Jeremiah talks about the importance of grace in our relationships, particularly when misunderstandings occur. The hypothesis is that our lack of grace in the face of misunderstandings has the potential to severely damage our relationships. The experiment is to exercise grace by giving people the benefit of the doubt.
In this episode Jeremiah talks about authenticity. The hypothesis is that Christians who are authentic have an other-centered attitude. The experiment is to practice self honesty while being committed to the success of others.
In this episode Jeremiah talks about a powerful relationship tool. The hypothesis is that we must help each other process emotions and thoughts prior to offering solutions. The experiment is to listen for where others may need help in ventilating their thoughts and emotions, as well as practicing ventilating your own thoughts and emotions with…
Jeremiah talks about the subtle power of apologizing. The hypothesis is that initiating an apology is an effective way to bring reconciliation to a relationship. The experiment is to initiate forgiveness on a consistent basis with your friends and family.
Jeremiah talks about one of the basic building blocks of our relationships with God and others. The hypothesis is that in a healthy relationship, all wants and needs are discussed directly. The experiment is to communicate your interests and listen for the interests of the others.
Jeremiah interviews Dr. Matthew Harmon, who is a professor of New Testament Studies at Grace Theological Seminary. Dr. Harmon wrote a book called Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible, which focuses on questions to ask in group Bible study. In this conversation we discussed his spiritual story, his…
Jeremiah talks about a simple choice we can make that will deepen our relationships and help us stay emotionally healthy. The hypothesis is that if we are unwilling to address something in an important relationship, we should let it go. The experiment is to recognize where we have not been honest about something, and then…
The hypothesis of this episode is that effectively expressing love sometimes requires new ways of communication which may not be not familiar to us. The experiment is to ask your close relationships questions about how to better express your love and care for them.
Jeremiah reviews “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim and Kathy Keller. In this book, the Kellers discuss the biblical view of marriage. This is an excellent book which is applicable to all deep relationships. Highly recommended.
Click on the title to listen to episode 7 of The God Experiment.