Strengthening Your Marriage

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How to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Life Transitions

Pam Farrel and Bill Farrel

Pam and Bill Farrel realized that the quality of their love was going to be determined by how they handled the changing seasons that every marriage encounters.

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Beyond Date Night — An Annual Marriage Getaway

Erin Smalley

Getting away is essential because of the daily busyness of life, the stress of work and the numerous other things that pull at time away from each other as husband and wife.

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Beyond Date Night — An Annual Marriage Getaway

Getting away is essential because of the daily busyness of life, the stress of work and the numerous other things that pull at time away from each other as husband and wife.

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What to Consider When Considering a Cruise

Karen O'Connor

If you're looking for a vacation that offers adventure, fun and excitement with plenty of good fellowship, delicious food and interesting places to visit, consider cruising as a couple.

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Thinking Your Way to a Better Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Author Sheila Gregoire and her husband, Keith, offer couples encouragement as they describe how God transformed their perspective on their relationship in a discussion based on her book 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Thinking Your Way to a Better Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Author Sheila Gregoire and her husband, Keith, offer couples great encouragement as they describe how God transformed their perspective on their relationship in a discussion based on her book 9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Are You Drifting Apart?

Sheila Gregoire

Drifting apart in marriage? Take steps to strengthen your bond. 

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Marriage Mentoring Discussion Guide

Focus on the Family

At Focus on the Family, we’re here to assist you by creating this discussion guide to serve as a springboard to help you enter into candid marriage-building conversations with your mentoree couple. This guide explores twelve characteristics that we’ve identified as essential ingredients in creating lasting, thriving unions.

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Twenty More Ways To Invest

Focus on the Family

A mentor is someone you can turn to for wisdom and support — and someone who can help you make the most of your marriage.

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Fighting for a Stronger Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley offer couples practical advice in a discussion based on Greg's book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Healthy Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy. (Part 2 of 2)

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Fighting for a Stronger Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley offer couples practical advice in a discussion based on Greg's book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Healthy Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy. (Part 1 of 2)

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Hallmark Movies and Real-Life Marriage Romance

Erin Smalley

Romance stories contain four crucial elements in their storylines that have proven to be similar to the keys to a real-life marriage romance.

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How to Truly Love Your Spouse

Gary Chapman

True love, the kind of love that keeps a couple together for a lifetime, is not a feeling but an attitude. It says, "With the help of God, I'm going to do everything I can to enhance the life of my spouse."

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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The Attitudes That Strengthen Your Marriage

In his characteristic humorous style, Pastor Mark Gungor outlines nine positive attitudes that are essential for a good marriage.

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Prioritizing Your Husband’s Needs

After the kids are grown, he’s still there. Arlene Pellicane, who has 3 children ages 10 and under, says she’s found why it’s important to prioritize her husband’s needs. Listen to the full program here.

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Meaningful Christmas Traditions for Couples

Focus on the Family

Married couples can stay connected by establishing traditions that celebrate their love. As you read these heartfelt stories, we hope you'll find inspiration for your marriage this Christmas.

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Why Your Friends Matter to Your Marriage

Pam Woody

Women are drawn to the company of other women, and your marriage is affected by the friends you choose to spend time with. Which of your girlfriends help to make you a better wife?

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A Wife's Most Important Message

Kimberly Wagner

In Romans 8:31, God assures us that He is "on our side." A husband needs the same assurance from his wife. He needs to know his wife is partnering with him through every challenge.

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Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Kimberly Wagner, author of the book Fierce Women, explains how women with strong personalities can damage their marriage if they are not careful. Kimberly and her husband, LeRoy, also describe how God transformed their marriage by giving Kimberly the wisdom to temper her own strong personality. (Part 1 of 2)

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Marriage Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Greg Smalley

The word cherish implies a specific attitude and means that you recognize your mate's incredible value. You have the opportunity every day to choose to see how incredibly valuable your spouse is.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding Strength in Each Other's Differences (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another's differences. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding Strength in Each Other's Differences (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another's differences. (Part 1 of 2)

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Fight for a Stronger and Deeper Marriage

Erin Smalley

Let Erin Smalley's 10 tips on fighting for your marriage help you strengthen and deepen your relationship.

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