In Part 1 of this weekend's program, Greg Smalley and John Trent explain how spouses and parents can avoid miscommunication and conflict by using "word pictures," which are simple metaphors to help clarify thoughts and feelings.
In Part 2, Brooke McGlothlin, author of Gospel-Centered Mom, encourages moms to depend on God rather than themselves, and describes how kids can thrive when they witness their mother's faith in Christ.
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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.