Marriage Challenges

woman looking through rain-covered window

Article

Holding on to Faith When Life Doesn't Go Your Way

Laurie Polich Short

Whether you're dealing with an unfaithful spouse or a child who is wreaking havoc in your home, rest assured that you, too, can have faith in the dark.

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man making a bed

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Make Your Bed, Change Your Marriage

Greg Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley hated making the bed but realized his resistance had become selfish. Read how he decided to serve and sacrifice for his wife.

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Episode

Encouragement for Remarried Couples (Part 2 of 2)

Gil and Brenda Stuart offer advice and hope to remarried couples as they address the difficult challenges stepfamilies face. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Encouragement for Remarried Couples (Part 1 of 2)

Gil and Brenda Stuart offer advice and hope to remarried couples as they address the difficult challenges stepfamilies face. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Dealing With the Past When You're Remarried

Brenda Stuart

Gil and Brenda Stuart brought memories, habits and history into their new marriage. They learned the importance of acknowledging the associated emotions and being able to talk about them.

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Illustration of a husband and wife kissing while surrounded by six children and two pets. Man is holding a telephone away from his ear, and woman is holding an infant.

Article

Making Marriage a Priority in Your Blended Family

Katie Parsons

Intentional decisions you make to keep marriage a priority in your blended family.

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Article

Mopping Up Mother's Day

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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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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Episode

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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Woman sitting on suitcase surrounded by luggage and an array of travel documents

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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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husband and wife watering plants that aren't growing

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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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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marcus pollard and family

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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

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

Episode

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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