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
The Seasons Your Marriage Goes Through
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Every marriage goes through seasons. Some are wonderful, while others are difficult, but each one can help you improve your relationship. John talks with Greg and Erin about seasons in a marriage and how to know if you've been one for too long. Featuring Debra Fileta. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1162802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-seasons-your-marriage-goes-through/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 26, 2021
Representing Jesus in Our Marriage
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If there's a lack of love in your marriage, it's good to evaluate the strength of your relationship with God. The more you prioritize obeying God, the better job you'll do at being a good spouse. John talks to Erin and Greg about what it means for couples to represent Jesus in their marriage. Featuring Guy Lia, Amber Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Amber and Guy Lia's book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1159401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/representing-jesus-in-our-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 21, 2021
Honey, That's Not What I Meant
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You said something to your spouse, and thought your point was clear. But after a day or two, your mate is really upset. It turns out, your spouse misunderstood what you said. Sound familiar? John, Erin and Greg explain why working through misunderstandings can make your relationship stronger. Featuring Guy Lia, Amber Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Amber and Guy Lia's book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1159401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/honey-thats-not-what-i-meant/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 19, 2021
When Unfaithfulness Meets God's Grace
829
When your spouse has hurt you, it's easy to hold on to unforgiveness. But doing so will only make things worse. John talks with Greg and Erin about ways couples can take steps toward healing, even if one of the spouses has been unfaithful. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154701 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-unfaithfulness-meets-gods-grace/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 14, 2021
The Immediate Damage of an Affair
829
Sadly, many couples experience the sting of betrayal. When the unfaithfulness comes to light, the damage is shocking. John talks with Greg and Erin about why an affair is so devastating to a marriage, and they'll point you to resources for starting a recovery process. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154701 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-immediate-damage-of-an-affair/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 12, 2021
Questions and Answers
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You long for meaningful connection with your spouse. However, there are moments when it feels like life and responsibilities keep getting in the way. During those seasons, what do you do? John, Greg and Erin suggest some questions you can ask your spouse as a way to connect with each other. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/reconnecting-with-your-spouse-digital-product#refcd=1151703 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/questions-and-answers/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 07, 2021
Planets and the Sun
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Raising kids with your spouse is one of life's greatest blessings. But anyone who's had children will tell you it's not easy to balance them with your marriage. John talks with Greg and Erin about how to prioritize your marriage, even with the constant demands of parenting. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1151703 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/planets-and-the-sun/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Oct 05, 2021
Planning for a Thriving Marriage
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Success doesn't happen by accident. It requires planning and making intentional decisions. The same principle is true for your marriage. Greg and Erin talk with John about how practicing simple exercises has made their marriage better. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1146802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/planning-for-a-thriving-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 30, 2021
The Story You Tell Yourself
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When you're frustrated with your spouse, it's easy to tell yourself things about him or her that aren't true. We've all been guilty of that before. Greg, Erin and John explain how simple gestures of kindness can calm your emotions, even when you feel frustrated with your mate. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1146802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-story-you-tell-yourself/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 28, 2021
Working Through Triggers With Honesty
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You love your spouse so much, but we're all still human. Part of being human is getting on each other's nerves. John, Erin and Greg discuss what it looks like for couples to work through irritations during the early years of marriage. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143801 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-through-triggers-with-honesty/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 23, 2021
Overcoming Tension in the Early Years
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The early years of marriage are filled with bliss and lots of adjustments. With so many changes, getting on each others' nerves is very common as you're learning to live together. John, Greg and Erin give some encouragement to newlyweds who are stepping on each others' toes. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143801 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-tension-in-the-early-years/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 21, 2021
When Jesus Saved Her Marriage
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When it seems hopeless, Jesus will still meet you where you are. Your marriage might be struggling today, but God can do a miracle in your relationship. John and the Smalleys share how they've seen God restore broken marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Leave (& Why We Chose to Stay Together)" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1142606 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-jesus-saved-her-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 16, 2021
God Can Redeem Any Marriage
