At Home With the Smalleys

By Bill Arbuckle
By Greg Smalley
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Give your marriage a fresh start in 2021. Join Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley on Facebook Live as they share ideas and insights to strengthen your relationship in the coming year.

Giving Grace When Your Spouse Behaves Badly

January 19, 2021

It happened again. Your spouse was having a bad day and said something irritating. You snapped back and now the relationship feels strained. If only you could stop the cycle of hurt. On the next Facebook Live, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley — authors, counselors and marriage experts at Focus on the Family — share how to give grace when your spouse is behaving badly. Learn more when you join the conversation Tuesday, January 19 at 2 p.m. (MST) on Facebook Live!

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Additional Resources

  • Loving Well Podcast — A special Valentine’s season podcast series from Focus on the Family. Join hosts John Fuller and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley to celebrate marriage with fun stories, encouraging conversations and practical advice about ways to strengthen your marriage.
  • “Extend Grace When Your Spouse Behaves Badly — Article by Dr. Greg Smalley on how you can extend grace during those moments when your spouse is acting rude.
  • Focus on Marriage Assessment — Based on research and experience from the Smalleys, Focus on the Family has created valid and reliable questions that evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage — areas such as communication, conflict and commitment. The assessment is free and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
  • Reconnected — Free excerpt of Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley’s book Reconnected: Moving from roommates to soulmates in your marriage.
  • Focus on the Family Counseling — Call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time).
  • Hope Restored Marriage Intensives — A counseling retreat to help your marriage survive and thrive.

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