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Dating Your Mate: Overcoming the Challenges

Original Air date 08/05/2013

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In a discussion based on their book Take the Date Night Challenge, Greg and Erin Smalley address common questions and hurdles that couples face in planning for a regular date night in the midst of a busy schedule.

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Greg Smalley

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Dr. Greg Smalley serves as executive director of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.


Erin Smalley

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Married since 1992, Greg and Erin live in Colorado with their three daughters, Taylor, Maddy and Annie, and their son, Garrison. Smalley brings at least one child to every age-appropriate event, exposing them to the crucial role marriage plays in the family and society.