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7 Ways Traditions Benefit Your Family, Pt. 1

Alisa Grace - December 8, 2015

Do you have a Christmas tradition in your family? Are there certain activities that your family does that build in special meaning? Traditions, when done right, lend a certain magic, spirit, and texture to our holidays. They can add tremendous depth and meaning. They cause the day to stand out from among other days as special. Alisa Grace shares 7 ways that your family will benefit from holiday traditions. 


Choosing your battles

Tim Muehlhoff - December 2, 2015

Conflict is a part of every friendship, working relationship, and marriage. But when it comes to disagreements, how can you know which fights are worth having, and which ones are worth letting go? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff shares two criteria to guide your decision.


Causes of Conflict Pt 3: “Can you hear me now?”

Tim Muehlhoff - December 1, 2015

In our closest relationships we desire to have a voice that influences each person’s life. We expect that a spouse, child, relative or co-worker will take our opinions seriously. When they are easily dismissed or ignored, conflict quickly escalates. In this blog, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains how a speaker's credibility affects our communication during conflict.


Causes of Conflict Pt 2: "That's not how I see it!"

Tim Muehlhoff - November 17, 2015

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continues his series on the Causes of Conflict. In this post, he shares insights on how disagreement often can be fostered from the differences in how we perceive reality. Read more for tips on how to promote productive conversations using the process of perception-checking.


Fifty Shades of Gray and the Cycle of Abuse

Tim Muehlhoff - October 20, 2015

“You start lying to yourself the minute the physical wounds go away,” a somber Rihanna told the media concerning her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Could the same be said of the fictitious Anastasia? Why, after her physical wounds healed, did she go back? The answer lies in understanding the tragic cycle that moves from tension to explosion to remorse to honeymoon. A cycle rooted in fact, not fiction.


Love Matters: Making sure your expectations don’t set you up for disappointment

Love Matters - October 13, 2015

Everyone has expectations for their most important relationships, but could they do more harm than good? In this Love Matters video, we explore the way expectations can impact your relationships, and how you can handle them well. 


12 common marriage expectations

Alisa Grace - October 12, 2015

The thing with expectations is that we usually don’t even realize we have them until they are not met. This is particularly true of newlyweds. Once you say “I do” and start living together on a daily basis, that’s when issues begin to surface. Yet, all too often we fail to even talk about them, which usually results in conflict. And it’s certainly not limited to newlyweds.


Love Matters: How to Prevent Technology From Ruining Your Relationships

Love Matters - September 29, 2015

In an age where being plugged in is the norm, it can be a challenge to maintain strong face-to-face relationships. In today’s video, we look at some of the risks of heavy technology use and the impact technology can have on our relationships. Watch for some practical steps you can take to protect your relationships from technology overuse.

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