Marriage Challenges

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Drifting Apart

You probably know someone who's gotten a divorce and said, "We just drifted apart."

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Lowering the Bar

Have you lowered your expectations for your marriage?  Pastor Paul Westbrook shares the HOPE he discovered after seeking counseling with his wife, Melody. Listen to the full program here.

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Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Join Friends of the Family

Pastor Paul Westbrook and his wife, Melody, talk with openness and honesty about the marital crisis they faced and describe how counseling from the National Institute of Marriage helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Burn the Ships

Commitment is critical for a successful marriage.  It’s easy to make excuses for why we can’t resolve a conflict with our spouse.  What we need to do is burn the ships.  

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God’s Got It

Sometimes saving a marriage requires a willingness to dig deep into our own negative feelings, even if it’s scary. Listen to the full program here.

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Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Join Friends of the Family

Pastor Paul Westbrook and his wife, Melody, talk with openness and honesty about the marital crisis they faced and describe how counseling from the National Institute of Marriage helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Scorekeepers

If you’re playing a game, you need a scorekeeper.  It’s the only way to determine a winner.  But in a marriage, keeping score is destructive.  When a relationship is defined by “winners” and “losers,” it’s only a matter of time before things fall apart.

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Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 2 of 2)

When a Man You Love Was Abused and Not Quite Healed

Authors Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe explain how they found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a wife can come alongside her husband who's experienced similar trauma to offer him love and support. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 1 of 2)

When a Man You Love Was Abused and Not Quite Healed

Authors Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe explain how they found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a wife can come alongside her husband who's experienced similar trauma to offer him love and support. (Part 1 of 2)

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Helping Your Wife Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 2 of 2)

When a Woman You Love Was Abused

Dawn Scott Jones, author of When a Woman You Love Was Abused, explains how she found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a husband can come alongside his wife who's experienced similar trauma to offer her love and support. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Your Wife Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 1 of 2)

When a Woman You Love Was Abused

Dawn Scott Jones, author of When a Woman You Love Was Abused, explains how she found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a husband can come alongside his wife who's experienced similar trauma to offer her love and support. (Part 1 of 2)

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples

Close Calls

This weekend, pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. 

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples (Part 2 of 2)

Close Calls

Pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples (Part 1 of 2)

Close Calls

Pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Fierce Women

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 2 of 2)

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Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Fierce Women

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 1 of 2)

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Infertility’s Impact on Marriage

Infertility can be taxing on virtually every area of a couple’s marriage from the financial strain of exploring treatment options, to altered career decisions, to hopes and dreams that get put on hold.

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Embracing the Reality of Christmas and Connecting as a Couple Despite Your Differences

A Walk One Winter Night

In Part 1 of this weekend's program, storyteller Al Andrews shares a dramatic reading of his narrative called A Walk One Winter Night. For more information, see the daily broadcast episode Embracing the Reality of Christmas.

In Part 2, Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, offer advice and encouragement to couples as they describe how they worked through their differences in the early years of their marriage. To learn more, see the daily broadcast episode Connecting as a Couple Despite Your Differences.

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Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage

Married But Lonely

This weekend, psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others.

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Building True Oneness in Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

The Marriage Builder

Psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb helps get to the root of disillusionment and disappointment in today's marriages, and points to God's heart for a husband and wife to enjoy true oneness. (Part 2 of 2)

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How Shift Jobs Affect Your Marriage

Claudean Boatman

Firefighter sits deep in thought

Protect your marriage from the stress of rotating work schedules by using your time intentionally.

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Episode

Building True Oneness in Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

The Marriage Builder

Psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb helps get to the root of disillusionment and disappointment in today's marriages, and points to God's heart for a husband and wife to enjoy true oneness. (Part 1 of 2)

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Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Married But Lonely

Psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others. (Part 2 of 2)

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Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Married But Lonely

Psychologist David Clarke offers several practical ideas for couples to improve their marital intimacy, from regularly scheduled talk times, to spiritual leadership and being accountable to others. (Part 1 of 2)

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