Marriage Challenges

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding Hope for Your Desperate Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman offers practical advice and encouragement to struggling couples in a discussion based on his book Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages. (Part 2 of 2)

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An Unlovely Spouse

Dr. Gary Chapman reminds you that you can love your unlovely spouse with the love of God. Listen to the full program here.

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Finding Hope for Your Desperate Marriage (Part 1 of 2)



Best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman offers practical advice and encouragement to struggling couples in a discussion based on his book

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

. (Part 1 of 2)

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A Positive Influence

Dr. Gary Chapman encourages a desperate spouse to consider being a positive influence in their marriage. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Keep Business Travel From Killing Your Marriage

Greg Smalley

Kim and Randy learned to live independently while Randy was traveling for work, but they lost the sense of unity that's critical for a marriage. Here are tips to fix the troubles caused by travels.

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The Private Me

Nick Stumbo discusses the idea of a "public" identity versus a "private" identity. Listen to the full program here.

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Whatever It Takes to Stop It

Nick Stumbo reflects on the moment he realized his addiction caused his wife pain. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Stop Being Insecure in a Relationship

Donna Gibbs

You have an internal dialogue that no one else hears. If you repeat thoughts that you're not good enough, you can provoke harmful responses and behaviors, inadvertently hurting your spouse and marriage.

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When Your Spouse Still Mourns What Can No Longer Be

Ginger Kolbaba

When a marriage ends, it's normal to mourn the loss of what can no longer be. Those times of grieving are a part of the healing process, and they offer opportunities to show love to your new spouse.

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Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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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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Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Looking in the Mirror

Dr. David Clarke describes how he encourages couples to do a little self-examination. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Overcome In-Law Problems

Deb DeArmond

The relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can be painful, but it doesn't have to be. The issue often is a lack of trust. This article offers five practical tips for building trust.

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When Your Spouse Struggles With Past Trauma

Mark A. Mayfield

A spouse can bring pain, triggers and irrational responses to a marriage when he or she has experienced trauma that’s unresolved. But with love and commitment, his or her spouse can learn to help.

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The Unhappy Marriage

Greg Smalley

Why do couples struggle? How can you repair your broken relationship and find contentment? It’s possible to identify problems and find healing through commitment, communication and Jesus Christ.

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Lowering the Bar

Paul Westbrook shares the hope he discovered after seeking marriage counseling with his wife, Melody. Listen to the full program here.

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Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Your Marriage

Teri Reisser and Paul Reisser

Divorcing or staying stuck in a miserable marriage are not your only options. You can stay together and develop three key marital attitudes that may ultimately help you develop a better marriage.

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Gift-Giving: Be Better This Year

Vance Fry

Worried that your gift will miss the mark? The toaster flopped? Don't despair. With constant learning and creativity, you really can find a present that speaks to your wife's heart this Christmas. 

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Learning from Your Mistakes

Tammy Daughtry

Most of us in second marriages can clearly see that adding education, personal awareness and intentionality to our current marriage can create a new, mutually satisfying relationship.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Love With Style

Every marriage has obstacles to overcome. Jim Daly shares about a couple who turned their greatest challenge into something that deepened their love even more.

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Just Love Him

Opal Erickson describes how God began to work in her life to restore her broken marriage. Listen to the full program here.

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Restoring Hope to Your Marriage

Ron and Opal Erickson discuss the marital struggles they experienced as the result of an affair, and describe how God repaired their marriage. They also talk about their music ministry and their efforts to help heal troubled marriages as a Hope Restored host couple.

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