Strengthening Your Marriage

Illustration of a dad, barefoot and wearing vacation clothes, sitting on an over-sized cellphone which is resting on a beach

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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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Article

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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Series

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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Episode

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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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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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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Article

Are You Drifting Apart?

Sheila Gregoire

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

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Episode

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

Episode

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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Article

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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Article

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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Episode

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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Episode

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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Meaningful Christmas Traditions for Couples

Focus on the Family

Married couples can stay connected by establishing traditions that celebrate their love. As you read these heartfelt stories, we hope you'll find inspiration for your marriage this Christmas.

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Article

Why Your Friends Matter to Your Marriage

Pam Woody

Women are drawn to the company of other women, and your marriage is affected by the friends you choose to spend time with. Which of your girlfriends help to make you a better wife?

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A Wife's Most Important Message

Kimberly Wagner

In Romans 8:31, God assures us that He is "on our side." A husband needs the same assurance from his wife. He needs to know his wife is partnering with him through every challenge.

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Episode

Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 2 of 2)

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Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

Marriage Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Greg Smalley

The word cherish implies a specific attitude and means that you recognize your mate's incredible value. You have the opportunity every day to choose to see how incredibly valuable your spouse is.

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Episode

Finding Strength in Each Other's Differences (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another's differences. (Part 2 of 2)

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