Focus on the Family is dedicated to bringing healing and restoration to couples who are struggling in their marriages. But God’s design for marriage never included abuse, violence or coercive control. Even emotional abuse can bruise or severely harm a person’s heart, mind and soul. If you are in an abusive relationship, go to a …
Boundaries are more important than you may realize. Here’s how to establish limits that will help your children succeed.
Sometimes, it’s good to reflect on why you married your spouse. To help you do that, John and Erin discuss the benefits of remembering how you fell in love. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.
You married someone who’s very different from you! It’s part of God’s design. While your differences can be a lot of fun, they can also create a lot of tension. John talks to Erin about ways that a couple can have fun with their differences. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.
You can step onto the down escalator, stop fighting, and return to the issue level, or you can keep moving up to a third level of emotion.
Marriage problems vary in complexity. You can solve most marriage trouble without help from a professional counselor. However some situations indicate you should consider guidance from an expert.
During those moments when your spouse is acting rude, can you extend grace in spite of how they’re showing up? Can you protect your marriage by not reacting or not engaging in an unkind way?
Over the years, my husband and I have learned to navigate times of marital strife. I call tough seasons like those “relationship winters.”
Two wounded souls discover what it takes to restore a relationship in ruins
As you struggle to hold your marriage together and consider attending a Hope Restored marriage intensive, it might be helpful to think about damage control.