Marriage Challenges

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Article

Mopping Up Mother's Day

Margot Starbuck

Mother's Day can be fraught with disappointment. Though we ask for little, we may still be unwittingly tangled up with unrealistic expectations.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Marriage in the Stressful World of NASCAR (Part 2 of 2)

NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and his wife, Stevie, offer encouragement to couples as they describe how God strengthened their faith and marriage during the grueling rigors of his long racing career. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Marriage in the Stressful World of NASCAR (Part 1 of 2)

NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and his wife, Stevie, offer encouragement to couples as they describe how God strengthened their faith and marriage during the grueling rigors of his long racing career. (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

Surviving the Stress of Moving

In 10 moves as a family, Susan Miller watched her children go through a roller coaster of emotions. Getting them connected to their new community quickly made a big difference in their adjustment.

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Staying Together When You Feel Like Leaving (Part 2 of 2)

Bill and Vicki Rose offer hope for troubled couples as they recount the severe problems their marriage faced, how they found faith in Jesus Christ and how God has restored and sustained their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Staying Together When You Feel Like Leaving (Part 1 of 2)

Bill and Vicki Rose offer hope for troubled couples as they recount the severe problems their marriage faced, how they found faith in Jesus Christ and how God has restored and sustained their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

The Ashley Madison Fallout — What Now?

Erin Smalley

Fallout from the data breech at Ashley Madison has been devastating, and as a result, many people have had their hearts broken. What now?

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Article

'Everything Will Be Easier' ... and other myths about blending your family

Kathi Lipp

When expectations are realistic, a difficult reality becomes a lot less difficult. Overcoming blended-family myths.

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Article

In the Shadow of Infertility

Matt Appling

Every aspect of infertility can be a marital, spiritual and ethical challenge. What can a husband do to keep his marriage going during a season of infertility?

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Domingo and Irene Garcia discuss the early years of their marriage which were filled with alcoholism and abuse, and how God brought about a miraculous healing to their lives and relationship. The Garcias offer hope and encouragement to other couples that they, too, can change destructive patterns and embrace God's plan for their lives. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Domingo and Irene Garcia discuss the early years of their marriage which were filled with alcoholism and abuse, and how God brought about a miraculous healing to their lives and relationship. The Garcias offer hope and encouragement to other couples that they, too, can change destructive patterns and embrace God's plan for their lives. (Part 1 of 2)

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Episode

God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage

This weekend, recording artist Tiffany Lee, popularly known as "Plumb," and her husband, Jeremy, offer hope for troubled couples as they describe how their own marriage was saved from the brink of divorce with the help of God's grace and a loving community of Christian friends. 

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Article

Finishing Strong: Marriage and "The Amazing Race"

Pam Woody

Marcus and Amani Pollard learned early that if either had an issue, they needed to talk about the problem and move on. These communication skills have helped build respect for each other.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Recording artist Tiffany Lee, popularly known as "Plumb," and her husband, Jeremy, offer hope for troubled couples as they describe how their own marriage was saved from the brink of divorce with the help of God's grace and a loving community of Christian friends. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Recording artist Tiffany Lee, popularly known as "Plumb," and her husband, Jeremy, offer hope for troubled couples as they describe how their own marriage was saved from the brink of divorce with the help of God's grace and a loving community of Christian friends. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 1 of 2)

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Plumb Tiffany Lee and husband Jeremy Lee

Article

How Spiritual Community Kept Plumb’s Marriage Alive

Plumb and Susanna Foth Aughtmon

Recording artist, songwriter, performer and author Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better known as Plumb, has sold more than 3 million albums and singles, but her home life has experienced some serious dark moments.

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A couple staring at the view from a mountainside from under an umbrella on a foggy day

Series

Change, Stress and Crises

Change, stress, challenges and painful trials are part of any relationship. You and your spouse can face stress together, growing stronger through the trials that come your way.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Drifting Apart

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

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

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 (now called Hope Restored) helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

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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