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Bill Farrel

Bill Farrel is an international speaker and co-author of the best-selling books The Marriage Code, The First Five Years, and Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti. He holds a Masters of Divinity in Practical Theology with an emphasis on counseling, and is a former small group pastor at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Calif. Bill and his wife, Pam, have three children and several grandchildren. Learn more about Bill and his work at love-wise.com.

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Thriving in the Early Years of Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Bill and Pam Farrel explain how the first five years of marriage can be the best of times, or the worst of times, depending on how the couple approaches communication and conflict. With humor and personal examples, they explain the differences between men and women, and the danger of addictions, such as videogames, which rob time from the relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Thriving in the Early Years of Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Bill and Pam Farrel explain how the first five years of marriage can be the best of times, or the worst of times, depending on how the couple approaches communication and conflict. With humor and personal examples, they explain the differences between men and women, and the danger of addictions, such as videogames, which rob time from the relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 6

Many couples encounter some challenges when it comes to sex. Sometimes, the best way to deal with it is to talk openly with each other. Greg, Erin and John give some helpful tips for talking with your spouse about sex.

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 5

Having a godly perspective on sex can strengthen the overall health of your marriage. John, Greg and Erin give some thoughts on rekindling the romance with your spouse.

God Designed Men and Women to Be Different in Many Ways

God made men and women different in many ways. Yet they complement one another so beautifully that a healthy relationship makes both partners more complete.

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Tackling Midlife Transitions in Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Relationship counselors Bill Farrel and his wife, Pam, describe how couples can keep their marriage strong while facing the challenges that often accompany midlife changes. (Part 2 of 2)

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Tackling Midlife Transitions in Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Relationship counselors Bill Farrel and his wife, Pam, describe how couples can keep their marriage strong while facing the challenges that often accompany midlife changes. (Part 1 of 2)

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Being the Intentional Parent Your Child Needs (Part 2 of 2)

Relationship counselors Bill and Pam Farrel explain how parents can become more intentional in raising their kids by formulating a plan to help them succeed in life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Being the Intentional Parent Your Child Needs (Part 1 of 2)

Relationship counselors Bill and Pam Farrel explain how parents can become more intentional in raising their kids by formulating a plan to help them succeed in life. (Part 1 of 2)

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling authors Bill and Pam Farrel offer advice for building marital romance and sexual intimacy from their book Red Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle. (Part 2 of 2)

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Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling authors Bill and Pam Farrel offer advice for building marital romance and sexual intimacy from their book Red Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle. (Part 1 of 2)

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How to Be Intentional With Your Children

No two kids are the same. Small adjustments in your approach can help you parent each of your children effectively.

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A Guy’s Guide to Romance

Most guys have only a vague idea what romance really means to their wives. But romancing your wife doesn’t have to be complicated. Bill Farrel found something that eliminates the guesswork and stress.

Coping With Family Tension at Christmas

There is no formula for settling Christmas conflicts because they’re highly emotional interactions with the people we care about the most. But knowing what some other couples have done can help.

Talking About Touchy Topics

As a husband, you don’t want to ignore issues, but you don’t want to be a bully. How can you find a healthy balance? Think CR-V: compliment, request and value.

30-Second Marriage Boosters

Couples can find the balance between a busy life and a growing relationship, and they can further enhance their love with these simple, 30-second habits.

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A Satisfying Sex Life: Is It Possible?

Is there any way a busy couple can maintain a healthy balance of physical intimacy so that both spouses are content?

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Finding Strength in Each Other’s Differences (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another’s differences. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding Strength in Each Other’s Differences (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another’s differences. (Part 1 of 2)

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Why Are Men Like Waffles? Why Are Women Like Spaghetti?

How are you to understand the differences between men and women? We like to think of them this way: Men are like waffles; women are like spaghetti.

Understand How a Woman’s Brain Is Like Spaghetti

For most women, every thought and issue is connected to every other thought and issue in some way. Life is much more of a process for women than it is for men.

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Communicating About Intimacy in Early Marriage

Bill and Pam Farrel discuss intimacy in marriage and the need for young couples to understand each other’s mind-set on this important aspect of married life. The Farrels explain the importance of considering a woman’s emotional needs in this area, and encourage couples to prioritize intimacy in their marriage.