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Many marriages go through a dark season. If you're feeling discouraged today and wondering whether you and your spouse are going to make it, you've come to the right place for hope. Hear John, Erin and Greg explain how it's never too late for God to heal your broken marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Leave (& Why We Chose to Stay Together)" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1142606 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/god-can-redeem-any-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 14, 2021
Healthy Expectations for Busy Seasons
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When we get angry at our family, there's typically a deeper reason why. It might even be rooted in unrealistic expectations. Erin, Greg and John discuss how to have healthy expectations for busy seasons, and ways to show your spouse grace when he or she gets upset. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1137202 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-expectations-for-busy-seasons/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 09, 2021
Listen to the Metronome
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Like music needs a metronome to sound good, your marriage needs a rhythm to help you stay connected. But is that possible when your schedule feels overloaded? John, Erin and Greg discuss ways to make time for your spouse, even with a crowded schedule. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1137202 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/listen-to-the-metronome/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 07, 2021
Brain Magnets and Joy Buckets
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Do you remember what it was like when you and your spouse first fell in love? The attraction was so strong. As time goes on, that same attraction can start to fade if you're not careful. John, Greg and Erin provide some helpful thoughts on how to not lose curiosity in your spouse. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1134502 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/brain-magnets-and-joy-buckets/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Sep 02, 2021
Marriage is Like Maintaining a Garden
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Just like a garden needs water, your marriage needs simple acts of love in order to thrive. John, Erin and Greg explain how they've seen little things help their marriages. They'll also offer some encouragement to couples who are struggling to love each other. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1134502 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-like-maintaining-a-garden/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 31, 2021
Stop the Sarcasm!
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Telling jokes can be a great way to liven up your marriage. But, a good punch line should never come at your spouse's expense. Greg, Erin and John explain why sarcasm can be toxic for your marriage. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get our "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1132501 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/stop-the-sarcasm/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 26, 2021
When Super-Husband Isn't Enough
727
While doing things to help your spouse is wonderful, activities should never replace the joy of being together. Greg, Erin and John discuss how they've learned the importance of spending time with their spouses. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get our "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1132501 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-super-husband-isnt-enough/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 24, 2021
All My Expectations!
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When you and your spouse were dating, what did you expect marriage to be like? The truth is, many of us go into a lifelong commitment with over-the-top expectations. John, Greg and Erin share examples from their own lives, and give tips for how to let go of unrealistic expectations as a newlywed. Featuring Bill and Vicki Rose. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Believe" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1127103 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/all-my-expectations/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 19, 2021
When the Pressure is Too Much!
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When you get married, it's easy to believe that marriage will solve your problems. However, such an unrealistic expectation can do great harm to your relationship. John, Greg, and Erin discuss what it means to have healthier expectations for marriage. Featuring Bill and Vicki Rose. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Believe" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1127103 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-the-pressure-is-too-much/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 17, 2021
Catch the Little Foxes
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The truth is, small things can have a very big impact on your marriage. But as the little things add up, it can be hard to make time for each other. John, Greg, and Erin provide some helpful tips to couples who feel overwhelmed by their busy schedules. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1123702 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/catch-the-little-foxes/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 12, 2021
More Than Just Roommates
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When you and your spouse were dating, you probably found each others' quirks to be funny. However, those same things you once thought of as cute can turn into little annoyances. John, Erin and Greg give some hope to couples who feel annoyed with each other. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1123702 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/more-than-just-roommates/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 10, 2021
Regaining Passion in Your Marriage
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For a lot of couples, talking about sex can feel awkward and uncomfortable. But it doesn't have to be that way. John, Erin and Greg offer encouragement to couples who've lost their passion for intimacy. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Jean Daly. Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1122904 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/regaining-passion-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 05, 2021
Let's Talk About Submission
