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“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.


Love Matters: How to handle a toxic relationship

Love Matters - September 14, 2015

Friends: not just a classic TV show, but some of the most important people in our lives. Friendships should be fulfilling, stabilizing, and healthy, but that’s not always the case. When someone crosses your personal boundaries, you can start to feel hurt or angry. In our newest video, we’ll discuss how you can keep your friendships healthy, and how you can maintain good boundaries.


The First Step for Effective Communication: Reclaiming the Power of Words

Tim Muehlhoff - September 9, 2015

The essential first step in crafting a difficult conversation is to reclaim a healthy respect for the power of words. When preparing to engage another in a difficult conversation we must acknowledge and anticipate the impact our words could have on another. 


Love Matters: How to communicate through conflict

Love Matters - September 1, 2015

When there’s a problem in your relationship, how do you respond? By shutting down? Yelling? Criticizing? Giving up? The way you communicate with your partner can be one of the most influential factors in how well you manage conflict. So check out our newest video, where we show you how to avoid destructive pitfalls in difficult conversations.


Relationship Status: "It's Complicated" ... Or is it?

Chris Grace - July 16, 2015

Whether single or dating, engaged or married, humans have a love-hate relationship with being in relationships. They are so simple in design, yet so complex in practice. When we are in love, we feel a flood of pleasurable emotions: from the warm calm of contentment to the overwhelming obsession of passion. But when we feel disconnected from others...

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