Divorce and Infidelity

Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Those Three Big A's

Dave Carder offers insight on how to affair-proof your marriage. 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 being with a simple interaction, as Dave Carder suggests. Listen to the full program here.

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Article

Who Gets Divorced?

Amy Desai, J.D.

Research shows the majority of marriages ending in divorce have average levels of happiness and conflict. Instead of ending, these marriages could be improved over time if the spouses stayed together.

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Article

I've Been a Fool, and I Want You Back

Dr. David Clarke

It's not over until the judge says you're divorced. If you've destroyed your marriage, there are five things you must  not do and seven things you must do if you want to win back your spouse.

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Article

How Do I Stay Married When My Friends Are Divorcing?

Erin Smalley

When a friend goes through divorce, you’re at a higher risk for divorce. But you’re not doomed to follow that trend. If you build and strengthen your marriage, you can make it stronger than ever.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Can't Go Back

Mona Shriver offers insight on how it takes both spouses to heal a marriage after an extramarital affair. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity (Part 2 of 2)

Gary Shriver and his wife, Mona, share the painful story of his infidelity and describe the long, painstaking process of healing that has led to the complete restoration of their marriage. They offer the hope and practical wisdom that has been the foundation of their long-time ministry to many other couples that have been impacted by adultery. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Get My Coffee

Gary Shriver describes how an extramarital affair has a way of sneaking up on you. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity (Part 1 of 2)

Gary Shriver and his wife, Mona, share the painful story of his infidelity and describe the long, painstaking process of healing that has led to the complete restoration of their marriage. They offer the hope and practical wisdom that has been the foundation of their long-time ministry to many other couples that have been impacted by adultery. (Part 1 of 2)

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Article

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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Article

Marital Fidelity in a Social-Media World

Bob Waliszewski

For thousands of years, husbands and wives have been making bad decisions. But today, enticements often come with a new twist because of the anonymity and accessibility that come with social media.

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Article

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 Commentary

Episode

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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Article

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

Episode

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

Episode

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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Article

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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Article

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

Episode

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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