God's Design for Marriage

Focus on the Family Weekend

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Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity

This weekend, popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. 

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Commitment Is The Foundation For A Deeply Connected Marriage

Choosing to invest in your marriage helps to strengthen the lifelong commitment that is foundational to your relationship.

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Commitment Is The Foundation For A Deeply Connected Marriage

Scott Stanley

Choosing to invest in your marriage helps to strengthen the lifelong commitment that is foundational to your relationship.

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Your Marriage Needs Regular Relational Investment

Scott Stanley

Only you know the best relational investments for your marriages. Thriving couples proactively invest in each other and in their marriages.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity (Part 2 of 2)

Popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Living Your Marriage in View of Eternity (Part 1 of 2)

Popular author and speaker Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, encourage couples to develop an eternal perspective on their marriage by discovering how God can use their relationship to impact others for His kingdom. (Part 1 of 2)

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Woman and man in a part with foreheads and noses touching and arms wrapped around each other

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Marriage With Eternity in Mind

Francis Chan

Francis Chan discusses how having a marriage focused on a mission will require commitment and sacrifice, asking couples if their view of the future is big enough.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse

Authors Greg and Erin Smalley describe how couples can develop spiritual and relational intimacy.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Happiness in Marriage

Most of the stories you heard when you were a child probably ended like this: “…and they lived happily ever after.”  It’s the stuff of fairy tales and it’s also the hope of every couple standing at a wedding altar.  But is it wise to make happiness the primary goal of marriage?

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Don't Give Up

In today's throwaway society, many people view marriage the same way.  It's not permanent or precious.  But Dr. David Clarke offers a different perspective. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Solomon on Romance (Part 2 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Solomon on Romance (Part 1 of 2)

The Rev. Tommy Nelson draws upon the Song of Solomon's rich imagery to convey wise principles about dating and courtship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Lifelong Love

Why would a photo of an elderly man eating lunch with his wife go viral across the Internet?  Maybe because the image captures the true richness of marriage like few things can.  

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Uncovering the Secrets to a Happy Marriage

This weekend, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn offers insights from research she's conducted on what makes for a happier, more fulfilling marriage. She also outlines practical ways to develop a more Christ-like relationship with your spouse.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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The Paradox of Marriage

There’s no doubt about it, marriage is a paradox. Consider this: For a relationship to be successful, couples have to limit their independence. But at the same time, they have to thrive as individuals. Confused yet?

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Marriage is the Foundation of Family

A healthy family requires a solid foundation — and that foundation starts with your marriage.  Dr. Kevin Leman shares this observation.  Listen to the Full program here.

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Does Your Spouse See Jesus in You?

Series

Does Your Spouse See Jesus in You?

If you really want your spouse to see Jesus in you, you have to genuinely put into practice an attitude of becoming more like Christ in everything you do.

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Series

Marriage: God's Idea

If you've tried understanding marriage through the world, there's a better way.

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Series

Marriage: A Sacred Dance

A basic understanding of God, and how He created humans, will help develop deeper intimacy in marriage.

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Devotional: External Relationships

Focus on the Family

When we choose to live our married life according to the design God has for us, it can be amazing.

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