Marriage

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Marriage Conferences and Weekend Retreats

Strengthen your marriage or the marriages in your church by hosting one of our Focus Marriage Conferences or attending one of our Weekend Marriage Retreats. Our speakers and counselors lead couples through biblically-based lessons to enrich and deepen relationships.

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How to Keep Your Marriage on Course

Jim Burns

All couples risk drifting apart. By observing three principles — scheduling dates, admitting to brokenness and seeking spiritual intimacy — a couple can keep their marriage on course and enhance it.

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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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5 Reasons You Don't Really Want a Divorce

Dr. David Clarke

If you're considering divorce, think and pray before you make that choice. I believe God expects you to do your absolute best to save your marriage. I've seen couples succeed — it's worth the fight.

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Married Couple Walking

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Have You Lost Hope in Your Marriage?

For Couples in Crisis ... You can still put the pieces back together with Hope Restored

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Faith Conversation: Better Communication

Focus on the Family Magazine

Personalities play a role in communication styles. A good approach is to ask your spouse about the times and situations that allow him or her to be open to healthy, honest conversation.

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Choosing to Love Your Spouse

Deb DeArmond

At any time between "I do" and "I don't anymore," our choices either deepen the relationship or deplete it, potentially damaging it. One key to successful marriage is making purposeful choices.

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Resources to Help Your Marriage Thrive!

Choose from among a variety of relevant and engaging resources to help you in your marital journey. Yours today for a donation of any amount!

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