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“Friendship”

How Will People Know You Love Someone?

Chris Grace - December 12, 2018

As Christians, we are supposed to love people, not just in word but also in deed. Does that sound familiar? It's pulled right out of Scripture. We are supposed to show others that we love them by our actions, by doing something for their benefit or their good, even in times of disagreement or difference of perspective. How often does that happen?


My Friend Is Making Bad Decisions!

Jessica Brest - November 27, 2018

Dear CMR,

One of my close friends recently got involved with a friend group that is influencing him in a bad way. My friend is a Christian, but this group has convinced him to participate in things that the Bible clearly states is wrong like having sex before marriage and getting drunk often. I’m worried about my friend, but don’t know how or if I can talk to him about my concerns. How do I have a heart-to-heart with a friend who is going down the wrong path?

Signed,

Fearful Friend


Reconciling After A Fight: How Do I Do That?

Tim Muehlhoff - November 13, 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.


Help! My Friendships Are Shallow!

Veola Vazquez - October 3, 2018

Friendships are funny things. When you have been hurt or have exciting news, it can be so encouraging to share with someone who can recognize those emotions. Often times though, it can be difficult to talk honestly about something going on in your life, even with someone you trust and have faith in. Why is it that friendships are so often kept at surface level? 


Are They Going To Follow Through This Time?

Willa Williams - August 14, 2018

Have you come across a situation in which a person has a habit of making promises to you but never following through? It can be painful to depend on those promises, only to see them never come to life. What do you do in a situation like this? How do you interact with this person, to ensure the promises do not continue to be unfulfilled? 


Are They Emotionally Dependent? Are You?

Aundrea Paxton - August 7, 2018

Dear CMR,

How do I recognize emotional dependency? I am curious where the ine is drawn from depending on someone for support and where that goes too far. How do I deal with someone who might be emotionally dependent?

Signed,

Lean On Me


How To Win An Argument - It's Not What You Think!

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - July 25, 2018

What do you think about this statement? "An argument always starts the night before." In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore some of the easy triggers for arguments in relationships and how to recognize them before spiraling down into an argument. They offer some very practical things to do that can allow you to continue the conversation and still maintain the peace. Try some of these out for yourself!


How Do I Recognize Manipulation in Relationships?

Willa Williams - July 24, 2018

Dear CMR,

"I am in friendships that I am worried might be manipulative. What are some ways that I can recognize manipulation within friendships or relationships?" ‚Äč

Signed, 

Curious and Questioning

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