Conflict is inevitable within every relationship, but how we confront one another is critical for the flourishing of the relationship. How do we initiate hard conversations well so that they can be fruitful and mutually beneficial? In today's video, Noreen Muehlhoff, Dr. Donna Thoennes and Dr. Erik Thoennes discuss what it means to have confrontation with the goal of edification and how that allows the relationship to go deeper.
Do you ever get angry with someone but never say anything about it? That's called "stuffing." It is that period of time when tension builds between two people as a result of unexpressed disagreement, and if not dealt with properly, it is often expressed in an angry outburst or explosion. In today's blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explores the negative effects of these unexpressed conflicts and how Scripture helps us deal our anger and work through our disagreements in a God-honoring way that actually protects and restores our relationships.
Everyone deals with conflict differently. While some prefer to address issues right away, others may need time and space to process it. Others may even try to avoid it altogether. But the ability to resolve disputes is critical to cultivating a healthy relationship. Where is the happy medium if you and your spouse deal with conflict differently? In today's post, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace offer a creative solution to addressing conflict when one of you has difficulty doing so.
Christmas is a time for remembering the grace and love of God through the gift of His son. Christmas is also a time for gathering together with family. Whether it's due to broken relationships or societal pressure of an ideal Christmas celebration, family gatherings can be stressful. In this blog post, Dr. Tim Muelhoff gives 5 practical ways to manage the stress of family gatherings, while remembering the grace and love God makes available to us.
For many people, there seems to be an inherent stress that comes with the holiday season. From hosting family gatherings to encountering various family members, there are a variety of factors that add to the tension of it all. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff share practical advice on how to navigate the stress of the holiday season in a way that honors God and blesses those around you.
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.
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