Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley answer listener questions on how to successfully navigate family relationships during the holidays, and help couples work as a team to balance chores, budgets and family demands.
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Erin SmalleyView Bio
A former labor and delivery nurse, Erin Smalley now enjoys writing and speaking alongside her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley. Together, Erin and Greg primarily address audiences at marriage conferences, encouraging couples to develop a deeply satisfying marriage. Erin also speaks at women's events, motivating wives and mothers to invest in healthier friendships and relationships. Erin's articles have been published in ParentLife, HomeLife and Marriage Partnership magazines, and she has co-authored several books including Grown-Up Girlfriends and Before You Plan Your Wedding, Plan Your Marriage. Erin and Greg reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have four children.
Greg SmalleyView Bio
Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Family Ministries 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. Greg also oversees Focus' parenting initiatives that equip mothers and fathers with biblical principles and counsel for raising healthy, resilient children. Prior to joining Focus, Greg worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of more than 10 books including Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage and The DNA of Relationships. Greg and his wife, Erin, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have four children.