Marriage

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Marriage Conferences and Weekend Retreats

Strengthen your marriage or the marriages in your church by hosting one of our Focus Marriage Conferences or attending one of our Weekend Marriage Retreats. Our speakers and counselors lead couples through biblically-based lessons to enrich and deepen relationships.

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An ilustration of a husband dressed as a superhero, carrying his wife. A spiral comes from his forehead as he attempts to read his wife’s mind.

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You Didn't Marry a Mind Reader: How to Communicate Your Expectations

Cindy Beall

I've yet to meet a married couple who didn't struggle with unspoken expectations. By learning to talk about expectations in your relationship, you can begin to establish a more satisfying marriage.

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through Doing the Dishes

Erin Smalley

Researchers found that it’s important for couples to share the load of doing the dishes. Here’s my takeaway: Women who had a husband who helped with washing dishes were happier in their marriage.

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Don't Let Your Spouse Make You Angry

Mike Bechtle

Marriages never thrive when we expect our spouse to be responsible for fixing our feelings. If we own our emotions, we're free to be co-owners of the relationship. Then we can build something great.

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Have You Lost Hope in Your Marriage?

For Couples in Crisis ... You can still put the pieces back together with Hope Restored

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4 Steps to Deal With Conflict in Your Marriage

Deb DeArmond

Conflict is inevitable in marriage and can create damage or discovery — we choose which it will be. Discovery means learning new ideas, approaches and solutions if we fight together for our marriage.

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Faith Conversation: Meaningful Worship

Focus on the Family Magazine

Explore ways to make worshiping with your spouse more meaningful. You might try serving together or reading a book related to faith. Even small steps can help you to worship more intimately as a couple.

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Resources to Help Your Marriage Thrive!

Choose from among a variety of relevant and engaging resources to help you in your marital journey. Yours today for a donation of any amount!

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