Focus on Marriage Podcast

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 Oct 19, 2019

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If you’re married — or soon to be — you’ve got questions. What makes this relationship work? How do I fix it when it breaks? Where do I go when I need help? Host John Fuller and marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley help answer those questions with practical, down-to-earth insights based on God’s design for marriage. Find answers and inspiration in every short episode of this Christian marriage podcast.

Episode Date
What Showing Respect Means
809

Every husband longs to feel respected. Yet, how can wives practically show respect? John, Greg and Erin discuss insecurities men feel and how giving respect to your husband can improve your marriage. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery.


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Feb 02, 2023
When a Husband Disappoints You
852

Unmet expectations in marriage are where disappointments can start to creep in. John, Erin and Greg bring up common expectations couples have going into marriage, and how working through disappointment can lead to a stronger relationship with your mate. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery.


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Jan 31, 2023
Formulas Don't Work for Sex
614

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Jan 26, 2023
Understanding Different Sexual Needs
916

When it comes to how people define "intimacy," it's fairly common for husbands and wives to have different definitions. John and Erin discuss how men and women define "intimacy," and Greg provides some encouragement to couples where one spouse has a stronger desire for sex than the other. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Jan 24, 2023
Staying Together in the Tough Times
828

When your marriage goes through a trying season, it can either make your relationship better or harder. How you respond to difficulties is what matters. John, Greg and Erin offer hope to couples who are in the middle of a tough season. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.


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Jan 19, 2023
When Your Relationship Faces Heartbreak
820

Every marriage faces heartbreak at some point. If you or a couple you're friends with is in a challenging season, John, Greg and Erin will share how your marriage can get stronger, even through the tough times. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.


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Jan 17, 2023
When You Feel Uncomfortable with Prayer
489

When your schedule is packed, it's easy to put prayer on the backburner. To help you in your marriage, John, Greg and Erin share what reminds them to pray for their mate, and offer hope to those who are struggling to make prayer a regular habit. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.


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Jan 12, 2023
Praying the Lord’s Prayer
579

One of the most famous prayers Jesus prayed is called The Lord's Prayer. John, Erin and Greg discuss how praying with your mate can improve your marriage, and they also share some of their favorite parts of The Lord's Prayer. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.


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Jan 10, 2023
Prioritizing Your Marriage in a Blended Family
772

Making a blended family marriage work takes relying on God's love and grace. But what do you do when you're struggling to get on the same page spiritually? John and Greg provide hope to couples in blended families where one spouse is trying to serve God, but the other spouse doesn't want to. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Jan 05, 2023
When Children Oppose a Remarriage
571

It can be a very tricky situation if a parent wants to get remarried, but a child is opposed to it. John talks with Erin about how a son or daughter can respectfully speak to a parent about possibly getting remarried. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Jan 03, 2023
Sex from Your Spouse's Perspective
679

When it comes to sex, it's good to consider what your spouse wants as more important than what you want. John talks to the Smalley's about why it's not good for the marriage if you respond poorly after your spouse turns down a request for sex. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Dec 29, 2022
Common Misconceptions About Sex
528

Many couples struggle to talk about sex because they fear being vulnerable. John speaks with Greg and Erin about common struggles and misconceptions couples have about sex. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Dec 27, 2022
When Your Parent's Marriage Wasn't Good
492

How can you be a good spouse if your parents didn't model a healthy marriage for you? John, Greg and Erin offer hope to those who didn't come from a good family. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Dec 22, 2022
Love Like a Bulldog
791

The wedding vows are a significant part of the ceremony, and a sign of true commitment. John talks with Greg and Erin about the importance of wedding vows, and how to stay filled with God's love in your marriage. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Dec 20, 2022
Praying Through Marital Struggles
613

Prayer is a powerful tool to help you and your spouse get closer. John speaks with Greg and Erin about the ways they've seen prayer make a difference in a marriage, and how to be honest in your prayers. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.

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Dec 15, 2022
"Lord, Please Fix My Spouse."
666

When you're annoyed at your spouse, it's easy to pray, "God, please change my mate!" Yet, a more mature approach is learning to recognize your own flaws first. John chats with Greg and Erin about more effective ways to pray for your spouse. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.

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Dec 13, 2022
5 Tips for Blended Families
525

In a blended family, the dynamics of learning to get along can be very tricky. However, with God's help, a relationship can work out in the long run. John, Greg and Erin share how a blended family can survive some of the storms they go through. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.

