How do you handle conflict?

Conflict is a part of life. Our relationships with each other are complex, and naturally we may come into disagreement with the people around us. But we all handle conflict differently. The Thomas-Kilman model gives us 5 general conflict styles. Focus on the Family has a short 13 question quiz that you can take to see what your main conflict style is.

Click HERE to take the quiz.

It’s also worthy to read about all of the other conflict styles. You may find that you draw from some of the other styles in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the accommodating style. This means you try to serve others while giving and sacrificing in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the competing style. This is what Ricky got on his quiz! If this is your style too, it means that you are assertive and love to win.

Click HERE to read about the compromising style. Compromisers want both people to get something they want out of conflict.

Click HERE to read about the avoiding style. This is what Allison’s quiz result was! If you’re like her, you don’t like conflict and tend to be unassertive in conflict.

Click HERE to read about the collaborating style. This is a relationship focused style that seeks for people to work together in conflict to come to a good ending for everyone.

We hope that you can learn more about yourself from reading about these conflict styles. Click HERE to read the full article from Focus on the Family.

Got Stress? The Morning Thing is here to help!

Today we visited the topic of stress and we looked at several different topics around stress. The first topic we looked at are life events that Americans voted are most stressful, ranked from 1-10. Find that list HERE.

We also took a stress test that shows us what is causing the most stress in our individual lives. The test can be found HERE if you would like to see what is causing you the most stress.

Lastly we talked about some effective ways to handle and deal with stress. Some of which include dancing like no one is watching. To see the full list click HERE.

You are not alone.
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Its LOVE WEEK on The Morning Thing! We Bring Back The Five Love Languages!

The morning is celebrating Love Week by talking about The Five Love Languages! Marcy & Lexie share about the five love languages, what they are, and what they mean for your romantic and platonic love. wanna take the quiz? find it HERE

Focus on The Family also has a great article on The Five Love Languages that The Morning Thing was able to use as a resource. If you want to check it out, click HERE

The Morning Thing also used as a resource to talk about how using The Five Love Languages with your children! check out the article HERE

Focus on the Family: Humility in Conflict

Today on the Morning Thing, we talked about how a little humility goes a long way. This article is aimed at married couples, but these are some great tips for every aspect of your life! Check out this great article by Dr. Greg Smalley HERE! As always, thanks for listening!

Curbing the Blame Game

Today on the Morning Thing, we talked about teaching your kids to take ownership of their mistakes. For younger kids, this can mean “taming the tattletale”, but Focus on the Family also has advice for parents of teens. Click HERE to read more! As always, thanks for listening!

What Does the Bible Say About Debt?

Debt is a normal way of life for many of us, but what does the Bible say about it? Today on the Morning Thing, we looked at what Focus on the Family has to say about this. Focus on the Family offers biblical perspectives on debt and some tips for debt free living. Click HERE and HERE to check it out! As always, thanks for listening!

Giving up Good Things… For BETTER Things!

How much time do you actually need with your spouse? Today on the Morning Thing, we looked at an article from Focus on the Family all about finding balance in your life and the importance of spending quality time with your husband or wife. If you’re overcommitted, even if you are doing good things, those things can be toxic if they get in the way of your relationship with Jesus or your spouse. Click HERE to read the full article. As always, thanks for listening!

Focus on the Family releases the first book in the “Young Whit” series

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Adventures in Odyssey has impacted thousands of kids including many WNZR listeners.

That is why we are super excited to tell you about a new pre-teen book series called “Young Whit”. This series features the much-loved Adventures in Odyssey character John Avery Whitaker as a young boy in North Carolina.

Listen in as authors Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold share more details about the first book, “The Traitor’s Treasure”. Click HERE to hear Phil and Dave’s conversation with WNZR’s Ellie Parker (a true Odyssey fan)!

WNZR airs Adventures in Odyssey each Saturday from 9am – 10am. Last week’s episode airs from 9am – 9:30am. This week’s episode airs from 9:30am – 10am.

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It is Bring Your Bible to School Day!


Welcome to Bring Your Bible to School Day! On this day — happening this year on October 4 — thousands of students across the whole country share God’s hope and celebrate religious freedom by doing something simple, yet powerful: They bring their Bibles to school and talk about it with friends!

Click HERE to hear our conversation with Candi Cushman from Focus on the Family. She shares how this special day got started, plus talks about the issues of legality.

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Take a Break from Social Media, Help Your Marriage!


Today on the Morning Thing we shared the story of Suzanne and Kevin. Suzanne realized the impact that her time on social media was having on her relationship with her husband and decided to take a break and she learned a lot. Check out the full story HERE! As always, thanks for listening!

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