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How to bless those who insult you

Tim Muehlhoff - February 16, 2016

When someone criticizes us, our instinct is to become defensive or respond in anger. In today’s polarized world, disagreements, even amongst friends, become sharp, heated and aggressive. But God calls us in 1 Peter 3 to not return evil for evil, and instead bless those who insult us. In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares two practical ways to help you bless those who insult you.


2 Ways to Better Your Approach to Confrontation

Tim Muehlhoff - January 19, 2016

If there’s an issue that’s bothering you – a friend hits a little too close to home with her jokes, a family member makes a judgmental comment about you, a co-worker slacks off, leaving you with most of the work – how do you confront the other person in a positive, humble manner? Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how to open a confrontational conversation well.


Tense Holiday Conversations and the Third Story

Tim Muehlhoff - December 22, 2015

The holidays are stressful for a multitude of reasons. One significant one is that it brings together people who are not used to being around each other and may have serious disagreements and simmering emotions that are festering. Holiday gatherings provide the perfect opportunity for them to surface. If pressed into an unavoidable conversation, how should you start it?


Causes of Conflict Pt 3: “Can you hear me now?”

Tim Muehlhoff - December 1, 2015

In our closest relationships we desire to have a voice that influences each person’s life. We expect that a spouse, child, relative or co-worker will take our opinions seriously. When they are easily dismissed or ignored, conflict quickly escalates. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how a speaker's credibility affects our communication during conflict.


Causes of Conflict Pt 2: "That's not how I see it!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 17, 2015

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continues his series on the Causes of Conflict. In this post, he shares insights on how disagreement often can be fostered from the differences in how we perceive reality. Read more for tips on how to promote productive conversations using the process of perception-checking.


Causes of Conflict Pt 1: "We Argue Too!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 10, 2015

Because conflict is inevitable, we need to understand the factors that fuel it. In the next several blogs, Tim Muehlhoff will address the most common reasons conflict occurs in even the best of relationships.


12 common marriage expectations

Alisa Grace - October 12, 2015

The thing with expectations is that we usually don’t even realize we have them until they are not met. This is particularly true of newlyweds. Once you say “I do” and start living together on a daily basis, that’s when issues begin to surface. Yet, all too often we fail to even talk about them, which usually results in conflict. And it’s certainly not limited to newlyweds.


What's the climate of your marriage?

Tim Muehlhoff - September 22, 2015

How you interact with your spouse on a daily basis is the single greatest factor that establishes the type of communication climate that surrounds your marriage. It isn’t “what we communicate about that shapes a relational climate,” note communication experts, “as much as how we speak and act toward one another.” How can I assess the climate of my marriage? Read more to find out.

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