It's natural for us to be more comfortable hanging out with peers our own age and life stage, but the Bible repeatedly emphasizes the richness of intergenerational friendships. What are some practical ways to initiate relationships with people both younger and older than us? In today's video, Dr. Donna Thoennes explores biblical passages that call for discipleship within these intergenerational friendships.
Unfortunately, many people struggle with depression, and probably even more than we realize. Depression is a difficult and psychologically complex disorder, so what are some practical ways to help a friend dealing with it? In today's post, Dr. Grace offers sound guidance for helping friends and loved ones who battle depression.
Is it possible for Christians and non-Christians to cultivate a deep friendship? The Bible commands us to be in community with those who don’t know Christ, but how are Christians to navigate those relationships? Alisa Grace and Dr. Erik Thoennes share personal experiences and provide advice on how to intentionally relate to people with differing worldviews in this Q&A session.
Oftentimes friendships change as we go through different seasons of life. Inevitably, some relationships will drift as you graduate from college or move to a different location. So what does it look like to invest in friendships that may be temporary? Dr. Erik Thoennes and Noreen Muehlhoff share how to create depth and meaning in friendships even if they are temporary.
While we may understand why speaking before listening–giving our opinion without first gathering the facts–is folly, it is interesting that the ancient writer of Proverbs would suggest that speaking before listening is shameful. Read this blog by Dr. Tim Muehlhoff to discover the top 3 barriers to effective listening and how to overcome them.
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