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“Conflict”

Humble Disagreements

Tim Muehlhoff - January 2, 2018

Our culture does not show how to handle disagreements well. Have you noticed? We are continually told that everyone can have their own perspective, but if you tell someone that you are right and they are wrong, that is close-minded or hurtful. We need to learn how to express our opinions and respect the opinions of others in a humble way that will encourage conversation rather than be divisive. 


The Power of Influence pt. II

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - December 20, 2017

How important is it to be able to influence the decisions or direction in your relationships?  A vital part of relationships is listening to each other. But, if your opinions or thoughts do not impact another person, is that something that should be addressed? Today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff and Dr. Chris Grace talk through when you are not able to influence people close to you and what that might mean in your relationships.


The Power of Influence pt. I

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - December 6, 2017

There are a lot of things in life that influence us, for better or for worse. Do you notice you care more about the opinion of some people more than others? Are you drawn to certain personalities over others? Do you trust people instinctively, even if you have just met them?Where does influence come from? Today, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talk through influence, the power that it can hold in our lives, and how we can learn to be influenced by the things we want to be influenced by, rather than just anything we encounter. 


Have You Heard The Phrase "Think Before You Speak?"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 29, 2017

Proverbs 18:21 says, “It is folly and shame to speak before listening.” What does this mean in the context of friendships and relationships? Today, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shows us how this Proverb is useful in conversations of disagreement and understanding. 

 

Can Conflict be Productive and Strengthen Your Relationship?

Chris Grace - November 15, 2017

How often does conflict show up in your relationship? How often does that conflict resolve in a way that is helpful and affirming to you? Is that even possible? Dr. Chris Grace provides insight on how to grow as a couple through the way you engage in conflict. It can re-establish your connection to the person, rather than breaking it down. Take a listen!


Cultivating Joy In Marriage

Dorothy Littell Greco - November 7, 2017

"In marriage, joy functions like engine oil. It reduces relational friction, which not only helps us uphold our commitment but also rejoice in it. Joy runs deeper than happiness because it has the capacity to transcend the details of our lives."  Dorothy Littell Greco explains how choosing to find joy in marriage, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, can be a source of life for your relationship.


Do You Feel Anxious? Is it Affecting Your Relationships with Others?

Chris Grace - October 10, 2017

We all know from personal experience that stress and anxiety are a normal part of our human experience. Life is full of daily hassles, perceived or real threats and challenges, and the usual ups and downs. Such experiences impact us physically, psychologically and behaviorally, as well as influencing our ability to engage in satisfying relationships. 


On the Brink of Divorce

Willa Williams - October 3, 2017

When there seems to be a mountain of work to climb to grow closer to your spouse, it can feel overwhelming. Willa Williams answers a question about some practical steps to take to move grow in your relationship with your spouse!

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