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 Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation.

Featured Articles

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There’s a reason traditional marriage vows have endured for centuries. Take a close look at what they say.

photo of man proposing to girlfriend on the beach at sunset. Get ready to wed by combatting common marriage scams.

Are You Ready to Wed?

How will I know that I’m ready to wed? Dr. Greg Smalley is often asked this question by engaged couples, so he offers his personal insights on how couples can better understand love.

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photo of man proposing to girlfriend on the beach at sunset. Get ready to wed by combatting common marriage scams.

Are You Ready to Wed?

How will I know that I’m ready to wed? Dr. Greg Smalley is often asked this question by engaged couples, so he offers his personal insights on how couples can better understand love.

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Featured Podcasts

Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation. 

Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation. 

Resources

Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation. 

Recent Marriage Articles

A woman and a man sit on a couch having an open-hearted discussion to resolve conflict.
Communication Struggles

To Resolve Conflict, Open Your Heart

Before you can begin to talk over the conflict like reasonable, loving adults, you have to pry your closed hearts open again.

A middle aged couple sits on the couch with back turned to each other and arms crossed. Learning to deal with marriage conflict is important.
Communication Struggles

4 Steps to Deal With Marriage Conflict

Conflict is inevitable in marriage and can create damage or discovery — we choose which it will be. Discovery means learning new ideas, approaches and solutions if we fight together for our marriage.

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