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“Ask the Smalleys” Videos

"Ask the Smalleys" Video Series

Do you have a question about your marriage or relationship? Please email [email protected]. We would love to connect with you!

Ask the Smalleys: Overbearing Mother-in-Law

Do you feel like your mother-in-law or father-in-law is interfering in your marriage? It can be very frustrating to feel that your spouse is siding with their parent over you. Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, shares ways that you can approach this subject with your spouse to create a foundation of true unity and connection in your marriage.

Ask the Smalleys: Sexless Marriage

Are you and your spouse not having sex? You are not alone. Twenty-four percent of married couples in the U.S. are considered to be in a sexless relationship. Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, offers encouragement on how you and your spouse can take steps to reconnect and regain physical intimacy.

Ask the Smalleys: Angry Wife?

Silent treatment. Slamming cabinets. Icy stares. Sound familiar? Sometimes it can be really difficult to figure out why your wife is upset and what you can do about it. Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, shares advice on how husbands can approach their wives with an open heart and build a bridge to understanding and reconciliation.

Ask the Smalleys: How to Cope with a Sick Spouse

Caring for a sick spouse is difficult. Prolonged care for a sick spouse can leave you feeling burned out, resentful or bitter. Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, shares tips on how to practice self-care that will bring rest and refreshment into your life; allowing you to provide the best support for your spouse.

Ask the Smalleys: My Wife Doesn’t Love Me Anymore

“I don’t love you anymore,” can be the most devastating thing your spouse can say to you. Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, shares advice on how, by opening up your heart to your spouse, you can create a safe space for your spouse to open up their heart to you. By God’s grace, this could lead to true intimacy and reconnection in your relationship.

Ask the Smalleys: I’m Having an Emotional Affair

Are you having an emotional affair? Would you like to turn things around and bring reconnection to your marriage? Erin Smalley, strategic marriage spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, shares steps and resources to help you bring your affair to light and experience healing and restoration.

For additional marriage resources visit: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/topic/marriage/