Facing Crisis

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Choose Joy Over Happiness

Kay Warren

When troubles come, joy is often exposed as undependable happiness. Kay and Rick Warren learned that happiness wasn't enough — they needed joy — true joy that can only come from God.

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Steven Curtis Chapman: Marriage in the Real World

Steven Curtis Chapman

The Bible makes it clear that we will never master the art of the perfect relationship this side of heaven. Instead, it calls us to humbly, patiently and gently care for and bear with each other.

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When Sexual Assault Affects Your Marriage

Leila Sommerfeld

The aftermath of a wife’s sexual assault has profound effects on her marriage. Helping a husband understand how rape has affected his wife is critical to helping her recover.

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Finding God's Blessings When Your Spouse is Ill

Laura Story

Laura Story shares about her broken dreams, her struggles with wanting God to fix her husband, and how she’s found the Lord’s blessings amid the disappointments of life.

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Don't Let the Storms of Life Wash Your Marriage Away

Erin Smalley

Regardless of where you are in your marriage journey or what issues come your way, here are few tips to help keep you united through the storms of life.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola, Faith and Family

Kelsey Poole

Focus on the Family magazine caught up with Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, to learn more of his experience contracting the Ebola virus and how it affected their marriage.

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Finding God's Grace Behind Bars

Even though Bo and Gari Mitchell had lived through some difficult times, they knew God was in control—they just didn't know how He was going to help them through this situation.

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'A Ridiculously Good Life'

Jeremy V. Jones

Nick Vujicic and his wife, Kanae, have a marriage that includes some serious challenges, but the hard work of keeping their relationship vibrant is no different from that of any other couple.

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Jay and Katherine Wolf: A Beautiful Life

Marianne K. Hering

Jay and Katherine Wolf's picture of marriage radically changed from the one they imagined. Katherine had a massive brain stem stroke. She was just 26. When she woke from her coma, her right side was paralyzed, and she couldn’t swallow, speak or walk.

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Be Grateful Like There's No Tomorrow

Tricia Lott Williford

Begin today to look for the positive qualities in your husband and the story you’re living together. Think of ways to show him — and to remind yourself — you are thankful for this life you’ve built.

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Tammy Trent: A Story of Hope After Loss

Tammy Trent

On Tammy Trent's road to healing, she learned to give her pain purpose. She's found her greatest joy comes from encouraging others who are facing a hard season in life.

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Remembering 9/11

Nathan Davidson and Andrea Vinley Jewell

The memory of 9/11 has had an undeniable impact on our nation and on our families. How much more profound has the impact been on the victims who survived the tragedy and on the families of those who died?

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Holding Tight in the Hard Times

Greg Smalley

It’s not only possible to survive a crisis, but difficult times can also be redeemed by God and transformed into experiences that will help make your marriage stronger. 

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Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada

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Real Life With Joni and Ken

Joni Eareckson Tada

Physical and emotional problems can challenge any marriage. But with the help of God and good friends, Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada found the strength to persevere in their marriage.

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A Marriage Restored

Thomas Jeffries

One couple learned to restore the joy in their relationship with a visit to the National Institute ofMarriage.

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Steven and Mary Beth Chapman

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Holding Tight Through the Loss of a Child

Pam Woody and Sheila Seifert

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman have guided their kids through grief and confusion. They've done this by being real and sharing openly as they've grappled with their own emotions and unresolved questions.

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Staying Together When You Feel Like Leaving (Part 2 of 2)

Bill and Vicki Rose offer hope for troubled couples as they recount the severe problems their marriage faced, how they found faith in Jesus Christ and how God has restored and sustained their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Staying Together When You Feel Like Leaving (Part 1 of 2)

Bill and Vicki Rose offer hope for troubled couples as they recount the severe problems their marriage faced, how they found faith in Jesus Christ and how God has restored and sustained their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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An Impossible Marriage

John Duckworth

Cocaine, parties, affairs. Bill and Vicki Rose were on the path to ruining their marriage — until God redeemed them and their relationship.

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My Marriage and a Terminal Illness

Bo Stern writes of her husband's struggle with ALS, confident that amid this trauma and turmoil, God is bringing beauty to their battle.

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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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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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Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Paul Westbrook and his wife, Melody, talk with openness and honesty about the marital crisis they faced and describe how counseling from the National Institute of Marriage (now called Hope Restored) helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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