Heather Drabinsky

Heather Drabinsky is a Content Producer in the Marriage department at Focus on the Family.

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How to Avoid Wedding Planning Stress

If sorting out your special day’s details seems daunting, here are a few pointers that will hopefully alleviate your wedding planning stress.

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Single to Married: What I’ve Learned as a Newlywed

While I realize that Noah and I have plenty of mountains and valleys to travel in the years ahead, we’ve experienced growth and victories even in the start of our journey. Here are a few highlights that have stood out as we’ve walked through the beginning of our marriage.

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Help for Abusive Relationships – Archive

No one should feel unsafe. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources to help you take steps toward safety and freedom.

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How to Deal With a Past Abortion in Marriage

Keeping heartbreaking information from your spouse can cause even more pain. Here are several ways to deal with a past abortion in your marriage.

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Coping With Miscarriage – Archive

Here are some resources to help you navigate through the grief of coping with miscarriage and look hopeful to the future.

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Sheltering at Home Marriage Advice Series

During the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, various marriage authors and experts shared advice for the new sheltering-at-home transition.

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Marriage Meditation: Love Bears All Things

Love bears all things — it helps carry burdens even through hardship, believes the best even after shortcomings and rejoices in truth even following failure.

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Marriage Meditation: Love Is Patient and Kind

Before a married couple can truly love each other, they must know the definition of love. First Corinthians 13:4-5 emphasizes that love is patient and kind.

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A Marriage Meditation: Above All Else, Love

The next time you’re tempted to lash out when your spouse does something that upsets you, remember to love above all else.

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A Marriage Meditation: The Lord is Your Strength

The next time you see a personal weakness come up in your marriage, choose to surrender it to God and remember that the Lord is your strength.

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What Your Wife Really Wants on Mother’s Day

Make sure your wife has no major responsibilities that deplete her time and energy on Mother’s Day. Give her space to breathe, relax and soak in her day.

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If You Were Considering Divorce Even Before Quarantine

For couples who were already wanting to separate before the pandemic lockdown, the temptation to divorce during the quarantine can be even stronger. Here is some practical advice for those who were considering divorce even before the quarantine.

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Four Ways to Process Postponed Wedding Plans

When wedding plans suddenly change, heartbreak and disappointment can surface quickly. Here are four ways to process through the letdown.

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How to Love Your Spouse if They Have Coronavirus

How do you love your spouse if they have the coronavirus? Here are some spiritual and practical ways you could assist them during that situation.

Wife wanting sleep divorce from husband snoring

Is a “Sleep Divorce” Healthy for Your Marriage?

Should you share a bed with your spouse or sleep separately? “Sleep divorce” is a growing issue among couples. But does it hurt the marriage?