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Episode 1: Loving the Differences

Air Date 02/02/2018

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Your spouse is unique, and understanding what makes him or her special can radically improve your marriage. Learn how to appreciate your differences as a husband and wife with the help of marriage experts Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore and Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.

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    'His Brain, Her Brain' Book

    Walt and Barb Larimore

    How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage

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    Focus on Marriage Assessment

    The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage’s strengths and weaknesses?

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    Husbands and Wives Are Hardwired to Complement Each Other

    Walt Larimore

    The hormonal influence and hardwiring of each spouse is designed to complement and strengthen the other. As a man loves his wife, she is more able and willing to respect him.

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    5 Ways to Stay on the Same Team

    Joshua Straub with Christi Straub

    If you and your spouse are going to function as teammates in marriage, you need to actually understand each other's situation and validate each other.

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Greg Smalley

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Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of 12 books including Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage and The DNA of Relationships.


Erin Smalley

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Erin Smalley serves as the Marriage Strategic Spokesperson for Focus on the Family's marriage ministry and develops content for the marriage department. In addition to her work at Focus, Smalley is a conference speaker. She presents with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide husbands and wives in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages. She also speaks to women on faith, family and the importance of healthy friendships.


John Fuller

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John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.