother-in-law you always hoped you'd be.  


The Forgotten Discipline of Solitude, pt. 1

Tim Muehlhoff - April 25, 2017

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.


Welcome To My World: Tips to Help You and Your Spouse When You Disagree About Money

Shane Enete - April 11, 2017

It is not uncommon for couples to have significantly different attitudes about money, leaving one confused at the financial decisions of the other. It's vital for couples to identify and understand each other's "money world," and then use that information to actually grow closer together. In today's blog, Shane Enete, Assistant Professor of Finance at Biola, looks at various approaches to finances and explores different tactics to help couples find a middle ground with their money. 


The One Sentence Explosion

Tim Muehlhoff - March 28, 2017

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.


Healing the Hurt When Someone Crosses a Boundary

Tim Muehlhoff - March 14, 2017

Communication boundaries are recognizable in any relationship and play a vital role in establishing a healthy communication climate. A crucial point in any relationship is when these boundaries have been crossed, and you are faced with trying to reconcile the hurt. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff breaks down the different categories of communication and offers ways to foster reconciliation after a communication boundary has been crossed.

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