Communication and Conflict

Focus on the Family Minute

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Disengaging a Fight in Marriage

You can avoid some arguments by rephrasing your statement. Psychologist, Dr. Kevin Leman, says a lot of marital conflict happens when your words sound demanding. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Understanding How Birth Order Impacts Your Marriage

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman explains how birth order affects your relationships with your spouse, and offers advice on managing challenges in your marriage that stem from your placement in your family of origin.

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How to Navigate the Stress of the Family Holiday Road Trip

Greg Smalley

What is the key to surviving the holiday family road trip with your spouse?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Talk Time Material

Want to communicate better with your wife? Start by taking notes. Dr. David Clarke has some advice for men who have trouble conversing at the end of a long day. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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What's It Like Living With Me?

Dr. Larry Crabb, hopes you’ll find the courage to ask that hard question of your spouse. But be prepared to listen for a couple of hours with an open heart. Listen to the Full Program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Marriage Value List

Differences between husbands and wives can create a lot of conflict in a marriage.  Dr. Greg Smalley shares a better perspective.  Listen to the Full program here.

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Learning to Communicate

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Learning to Communicate

Most couples need help to discuss their needs in a productive way.

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Fighting Fair

Conflict. For some spouses, it's a way of life. For others, it's a word they refuse to entertain.

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The Love and Respect Principle

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The 'Love and Respect' Principle

Once you and your spouse understand what it means to love and respect, relational landmines can be avoided.

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Husband and wife embracing

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Learn to Speak Your Spouse's Love Language

If we learn our mate's primary love language – and speak it – we will have a happier spouse and a better marriage.

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The Power of Healthy Conflict

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The Power of Healthy Conflict

Healthy conflict can actually take your marriage to deeper levels of intimacy.

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In-Law Relationships

If you've become engaged in a war with your in-laws, don't let it erode your marriage further.

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Turning Your Marriage Around

Attitudes and the thoughts that form them are important, especially in marriage.

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Q&A: Resolving Conflict

Expert advice on dealing with conflict in relationships.

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Devotional: Communication and Conflict

Focus on the Family

We are called to be attentive to one another in marriage, to stop and listen and to learn about each other.

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