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Submission is a biblical principle that will help your marriage. But what does it look like to practice it? John talks with Greg about what submission is not, and Erin discusses the power of an encouraging wife. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Jean Daly. Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1122904 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/lets-talk-about-submission/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Aug 03, 2021
The Gift of Affection
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A small note, a gentle hug, a tender kiss. These things can add so much to your marriage. But what do you do when you don't feel like being affectionate? John Fuller and Erin Smalley remind us that we can still choose to be romantic with our mate, even when we don't feel like it. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1119502 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-gift-of-affection/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 29, 2021
Small Actions That Show You Care
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Sometimes, a small act of love from your spouse can go a long way to brighten your day. But if we're honest, it's easy to neglect showing affection to your mate when life gets busy. John Fuller and Erin Smalley remind us why we shouldn't stop appreciating our spouse. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1119502 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/small-actions-that-show-you-care/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 27, 2021
Allowing God to Paint Your Financial Picture
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In marriage, it takes relying on God's wisdom to make wise choices. The same can be said for the financial choices you make. Erin Smalley and John Fuller discuss how to rely on God when you need to make big decisions on money. Featuring guests Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn's book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1113805 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/allowing-god-to-paint-your-financial-picture/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 22, 2021
Overcoming Your Fears About Money
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In a marriage, each spouse tends to have different priorities when it comes to money. In the same way, husbands and wives usually have different fears regarding finances. John Fuller and Erin Smalley offer thoughts for overcoming money fears as a couple. Featuring Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn's book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1113805 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-your-fears-about-money/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 20, 2021
Replacing Lies With the Truth
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You and your spouse are on the same team. But if you believe lies about your mate, it can feel like you're competing against each other. John Fuller and Erin Smalley offer hope to struggling couples. Featuring Drs. Bob Paul and Greg Smalley. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1112601 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/replacing-lies-with-the-truth/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jul 15, 2021
Listen to Your Feelings
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Learning to be more honest about how you feel is a wonderful way to grow with your spouse. John Fuller and Erin Smalley discuss how to get better at sharing your feelings with your mate as you gain life experience together. Featuring Drs. Bob Paul and Greg Smalley. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1112601 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/listen-to-your-feelings/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jul 13, 2021
Getting Rid of Unhealthy Assumptions
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False assumptions about your spouse are toxic. If left undealt with, they can lead to mistrust. Erin and John offer hope to couples struggling with resentment and false assumptions. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1111507 Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-rid-of-unhealthy-assumptions/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jul 08, 2021
Saying NO to Lesser Important Things
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John, Greg and Erin discuss how saying "No" to lesser important things can benefit your marriage, and leave room for more important things. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Mrs. Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1111507 Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/saying-no-to-lesser-important-things/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jul 06, 2021
Small Steps, Big Results
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It's easy to think that your marriage needs a big breakthrough when you want to reconnect with each other. But, that's not always the case. John, Greg and Erin discuss the importance of how small actions can go a long way in your relationship. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "100 Ways to Love" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1111304 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/small-steps-big-results/ If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jul 01, 2021
When the Distance Feels Too Big
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John, Greg and Erin discuss how to best reconnect with your spouse when you feel distant in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1108105&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-the-distance-feels-too-big/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 29, 2021
Working Through Different Financial Priorities
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In a marriage, one spouse tends to save money while the other prefers to spend it. When that's the case, how can you work together? John, Greg and Erin offer some ideas for how to get on the same page financially in your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Thriving in Money" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1103302 Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-through-different-financial-priorities/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 24, 2021
Why You Must Talk About Money
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Financial stress is one of the most common reasons for conflict in marriages today. But, it's also something that many couples are uncomfortable talking about. John chats with Greg and Erin about how they've overcome financial challenges in their relationship. Featuring guests Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1103302 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-you-must-talk-about-money/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jun 22, 2021
