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"Should We Take A Break?"

Debra Fileta - February 19, 2019

Dear CMR,

My girlfriend and I have been dating for just over a year now and we have hit a snag. Someone suggested that we take a break for a while. Is that a good idea?

Signed,

Tired and Frustrated


4 Steps to Making More Time For Each Other

Alisa Grace - February 13, 2019

Do you ever feel like your marriage is always on the back burner? Do other things in your schedule like work, kids, or volunteer responsibilities take priority over time alone with your spouse? Alisa Grace explains some research on marital happiness and gives you four easy steps to help you carve out some valuable time for your relationship. Take a look!


Don't Let Hollywood Ruin Your Love Life

Tim Muehlhoff - February 12, 2019

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this time of year, media tells a lot of different stories about what love looks like. Don't set yourself up for disappointment this year. Unrealistic expectations can ruin the day for you and your significant other or your spouse. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how Hollywood is painting an unrealistic picture of what relationships should look like. 


Before Things Go From Bad To Worse

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - February 6, 2019

Breaking up over twitter? Telling them something really important in a text? Does it really make a difference how you do it? Most of us would share a resounding yes, but how what are the rules? In this podcast episode, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff share thoughts about the way you communicate having a huge impact on the message that the person hears you sharing. 


Valentine's Day...in July?

Alisa Grace - February 5, 2019

Dear CMR,

I hope I am just in time with my question. Valentine's Day is coming up soon and I really want to make it meaningful for my wife this year. Can you give me some advice? What should I do?

Signed,

Wanna-be Cupid


4 Things Men Need From Other Men (That They Can't Get From Women)

Paul Friesen - January 29, 2019

Men need each other.

When God created male and female, He made them "like," but "like opposite." They are"like" in that they both are equal image bearers of God, but "opposite" in that they are very distinct in how they think and act. This article by Dr. Paul Friesen explains some of the ways that men and women are different from each other, and four things that men need to acknowledge about the way they connect. 


Stop Being Friends With Your Ex!

Debra Fileta - January 22, 2019

Dear CMR,

I'll make this short. Is it okay to stay friends with an ex?

Signed,

Relationship Reminiscent 


The Four Horsemen of Relational Apocalypse

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - January 16, 2019

Every relationship has points of tension that can evolve into fights. Couples can sometimes begin believing that disagreements and fights mean that their relationship is doomed to fail. While that isn't necessarily true, there are some signs that your relationship has taken a dangerous turn and needs to be adjusted. These four signs, outlined by marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman, are signs that your relationship may be in trouble. 

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