Facing Crisis

sad embarrassed husband

Series

How to Love Your Spouse by Quitting Porn

You’re ready to quit using pornography and come clean to your spouse, maybe. What happens next? How much detail should you share? What’s the best approach to restoring your marriage?

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How a Pastor Overcame Pornography and Used It for Good

Nick Stumbo

This is the story of one pastor's battle for sexual integrity and how God helped him overcome pornography so he could help people with similar struggles. God transforms us so we might help others.

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Pornography Addiction: How One Couple Found Hope

An affair, pornography addiction, codependence. How could Karen and Bill sort out all of their issues and build a healthy marriage with authentic communication?

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Dealing With Depression

Don't get tangled up in the notion that depression is a sin.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Together in Death

If your child has been taken from you, let your marriage be a reason that you feel the strength to carry on.

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Trusting God in Trials

Erin Smalley

When I trust God wholeheartedly — even amid trials in my life or in my marriage — I can see that the Lord is using everything so that I reflect His image in my life. But this isn’t always easy.

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Resources to Help You Fight Pornography Addiction

Doug Burford

Many options exist for people wanting to break free from sexual compulsions. Are they equally effective? How do secular approaches differ from Christian approaches? Is a recovery group necessary?

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A Marriage Beyond Hope?

Thomas Jeffries

An ill child, a bankruptcy and  a parent's death put pressure on Erik and Kelley Shamblin's marriage. An affair made things worse. With the help of intensive counseling, the couple is making it.

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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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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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Series

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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Article

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

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

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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My Spouse Is Abusive

Bill Maier

My husband is verbally and physically abusive. What do I do?

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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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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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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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