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“Friendship”

Out with the Old and In with the New: A Hope-Filled Reflection for the New Year

Chris Grace - December 27, 2016

The Bible says God has already begun the work of making things new, but why do we so often miss it?  As we enter a new year with our hopes and dreams, Dr. Chris Grace reminds us of God’s promises and the hope we have in Him.


Is It Important to be Your Spouse's Friend?

Chris Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 29, 2016

Research shows a close friendship between spouses is not only beneficial for a happy marriage, but is also foundational and necessary for deeper intimacy. Read Dr. Chris Grace's ideas on practical ways to increase friendship in your marriage.


Can You Be Friends with Your Ex?

Chris Grace, Ask the Expert Q&A - November 15, 2016

Often times when a romantic relationship ends, there are questions about what the relationship will look like afterwards. Is it possible, or healthy even, to stay friends with your ex? Read Dr. Chris Grace's response to this question.

 


How To Pursue Deep Friendships with Non-Christians

Biola CMR - November 2, 2016

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.


Engaging in Temporary Friendships

Biola CMR - October 20, 2016

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.


How to Initiate Deeper Friendships

Biola CMR - October 5, 2016

In a culture that values sarcasm and humor over heartfelt openness, creating rich, meaningful friendships can be incredibly difficult. If you’re seeking out more substance in your relationships, how can you begin? In our Christian Perspectives on Relationships course, the panel – Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff, and Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace – share their thoughts in this Q&A session clip.


Top 3 Barriers to Effective Listening and How to Overcome Them

Tim Muehlhoff - October 4, 2016

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.


10 steps to take when a good relationship starts to go bad

Chris Grace - August 30, 2016

While some relationships are so toxic that it is unwise and unsafe to continue in them, there are also valuable relationships that are worth saving. Read Dr. Chris Grace's blog to discover three key differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and 10 things you can do when a good relationship starts to go bad.

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