Lies That Will Close Your Heart
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Have you ever believed something untrue about your spouse? It's an uncomfortable question, but believing lies will always prevent your heart from being open to your mate. John talks with Erin and Greg about how they've learned to let go of lies in their relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1101002 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/lies-that-will-close-your-heart/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 17, 2021
What Your Spouse is Not
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Your spouse might be amazing, but he or she cannot meet every expectation you have. In some way, he or she will fall short. John, Greg and Erin discuss how to let go of bad expectations in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1101002 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-your-spouse-is-not/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 15, 2021
The Danger of Assumptions
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A lack of communication can open the door to all kinds of unhealthy assumptions about your spouse. John, Greg, and Erin give some ideas for how to deal with negative assumptions in your relationship, and explain why reading the Bible can help you become a better spouse. Featuring Dr. Ron and Mrs. Jan Welch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1099902 Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-danger-of-assumptions/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 10, 2021
Rules for Marriage Communication
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Just like a professional sport needs rules to be played well, your marriage needs boundaries for effective communication. John talks with the Smalleys about rules they have in their own marriage for communicating with each other. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Ron Welch's book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1099902 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rules-for-marriage-communication/#featured-resource-CTA If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jun 08, 2021
Moving on From Miscommunication
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Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've learned to get passed misunderstandings, and why working through miscommunication is worth it. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1100201&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/moving-on-from-miscommunication/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jun 03, 2021
Don't Run From the Problem
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As problems come up in your relationship, it's essential to deal with them. But the big question is, how? John, Erin and Greg explain why you shouldn't run from marriage issues, and discuss how praying together helps build a lasting foundation for your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Kevin Leman’s book “The Intimate Connection” for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1100201&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/dont-run-from-the-problem/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Jun 01, 2021
Letting God Work on Your Spouse
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When your spouse has an annoying habit, it's easy to snap at him or her. How can you show love and patience to your mate when he or she is getting on your last nerve? John, Greg and Erin give some ideas on how to deal with annoying habits in your marriage, and discuss the importance of allowing God to work on your spouse. Featuring Joshua & Raquel Rogers. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1097002 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/letting-god-work-on-your-spouse/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
May 27, 2021
How Integrity Leads to Intimacy
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Integrity is for a marriage what a foundation is for a house. Without it, your relationship will fall apart. John, Greg and Erin discuss what genuine integrity looks like, and how to talk with your spouse about difficult things. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1097002 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-integrity-leads-to-intimacy/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
May 25, 2021
What God Says About Love
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As time rolls on in your marriage, the feelings of love will come and go. Whether you feel in love with your spouse today or not, you've come to the right place. Greg, Erin and John explain how relying on God's love can help you overcome feelings of apathy in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1092311 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-god-says-about-love/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
May 20, 2021
A Healthy Perspective on "Becoming One"
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Scripture tells us that two spouses "become one," in marriage. But what does that mean? John, Greg and Erin provide some ideas for how to live in unity with your spouse. . Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1092311 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-healthy-perspective-on-becoming-one/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
May 18, 2021
Letting Go of Control in Your Marriage
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All of us want to feel the freedom to be ourselves when we're with our mate. But, if one spouse is always trying to control the other, it can weigh a marriage down with resentment. John, Greg and Erin discuss how giving your spouse freedom can strengthen your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast. Or, call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1089709 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/letting-go-of-control-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
May 13, 2021
The Dangers of a Controlling Spouse
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As you're getting to know your spouse, it's easy for things to come up that you weren't expecting. John talks with Greg and Erin about struggles they overcame in their marriage. They'll also provide hope for those who feel stuck in a controlling relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1089709 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-dangers-of-a-controlling-spouse/ If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
May 11, 2021
Marriage is Not a Competition
