Growing Together Spiritually

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Faith Conversations: Unselfish Love

Tez Brooks

Denying our own interests doesn't come naturally, but it conditions us toward a more sacrificial love. Dying to self proves we're serious about loving our spouse in the same way Christ loves His church.

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The Spiritual Dance: Letting Him Lead

Tricia Goyer

Who's the spiritual leader in your family? Some husbands may be intimidated by their wife and don't want to fail, so they do nothing. Maybe the best solution is to let God work in their lives.

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Can We Change Our Focus to See the Scenery of Tomorrow in Our Marriage?

Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield

I wonder what our lives would be like if we reframed how we thought about our tasks. What if we regularly took time to stop and see how far we've come, and then gave thanks for our progress?

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Handle With Care

Joshua Straub

Sometimes we're quick to defend ourselves, quick to cast blame and slow to be gentle. So how do couples develop an attitude of gentleness toward each other?

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How To Strengthen Your Spiritual Connection In Marriage

Greg Smalley

Building a shared spiritual relationship can feel like a roller coaster ride. But Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have discovered three key experiences to help strengthen a couple's spiritual connection.

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Faith Conversations: Believing God's Promises

Jennifer Aaron

Jesus had told His disciples He would be crucified but rise again on the third day. Still, Jesus' resurrection surprised everyone. Sometimes we have difficulty believing God's promises.

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Marriage Notes: How do I truly forgive?

Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham

You might think you've forgiven your spouse, but true forgiveness comes with a sense of peace. And the ability to forgive others — and yourself — only comes from God.

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A Beautiful Love

Jaime Schreiner and Alice Zvacek

All the excitement about Valentine’s Day makes it easy for us to spend a day focusing on romantic love, but committing to act in love all year long is more difficult.

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Husband with his arm around his wife, kissing her forehead

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Faith Conversations: Honoring Marriage

Jennifer Aaron

How we talk about our spouse and our marriage matters. Let’s consider that, especially when we're involved in a conversation in which spouses are being bashed or divorce is being suggested.

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young married couple studying the bible together

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Build a Kingdom Marriage Through Devotions for Couples

Tony Evans

One way to strengthen your marriage is to study the Bible together. To start, you can read these devotions adapted from the Kingdom Marriage Devotional by Dr. Tony Evans.

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Differing Faith Expressions

Scripture and Christian tradition present a wide variety of worship approaches, all equally acceptable because God makes us with different dispositions and personal preferences.

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New Year, New Opportunities

Tracey Willet

We have the choice of how we will perceive the opportunities God presents to us in the new year. We can let the challenges overwhelm us, or we can encourage each other to trust God.

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His Joy in Us

Jeanie Jacobson

To reach the newborn King, the wise men may have journeyed nearly 1,000 miles across sweltering deserts. But when they found Jesus, they experienced the joy of His presence. Are others drawn to the Lord because they see His joy in us? 

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New Year, New Perspective

Jaime Schreiner

We don't always notice changes in our spouse, particularly when we're with him or her day in and day out, but we can be sure that changes are taking place.

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Series

A Biblical View of Identity

Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discuss what the Bible taught them about womanhood and manhood.

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Husband and wife holding hands and praying together

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Courageous

Nicki Bishop

When challenges come, married couples can make a conscious choice to look to God instead of falling under pressure, being fearful of the future or blaming each other. 

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Remembering Milestones

Monica Faith Vernot

Married couples can commemorate significant events in their marriage in which God proved faithful. What are some things you do to mark the milestones in your marriage?

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Telling the Truth With Love and Respect

Emerson Eggerichs

People often decide that it is best to remain quiet when feeling unloved or disrespected. They suppress those feelings, but avoiding the real issue can actually be unloving or disrespectful.

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Praying For Your Husband

Erin Smalley

No more good intentions or excuses, there are many benefits to praying consistently and intentionally for your husband.

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Wonderfully Made

Angie Garrett

We can praise God for fearfully and wonderfully making us in His image.

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Young couple in living room. Mother is holding baby. Husband is looking at wife in an understanding manner.

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The Burden of Responsibility

Jaime Schreiner

Seek ways to come alongside and help your spouse, encouraging him or her to remember it is God who gives us the ability to handle shared responsibilities.

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Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse Through the Psalms (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Timothy and Mrs. Kathy Keller discuss the benefits of studying the biblical psalms as a couple, offering practical suggestions on how a husband and wife can strengthen their relationship through their approach to devotions, prayer and God. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse Through the Psalms (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Timothy and Mrs. Kathy Keller discuss the benefits of studying the biblical psalms as a couple, offering practical suggestions on how a husband and wife can strengthen their relationship through their approach to devotions, prayer and God. (Part 1 of 2)

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Bible open to book of Psalms

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Tim and Kathy Keller on the Psalms: A guide for practical living

Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller

The book of Psalms is not just a matchless primer of teaching but a medicine chest for the heart and the best possible guide for practical living.

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