Daily Living

Husband and wife cleaning the kitchen together

Article

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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Focus on the Family 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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Smiling dad serving breakfast to his son and smiling daughter in the kitchen

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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Illustration of a Family getting school supplies together

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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 Broadcast

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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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Woman and man, arm-in-arm, walking in fall trees

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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A young Asian couple.

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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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husband giving wife red roses

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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 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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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Too Much and Not Enough

Having a strong and healthy family requires balance.  Too much of this and not enough of that, and it’ll all crumble.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Finding Balance in Your Life and Family

This weekend, author Lysa TerKeurst offers women encouragement and practical advice in a discussion based on her latest book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands.

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Melanie's Broccoli-Rice Casserole Recipe

Melanie Shankle

Melanie Shankle, guest on the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast episode, "The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite," shares her recipe for Broccoli-Rice Casserole.

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Article

The Everyday Husband

Heather Lucas

Observations on the routines and Attitudes of Young Husbands.

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Improve Your Marriage Through Thankfulness

Janine Petry

A genuine spirit of thankfulness flows deep from the heart and provides a steady stream with which you can continuously refresh your marriage.

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couple laughing as wife puts ice cream on husband's nose

Series

Humor in Marriage

Laughter bonds people. It's good medicine for your soul - and for your marriage, too.

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husband with flowers behind his back as he meets his wife

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Keeping Romance Alive

Here are a few simple tips that will help you revive the romance in a stale marriage.

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Celebrating the Holidays

The best way to lessen the stress of the holidays is to be prepared.

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married couple enjoying a cool beverage outside

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Making Time for Romance and Intimacy

Couples that set aside time for rest and romance will experience more passion in their marriage.

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Blessing Your Spouse

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Blessing Your Spouse

The five elements of the blessing are not just limited to the parent/child relationship. Let's look at how the blessing can and should be given to a spouse.

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married couple with the word volunteer on their shirts

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Serving Together as a Couple

When couples choose to unselfishly serve others together, they experience peace, contentment and a deeper bond that strengthens their marriage.

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Q&A: Dealing With Previous Relationships

Answers to your questions about premarital sex and cohabitation.

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