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Dec 08, 2022
When a Kid is Rejecting Your Spouse
714

If a child is struggling to get along with your spouse, it can put quite a strain on your marriage. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope for people who are in between a conflict with their mate and a child. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.

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Dec 06, 2022
Sex and Healthy Expectations
505

Almost every disappointment in marriage can be traced to an unmet expectation. The same is true about sex. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope to wives who are struggling to enjoy sex. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta, and Mr. Gary Thomas.


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Dec 01, 2022
Designed for Mutual Pleasure
668

Almost every disappointment in marriage can be traced to an unmet expectation. The same is true about sex. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope to wives who are struggling to enjoy sex. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta, and Mr. Gary Thomas.


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Nov 29, 2022
Expressing True Humility to Your Spouse
768

Have you ever done something nice for your spouse, but deep inside, you were hoping for a compliment? We've all been guilty of that in some way. John, Greg and Erin share about the importance of humility in marriage, and how your relationship can benefit from memorizing Scripture together. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Nov 24, 2022
Being Kind When You Feel Like Being Mean
727

There are times when it's easy to be kind to everyone else, but rude your spouse. What do you do in those moments? John, Greg and Erin discuss things they've learned from a famous passage on love, 1 Corinthians chapter 13. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Nov 22, 2022
When You Struggle to Pray for Your Spouse
661

You and your spouse want a marriage that honors God. Yet, how can you make time for things like praying together when your schedule is full? John, Greg and Erin provide some ideas for making time for prayer, even when life is busy. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.


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Nov 17, 2022
Compassion and Restoration for a Porn Addict
581

If you find out your husband is struggling with porn, your initial reaction might be very negative. However, shaming your mate is not the solution, God's grace is. John, Greg and Erin offer a word of hope to wives whose husbands are addicted to pornography. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.


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Nov 15, 2022
Communicating with Your Spouse About Sibling Rivalries
705

If two of your kids aren't getting along, it can cause a lot of stress in your marriage. John, Erin and Greg discuss times when their kids haven't gotten along, and offer hope to couples who are in blended families. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Nov 10, 2022
Loving Your Blended Family
648

Millions of people today are in a blended family. While some of those relationships can be very good, many are facing a lot of challenges. Greg, Erin and John give some hope to couples who are struggling with the pain of a previously broken marriage. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.  


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Nov 08, 2022
What Sex Needs to Be
726

Sex is part of God's beautiful design for marriage. Yet, many people today are walking into marriage with a sexual secret. John, Erin and Greg provide some insights on how sex can benefit a marriage, and where to find help if you have a secret you feel ashamed of. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Nov 03, 2022
Sex & a Heart Connection
477

Sex is about so much more than just a physical connection. It's also about connecting your heart to your spouse's heart. John, Greg and Erin offer a helpful idea for husbands regarding physical intimacy. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Nov 01, 2022
Defining God's Love
732

We all want to feel loved. Yet, real love isn't the same as it's typically portrayed in entertainment. John and Greg discuss the beauty and the difficulties that come with marriage, and why it's a relationship worth pursuing. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Oct 27, 2022
Good & Bad Definitions of Love
673

It's easy to say, "I love you," during the dating phase of a relationship? But, what does that phrase truly mean. John, Greg and Erin offer a perspective on why saying, "I love you," is a significant phrase to use. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.


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Oct 25, 2022
When a Wife Struggles with Porn
671

Troubling statistics indicate that pornography addiction is not just a problem for men, but a lot of women are also struggling with it too. John, Greg and Erin discuss how a husband can respond if a wife confesses she's battling a pornography problem. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.


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Oct 20, 2022
Confessing the Embarrassing Secret
631

If you're struggling with pornography, it can be easy to say to yourself, "I'll never tell someone." However, true healing for your marriage happens when you bring a secret into the light. John, Erin and Greg explain why confessing a porn problem is important, and what to do if you admitted you need help, but the confession didn't go well. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.


