It isn’t necessary to see eye-to-eye on every topic in a marriage, but if you see something wrong in your relationship, and your spouse refuses to listen to your complaints, what can you do? Is it possible to convince your partner that something is broken if they can’t see it? Today, Dr. Muehlhoff explores what it looks like to communicate dissatisfaction in your relationship with an oblivious partner.
Christians are consistently encouraged to find a partner with whom they’re “equally yolked," but how far does that commandment go? Do a husband and wife need to agree on every theological issue they come across? The panel discusses their thoughts on theological agreement within marriage in this Q&A session.
Conflict is inevitable within every relationship, but how we confront one another is critical for the flourishing of the relationship. How do we initiate hard conversations well so that they can be fruitful and mutually beneficial? In today's video, Noreen Muehlhoff, Dr. Donna Thoennes and Dr. Erik Thoennes discuss what it means to have confrontation with the goal of edification and how that allows the relationship to go deeper.
While humans naturally long to be loved, known, and understood in a long-term relationship, statistics show that 44% of people are single in the U.S. And although we all inevitably experience a period of singleness, that does not mean we are "doomed to a life of loneliness and waiting." In today's video, Carrie Stockton explores perceptions of singleness in the U.S. and compares it to a biblical understanding of how God wants us to develop a robust life as an unmarried individual.
It's natural for us to be more comfortable hanging out with peers our own age and life stage, but the Bible repeatedly emphasizes the richness of intergenerational friendships. What are some practical ways to initiate relationships with people both younger and older than us? In today's video, Dr. Donna Thoennes explores biblical passages that call for discipleship within these intergenerational friendships.
Have a question about relationships?
Ask our panel of experts!
Subscribe to our newsletter
Explore additional educational content including class sessions, conferences, chapels, and articles on the Open Biola platform.