Divorce and Infidelity

a husband and a wife with a marriage counselor

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5 Reasons You Don't Really Want a Divorce

Dr. David Clarke

If you're considering divorce, think and pray before you make that choice. I believe God expects you to do your absolute best to save your marriage. I've seen couples succeed — it's worth the fight.

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From Disharmony to Making Beautiful Music: Ron and Opal Erickson

Marianne K. Hering

Even with their marriage on the brink of divorce, God softened Ron's and Opal's hearts, giving them a hope that shone brightly enough to lead them on a path to restoration.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Those Three Big A's

Find ways to show admiration, affirmation, and affection to your spouse. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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A 2 P.M. Phone Call

An affair can begin with a simple interaction …. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Divorce Season

Some lawyers refer to January as the "divorce month." They've given it that dismal label, because of the spike in business that comes in January. 

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An illustration of a husband and wife holding hands. A dead vine is wrapped their hands, but where their hands are touching the vine is coming back to life.

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Unconditional

Jonas Beiler and Shawn Smucker

In the face of infidelity, one man made a commitment to keep loving his wife, no matter how he felt or how she responded. This meant accepting her without judgment no matter how angry he felt. 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 2 of 2)

Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 1 of 2)

Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 1 of 2) 

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unhappy couple

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You Can Stop Adultery Before It Starts

Audrey Meisner

"Almost before I knew what I was doing, I committed the sin of adultery. My first slight step seemed completely harmless. The next was more deliberate, an exercise in self-indulgence."

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Holding on to Hope During Separation (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman offers advice and hope from his book One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart. (Part 2 of 2)

 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Holding on to Hope During Separation (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman offers advice and hope from his book One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart. (Part 1 of 2)

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Can a Marriage Survive After an Affair?

Erin Smalley

The number of marriages that will survive an affair — and go on to build an even stronger relationship afterward — is growing significantly. Although it's not always possible, there is always hope.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Hope for Every Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs describe their marriage journey of infidelity, divorce and restoration, and encourage other couples not to give up on redeeming their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Hope for Every Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs describe their marriage journey of infidelity, divorce and restoration, and encourage other couples not to give up on redeeming their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Accountability Means Building Faithful Friendships

Jonathan Daugherty

Accountability is faithful friendship, doing life side by side with a comrade, a friend or a co-worker. But we must be intentional about engaging others on this quest for a life of purity.

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Avoiding Dangerous Attractions

Dave Carder

After counseling people who have been hurt by infidelity, Dave Carder has learned that being aware and being prepared are more important than ever. There are too many opportunities for infidelity.

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Portrait of Al and Lisa Robertson

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Al and Lisa Robertson: Rebuilding After an Affair

Pam Woody

Al and Lisa Robertson talked with Focus on the Family about their journey from devastation to forgiveness, and how they're now committed to helping other couples rebuild their relationship after an affair.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 2 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 1 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

The Dilemma of Divorce

At the Fall, the battle of the sexes began, and one of the most tragic consequences of that battle is the propensity to divorce.

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worried husband and sad wife

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The Ashley Madison Fallout — What Now?

Erin Smalley

Fallout from the data breech at Ashley Madison has been devastating, and as a result, many people have had their hearts broken. What now?

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Al and Lisa Robertson

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Leaving Old Relationships to Embark on a New One

Leaving and cleaving means to leave old relationships to embark on a new one — honoring the husband-wife relationship over all others. “Duck Dynasty” stars Al and Lisa Robertson share their advice.

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