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Oct 18, 2022
Adjustments for Blended Couples
988

Every marriage goes through a lot of changes at the beginning. That is especially true for blended family couples. John, Greg, and Erin discuss changes that blended families have to walk through, and provide hope to those who struggle with being too attached to their kids. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Oct 13, 2022
Loving Your Spouse's Kids
582

A unique challenge that couples in blended families face is trying to win the approval of your spouse's children. John, Erin and Greg share how blended family couples can be patient, as they're trying to make their marriage work. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Oct 11, 2022
When You Don't Have the Talk
767

Physical intimacy is a very significant part of your marriage. Yet, it's a topic that many couples are uncomfortable discussing. John, Erin and Greg explain how you can show your spouse grace, when a sexual problem is happening in the marriage. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.


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Oct 06, 2022
An Eternal Perspective for Your Marriage
554

One day, the story of your marriage on earth will come to an end. While that may seem sad, recognizing that reality can be a huge motivator for treating your spouse well. John, Erin and Greg discuss how having an eternal perspective has influenced the ways they interact with their spouse. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas.


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Oct 04, 2022
Looking Back to Go Forward
660

Your love story is unique. Reflecting on how you fell in love can bring joy to your relationship now. John, Greg and Erin share about their own love stories and tips for going the distance in your marriage. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Sep 29, 2022
A Few Minute Adjustment
639

It can be frustrating when it feels like you're the one doing all of the work in your marriage. How do you get unstuck from those scenarios? John, Greg and Erin share how simple adjustments can make the biggest differences in the relationship with your spouse. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.


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Sep 27, 2022
Submitting to God When It's Hard
731

The Bible says that wives should submit to their husbands, but that Scripture should never be used in an abusive way. This is especially true if trust in the relationship has been harmed by a pornography addiction. John, Greg and Erin address when biblical submission is misused and how community can help a marriage that's been shaken by a porn struggle. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.


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Sep 22, 2022
Shame & Pornography Addiction
702

A pornography struggle leads to a lot of shame. To help offer hope to those caught in a cycle of shame, John, Greg and Erin discuss how God's grace can help lead to freedom. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney. 


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Sep 20, 2022
Love Languages & Blended Families
786

Knowing and learning to speak your spouse's love language can revolutionize your marriage. The same is also true for those in blended families. John, Greg, and Erin share about ways they've seen how applying the love language principles can positively impact marriages. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.


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Sep 15, 2022
Crockpot Expectations
533

Some things in life take time. For blended families, the challenges may be difficult, but it's possible to make it work with God's help. John, Erin and Greg offer hope to those in blended families who are wondering if their relationship can thrive. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.

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Sep 13, 2022
The Small Things That Add Up
706

Small decisions that add up over time can lead to big results. The same principle applies to the investments you make in your marriage. John, Greg and Erin share how you can get started with making little changes to better your relationship. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas.


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Sep 08, 2022
How Can I Bless You?
815

Seeking to bless your spouse without expecting anything in return takes maturity. Sometimes, being a blessing might also need to be having a tough conversation. John, Erin and Greg share how to confront your mate in a loving way. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas.


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Sep 06, 2022
Forgiving the Spouse Who Hurt You
675

When you've been hurt by your spouse, it's easy to either hold a grudge or not deal with it at all. Is there hope to move on after your mate has wounded you? John, Erin and Greg describe the power of choosing forgiveness, and how to do it, even when your spouse isn't changing. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.


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Sep 01, 2022
Gentleness for the Conflict
748

What you say in the middle of a conflict with your spouse can help resolve the tension or make things worse. Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've learned to get better at handling conflict in their relationship. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.


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Aug 30, 2022
100% Commitment
523

A good marriage is built on a foundation where both spouses are giving their best effort. However, what do you do when it feels like you're the only one doing all the work? John, Greg and Erin discuss how to respond when it seems like your spouse isn't doing his or her job. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Aug 25, 2022
Developing a Strong Partnership
718

Your marriage needs a strong partnership to function well. Encouraging each other can go a long way to strengthening your relationship. John speaks with Greg and Erin about how they've learned to encourage each other's strengths. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Aug 23, 2022
Porn Doesn't Mean Your Marriage is Over
706

When it's discovered that a spouse is addicted to pornography, it's heartbreaking because trust has been severed. If this is something that's impacted your marriage or a couple you know, it doesn't have to be the end of the relationship. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having community around you can make a big difference in the fight against pornography. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Aug 18, 2022
Grace and Justice for a Porn Addict
686

A small bit of curiosity regarding pornography can lead to a dangerous cycle of addiction. John, Erin and Greg share ways that a wife can show her husband grace, while also not putting up with the problem. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Aug 16, 2022
Paying Attention to What Your Spouse Doesn't Like
982

All of us have annoying habits that get on our spouse's nerves. Rather than sweeping them under the rug, it's better to see those habits as opportunities to work through annoyances together. John talks with Greg and Erin about aggravations they've worked through in their relationship. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas.

