We are in the age of constant connection. It's not that technology is bad, the problem is that the poor use of it can negatively impact our relationships. While technology makes it easier to connect with those who are far from us, if not used wisely, it can also make it more difficult for us to stay connected with those who are near to us. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discuss the pros and cons of current technology and how they influence our relationships.
Relationships are hard work, and parenting is certainly no exception. Child psychologists say that ages newborn to six are extremely formative in a child's self-identity, making it critical to establish a healthy parenting philosophy early on. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore the different seasons of parenting styles and offer practical ways to foster healthy relationships with your children.
During conflict, it's common for people to protect themselves by become defensive - especially if they feel like they are being criticized or attacked. But it’s really a way of casting the blame on your partner. So how do you receive criticism in a productive way without becoming defensive or taking it personally? And how can you share something that's bothering you without criticizing? In today's post, Alisa Grace and Willa Williams discuss practical, healthy ways that we can share complaints without criticism or defensiveness.
Establishing and cultivating a healthy "relationship climate" can be hard work, especially in the midst of a disagreement. When couples get caught up in the heat of the moment, they can make mistakes that hurt the climate of their relationship. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore Proverbs to discuss the concept of a "relational truce" and how to apply it when working through conflict within a marriage.
Since words are powerful tools that can be used either for good or for harm, the Bible often talks about keeping our speech pure and wholesome. So how would you assess your own communication with others? In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares about an experiment in his communication class where he demonstrated the importance of keeping our speech honest and upright.
Did you know that research shows listening is the most important communication skill for interpersonal relationships and establishing a career? Yet in our fast-paced, high-tech world, it can be a challenge to listen well. In part 2 of this series, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continue their discussion on the importance of listening and explore practical ways of setting aside time to listen to one another.
Research shows listening is the most important communication skill for interpersonal relationships and establishing a career. Yet in our fast-paced, high-tech world, it can be a challenge to listen well. In part 1 of this series, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff identify common obstacles that prevent us from listening well.
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