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A Word To Occasionally Absent Fathers

Tim Muehlhoff - January 15, 2019

"Describe your father in one word."

One by one, the all-male audience shouted out words like "disconnected; moody; short-tempered; encouraging; quiet; distant; friend; irritable; depressed; non-engaging."  While some of the words are positive, most center on a variation of one word: absent


Why Are Holidays So Tense?

Darcie Hultberg - December 11, 2018

Dear CMR,

With Christmas around the corner, as a student, I’m a little overwhelmed – ok, really overwhelmed. I want to make things meaningful and enjoyable with my friends and family, but in the past things have been tense. Do you have any practical tips or things I can do proactively to make this Christmas season joyful and keep my sanity?

Signed,

Overwhelmed and Worried


Thanksgiving Through The Eyes of Newlyweds

Ben and Nicole Longinow - November 20, 2018

The sun was just beginning to crest the mountains and spread scattered light through the trees. The quiet morning air was beginning to fill with the chirp of birds or the whistle of wind through the tall ancient pines. I could feel the cold mountain air in my lungs as I took an extended deep breath. I looked back at my tent and took in this beautiful woman lying there, still asleep. My wife. The moment sunk into my mind. I was married and spending a weekend away camping with my wife. Incredible. 


Reconciling on Halloween: What Should We Do?

Tim Muehlhoff - October 30, 2018

Dear CMR,

This is a two-part question: My friend and I got into an interesting discussion the other day about Halloween and whether Christians should engage or not. Things got heated and we ended angry with each other and frustrated at the conversation. First, can you give some advice on how we might reconcile after the blowup? Second, can you share thoughts about Halloween and how Christians should or should not engage?

Signed, Slightly Spooked.


3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Marriage Strong

Alisa Grace - September 19, 2018

Do you want to keep your marriage strong and firing on all cylinders? The good news is that it does not take loads of money, tons of time, or expensive date nights to do the job. In this video, Alisa Grace shares 3 easy steps that you can take today to keep your relationship strong. 


Listener Questions Answered pt.5

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - September 12, 2018

Casual dating. Gratitude. Doubts about your dating relationship. These are some of the many topics that listeners are submitting to us. On this episode of the podcast, we explore some of these topics and answer questions that come up often when considering healthy relationships. Take a listen!


The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Kids Go To College

Chris Grace - September 11, 2018

As parents, there can be a mix of emotions as your children age. It is exciting to watch them learn new skills and find new passions or interests. It can also be a sad time as you watch them grow and begin to move away from home. Dr. Chris Grace outlines 5 mistakes that parents often make as their children become more independent.


Launching Adults, Not Babysitting Children

Arlene Pellicane - August 28, 2018

When parents have children, interesting questions arise: how will you teach your children life lessons? Will they learn as you model things for them? Will you need to explain how to behave or how to listen? In this article, author Arlene Pellicane writes on this topic, to encourage parents to think about how to launch adults as opposed to babysitting children. What do you think of her approach?

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