Marriage

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Marriage Conferences and Weekend Retreats

Strengthen your marriage or the marriages in your church by hosting one of our Focus Marriage Conferences or attending one of our Weekend Marriage Retreats. Our speakers and counselors lead couples through biblically-based lessons to enrich and deepen relationships.

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How Your Husband Needs You

Erin Smalley

Most husbands share a certain set of needs and desires. Some of your husband's needs may surprise, but you can learn how to move beyond your expectations to build a marriage that goes the distance.

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Build a Future

Greg Smalley

Commitment is a passionate decision to be with your spouse for a lifetime and to proactively build a future. A husband and wife must decide to love each other for a lifetime.

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How to Fight Selfishness in Marriage

Greg Smalley

Although he wasn't willing to admit it at first, Dr. Greg Smalley felt that God was making him aware of how selfishness causes issues in his marriage. Greg shares some of the things he's learned.

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Have You Lost Hope in Your Marriage?

For Couples in Crisis ... You can still put the pieces back together with Hope Restored

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How to Warm Up a Winter Season in Your Marriage

Erin Smalley

Every marriage has seasons that change over time. Wives, you don’t have to be stuck in a “winter” period. If you pursue your spouse, the emotional climate of your marriage can change for the better.

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Helping Can Hurt When You Fail to Communicate With Each Other

Ken Wolter

Crises put significant strain on marriages. The tension can cause couples to drift apart. But by adequately communicating feelings and needs, couples can grow closer together even in stressful times.

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Resources to Help Your Marriage Thrive!

Choose from among a variety of relevant and engaging resources to help you in your marital journey. Yours today for a donation of any amount!

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Understanding the Five Love Languages

Gary Chapman

There are five emotional love languages — five ways that people speak and understand emotional love — including words of affirmation, quality time, gift giving, acts of service and physical touch.

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The Stages of Pornography Addiction

Gene McConnell and Keith Campbell

Is porn beginning to control your life? Are you addicted? You can't put it down — you keep going back for more? Perhaps you find yourself needing to see increasingly graphic pornography.

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Sex Is a Physical Need

Juli Slattery

A man's sexuality has a tremendous impact on his emotional, marital and spiritual well-being.

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