There is no such thing as a perfect family or an easy family. We all make mistakes that hurt our family members and we’ve all been hurt by those we love. Today, our guest will address the top conflicts that cause relationships to become strained or broken. While every family has issues, what really matters is how we deal with them. Are we working in a way that resolves problems? Or are we allowing them to fester and explode? The healing in your family can begin with you. Join us to hear practical tips based on research, biblical principles, and observations of what has worked in families.
Are we divinely “wired” to have God on our brains? Our guest today will provide a timely theological, scientific, and philosophical assessment of the human brain, displaying the many ways in which the Gospel informs a distinctly Christian understanding of cognitive science.
Dr. Magdalena Battles is a writer and conference speaker whose specialties include parenting, child development, family relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She shares her real-life experiences and professional insights on her website, LivingJoyDaily.com, and on Lifehack.org, where she was named one of their top writers. She is also the author of Let Them Play: The Importance of Play and 100 Child Development Activities (September 2019). Dr. Battles earned a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and a master’s degree in professional counseling, both from Liberty University, and a doctorate in clinical and academic psychology from Walden University. She has also completed post-graduate studies on technologies in education at Harvard University.
Bradley L. Sickler (PhD, Purdue University) is associate professor of philosophy and the program director for the master of arts in theological studies program at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota. Besides his teaching ministry, he is an ordained minister and has been involved in a variety of ministry settings, including youth ministry, camp ministry, and the pastorate. His areas of academic interest include issues in science and Christianity, the history of philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries, and philosophy of religion. He has worked on issues surrounding arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, challenges to faith from science, and the metaphysics of causation.