Facing Crisis

A man and and a woman embracing in the doorway of their home.

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How to Draw Together During Tough Times

Carol Kent

A parenting crisis can really test a marriage. What can you do to keep your marriage strong during trials? Here’s how to develop a stronger bond in the face of seemingly insurmountable pressures.

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A man and a woman who look concerned and caring of each other.

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How to Support Each Other During and After Crises

Erin Smalley

When crisis or trial comes to your marriage, support each other. Then turn to God and godly community for help. Above all, stay connected with each other afterward and be sure to make time for fun.

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Communicating With Your Spouse After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis puts significant strain on marriages. The tension can cause couples to drift apart. But by adequately communicating feelings and needs, couples can grow closer together.

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How to Support Your Spouse During Breast Cancer Treatment

Erin Smalley

A diagnosis of breast cancer will impact your marriage. Watch for God’s blessings amid the suffering that comes from breast cancer treatment. A great blessing could be found in your marriage.

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Steven and Mary Beth Chapman

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Steven Curtis Chapman: Beauty in the Brokenness

Pam Woody

The Chapmans are celebrating 32 years of marriage. Steven and Mary Beth met in college and married young. But married life was much harder than Steven had anticipated.

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For the Good of Your Family

Kelli Ra Anderson

If you're the parents of children with special needs, there is little doubt that making marriage the top priority is difficult. But you can do a few simple things to strengthen your marriage.

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woman staring out window

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Leaning on What You Know Instead of What You Feel

Chonda Pierce

Christian comedian Chonda Pierce struggled with depression. But through that process, she learned that feelings are temporary. And she started to lean more on what she knows and less on what she feels.

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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

Episode

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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Choose Joy Over Happiness

Kay Warren

When troubles come, joy is often exposed as undependable happiness. Kay and Rick Warren learned that happiness wasn't enough — they needed joy — true joy that can only come from God.

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Steven Curtis Chapman: Marriage in the Real World

Steven Curtis Chapman

The Bible makes it clear that we will never master the art of the perfect relationship this side of heaven. Instead, it calls us to humbly, patiently and gently care for and bear with each other.

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anxious wife with concerned husband in the background

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When Sexual Assault Affects Your Marriage

Leila Sommerfeld

The aftermath of a wife’s sexual assault has profound effects on her marriage. Helping a husband understand how rape has affected his wife is critical to helping her recover.

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Laura Story and family

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Finding God's Blessings When Your Spouse is Ill

Laura Story

Laura Story shares about her broken dreams, her struggles with wanting God to fix her husband, and how she’s found the Lord’s blessings amid the disappointments of life.

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married couple sitting under umbrella on park bench

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Don't Let the Storms of Life Wash Your Marriage Away

Erin Smalley

Regardless of where you are in your marriage journey or what issues come your way, here are few tips to help keep you united through the storms of life.

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Dr. Kent Brantly in protective medical gear

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola, Faith and Family

Kelsey Poole

Focus on the Family magazine caught up with Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, to learn more of his experience contracting the Ebola virus and how it affected their marriage.

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Bo Mitchell sitting on sofa, playing a guitar and singing to his wife, Gari

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Finding God's Grace Behind Bars

Even though Bo and Gari Mitchell had lived through some difficult times, they knew God was in control—they just didn't know how He was going to help them through this situation.

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Nick Vujicic, Kiyoshi, Kanae

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'A Ridiculously Good Life'

Jeremy V. Jones

Nick Vujicic and his wife, Kanae, have a marriage that includes some serious challenges, but the hard work of keeping their relationship vibrant is no different from that of any other couple.

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Portrait of Jay and Katherine Wolf with their two children

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Jay and Katherine Wolf: A Beautiful Life

Marianne K. Hering

Jay and Katherine Wolf's picture of marriage radically changed from the one they imagined. Katherine had a massive brain stem stroke. She was just 26. When she woke from her coma, her right side was paralyzed, and she couldn’t swallow, speak or walk.

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Ilustration of a husband and wife looking at each other and smiling; she holds her gift-wrapped journal

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Be Grateful Like There's No Tomorrow

Tricia Lott Williford

Begin today to look for the positive qualities in your husband and the story you’re living together. Think of ways to show him — and to remind yourself — you are thankful for this life you’ve built.

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Tammy Trent

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Tammy Trent: A Story of Hope After Loss

Tammy Trent

On Tammy Trent's road to healing, she learned to give her pain purpose. She's found her greatest joy comes from encouraging others who are facing a hard season in life.

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Remembering 9/11

Nathan Davidson and Andrea Vinley Jewell

The memory of 9/11 has had an undeniable impact on our nation and on our families. How much more profound has the impact been on the victims who survived the tragedy and on the families of those who died?

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Couple sitting together with their arms around each other, gazing out at beautiful sunset

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Holding Tight in the Hard Times

Greg Smalley

It’s not only possible to survive a crisis, but difficult times can also be redeemed by God and transformed into experiences that will help make your marriage stronger. 

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Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada

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Real Life With Joni and Ken

Joni Eareckson Tada

Physical and emotional problems can challenge any marriage. But with the help of God and good friends, Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada found the strength to persevere in their marriage.

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