God's Design for Marriage

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When You're at the End of Your Ability, God Can Heal Your Marriage

Henry Cloud

When things get tough in a marriage and some change is required, we might not want to do it. But if we know that we ultimately have to deal with God, we submit to His higher calling to us.

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Grit: Successful Marriages Need Passion and Perseverance

Greg Smalley

So many marriages end in divorce because husbands and wives simply give up. They lack grit. Couples who wish to succeed in marriage need passion and perseverance.

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How To Get Lost in God's Love and Save Your Marriage

Dannah Gresh

Every person on earth has a deep desire to be loved. And as wonderful as love in marriage is, it will never be a fulfilling love unless we first saturate ourselves in the unfailing love of God.

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Anniversaries Are as Important as the Wedding

Greg Smalley

Celebrating an anniversary shows that marriage is a priority in our life. It gives us a chance to pull back from the daily grind and relive a moment that changed our life forever.

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Good Marriages Need Emotion And Determination

Ravi Zacharias

Though it may not sound romantic, a thriving marriage requires both a determination to love and a commitment to serve your spouse.

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Hidden Benefits of Marriage

Glenn Stanton

Some studies show that married men and women are less likely to suffer from serious illnesses. And marriage not only gives you longer life, but a happier life, too.

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Husbands and Wives Are Hardwired to Complement Each Other

Walt Larimore

The hormonal influence and hardwiring of each spouse is designed to complement and strengthen the other. As a man loves his wife, she is more able and willing to respect him.

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Jim and Jean Daly walking in the woods

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Marriage: A Timeless Treasure

Jim Daly

All Christians are called to preserve the God-ordained institution of marriage and share with their neighbors its benefits and His ultimate reasons for it.

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Find Hope for Your Marriage

Chad Robichaux

It's possible to overcome challenges, find hope and step into the marriage God intended for you. Chad Robichaux offers a few pointers to help kick-start your marriage.

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God's Presence in Your Marriage

Gary Thomas

When we remember that God is always present, all the Scripture verses about how to treat each other take on an added importance. With His presence at the center of our homes, we can transform our marriages.

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God's Blueprint for a Healthy Marriage (Part 3 of 3)

Dr. Timothy Keller and his wife, Kathy, describe their personal marriage journey and how a biblically-rooted understanding of God's design for marriage transcends that of both ancient and modern cultures. (Part 3 of 3)

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God's Blueprint for a Healthy Marriage (Part 2 of 3)

Dr. Timothy Keller and his wife, Kathy, describe their personal marriage journey and how a biblically-rooted understanding of God's design for marriage transcends that of both ancient and modern cultures. (Part 2 of 3)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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God's Blueprint for a Healthy Marriage (Part 1 of 3)

Dr. Timothy Keller and his wife, Kathy, describe their personal marriage journey and how a biblically-rooted understanding of God's design for marriage transcends that of both ancient and modern cultures. (Part 1 of 3)

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Living Out 'I Do'

It is the covenantal commitment that enables married people to become people who love each other. Only with time do we really learn who the other person is and come to love the person for him- or herself.

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Jim and Jean Daly at their wedding reception, surrounded by their families

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Jim Daly’s Unexpected Path to Marriage

Jim Daly

Jim Daly shares how he and his wife, Jean, met, and goes on to ponder the exhilarating twists, turns and steps that lead to a man and a woman meeting, dating and eventually marrying.

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Embracing God's Desire for Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on his book Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas describes how God uses marriage to make us holy, not just happy. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Embracing God's Desire for Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on his book Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas describes how God uses marriage to make us holy, not just happy. (Part 1 of 2)

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Ruth and Boaz: A Romance That Models God's Love for Us

Ray Vander Laan

People often describe the book of Ruth as a love story. But as the story unfolds, we realize that it is about more than the love between two people. It's about God's amazing love for all humankind.

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Plan to Stay in Love

Andy Stanley

What if staying in love is possible? What if working hard, instead of giving up, is the key to passionate, long-lasting, true love? What if real relationship starts when we get real about staying in love?

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Build a Future

Greg Smalley

Commitment is a passionate decision to be with your spouse for a lifetime and to proactively build a future. A husband and wife must decide to love each other for a lifetime.

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For Better or for What?

Tim Kimmel

Heart connection is when two people delight in living their individual lives in a way that breeds trust and consistently adds value to their identity as a pair.

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New Year, New Purpose in Your Marriage

Greg Smalley

Dr. Smalley encourages couples to find a cause that they're both passionate about, and then trust the Lord to use them and their marriage in the new year

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Fierce Women

Kimberly Wagner

A woman's role as her husband's "helper" is not an insignificant assignment. To serve well in her role, a woman must be fierce. Not destructively fierce but beautifully fierce.

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