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When you and your spouse do life as a team, it's amazing what you can accomplish together. But if you compete against each other, things will go terribly wrong. John, Greg and Erin give some insights on how you and your spouse can work together in spite of your differences. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1086702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-not-a-competition/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
May 06, 2021
A Safe Place to Talk
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"When it's been a long day, having a considerate spouse to share your feelings with is a wonderful gift. But how can you tell your mate what's really going on when you feel upset? John, Greg and Erin provide some guidelines for expressing anger without being rude to your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY" Get the book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1086702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-safe-place-to-talk/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
May 04, 2021
How God Wants to Use Your Imperfect Marriage
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Marriage has a way of revealing some of our deepest fears. But no matter what you're afraid of today, God can help you overcome it. Greg, Erin and John open up about some of their struggles, and explain how God uses friends to help you defeat discouragement in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Joshua Rogers' book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1084101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-god-wants-to-use-your-imperfect-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 29, 2021
The Difference a Helpful Friend Makes
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When your marriage faces challenges, having a supportive friend to turn to can be so helpful. But how do you know if someone is a safe person to share your struggles with? Greg, Erin and John explain how you can find trustworthy friends to help your marriage in times of need. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Joshua Rogers' book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1084101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-difference-a-helpful-friend-makes/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 27, 2021
A Great Goal for Your Marriage
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In the early stages of your relationship, it was easy to dream of the perfect marriage. But over time, as your expectations meet reality, it's easy to let discouragement set in. Erin, Greg and John discuss how to keep growing together as a couple, even when you feel disappointed in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book, "9 Lies that Will Destroy Your Marriage": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1081705 Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-great-goal-for-your-marriage/ If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 22, 2021
Developing Spiritual Strength in Your Marriage
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Marriage was created by God to reflect His character to the world. But at the same time, we do have a spiritual enemy, the Devil, who hates God's precious design. When Satan attacks your relationship, how should you respond? John, Greg and Erin give some ideas on how to fight spiritual battles in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the resource, "9 Lies that will Destroy Your Marriage": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1081705 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/developing-spiritual-strength-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 20, 2021
Dealing With the Root of Marriage Problems
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John, Greg and Erin discuss how letting go of selfishness makes a big difference for when you face conflict as a couple. Get Today's Featured Resource for a gift of any amount "10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love that Lasts a Lifetime" https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1080606 Get More Resources https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/dealing-with-the-root-of-marriage-problems/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Apr 15, 2021
Addressing a Sexual Struggle in Your Marriage
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Many times, current sexual problems are related to something painful we've experienced. Whether it was abuse, pornography or past sexual experiences, such things can taint our perspective on intimacy. John, Greg and Erin provide hope for couples who are trying to overcome past sexual pain. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1080805 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/other/addressing-a-sexual-struggle-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 13, 2021
What Your Spouse Really Needs
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We all have things we want from our spouse. But there's an important distinction between a need and a desire. John, Greg and Erin will explain what true needs are in marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1076004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-your-spouse-really-needs/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 08, 2021
Early Birds & Night Owls
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A common difference between many husbands and wives is where one likes to wake up early and the other prefers to sleep in late. If left unaddressed, this can lead to a lot of conflict in a marriage. How do you navigate a relationship where one spouse is an early bird, and the other is a night owl? John, Greg and Erin discuss how to work through different sleeping habits as a couple. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1076004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/early-birds-night-owls/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 06, 2021
Rebuilding Trust in a Broken Marriage
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Many marriages have been hurt by the sting of broken trust. If the relationship with your spouse is clouded by distrust, where do you turn to for help? If hope seems dim in your relationship today, John, Greg and Erin will offer some encouragement. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1073004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rebuilding-trust-in-a-broken-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Apr 01, 2021
Contrasts in Communication
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In marriage, it's very common for you and your spouse to have opposite communication styles. As our differences become more evident, it's easy for us to misunderstand each other. John and the Smalleys provide some helpful ideas for communicating verbally and nonverbally with your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1070803&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/contrasts-in-communication/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 25, 2021
