“The Art of Relationships” Podcast
"We want to fix it. We do want to provide answers. There's a fear when we hear somebody start to question God and we feel like we've got to fix that for them right away..."
We continue the conversation with Dr. Ed Uszynski in this podcast episode. After a car accident that severely injured his leg, as well as the death of a close friend and the loss of a friend's grandson, Ed reflects with us on what he needs most in the dark moments following a tragedy.
"Marriage has fallen on hard times in our culture. It doesn't get held up as something admirable and something that gets handed down to the next generation. So I feel like people are more and more on their own trying to figure it out for themselves."
In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff talk with Dr. Ed Uszynski, contributing author to Athletes in Action and speaker for FamilyLife. Marriage is changing and more people start marriage without the tools to succeed. How is that showing up in those relationships? Listen to hear this discussion!
"We want to connect with a marriage counselor, but there aren't any near us?" "My friend is making some bad decisions! What do I do?" What do you think? How would you respond to these? These are just some of the questions we get to answer on today's podcast. These situations are ones that listeners have submitted to us and we love taking time to answer them. Listen as Dr. Grace and Dr. Muehlhoff share their thoughts on these situations and others.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn. The list can go on and on. Social media sites can be found just about anywhere you look. So often we talk about the negative impacts social media can have on relationships but rarely do we flesh out what those are. And even more rarely do we ever consider benefits that social media can bring to our relationships. How has social media impacted your relationships?
"We see our marriage as kind of a tag-team. During certain times, I could be there for him and take a lot of slack. And then he was very happy to tag-team me, to help with when I went to school." In this podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff continue their conversation with Mandy Catto on the strain placed on marriage when one person takes on extra responsibilities like graduate school or changing careers and how things like spiritual formation can be vital to your relationship.
"So we had our first date shortly after that camp. I proposed to him during that first date. So there you go...I do remember he dropped his fork back into his plate at that particular moment. So we didn't really talk about it again." Please allow us to introduce you to Mandy Catto. She will be a more regular voice here on the Art of Relationships podcast, as you will hear. In this podcast, we talk about how she met and married her husband, her journey from Scotland to Southern California, her thoughts on American dating culture, and the American church compared to the Scottish church.
"I grew up watching my parents argue, and I just made a note to self when I got married, we wouldn't have any conflict. We're just not doing it..."
How do you handle difficult conversations? Do you jump right in or avoid them at all costs? How you say what's on your mind is incredibly important. It can require a lot of discernment to know when and how to have these conversations. In this episode, we break down some things to think about before jumping in. Take a listen!
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.
About the Podcast
In The Art of Relationships podcast, our hosts Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff weigh in on how to navigate the complexities of relationships in our culture with biblical wisdom and scholarly research. Listen to get practical insights on relationships, dating and marriage.