Divorce and Infidelity

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Accountability Means Building Faithful Friendships

Jonathan Daugherty

Accountability is faithful friendship, doing life side by side with a comrade, a friend or a co-worker. But we must be intentional about engaging others on this quest for a life of purity.

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Avoiding Dangerous Attractions

Dave Carder

After counseling people who have been hurt by infidelity, Dave Carder has learned that being aware and being prepared are more important than ever. There are too many opportunities for infidelity.

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Al and Lisa Robertson: Rebuilding After an Affair

Pam Woody

Al and Lisa Robertson talked with Focus on the Family about their journey from devastation to forgiveness, and how they're now committed to helping other couples rebuild their relationship after an affair.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 2 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 1 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

The Dilemma of Divorce

At the Fall, the battle of the sexes began, and one of the most tragic consequences of that battle is the propensity to divorce.

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The Ashley Madison Fallout — What Now?

Erin Smalley

Fallout from the data breech at Ashley Madison has been devastating, and as a result, many people have had their hearts broken. What now?

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Al and Lisa Robertson

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Leaving Old Relationships to Embark on a New One

Leaving and cleaving means to leave old relationships to embark on a new one — honoring the husband-wife relationship over all others. “Duck Dynasty” stars Al and Lisa Robertson share their advice.

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Marital Infidelity: Recovery for Both Wounded Spouses

Infidelity is a pain that's far too common to far too many. If you're dealing with a cheating spouse or admitting that you are a cheating spouse, there's still hope for restoration in your marriage.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Finding Restoration When Love is Gone (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers practical advice and hope to the person whose spouse has communicated, "I don't love you anymore." (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Finding Restoration When Love is Gone (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers practical advice and hope to the person whose spouse has communicated, "I don't love you anymore." (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

Hope for the Separated

While reconciliation is God's desire for struggling couples, there are all sorts of situations that can bring a marriage to the crisis point. Dr. Gary Chapman offers hope and help for the separated.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Children of Divorce

Divorce is tough on adults.  But that’s not all.  If you’re recently divorced, there are a couple things you can do to help minimize the impact on your children.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Stone Drunk

If you've wondered how a friend could ever cheat on their spouse, Pastor Dave Carder has the answer. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Friendship or Flirtation? (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, I told you why infatuation is one of the most common dangers facing marriages.  It’s because infatuation can lead you toward an affair before you’re even aware of it.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Extinguishing Old Flames

In today’s connected world, looking up the past can be destructive to a marriage. It may be tempting to catch up with an old flame, especially if you’re discontent with your current circumstances. Pastor Dave Carder has a warning. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Friendship or Flirtation? (Part 1 of 2)

Marriages everywhere are at risk because of one of the most powerful drugs known to man.  It’s called infatuation.

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Infidelity — To Tell Or Not To Tell Your Spouse?

Greg Smalley

If you've been unfaithful in your marriage and you're wondering what to do now, Dr. Greg Smalley explains 10 reasons to have a talk with your spouse.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Ripped Apart

If you feel you’ve reached the end of your marriage and have decided divorce is the only answer, let me encourage you to do everything possible to save and restore your relationship.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Create a New Normal

Here at Focus on the Family we hear from couples every day whose marriage has been rocked by adversity. Many have endured an affair. Others have suffered from abuse or addiction. But the common thread running through them all is the challenge of reconciling when your relationship has been ripped in half.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Marriage: Contract and Covenant

Research continues to indicate that divorce is a serious problem for our culture. I think that’s because society doesn’t understand the significance of a marriage relationship.

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Series

Forgiveness and Restoration

One reason we resist forgiving is that we don't really understand what forgiveness is or how it works. We think we do, but we don't.

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