Strengthening Your Marriage

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Drawing Closer to God and Each Other (Part 2 of 2)

Author Gary Thomas explains how a husband and wife can foster oneness in their marriage by pursuing God together.  (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Drawing Closer to God and Each Other (Part 1 of 2)

Author Gary Thomas explains how a husband and wife can foster oneness in their marriage by pursuing God together.  (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage and Avoiding the Chore War With Your Kids

In Part 1 of this weekend's program, author Kathi Lipp offers practical, fun ideas for couples to improve their relationship and make time together a high priority. For more information, see the daily broadcast episode Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage.

In Part 2, our guests offer parents practical advice on teaching children responsibility by giving them age-appropriate chores. To learn more, see the daily broadcast episode Avoiding the Chore War With Your Kids.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Treat Your Spouse Like a Stranger

Focus president, Jim Daly, asks marriage expert, Larry Crabb, about relationship expectations on today’s Focus on the Family Minute. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Uncovering the Secrets to a Happy Marriage

This weekend, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn offers insights from research she's conducted on what makes for a happier, more fulfilling marriage. She also outlines practical ways to develop a more Christ-like relationship with your spouse.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage

Author Kathi Lipp offers practical, fun ideas for couples to improve their relationship and make time together a high priority.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Owning Your Faults and Loving Your Spouse

Best-selling author Gary Chapman explains how seeking personal humility can improve the marriage relationship.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Don’t Duct Tape Your Marriage

Guys, when things break, do you look for a temporary fix or a permanent one?  That’s an important question to ask yourself if the broken thing is your marriage.  

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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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

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

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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Article

A Husband's Selfishness

Ron Welch

Dr. Ron Welch, the author of The Controlling Husband: What Every Woman Needs to Know, shares his story of making his wife and marriage a priority.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Leftovers

There’s a problem that most households face after every Thanksgiving. Leftovers. But day after day with no variety isn’t just a problem during the holidays. It can affect a marriage too.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

What's It Like Living With Me?

Dr. Larry Crabb, hopes you’ll find the courage to ask that hard question of your spouse. But be prepared to listen for a couple of hours with an open heart. Listen to the Full Program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Cherishing the Differences in Your Spouse

Authors Greg and Erin Smalley encourage spouses to embrace each other's differences, focusing on their good qualities instead of their faults.

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Article

Making TIME for Intimacy

Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel

Couples need "T.I.M.E." together. Here is what we see as the minimum time commitment you should have to maintain the minimum connectedness needed for a healthy, strong – and intimate – marriage.

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Focus on the Family Marriage Ministry

At Focus, you'll find the support and encouragement you need to help your marriage thrive.

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intergenerational conversation

Series

Mentoring 101

A mentor is someone you can turn to for wisdom and support — and someone who can help you make the most of your marriage.

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Two couples preparing a meal.

Series

How to Improve My Marriage by Helping Others

Helping others together as a couple can improve your marriage and make it stronger.

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married couple embracing near green hedge

Series

Building Hedges Around Your Marriage

A hedge is a protective investment that will help your relationship to flourish like never before.

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married couple smiling by a fence

Series

Commitment

If you truly love someone, you will work hard for the relationship.

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