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“Communication”

The Art of Good Listening, pt. 2

The Art of Relationships Podcast - January 18, 2017

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.


The Art of Good Listening, pt. 1

The Art of Relationships Podcast - January 4, 2017

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.


Is it Okay to Have Relationship Goals in Marriage?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - January 3, 2017

Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff often talk about having realistic expectations for marriage, but should we just lower our expectations or is it ever appropriate to set goals?  Read their answer to this question.


Why Do We Place People in the “Friend Zone"?

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Ask the Expert Q&A - December 13, 2016

Categories help us to make sense of our world, especially when it comes to understanding the relationships we encounter.  Read Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muelhoff's words of advice for navigating relationship "zones."


Are You Too Busy to Connect?

Alisa Grace - November 8, 2016

One of the most common problems married couples may face is the issue of not spending enough time together. Feeling distant from your spouse can be a sign that your schedules are too busy, which can lead to bigger problems down the road. In this blog, Alisa Grace provides practical ways to create more time spent together as well as fun and creative ways to enjoy each other's company.


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.

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