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Aug 11, 2022
A Magnificent Obsession for Your Marriage
705

Scripture commands to seek God above anything else. But how do you stay focused on the Lord when life gets busy in your marriage? Greg, Erin and John provide some insights on how to stay focused on your purpose as a couple. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Aug 09, 2022
Stay Inside the 9s
936

One of the worst things you can do is try to have a serious conversation with your spouse when one or both of you is tired. It might be that you need to set some rules for when you discuss heavy topics. John, Greg and Erin share how setting boundaries on when to have difficult conversations is beneficial to a marriage. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.

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Aug 04, 2022
Wise Habits for Results You Want
586

When you and your spouse were first dating, you naturally did things to make each other feel happy. As time goes on in marriage, it can be easy to neglect doing those things that drew you together. John, Erin and Greg offer some ideas for how simple habits can actually get better with time and practice in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.

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Aug 02, 2022
Your Spouse Should be First
793

Besides your relationship with God, your relationship with your spouse is the most important one. To help illustrate that point, John, Erin and Greg share what it is like when their spouse reaches out to them before other friendships. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Jul 28, 2022
Three Roles a Spouse Should Play
885

Many couples will tell you that a strong friendship is one of the best aspects of marriage. But if couples are not careful, it can be easy to get caught in the business of everyday life. John, Greg and Erin talk about how they encourage couples to keep their friendship strong, even when times get busy. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Jul 26, 2022
When Your Spouse is Addicted to Porn
634

When a wife learns her husband is struggling with pornography, it's very heartbreaking. In that situation, where do you turn to for help? John, Erin and Greg discuss common mistakes wives make in that situation and point to some ways to get help. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Jul 21, 2022
Why Sexual Addiction is So Dangerous
693

Small compromises with pornography can lead to a serious addiction problem. When left undealt with, it will do a lot of harm to your marriage. John, Erin and Greg talk about why some men choose to look at porn, and offer help to those caught in an addiction cycle. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Jul 19, 2022
Loving Your Spouse, Loving Your In-Laws
610

There's an old saying that goes, "You don't just marry your spouse, you marry his or her family." But how do you work through a situation where a relationship with your in-laws is strained? John, Greg and Erin offer some encouragement to couples who are struggling to get along with their in-laws. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Jul 14, 2022
Loving God's Daughter
659

As a husband, one of the best things to recognize is that your wife is God's daughter. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having daughters has helped them understand why this principle is important for marriage. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Jul 12, 2022
Making Your Expectations Clear
733

While no spouse can meet all of your dreams and desires, it's still important to make your expectations clear. Without sharing what you're expecting, you'll be setting yourself up for disappointment. John, Erin and Greg describe how they've seen unexpressed expectations cause tension in a marriage. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.

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Jul 07, 2022
Healthy Adjustments to Your Expectations
602

All of us have expectations for what we thought marriage would be like. Yet, at some point, things won't go according to plan, and how you respond will make a big difference in those situations. John, Greg and Erin discuss what it looks like for couples to have healthy expectations for each other. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.

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Jul 05, 2022
The Intentional Marriage
624

Couples who go the distance don't just drift into a successful relationship. Truth be told, it takes consistent effort to succeed in marriage. John, Erin and Greg share how you can stay intentional in striving for a great relationship with your spouse. Featuring Pastor Kevin Thompson.

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Jun 30, 2022
Marriage and Video Games
614

While some video games aren't necessarily bad, if they prevent you from communicating with your spouse, they can do great harm to your marriage. John, Erin and Greg provide some hope to those with a spouse who's addicted to playing video games. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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Jun 28, 2022
The Dangers of a Pornography Problem
762

Sadly, many married people today have a secret addiction to pornography. If left in the dark, it can destroy the very foundation of your relationship. John, Greg and Erin explain why pornography is so dangerous and offer hope to those who are afraid to confess they have a problem. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Jun 23, 2022
Come Out of Hiding
664

When things aren't going well in your marriage, having supportive friends is one of the best blessings you can have. None of us are meant to go through life isolated and alone. John talks with Greg and Erin about how they try to maintain community amidst their busy schedules. Featuring Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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Jun 21, 2022
Loving Without Expectations
784

