Focus on the Family Marriage Ministry

Every couple has a story—a unique collection of snapshots and verses that give their marriage a special place in God's greater design. At Focus, we're here to help keep the pages turning. From once upon a time to the challenging times, you’ll find the support and encouragement you need to help your marriage thrive . . . every step of the way.

Here are just a few examples of how we can help:

Immediate Marriage Help

Quick Answers When You Need Them Most
Marriage issues can happen at any time. That's why we have answers to common marriage questions 24/7 at our marriage frequently asked questions. Whether you need answers on communicating with your spouse or whether it's possible to protect yourself from divorce, you can search our online help day or night.

Real Hope for Struggling Marriages

Focus on the Family's Hope Restored
Hope Restored provides real hope to desperate couples in struggling marriages. Their mission is “saving marriages and inspiring couples toward greatness!”  Hope Restored specializes in crisis intervention, providing couples with insights and skills to help them acknowledge and remove barriers to a thriving marriage. This occurs in the following ways: Intensive Marriage Counseling, Marriage Enrichment Retreats, Couples Small Group Experience, and Marriage 911 program.

Marriage Online

Help When You Need It Most
You don't have an 8-to-5 marriage. That's why our best resources are available 24/7 at From the very first year to your golden anniversary, you'll find practical advice on communication, intimacy, conflict and more — as well as articles and insights from some of today's top marriage experts. Also, check out our social media efforts at Twitter and Facebook!

Counseling Resources

Confidential Support From a Trusted Friend
It's not always easy. When life's storms seem overwhelming, call us. Our team of licensed counselors is passionate about listening to you, praying with you and helping you find hope in the most difficult times. We can even connect you with a respected counselor in your local area. Just call for a free consultation. We'll do our best to return your call within 24 hours.

The Couple Checkup

Prepare for the Journey
Seriously dating, engaged or recently married, our Couple Checkup might be the best thing you do for your marriage!

This online assessment tool will bring out the areas where you really shine as a couple—and help you target spots that could use a little upkeep. Includes a full report and biblical reference guide to help your relationship grow.

Take the checkup!

Help Your Marriage Thrive All Year

Thriving Family Magazine
Thriving Family is Focus on the Family's magazine with practical, highly relevant marriage and parenting content. You can get a subscription to Thriving Family for a donation of any amount.

Focus on the Family E-newsletter

Family Content Delivered Weekly
Get fresh, relevant marriage and parenting content from Focus on the Family delivered to your inbox weekly. The Focus on the Family e-newsletter also features the ever popular Plugged In movie review and keeps you up to date on upcoming events and broadcast schedules.

 Focus on the Family Broadcasts

Time-Tested Wisdom for Real-Life needs
The same trusted wisdom that has encouraged and strengthened marriages for more than 30 years is now even more accessible. Whether you're looking for a daily dose of inspiration or practical tips on making your marriage thrive, you'll love our broadcasts.

Listen on the radio, online or by podcast.

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