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Catch up on topics from Greg and Erin Smalley's weekly Facebook live conversations.

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Previous Shows

May 21, 2020 — Keep Saying “I Do”

Keep Saying "I Do"

As we head into summer — traditionally a season for weddings — it’s a great time to reflect on your wedding day, how you felt, what it meant and why (after 3, 5, 10 or 20 years) you would still say “I do.” Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are counselors, authors and Focus on the Family’s marriage experts. During this Facebook live event, they’ll share stories from their marriage and invite you to join the conversation by telling about the highlights in your relationship with your spouse. How did your husband propose? Where was your first date? What’s your favorite memory of your marriage? Watch live, post your thoughts or questions, and share the experience. Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Mountain time. #AtHomeWithTheSmalleys #westilldo #anniversary

Posted by Focus on the Family on Thursday, May 21, 2020

During today’s conversation, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discussed that summer — traditionally a season for weddings — is a great time to reflect on your wedding day, how you felt, what it meant and why (after 3, 5, 10 or 20 years) you would still say “I do.”

May 14, 2020 — What Will Marriage Look Like After the Pandemic?

“What Will Marriage Look Like After the Pandemic?” with Greg and Erin Smalley

In a time of so much uncertainty, everyone seems to be guessing what the future will bring. Maybe more people will divorce because of the stress of quarantine and financial crisis. On the other hand, marriages might be stronger and couples will be more committed — either because of practical reasons (financial stability, concern for children) or because the experiences of the pandemic have somehow changed couples’ perspective and values. What’s going to happen to marriage after the pandemic? Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are counselors, authors and Focus on the Family’s marriage experts. During this FaceBook live event, they’ll lead the discussion about what the institution of marriage — and your marriage — might look like in the future. Watch live, post your questions and share the experience. Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. Mountain time. #AtHomeWithTheSmalleys #newnormal #quarantine #future

Posted by Focus on the Family on Thursday, May 14, 2020

During today’s conversation, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley talked about what marriage will look like after the pandemic. Will more people divorce because of the stress of quarantine and financial crisis? Or, will marriages be stronger and couples will be more committed?

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May 7, 2020 — Un-Quarantining: 8 Important Questions to ask Your Spouse

Reintegrating: How to ‘un-quarantine’ with your spouse

You’ve been cooped up with your spouse for weeks, and it’s time to start gradually getting back to normal. Maybe the two of you have been sharing the household chores, but now one will go back to work and leave the other stranded at home — how will you balance the load fairly? How do you keep the good relationship habits you’ve developed while being quarantined? How do you guard against old habits creeping back into your relationship? What are your and your spouse’s expectations for this next stage? And how do you readjust — yet again?This might be a good time to reset goals as a couple. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley can help! They’re counselors, authors and Focus on the Family’s marriage experts. During this FaceBook live event, they’ll discuss how you and your spouse can build a stronger marriage in these changing times. #AtHomeWithTheSmalleys #newnormal #quarantine #staysafe

Posted by Focus on the Family on Thursday, May 7, 2020

April 30, 2020 — When your spouse is on the front lines

“How to Help Your Marriage Survive Stress and Isolation During COVID-19” with Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley

The pandemic has almost everyone stressed in some way, but healthcare and public safety workers have a particularly heavy load to carry. They’re on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus. And even when they’re home, relaxing with their spouse might not be an option for fear of infecting him or her.Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are counselors, authors and Focus on the Family’s marriage experts. During this FaceBook live event, they’ll discuss ways to combat stress and deal with isolation as a couple, even when you have to keep physical distance. Watch live, post your questions and share the experience.Thursday, April 30, at 2 p.m. Mountain time.#medicalstaff #firstresponder #police #firefighter #ems #emt #paramedic #rocksolidmarriage #emotionalconnection#AtHomeWithTheSmalleys

Posted by Focus on the Family on Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • During today’s conversation, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley talk about the unique challenges facing first responders and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Greg and Erin talk about their new book, Reconnected.

April 23, 2020 — Staying emotionally connected with your spouse while balancing workloads and chore

"Balance the Household Workload by Building an Emotional Connection"

Are you working at home day and night? Maybe you feel like your husband isn’t pitching in while you’re sheltering in place. And you can’t even get out for time with your friends! Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are counselors, authors and Focus on the Family’s marriage experts. During this FaceBook live event, they’ll talk about how you can help your husband grasp what you’re going through so you feel cared for and understood. Then you can work out a solution that you both feel good about. Watch live, post your questions and share the experience. Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Mountain time. #emotionalconnection #hearttalk #lovetalk #chores #housework #rocksolidmarriage #AtHomeWithTheSmalleys

Posted by Focus on the Family on Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • During today’s conversation, Greg and Erin Smalley talk about how the coronavirus has changed duties at work and home. More women are trying to work a full-time job, teach kids (who are stuck at home), keep up with the housework and cook meals … often without their husband’s support. How can wives share their need for support … and come up with a workable solution?
  • Greg and Erin talk about their new book, Reconnected.
  • Related links include: Married with Household Chores and Chores and Your Marriage.

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There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.
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Bill Arbuckle

Bill Arbuckle is a content producer for the Marriage team at Focus on the Family.

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