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Optimistic Love

Juli Slattery

When you look at marriage from a new perspective, you can see the miracle of a spouse who knows you inside and out, yet still loves you. You can view imperfections as a priceless exhibition of God’s grace.

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Series

Perfect Isn't the Point

Perfectionism isn't healthy for us or our relationships. It feeds discontent. It fosters judgment. So, how do we get out from under the pressure of perfectionism? It all starts with grace.

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Find a Hobby to Share With Your Spouse: Deer Hunting and Day Lilies

Dennis Rainey

FamilyLife's Dennis and Barbara Rainey found ways to do something meaningful together and enjoy each other's presence. Learn how you can do the same and make your marriage stronger.

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Secrets to a Lifelong Love

Erin Smalley

Have you ever pondered the question, "What is the secret to a lifelong love?" Erin Smalley offers three secrets to building your marriage amid the changing seasons of life.

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For Wives: A New Take on the New Year

Erin Smalley

What if this year you give your husband a new marriage? Join Erin Smalley as she takes the challenge and commits to living out the Greatest Commandment in her home.

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Maintaining Your Marriage During the Parenting Years

Arlene Pellicane

The difference between a ho-hum marriage and a dream marriage during the parenting years may take less than five minutes a day. Even as a busy parent, you can manage that.

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Family Stress at Christmastime

Erin Smalley

If you and your spouse look for unexpected gifts in your life this Christmas, you just may find a blessing in working together to manage family dynamics during the holiday season.

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Three Tips to Help You Work Together For a Blessed Christmas Season

Kathi Lipp

Do you find that holiday planning drives you and your spouse apart? Add a little joy to your Christmas season by getting organized together.

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Holiday Marriage Questions

Sarah Hilgendorf

Visits from extended family members can add to the joy — and stress — of the season. Talk with your spouse before guests arrive to compare expectations and plan ways to support each other as a couple.

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Choosing to Laugh Together

Mark Gungor

Laughter helps us avoid taking ourselves too seriously and is a great stress reducer. If your marriage is anything like Mark and Debbie Gungor's, it has its fair share of stress.

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Team Brees

Chris Fabry

It took a lot of desire, focus, patience and hard work for Drew Brees to get to the Super Bowl. And he's found it takes the same kind of effort to raise a family.

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Article

Does Your Wife Feel Loved?

Greg Smalley

A husband should care for his wife with the same intensity he nourishes his own body. So husbands must spend time every day doing things that help a wife feel loved. 

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Household Responsibilities: Negotiating with your spouse

Sheila Gregoire

Before dividing household responsibilities, you should first agree with each other on what tasks need to be done.

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Negotiating Chores With Your Spouse

Sheila Gregoire

Chores need to be done, but they don't need to be a wedge between a husband and wife. How you approach your tasks can build your marriage team.

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Article

It's a Crazy Time of Year

Greg Smalley

Working together as a couple to conquer back-to-school stress.

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Assignment: Teamwork

Sheila Gregoire

The back-to-school season can be a frantic time for moms. Inviting your husband to help can minimize the tension in your home, proving to be good for both your parenting and your marriage.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Sharing the Responsibility for Household Chores

Sheila Gregoire and Eva Daniel describe how couples can prioritize and allocate household chores, get their kids involved and find time to relax in the midst of a busy schedule.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Finding Contentment and Happiness as a Wife

Author Arlene Pellicane offers encouragement and advice to wives in a discussion based on her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.

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Series

Three Tips for a Happy Marriage

What is it that makes the happiest couples so happy? In this three-part series, Shaunti Feldhahn shares several of the secrets she discovered in her research study of more than 1,000 couples. 

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The Gift of Respect on Father's Day

Erin Smalley

Amid the rush of family life it can be easy to let your words or actions show disrespect toward your husband. But what if respect, regardless of the daily pace, could be a choice and an overflow of your heart's appreciation for him?

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Article

Incorrect Meanings of 'Sacrifice'

Paul Coughlin

Serving your wife doesn't mean you have to become a doormat and sacrifice your identity. So, what is Paul really saying in Ephesians 5:25?

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse

Authors Greg and Erin Smalley describe how couples can develop spiritual and relational intimacy.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Daylight Savings Time

Well, it’s almost that time of year again.  Daylight Savings Time, when the already sleep-deprived lose yet another hour of rest, will soon be here.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Drawing Closer to God and Each Other

This weekend, author Gary Thomas explains how a husband and wife can foster oneness in their marriage by pursuing God together. 

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