Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Joe and Cindi Ferrini married in 1979 and are members of FamilyLife’s National Speaker Team. Joe has practiced general dentistry for 31 years; Cindi founded Creative Management Fundamentals and has written several publications. Together they authored Unexpected Journey – When Special Needs Change Our Course. They have lived their unexpected journey in the Cleveland, OH area along with their three children.

Stress and Conflict

For a marriage to succeed, the couple must recognize that they are a team. It’s what a good marriage is all about — especially as it relates to raising and taking care of individuals with special needs.

Romance and Intimacy

A couple’s level of oneness is usually evident in their level of companionship, commitment and passion for each other.

Special Needs and Marriage

Building oneness in marriage is crucial when caring for others.

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Conquering Communication

In our lack of preparedness, communication can be frustrating and often leads to a lack of unity in the marriage.

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Following the Lord’s Plan

The long haul is a day-to-day, moment-by-moment journey with each other and God.

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A Wife and Mother’s Role

It often falls on the wife and mother to discern how to best support and nurture relationships within the family.

The Husband and Father’s Role

When a man enters into a covenant relationship with his bride, he commits to the responsibilities of loving, honoring and cherishing her.