Growing Together Spiritually

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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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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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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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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 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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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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A Transformed Marriage

Kate Jones

Just as God brought about transformation in Saul's life, He can bring about transformation in ours, including in our marriage.

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Healthy Teamwork

Cassia Elder

Collaborating with our spouse in spiritual disciplines can strengthen our walk with Christ, as well as strengthen our marriage.

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Showing Kindness

Jaime Schreiner

When a husband and wife are getting to know each other, the special kindness they show each other comes easily. But as the years pass, that kindness often falls by the wayside.

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Authentic Faith

Jaime Schreiner

Sometimes we mistakenly judge faith by superficial actions or by adherence to religious traditions. But when our faith is truly growing, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Connecting With Your Spouse and God

Dr. Scott Stanley helps Christian couples understand God's desire for their marriage and offers practical suggestions for developing a deeper spiritual intimacy to persevere through life's trials.

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Friendships Matter

Amanda Snodgrass

Having close friends is important. Friends can be a blessing to our marriages, too.

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Misconceptions About Family Leadership

Greg Smalley

What does spiritual leadership mean to you? When preconceived notions are inaccurate.

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Closer to God and to Each Other

David Clarke

To love with God's love in your marriage, you need to be connected to Him and joined spiritually to your spouse, placing God at the center of your relationship and growing closer to Him as a couple.

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Seeking Unity

Jaime Schreiner

Facing issues with a humble and gentle spirit is sometimes the only way to bring true peace. Unity develops when both spouses see the issue in the same light through the guidance of the Spirit.

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Mismatched Marriage: When One Spouse Is an Unbeliever

Lee Strobel

While there's no one-size-fits-all formula that will instantly revolutionize a mismatched marriage, a few principles and contribute to the health of a relationship.

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Iron Sharpens Iron

Krista Manchuck

God has given us a spouse to encourage us and help us become more like Him. He often uses our spouse to shape us into the unique individuals He has designed us to be.

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Courage to Obey

Emily Downs

We are called to die to ourselves and follow the Lord daily — not a physical death, but perhaps the loss of a relationship or an opportunity.

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Count Your Blessings

Rhonda Hensley

We may sometimes grow dissatisfied with our lives. But married couples do well to reflect on the things they know are blessings from the Lord.

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Faith Conversations: Endurance

Kimberly D. Henderson

God never said having a godly marriage would be easy. He tells us that doing His will requires much endurance on our part. Thankfully, He gives us many precious promises in His Word that we can cling to.

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Patience: Giving God Time to Work

Cheryl Brodersen and Brian Brodersen

Frustration, differences and disagreements are some of the best opportunities for patience to grow in marriage. The more that patience is needed — and exercised — the stronger it can grow.

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Do More? Be More

Rachel Dodd

Instead of resolving to do more, what about asking God to help you be more? What does your relationship need you to be? More loving? More attentive? More available?

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Focused on Christ

Emily Pardy

Keeping Christ in focus during the Christmas season might feel easier than any other time of the year. But keeping our hearts set on the life that Jesus lived is essential to our faith all year round.

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Couples' Faith: Finding Community

Jim Burns

God never intended couples to handle marriage and family issues alone. A community of fellow sojourners is an essential ingredient for a healthy marriage and a vibrant faith.

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Growing Closer by Serving Together

Mitch Temple

We're called to serve, whether it's feeding the poor, caring for the sick or teaching children. When you and your spouse answer this call together, you can discover new opportunities to enrich your marriage.

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