Suzanne Gosselin

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a regular writer and editor for Focus on the Family and former editor of Clubhouse Jr. magazine. She has written books for Zondervan, Harvest House, and Tyndale, and is the author of Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood. Suzanne is also the co-author of Grit and Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms. She lives in California with her husband, Kevin, a pastor, and four young children. Learn more about Suzanne at her website,

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Five Newlywed Pitfalls

Navigating a new marriage may not be as easy as the movies make it seem, but with an attentive eye and an earnest heart, you can avoid these pitfalls and have a beautiful newlywed season.


Tips for Being a Good Husband: A Wife’s Perspective

While there are many qualities that make a good husband, there are three I’ve discovered in mine.

How to Handle Pregnancy and Divorce

Pregnancy and divorce shouldn’t go together. If you’re facing both, try these three approaches to find a hopeful path forward.

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Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care

Self-care is an act of stewardship, or caring well for the life God has given you. Rightly understood, self-care in marriage becomes a gift to your spouse.

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How to Connect With Your Spouse

We needed some specific habits to stay emotionally close and keep romance strong. Here are some connection points that have worked for us.

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Marriage Mission

Having a “missional marriage” can be as simple as turning your eyes toward Jesus and stepping into the opportunities He provides for you … together.

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Are We Ready to Start a Family?

Three couples weigh in on when they decided it was best to start a family and the resulting joys and challenges.

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Making a Financial Plan Matters to Your Marriage

Many couples struggle with money, but making a financial plan can reduce stress in your marriage and help you set goals for the future.

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Divide and Conquer Household Duties for a Happier Marriage

As a general rule, couples who share the household duties are happier. So if your marriage needs a pick-me-up, pick up a broom and divide and conquer!

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Working Through Worry and Stress With Your Spouse

In times of crisis and change, anxiety can creep in and try to take hold of your marriage. However, many options lay before you to combat worry and stress.

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3 Gifts for Your Spouse This Christmas

Though I may juggle more activities at the end of the year, I can make time with my spouse and be fully present when we spend time together.

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From Hygge to Christian Hospitality

Hygge is self-edification, creating the feeling of comfort and security. But Christian hospitality focuses outward, creating a safe place for weary souls.

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Guiding Your Child Through Disappointment

When life doesn’t go as planned, you can help your child gracefully move past setbacks and embrace the path God provides.

Post-Birth Career Decisions

One of the biggest decisions a couple will make is deciding on the working arrangements following the birth of a baby.

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I Quit Social Media for a Week … and My Marriage Thrived

Have social media become a time waster that is interfering with your relationship with your spouse? Consider disconnecting.

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The Reasoning for Using Anatomically Correct Terms With Your Kids

How do you describe private body parts to your kids? Using nickname to describe these areas isn’t necessarily wrong. But there’s a better path to set your kids up for success in their future conversations about sex, sexuality, and their hopeful marriage.

First-Time Expectant Parents

If you and your spouse are expecting your first baby, you will face a lot of challenges. But it will all be worth it.

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Working Outside the Home

Men and women who had stay-at-home-moms are more likely to assume their family will be the same. Likewise, individuals who had working moms may see it as completely normal and reasonable for the mom to return to work.

When Baby Makes Three

Practical ways to navigate the changes in your marriage

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What Options Does Your Family Have?

Today’s family has expanded options for making ends meet and nurturing family life.

The “Babymoon”

One way to stay connected during pregnancy.

Staying Connected

Use conversation to stay connected.

Navigating the Decision

Tips for deciding if and how much to work outside the home.