Growing Together Spiritually

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Becoming a Selfless Spouse

Joshua Straub

Jesus laid down His life so that we might experience the new life that comes from His resurrection. In the same way, God calls us to lay down our own lives, serving our spouse unconditionally.

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Marriage Notes: I Feel Loved When

Greg Smalley

The best way to understand how you can nourish your marriage is to ask your spouse to finish this statement: "I feel loved when …"   The answers are a gold mine of  information.

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Faith Conversations: Love on Purpose

Jolene Ceravalo

Since love is shown through purposeful action, so we need to find ways each day to make the expression of our love a priority. We must study our spouse to know what makes him or her feel loved.

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Faith Conversations: Sacrificial Love

Evie Ogborn

Marriage requires sacrifice. Sometimes the sacrifices are small. Other times they're life-altering. No matter the size, the sacrifice means nothing without love.

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Faith Conversations: Unconditional Love

Courtney Roberts

Love is not only something God does; it's who He is. Spending time with Him can help us appreciate this aspect of God. Then His unconditional and sacrificial love can overflow into our marriages.

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Recognizing Spiritual Leadership in the Little Things

Greg Smalley

Spiritual intimacy can be a confusing issue for many couples. Dr. Greg Smalley offers personal insights on how husbands can be spiritual leaders and wives can see beyond basic spiritual disciplines for intimacy at home.

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Studying the Bible as a Married Couple

When couples read and study the Bible together, they increase spiritual intimacy and a general sense of togetherness.

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What Not to Give Up For Lent: Reading as a Couple

Margaret Feinberg

Popular Bible teacher Margaret Feinberg invites couples to share in a 40-day journey to Easter by participating in Bible study during Lent.

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Spiritual Intimacy

Spiritual intimacy in marriage is about more than just spending time in God's Word. It's about learning how to connect with your spouse through your faith.

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God’s Promises to Service Members and Spouses

Erin Prater

God's promises are solid and surprisingly applicable to military life.

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Devotional: Unexpected Challenges

Focus on the Family

We so long to find or to create certainty in our lives. There is but one certainty in life, and that is the presence of our loving God.

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Devotional: Communication and Conflict

Focus on the Family

We are called to be attentive to one another in marriage, to stop and listen and to learn about each other.

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Devotional: External Relationships

Focus on the Family

When we choose to live our married life according to the design God has for us, it can be amazing.

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Devotional: Spiritual Foundations

Focus on the Family

Spiritual intimacy between a husband and wife provides a safe covering.

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Devotional: Facing Adversity

Focus on the Family

The reality of the presence of adversity in life is a given.

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Devotional: Love and Respect

Focus on the Family

To assume that our ability to love another person has its source in our own hearts carries with it the potential to be embarrassing, painful, or dangerous.

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Devotional: Time and Money

Focus on the Family

As with everything in our lives, our ability to live in the fullness that God has for us has all to do with our focus.

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Devotional: Marriage in Crisis

Focus on the Family

It is rare that a marriage hits a crisis point as the result of one move of one person.

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Devotional: Sex and Intimacy

Focus on the Family

To yield to one another sexually in marriage is to step into God-created intimacy.

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