Strengthening Your Marriage

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Guides for the Marriage Journey

Dr. Les Parrott with Dr. Leslie Parrott

Marriage mentoring is one of the most effective means of slowing the divorce rate and helping couples enjoy lifelong love. Every marriage needs mentors.

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How You May Be Betraying Your Wife

Gary Thomas

Every husband has inside information on his wife — a health issue, something from her past, a secret fear. We must hold that vulnerability as a sacred trust.

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What Speaks Love to Your Man?

Erin Smalley

Erin Smalley has learned that cherishing her husband starts by focusing on what she values about him and that nourishing their relationship involves putting love into action.

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Torn Between Being a Wife & a Mom

Juli Slattery

Almost every married mom can relate to the dilemma of whether to spend time with the kids or time with her husband. There's angst when they feel like they have to choose between those they love.

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Positively Influencing Your Husband's Happiness

Kathi Lipp

One of the things contributing to the happiness level in a home is the happiness of the husband. And wives can definitely have some influence in this area.

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Better Bedtime, Better Marriage

Greg Smalley

One of the most sacred times in a marriage relationship is from the time that you and your spouse get into bed until you fall asleep. You can be intentional with this time at the end of each day.

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An Empty Nest and a Full Marriage

Michele Howe

With every major life change, couples have to re-invent their relationship. The empty-nest season can usher in emotionally charged situations and major lifestyle adjustments.

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How Mobile Devices Ruin Your Vacation

Paul White

When your family is on vacation, who is more distracted by technology — the kids or parents? Here are some tips to help you focus on your family and fun.

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Speaking Highly of Your Husband

Juli Slattery

A wife can talk about and treat her husband as either an incompetent dad or a wonderful father. Are you willing to frame your husband as a "hero" to your kids?

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Making Right Choices in Marriage

Tammy Darling

Tammy Darling and her husband explored God's intent for marriage and learned that it takes work, and a healthy marriage is the result of making right choices.

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Love That Goes the Distance

Gary Rosberg

A lasting marriage really is possible. But don't settle for a good marriage or a so-so marriage. Here are six secrets to a great marriage.

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Secrets of Being a Happy Wife

Fawn Weaver

Let's quit comparing ourselves with others and agree: A happy wife recognizes that a happy marriage is defined by what she and her husband consider a happy marriage to be.

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Healthy Individuals Create Healthy Marriages

Jill Savage

Because the health of marriage is ultimately determined by individual health, we need to be diligent about emotional, mental, physical and spiritual fitness.

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Beyond Date Night — An Annual Marriage Getaway

Getting away is essential because of the daily busyness of life, the stress of work and the numerous other things that pull at time away from each other as husband and wife.

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How to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Life Transitions

Pam Farrel and Bill Farrel

Pam and Bill Farrel realized that the quality of their love was going to be determined by how they handled the changing seasons that every marriage encounters.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Thinking Your Way to a Better Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Author Sheila Gregoire and her husband, Keith, offer couples encouragement as they describe how God transformed their perspective on their relationship in a discussion based on her book 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Thinking Your Way to a Better Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Author Sheila Gregoire and her husband, Keith, offer couples encouragement as they describe how God transformed their perspective on their relationship in a discussion based on her book 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Are You Drifting Apart?

Sheila Gregoire

Drifting apart in marriage? Take steps to strengthen your bond. 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Fighting for a Stronger Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley offer couples practical advice in a discussion based on Greg's book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Healthy Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Fighting for a Stronger Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley offer couples practical advice in a discussion based on Greg's book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Healthy Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy. (Part 1 of 2)

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Hallmark Movies and Real-Life Marriage Romance

Erin Smalley

Romance stories contain four crucial elements in their storylines that have proven to be similar to the keys to a real-life marriage romance.

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How to Truly Love Your Spouse

Gary Chapman

True love, the kind of love that keeps a couple together for a lifetime, is not a feeling but an attitude. It says, "With the help of God, I'm going to do everything I can to enhance the life of my spouse."

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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The Attitudes That Strengthen Your Marriage

In his characteristic humorous style, Pastor Mark Gungor outlines nine positive attitudes that are essential for a good marriage.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Prioritizing Your Husband’s Needs

After the kids are grown, he’s still there. Arlene Pellicane, who has 3 children ages 10 and under, says she’s found why it’s important to prioritize her husband’s needs. Listen to the full program here.

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