Ted Cunningham

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Mo., and a popular comedian at events across the country, including Focus on the Family’s ‘Love, Laugh, Pursue’ nights for couples. He has authored several books which include Fun Loving You and Trophy Child. He has also co-authored four books with Dr. Gary Smalley and one with his wife, Amy. Ted and Amy have two children, Corynn and Carson. Learn more about Ted by visiting his church’s website.

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10 Wedding Considerations That Esteem Marriage As Highly Valuable

Weddings honor marriage. The visual of a man separating from his parents and uniting with his wife esteem marriage as highly valuable.

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 7

Overcoming anger can lead to a beautiful marriage. John talks with Greg about how anger must be dealt with at a personal level before it’s solved in a marriage.

Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 6

Have you ever had to say, “Honey, I’m sorry,” to your spouse? If so, you are not alone. Greg and John discuss how to be a safe spouse in your marriage. Featuring Ted Cunningham.

Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 5

How you deal with anger can help or hurt your spouse. Greg and John talk to husbands about handling their anger well. Featuring Ted Cunningham.

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 4

Being filled with God’s love helps you to love your spouse. John, Greg and Erin give advice for allowing God’s love to help you connect with your spouse, and not become distracted by social media. Featuring Ted Cunningham. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 3

Being filled with God’s love helps you to love your spouse. John, Greg and Erin give advice for allowing God’s love to help you connect with your spouse, and not become distracted by social media. Featuring Ted Cunningham. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 2

Sharing your feelings in a healthy way can lead to greater intimacy in your marriage. John, Greg and Erin share practical ways for dealing with feelings of anger in your marriage. Featuring Ted Cunningham. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 1

Anger toward your spouse is usually rooted in something deeper. John, Greg and Erin talk about how to process your emotions with your spouse in a healthy way. Featuring Ted Cunningham. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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The Weekly Getaway And The Two Most Common Excuses That Keep You From It

Pastor Ted Cunningham helps leaders think through what rest looks like when the chaos of pastoral ministry.

Five Ways to Add Fun to Your Marriage

Where you are and what you do are simply factors in the equation, but they are not the summation of a good time. Stop looking for fun in your marriage and start creating it!

Enjoying Marriage at Any Age

Pastor Ted Cunningham outlines the benefits of marriage, and encourages young adults to consider marrying sooner rather than later. He offers great advice for couples of all ages to help keep the joy in your relationship.

Preaching on the Importance of Family

Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. Pastor Ted Cunningham shares how pastors and church leaders—though often distracted—can prioritize their families even in the midst of preaching a sermon.

Honoring Marriage With Truth, Not Myths

Marriage should be honored among pastors and church leaders. The way a pastor models his marriage is the way his flock will live theirs.

Embracing the Ministry Opportunities God Places Before You

Serving the community alongside other churches can be a rewarding experience. How do pastors and church leaders do this well?

Adding Humor To Your Sermons

Adding humor to your sermons must be done with wisdom. Pastor Ted Cunningham shares how he has injected humor into his sermons and talks over the past few decades of pastoral ministry.

Resolving Anger in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Ted Cunningham talks about his personal experiences with anger and explains how he worked through his emotional struggles in order to protect his marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

Resolving Anger in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Ted Cunningham talks about his personal experiences with anger and explains how he worked through his emotional struggles in order to protect his marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

The Best Way to Properly Apologize to Your Spouse

A thriving marriage requires two spouses who are good at giving apologies that reflect personal responsibility. A great marriage requires a husband and wife who are quick to apologize and forgive.

Encouraging Marriages in Your Sphere of Influence

Pastor Ted Cunningham discusses the value of couples encouraging and supporting their friends’ marriages, and allowing friends to support their own marriage as well.

Having Fun in Your Marriage

Pastor Ted Cunningham describes the symptoms of a “stuck marriage,” and what couples can do to inject fun, happiness, and enjoyment back into their relationship.

The Intimacy of Prayer

Praying with your spouse intensifies and strengthens your spiritual bond. When you pray together, your vulnerability with your heavenly Father deepens and enriches your marriage relationship.

The Importance of Leaving and Cleaving

Pastor Ted Cunningham offers wisdom to newlyweds about the importance of separating emotionally, relationally, and financially from their family of origin in order to form a strong bond with their new spouse.

Marriage Means Leaving Home and Cleaving to Each Other

Whatever the gap between leaving and cleaving may be, a thriving marriage only works when both husband and wife leave their parents’ home in numerous ways.

Enjoying Mealtime as a Family

Pastor Ted Cunningham offers practical suggestions for making family mealtimes more meaningful in a discussion based on his book Come to the Family Table: Slowing Down to Enjoy Food, Each Other and Jesus.

Marriage Notes: How do I truly forgive?

You might think you’ve forgiven your spouse, but true forgiveness comes with a sense of peace. And the ability to forgive others — and yourself — only comes from God.

Does Performance Drive Your Parenting?

Stop being a trophy parent. 

Adding Some Spice to Your Marriage

Pastor and author Ted Cunningham combines humor with practical advice for enjoying more connection and intimacy in your marriage.

Remember How It All Began

Few things prepare your children for success more than growing up with a mom and dad who thoroughly enjoy each other. They need you and your spouse to be great parents and great lovers.

Choosing to Enjoy Married Life

Culture says that chemistry and compatibility are keys to an enjoyable marriage, but character and commitment are really the essential qualities.

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