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Tips for talking with friends when they're having a hard time

In the variety of reactions and responses across our world sparked by the unjust killing of George Floyd in the last week, we are finding an impact on our relationships. Many of us are left with a variety of questions. Here are some helpful tips for engaging with our friends when facing hard times.

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Resolving Roommate Rivalry

Roommates do not always get along. Other factors, such as differences in personality and expectations, can contribute to roommate discord. Especially in a time when stress may be amplified during the coronavirus pandemic, it is best to avoid these five most common conflict creators among roommates.

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A Good Friend Celebrates Successes

Celebrating, rejoicing, and being proud of our friends is a key part of friendship. Good friends want to see their friends succeed. For more about helping young adults become a better stronger friend, check out our Intentionally Friends module within the Relationship IQ Manual.

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God has Boundaries Too

Boundaries can be difficult for Christians. Sometimes we feel like we should not have boundaries and should give everything we have, including much of our time, to others. There is something heroic, martyr-like, and righteous-sounding about that idea. But this is not how Jesus lived.

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Help! I Disagree with My Parents

The key here is to engage in disagreements with greater balance and respect than you did when you were a child.

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Helpful Tips to Get "Asked Out" on a Date

Often, we put up walls without realizing it as a defense mechanism. Here are some steps that can help you send off more inviting signals.

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So You Messed Up in Your Relationship? Here's The Keys to Change

God encourages us to remain pure until marriage, but you may come across a young adult who has already been sexually active. Here is the good news—God is a redeemer, knew we would mess up, and made our brains moldable.

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Two Helpful Hints to Maximize the Benefits of Technology in Relationships

Communicating effectively and honestly can be difficult, especially when you add technology into the mix. Learn two tips for healthy communication in an age of technology.

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Three Tips for Addressing Difficult Issues with Friends

One reason friendships may slide back into the superficial level or die altogether is because we do not address issues in the relationship. Using these simple techniques will get you started on important conversations.

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Tips to Correctly Communicate Your Boundaries

How you communicate your boundaries is important. Sometimes you need to communicate your boundaries directly. Sometimes, the topic is sensitive and hard to bring up