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“Communication”

Is It Okay to Hide Money From My Spouse?

Alisa Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 1, 2016

So many couples struggle to find a balance with their finances that it often causes tension and negatively affects the relationship. If money has become a stressor between you and your spouse, is it okay to hide money from them? Read Alisa Grace's answer to this woman's concerns.


How to Initiate Deeper Friendships

Biola CMR - October 5, 2016

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.


Top 3 Barriers to Effective Listening and How to Overcome Them

Tim Muehlhoff - October 4, 2016

While we may understand why speaking before listening–giving our opinion without first gathering the facts–is folly, it is interesting that the ancient writer of Proverbs would suggest that speaking before listening is shameful. Read this blog by Dr. Tim Muehlhoff to discover the top 3 barriers to effective listening and how to overcome them.


Gottman's Best Relationship Advice, Pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - September 28, 2016

If you want to know what makes relationships thrive and what tears them apart, learn from John Gottman, one of the leading marital researchers in the world. In this episode, we’ll continue sharing some of his best research-based tips for happy and healthy marriages.


Gottman's Best Relationship Advice, Pt. 1

The Art of Relationships Podcast - September 14, 2016

Today’s episode dives into a discussion about one of the leading marital researchers in the world – John Gottman. We’ve highlighted some of his best research-based tips for happy and healthy marriages and relationships, including the 5:1 ratio, the magic of 5 hours, love maps, and more!


5 guidelines on how to fight fair in front of your kids

Willa Williams - September 13, 2016

Having healthy conflict, a fair fight, in front of your kids can actually be a wonderful teaching moment! To make sure your healthy conflict is instructive for your kids, keep in mind the guidelines that Willa shares in her blog.


Climates of Healthy Relationships

Tim Muehlhoff - September 7, 2016

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.


5 reasons to fight in front of your kids

Willa Williams - September 6, 2016

Many people say that their parents never fought in front of them, so they do not have any sort of model for conflict management in the home and often believe that they should actually do the same – and not fight in front of their kids. Read Willa's blog to discover why having healthy conflict, a fair fight, in front of your kids can actually be a good thing!

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