God is profoundly relational by nature and since we are made in His image, we are relational beings as well, both with Him and with others. So how does this affect our relationships? In today's video, Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the three ways we most reflect God in our relationships with others and how they act as a catalyst for our sanctification.
While conflict is inevitable in any relationship, how do you discern when it's time to seek outside help? In our final video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discusses when it's good for married couples to sort problems out on their own, and when it's appropriate to seek the help of a professional, objective third party.
Is it possible for Christians and non-Christians to cultivate a deep friendship? The Bible commands us to be in community with those who don’t know Christ, but how are Christians to navigate those relationships? Alisa Grace and Dr. Erik Thoennes share personal experiences and provide advice on how to intentionally relate to people with differing worldviews in this Q&A session.
Oftentimes friendships change as we go through different seasons of life. Inevitably, some relationships will drift as you graduate from college or move to a different location. So what does it look like to invest in friendships that may be temporary? Dr. Erik Thoennes and Noreen Muehlhoff share how to create depth and meaning in friendships even if they are temporary.
In a culture that values sarcasm and humor over heartfelt openness, creating rich, meaningful friendships can be incredibly difficult. If you’re seeking out more substance in your relationships, how can you begin? In our Christian Perspectives on Relationships course, the panel – Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff, and Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace – share their thoughts in this Q&A session clip.
How you interact with another person is the most significant factor in establishing the type of communication climate that surrounds your relationship. In this chapel talk at Biola University, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and his wife Noreen Muehlhoff delve into the 4 aspects of a communication climate and explain how to cultivate a healthy relationship.
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