God's Design for Marriage

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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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Honoring Marriage

Greg Smalley

In marriage, honor involves recognizing the worth of your relationship and putting that appreciation into action. For info on hosting an Honoring Marriage Event, go to www.honoringmarriage2016.com.

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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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Why Are Men Like Waffles? Why Are Women Like Spaghetti?

How are you to understand the differences between men and women? We like to think of them this way: Men are like waffles; women are like spaghetti.

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God’s Design for Your Unique Marriage Differences

Larry Crabb

Husbands can reveal God's loving, self-sacrificing movement into people's hearts by the way they treat their wife. And wives can reveal God's invitation to be filled with His strengthening presence.

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Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse

Shaunti Feldhahn

Men and women are equal — but that does not mean they are the same. God created men and women to be different, and one key to a great marriage is to work with His design rather than against it.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity

This weekend, popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. 

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Commitment Is The Foundation For A Deeply Connected Marriage

Choosing to invest in your marriage helps to strengthen the lifelong commitment that is foundational to your relationship.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity (Part 2 of 2)

Popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity (Part 1 of 2)

Popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. (Part 1 of 2)

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Marriage With Eternity in Mind

Francis Chan

Francis Chan discusses how having a marriage focused on a mission will require commitment and sacrifice, asking couples if their view of the future is big enough.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Talking With Your Kids About Money and Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse

In Part 1 of this weekend's program, finance experts Scott and Bethany Palmer explain how parents can strengthen their relationship with their kids while teaching them sound, biblically-based principles about money.



In Part 2, authors Greg and Erin Smalley describe how couples can develop spiritual and relational intimacy.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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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

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Happiness in Marriage

Most of the stories you heard when you were a child probably ended like this: “…and they lived happily ever after.”  It’s the stuff of fairy tales and it’s also the hope of every couple standing at a wedding altar.  But is it wise to make happiness the primary goal of marriage?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Don't Give Up

In today's throwaway society, many people view marriage the same way.  It's not permanent or precious.  But Dr. David Clarke offers a different perspective. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Solomon on Romance (Part 2 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Solomon on Romance (Part 1 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Lifelong Love

Why would a photo of an elderly man eating lunch with his wife go viral across the Internet?  Maybe because the image captures the true richness of marriage like few things can.  

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Uncovering the Secrets to a Happy Marriage

This weekend, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn offers insights from research she's conducted on what makes for a happier, more fulfilling marriage. She also outlines practical ways to develop a more Christ-like relationship with your spouse.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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The Paradox of Marriage

There’s no doubt about it, marriage is a paradox. Consider this: For a relationship to be successful, couples have to limit their independence. But at the same time, they have to thrive as individuals. Confused yet?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Marriage is the Foundation of Family

A healthy family requires a solid foundation — and that foundation starts with your marriage.  Dr. Kevin Leman shares this observation.  Listen to the Full program here.

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