Is it possible to love your spouse without expecting anything in return? Truth be told, we can only love that way if we're relying on God's love to fill our souls. John, Greg and Erin share how they encourage couples to apply this principle to their marriages. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Jun 16, 2022
Don't Become a Spider Spouse
724

Unrealistic expectations are something all of us struggle with, yet they're very damaging to a marriage. John, Greg and Erin share how they've learned to adjust their expectations in marriage. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Jun 14, 2022
After the Storm Has Passed
871

After your marriage has gone through a hard time, it can be tempting to bring up past hurts to your spouse. The truth is, recovery is anything but an easy road. John, Greg and Erin share how you can be honest about the past in your marriage, without dwelling on it. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Jun 09, 2022
Reconciliation is Still Possible
631

When there's been a betrayal in a marriage, healing can take a long time. While waiting for restoration isn't easy, God is willing to send you some help. John, Greg and Erin discuss how you can be patient in your marriage, when you're hoping for reconciliation. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Jun 07, 2022
Replacing Selfishness & Control
809

If we're honest, we all struggle with selfishness in marriage. However, a good dose of gratitude can be the best solution for selfishness. John and Greg share how being thankful can greatly benefit your marriage. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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Jun 02, 2022
When Little Irritations Meet Grace
829

All of us can find something annoying about our spouse. But, you can choose to show grace even when you don't feel like doing so. Greg talks with John about how he and Erin have worked through irritations in their relationship. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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May 31, 2022
Community in the Fight
682

You and your spouse weren't meant to do life alone. Having other couples around you is key to a healthy relationship. John and Greg discuss how their marriages have been helped by having friends and share where you can go to find community. Featuring Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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May 26, 2022
Deal with Technology Distractions
720

While technology is a great tool, spending too much time on a screen can distract you from quality time with your spouse. John talks with Greg, who shares about how he and his wife have had to cut back on screen time in their relationship. Featuring Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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May 24, 2022
What We Long For—Connection
716

Sadly, many married couples report feeling lonely. Sometimes, it might even take a third-party to help you reconnect. John and Greg share how counseling can help you bridge a gap of loneliness between you and your spouse. Featuring Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.

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May 19, 2022
When Your Spouse Needs Empathy
687

While you and your spouse cannot trade places, showing empathy to each other can go a long way toward strengthening your relationship. John and Greg discuss how to show empathy, even when there is tension in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.

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May 17, 2022
Doing it God's Way
889

If your vehicle had a problem, sometimes, looking in the owner's manual can help you fix it. In the same way, when your marriage faces a challenge, going to Scripture can point you to a solution. John and Greg share some practical ways to focus your relationship on Christ. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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May 12, 2022
When God Changes a Husband's Heart
740

Even when things seem difficult in your marriage, it's never too late for God to do a miracle. John and Greg discuss how seeking the Lord can make a big difference in your relationship. Featuring Jeff Scruggs.

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May 10, 2022
Learning to Become a Team
687

Is it possible to know whether someone would be a good teammate and show you kindness even before marriage? John and Greg discuss how to show someone grace during the dating phase of a relationship, even when he or she makes a mistake. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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May 05, 2022
Working on You Before Your Spouse
718

Real change in marriage occurs when we stop fixating on everything our spouse needs to change. It takes true character to focus on what you need to work on. John and Greg discuss this important topic for couples who are dating and considering marriage. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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May 03, 2022
5 Signs of Spiritual Attack
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What do you do when you and your spouse are constantly getting on each other's nerves? It may be that you're facing a spiritual attack. John, Erin and Greg share how they've found hope when facing spiritual warfare in their marriages. Featuring Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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Apr 28, 2022
Deal With the Little Irritations
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Small problems that aren't talked about in your marriage can turn into big issues later on, John, Greg and Erin discuss why it's important to talk things out with your spouse whenever there is tension in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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Apr 26, 2022
When Your Spouse is Depressed
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When you and your spouse are in a stressful season, the chances of one of you struggling with depression are much higher than normal. How do you navigate through that type of situation? John, Erin and Greg share why it's worth fighting for your marriage when one of you is struggling with depression.

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Apr 21, 2022
Where You Feel Lonely
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Every couple, no matter how good their marriage is, has an area in the relationship where they feel lonely. To offer a word of encouragement, John, Greg and Erin discuss how seasons of loneliness will change, and why you can grow through them.

