Marriage Challenges

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How to Support Your Husband Through a Work Crisis

Greg Smalley

Is your husband moody, angry or fearful? He may have difficulties at work. Dr. Greg Smalley offers practical methods that his wife, Erin, has used to help him navigate these work-related challenges.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Way Out of Whack

Dr. David Clarke describes how he helps a couple begin to heal their relationship. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Looking in the Mirror

It's easy to blame your spouse for issues in the relationship, but maybe that's not the real source. Dr. David Clarke describes how he encourages couples to do a little self-examination. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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The Weight of Expectation

Ted Cunningham reflects on how he came to realize the weight expectation placed on his interactions with others. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Ted Cunningham talks about his personal experiences with anger and explains how he worked through his emotional struggles in order to protect his marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Count It All Joy

When you face difficult situations, how do you see them? Ted Cunningham gives a different perspective for tough times. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Resolving Anger in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Ted Cunningham talks about his personal experiences with anger and explains how he worked through his emotional struggles in order to protect his marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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How Much Are You Willing to Lose?

Satan uses pornography to steal, kill, and destroy your marriage. Pam Farrel offers some wisdom for wives who have discovered their husband has a problem with pornography. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman addresses conflicts that arise when expectations meet reality in marriage, and provides steps to better communicate with and love your spouse. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman addresses conflicts that arise when expectations meet reality in marriage, and provides steps to better communicate with and love your spouse. (Part 1 of 2)

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Faith Conversation: Growth Through Suffering

Carolyn Bennett Fraiser

Suffering of some sort is inevitable in marriage. When we learn to turn our eyes and hearts to God during those times, we can draw closer to each other as a couple, as well as to our heavenly Father.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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His Grace is Bigger

As the old saying goes, confession is good for the soul. Chris Beall explains how it might be difficult, but necessary. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Rebuilding a Stronger Marriage

Pastor Chris Beall and his wife, Cindy, share their dramatic story of how his pornography addiction led to his infidelity, and how God used their brokenness and a loving church community to restore their marriage.

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This Two-Step Process Can Cure Your Lonely Marriage

Greg Smalley

Maybe you never learned teamwork. Maybe you came from a broken home. Or the dynamics of your marriage may make it difficult to connect. Whatever the reason, loneliness in marriage can be overcome.

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Faith Conversation: Battling Together

Heather Greer

While our spiritual armor is enough to protect us, God has also given us a secret weapon — our spouse. There's no better partner in the battle against sin than a praying, encouraging husband or wife.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Two Scary Words

When you can find trustworthy people to share your heart with, the load of life can seem much lighter. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Ann White shares how God helped restore her troubled marriage by helping her to break dysfunctional patterns and overcome her deep-seated fears of seeking help. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Get Help

Marriage is a blessing, a gift from God. But when conflict and anger begin to separate you as a couple, you might need to get some help. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Ann White shares how God helped restore her troubled marriage by helping her to break dysfunctional patterns and overcome her deep-seated fears of seeking help. (Part 1 of 2)

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What Can You Do to Help Your Christian Marriage Thrive?

Erin Smalley

Christians who regularly practice their faith are less likely to divorce than the average population. But no matter how strong their faith, couples often experience a lack of connection in marriage.

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empty nest couple

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4 Ways for Empty Nesters to Connect Spiritually

Erin Smalley

The term "empty nest" evokes an array of reactions. Some couples wonder about the future of their marriage after the kids move out. But you can grow closer to your spouse and the Lord during this time.

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Young married couple looking at each other and smiling as they stroll outdoors

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Faith Conversation: Living Peaceably

Laura Sohl-Cryer

We all have colleagues, family members or friends who seem difficult to get along with. Unfortunately, the turmoil caused by our struggles with these people often overflows into our other relationships. 

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Parents listening to doctor while daughter lies in hospital bed

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Keep Your Marriage Strong During a Crisis of Illness

Greg Smalley

Health scares can test the strongest of marriages. So, when someone — or everyone — in the family becomes sick, what are the best ways to manage the marriage relationship and remain a strong team?

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