Marriage Challenges

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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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'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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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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Focus on the Family Weekend

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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 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 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 Daily Broadcast

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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 helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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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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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 Daily Broadcast

Episode

Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 1 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 helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

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

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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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

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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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

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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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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

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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