God's Design for Marriage

husband and wife holding hands with foreheads touching

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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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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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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Series

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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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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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young couple in tight embrace

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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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married couple embracing

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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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husband and wife in front of chalkboard

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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

Episode

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

Episode

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

Episode

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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