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Apr 19, 2022
Why Divorce Isn't the Answer
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When you first got married, you hoped it would last for a lifetime. Sadly, many couples who say their vows are choosing to get a divorce. John, Erin and Greg offer encouragement to couples who are questioning if they will make it. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Apr 14, 2022
Where Unhealthy Expectations are Born
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While romantic music and movies can make us feel good, they sometimes paint an unrealistic picture of what marriage is really like. John, Erin and Greg discuss how to stop feeding unrealistic expectations about your marriage. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Apr 12, 2022
Making Your Husband Feel Appreciated
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Whether he verbalizes it or not, your husband wants to feel validated. A little bit of encouragement can go a long way in your relationship. John, Erin and Greg share how wives can encourage their husbands. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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Apr 07, 2022
Wives Want a Selfless Listener
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Many times, a wife just wants her husband to listen when she needs to talk. John, Greg and Erin discuss how a husband can be a good listener, even he doesn't feel like being one. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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Apr 05, 2022
Subtle Temptation
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Temptation is sometimes a very subtle thing, but not dealing with it can cause a lot of problems in your marriage. John, Erin and Greg share some ways to protect your relationship when you feel tempted in certain areas. Featuring Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

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Mar 31, 2022
Recognizing Spiritual Warfare
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The fact is, spiritual warfare is part of marriage. The key to victory is in relying on God's strength and not on your own. John, Erin and Greg provide hope for couples facing spiritual warfare.

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Mar 29, 2022
Ending Isolation in Your Marriage
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When you don't feel as close to your spouse as you'd like, how do you reconnect? While some seasons are busier than others, feeling disconnected long-term is not healthy. John, Greg and Erin discuss how listening to each other can help rekindle your relationship.

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Mar 24, 2022
Sharing Your Spouse's Burden
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In marriage, it's sometimes easy to get caught up in your activities. However, focusing too much on what needs to be done can leave you feeling alone and isolated. John, Greg and Erin discuss creative ways couples can help each other.

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Mar 22, 2022
Where is God When Your Marriage Hits the Bottom?
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Even when your marriage hits rock bottom, God will never leave you. John, Greg and Erin provide encouragement to couples who feel like there is no hope for their relationship. Featuring David and Kirsten Samuel.

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Mar 17, 2022
Hope for the Emotionally Broken
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When your mate has suffered past abuse, it might take years or even decades for him or her to heal. The process can be very difficult and full of twists and turns. John, Greg and Erin share how to walk with your spouse, even when he or she is recovering from a traumatic experience. Featuring David and Kirsten Samuel.

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Mar 15, 2022
Symptoms of an Affair
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When a person chooses to cheat on his or her spouse, it will have devastating consequences on the marriage. John, Greg and Erin will address this heavy topic and provide hope to those who have been betrayed by a spouse. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Mar 10, 2022
When It Seems Good, but It Isn't
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Sometimes, it can look like you have a good marriage on the surface. But underneath, something is harming the foundation of your relationship. In those moments, what do you do? John, Erin and Greg discuss how to find a safe friend to talk to when your marriage is in trouble. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Mar 08, 2022
Establishing New Family Rhythms
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One of the biggest adjustments young couples have to make is in prioritizing your spouse over your family of origin. Sometimes, it's not as easy as you might think. John, Erin and Greg discuss how to respond when your spouse has attachment issues with his or her family. Featuring Mr. Bill and Mrs. Pam Farrel.

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Mar 03, 2022
Focusing on The Good in the Early Years
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Starting your marriage off well won't happen by accident. To have a thriving relationship, it's important to develop good habits early on. To help couples start well, John, Greg and Erin weigh in with some practical ideas for focusing on the best aspects of your spouse. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.

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Mar 01, 2022
Why a Christian Marriage Should Stand Out
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No marriage is perfect, but as Christians, it's important for our marriages to reflect the heart of Christ. Sometimes, that will mean asking a friend for help when we need it. Greg and Erin share with John about how another couple helped them in the early years of their marriage. Featuring Debra Fileta.

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Feb 24, 2022
Getting Help in Winter
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When the winter season comes, it's important to be prepared in order to stay warm. The same is true for when your marriage goes through a chilly season. Being prepared makes a huge difference. John, Erin and Greg share how to love your spouse even when your marriage faces a winter season. Featuring Debra Fileta.

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Feb 22, 2022