Dating Your Spouse

wife and husband in the sunshine

Article

Friendship in Marriage

Leslie Parrott with Les Parrott

You can find volumes on romance, intimacy and passion in marriage — not much on being good friends as husband and wife. But couples can ignite their love life by boosting the quality of their friendship.

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Article

The Hidden Benefits of Dating Your Wife

Greg Smalley

Date night is a fantastic way to make sure you and your wife are connecting positively and enjoying each other's company on a regular basis. It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate.

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married couple in santa hats exchanging a gift

Article

A Christmas Date

Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley

This date idea will give you the opportunity to invest as a couple in the well-being of someone else. You'll likely experience a deeper marital bond and sense of intimacy through serving together.

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husband and wife hanging a plant together

Article

Sharing the Load

Greg Smalley

We often hear about marriage being an exercise in teamwork — but what does that mean, exactly?

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illustration of husband and wife kissing

Article

A Guy's Guide to Romance

Bill Farrel

Most guys have only a vague idea what romance really means to their wives. But romancing your wife doesn't have to be complicated. Bill Farrel found something that eliminates the guesswork and stress.

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joyful husband pushing thrilled wife in grocery cart

Article

6 Ways to Make Your Marriage Happy

Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott

Happiness is in short supply for too many couples. And the reason may be that they don't work at it. Happiness, after all, is not something that happens; it's something you make.

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married couple kissing child who is between them

Article

Remember How It All Began

Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham

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.

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A family boxing up food they've collected to donate.

Series

All Things Reconciled

Of all the seasons of the year, Christmas is the best time to set our "Me-and-God" theology aside and discover afresh what it means to participate in the Global Brotherhood of the Redeemed.

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A family boxing up food they've collected to donate.

Article

All Things Reconciled

Greg Smalley

Of all the seasons of the year, Christmas is the best time to set our "Me-and-God" theology aside and discover afresh what it means to participate in the Global Brotherhood of the Redeemed.

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Family walking during Fall season

Series

Give Thanks

To love and to cherish, till death do us part.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Dating Your Mate: Overcoming the Challenges

In a discussion based on their book Take the Date Night Challenge, Greg and Erin Smalley address common questions and hurdles that couples face in planning for a regular date night in the midst of a busy schedule.

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couple walking in the country hand in hand

Article

Make Date Night With Your Spouse a Weekly Habit

Erin Smalley

Date nights may need to look different in each season of family life, but whatever the season, they help to maintain a healthy marriage as they put a husband and wife back on the same page.

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couple walking if fall leaves

Series

Love-Speak

Focus on the Family’s marriage experts have found that genuinely thriving couples typically excel in twelve key areas of marital life.  One of those areas is mutual nourishing.

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Article

Date Night

Greg Smalley

Focus on the Family's October 2015 Date Night Guide.

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couple walking if fall leaves

Article

Love-Speak

Greg Smalley

Focus on the Family’s marriage experts have found that genuinely thriving couples typically excel in twelve key areas of marital life.  One of those areas is mutual nourishing.

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Illustration of man and woman in a canoe

Article

Choosing to Enjoy Married Life

Ted Cunningham

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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A man helping a woman climb to the top of a mountain.

Series

Carpe Diem!

In normal usage, carpe diem! often sounds like a brazen call to a hedonistic lifestyle. But there's another way of looking at this familiar saying.

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Article

Carpe Diem! Date Guide

Greg Smalley

Print this out and take it on your date!

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A man helping a woman climb to the top of a mountain.

Article

Carpe Diem!

Greg Smalley

In normal usage, carpe diem! often sounds like a brazen call to a hedonistic lifestyle. But there's another way of looking at this familiar saying.

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Series

Two in One

Have you heard about the other way of writing the word "intimacy"?—"INTO ME, SEE." There's a valuable piece of marital wisdom embedded in this clever play on words.

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Article

Two in One

Greg Smalley

Have you heard about the other way of writing the word "intimacy"?—"INTO ME, SEE." There's a valuable piece of marital wisdom embedded in this clever play on words.

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Article

Two in One - Date Guide

Greg Smalley

Print this out and take it on your date!

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