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, suzannegosselin.com.

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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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How to Be 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.

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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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Five Newlywed Pitfalls

My husband of three days stood in stunned silence at my sudden outburst of tears as we encountered one of our first newlywed problems. We were on our Hawaiian honeymoon, and I had been standing at the bathroom counter doing my makeup in preparation for …

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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.

Small Wedding Ideas

While simple, small weddings aren’t necessarily on the radar as a trend, many couples are choosing to save money, minimize stress and focus on what matters most.

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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 Disconnected 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.

Using the Anatomically Correct Terms

A Gallup poll shows that 67 percent of parents use actual names to refer to male and female body parts. What do you use in your family?

Navigating the Decision

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

What Options Does Your Family Have?

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

When Baby Makes Three

Practical ways to navigate the changes in your 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.

Staying Connected

Use conversation to stay connected.

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.

The “Babymoon”

One way to stay connected during pregnancy.

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