Marriage Challenges

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

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)

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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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

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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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Moving From Loneliness to Intimacy in Your Marriage

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)

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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Building True Oneness in Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

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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How Shift Jobs Affect Your Marriage

Claudean Boatman

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

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

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)

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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The Impact of PTSD on Military Families (Part 2 of 2)

A panel of guests discusses what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, how it impacts individuals and families, and where they can turn for help. (Part 2 of 2)

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The Impact of PTSD on Military Families (Part 1 of 2)

A panel of guests discusses what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, how it impacts individuals and families, and where they can turn for help. (Part 1 of 2)

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Teen-Fueled Tension in Marriage

Pam Woody

Parenting teens provides a new set of conflicts for couples: debates over discipline, respect, privileges, responsibilities, media choices and dating boundaries.

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Dealing With Physical Distance in Marriage

When we marry, few of us picture spending extended amounts of time away from our mate. Then reality sets in.

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First Aid for First Responder Marriages

First responder marriages are at high risk for marital disharmony, infidelity and divorce.

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Special Needs in Marriage

Building oneness in marriage is crucial when caring for others.

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Marriage in the Melting Pot

As inter-ethnic marriages continue to increase, this trend holds tremendous promise for marriages that can transform differences into assets rather than succumb to them as liabilities.

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Remarriage and Blended Families

Most remarried couples can beat the odds of divorce and build a successful blended family if they know how to overcome the unique barriers to marital intimacy in a blended family.

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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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