In addressing gender roles within marriage, Ephesians 5 is a text that is often misunderstood when taken out of context. Are we really called to love and respect each other unconditionally? And how in the world do we do that? In today's video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff helps us understand the foundational principles in Ephesians 5 and discusses how our personal spiritual growth is a must for us to experience a successful marriage.
Realizing you no longer feel the same way toward your spouse that you once did is a scary and fragile place to be as a couple. Is it possible in the midst of hectic, everyday life to reignite that spark? In today's post, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff provide easy, realistic ways to fan the flame in your marriage and rediscover each other in the midst of the busyness of life.
Relationships can be hard work, and today's statistics show that most couples only spend two and a half hours together per day. With that much time apart, is it possible to still foster your relationship? In today's blog, Ken and Trudi Berding share some practical ways to love your significant other amidst busy schedules and spending most of the day apart.
Many working components contribute to a healthy relationship, yet the emotional side of love can be confusing. In today's episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff sit down with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, and discuss practical ways to communicate love on an emotional level so our relationships can flourish.
Why did God design marriage? What can we learn about the character of God and His perfect love through a marriage relationship surrendered to Him? In this episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff take a deeper look at God’s purpose for marriage as they discuss insights from Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage.
When we find someone who is compatible with us, we’re more likely to be attracted to that person, have greater intimacy, feel connected and have a great friendship. It is clear that compatibility matters – so what are the types of compatibility that are most important to determining relational health and success? In this podcast, we explore three types of core compatibility and what they mean for our relationships.
In the last episode, we discovered that marital love must be grounded in friendship, that the ultimate expression of love is unselfishness, and that sexual desire practiced before marriage clouds the ability to evaluate a relationship. Today we continue to discuss three more observations about marital love.
Culture tells us that love is ambiguous or flimsy or can change, and most people fear that their love isn't going to last. Learning how to define what love is, is extremely important, especially if you're moving toward a lasting commitment in marriage. In this episode we discuss criteria for marital love that are crucial for lifelong commitment.
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