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8 Ways to Pray for Your Future Relationship

Debra Fileta - March 20, 2018

Dear CMR,

I am not currently in a dating relationship, but I have been trying to commit my future relationships to God. It is hard to pray for my future more than generally. Can you give me any advice or tips on how to focus prayer for a relationship when I am not in one?


Prayed Up

Help! It Seems Like We're Speaking Different Languages!

Kimberly Miller - March 6, 2018

A CMR reader and her husband define key terms like "love," care," and "support" very differently. It feels like they're speaking different languages. Can they bridge such a communication gap and find fulfillment in their marriage? 

5 Tips For Parents of College Kids Who Are Dating

Chris Grace - February 20, 2018

Dear CMR,

Our college student thinks she may have finally met ‘the love of her life’ this semester and has already invited him to a number of family functions. To be perfectly honest, we are more anxious than thrilled. Do I just hide my feelings, or is it better to be truthful about what I see as a possible mistake in the making?


Speak or Hold My Peace

3 Ways To Show Him You're Interested

Debra Fileta - February 6, 2018

Dating can be such an interesting and complicated relationship. Here at the CMR we often hear that women are frustrated by the typical model of waiting for a man to show interest in them. Is it okay for a woman to initiate a relationship if she is interested in a man that she meets? Is it awkward if she pursues him to catch his attention? In today's Ask the Expert blog, author and speaker Debra Fileta answers this question. What do you think? Do you agree with her thoughts?

"They Are Still Upset At Me!"

Tim Muehlhoff - January 23, 2018

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?

Are Opposite Sex Friendships Okay in Marriage?

Chris Grace - January 9, 2018



Willing But Unable

Willa Williams - December 26, 2017

In marriage, like a lot of other areas in life, there are things that we have to face that are not easy to do or obvious to figure out. Today, Willa Williams answers a very interesting question from one of our followers: How do you handle marriage when your husband is disabled and not able to work, but wants to provide? Read her thoughts below and see if you can think of other solutions to this issue!

Dealing with Difficult In-laws?

Willa Williams - November 28, 2017

Dear CMR: My in-laws are having a hard time cutting the cord when it comes to my wife. They try to get involved in everything we do and it's causing us conflict. We're considering seeing a marriage counselor, but do you think her parents should be included in the marriage counseling? 

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