Doing Life in the Same Boat
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If we're honest, we all have annoying habits. In marriage, it's very common for those same habits to get on our spouse's nerves. John and the Smalleys share things they've learned from their own journeys and how you can work through disagreements with your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1070803&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/doing-life-in-the-same-boat/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 23, 2021
Love Styles & Your Sex Life
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A good sex life is built on a foundation of trust. But achieving trust in your marriage requires intentional effort. John, Greg and Erin explain how patience and vulnerability can strengthen your marriage and benefit your sex life. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1068202 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/love-styles-your-sex-life/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 18, 2021
Overcoming Sexual Obstacles in Your Marriage
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The sexual relationship with your spouse is one of the most important parts of your marriage. But having a good sex life requires intentional and honest communication. Greg, Erin and John address working through different expectations for sex in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1068202 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-sexual-obstacles-in-your-marriage/ If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 16, 2021
When You Misunderstand Your Mate
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Every marriage faces misunderstandings. While they can be awkward in the moment, they can also be something you laugh about it in the future. John, Erin and Greg tell how they've learned to work through misunderstandings in their marriages and discuss how wives can better communicate with their husbands. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1065302&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-misunderstand-your-mate/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 11, 2021
Serving Your Special Someone
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Serving your spouse is a wonderful thing. But what would your marriage look like if you served your mate without expecting anything in return? John, Greg and Erin share stories from their own experience, and give some tips for husbands on how to better care for their wives. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1065302&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/serving-your-special-someone/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 09, 2021
Recovering a Broken Relationship
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When trust has been shattered in your marriage, the recovery process can take months or even years. Is there hope when your relationship is hanging on by a thread? If you or a couple you know is trying to rebuild trust in their relationship, you'll be encouraged by this hopeful conversation with John, Greg and Erin. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recovering-a-broken-relationship/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 04, 2021
Avoiding an Affair
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Most affairs can be traced back to something small. A tiny compromise, a little white lie, and before you know it, your marriage is in serious trouble. John, Greg and Erin provide some guidance on how to guard your marriage from an extramarital affair. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/avoiding-an-affair/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Mar 02, 2021
Marriage is Like a Canoe
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When your spouse gets on your nerves, it hits much closer to home than when someone else does. If left unchecked, those little annoyances can become sources of tension and conflict. John and the Smalleys explain how working through your differences can make you a stronger couple. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-like-a-canoe/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 25, 2021
Having Fun With Your Differences
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It's common for spouses with completely different personalities to find each other. The early bird marries a night owl, and an extrovert marries an introvert, With such contrasts, it's easy to get annoyed with your spouse. But what if there was a way to have fun with your differences? John and the Smalleys give some helpful tips for couples who can't see past their opinions. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-fun-with-your-differences/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 23, 2021
God's Plan for Your Sex Life
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God designed sex to be a wonderful gift for you and your spouse. Yet, many couples are trying to work through a sexual struggle. If that's you today, we want to give you some hope. John, Greg and Erin discuss God's design for sexuality, and offer encouragement to those with a dark sexual past. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Yerkovichs' book "How We Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-18?refcd=1056702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/gods-plan-for-your-sex-life/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 18, 2021
Making Space for Humor
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Some of the sweetest memories with your spouse will probably involve laughing together. The truth is, appreciating each other's sense of humor can be one of the greatest blessings in your relationship. Greg and Erin tell John about how they've learned to have fun and laugh together as a couple. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Loves" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1056701 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-space-for-humor/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 16, 2021
Being There for Your Spouse
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We all want our spouse to be there for us. No matter what happens in life, having a faithful mate through the good and bad times can be so comforting. John talks with Greg and Erin about what it looks like for husbands to treat their wives well through the ups and downs of life. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/being-there-for-your-spouse/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 11, 2021
Adjusting With Changing Seasons
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It's been said before that as the seasons change, so do we as people. The truth is, as years come and go, you and your spouse won't be the same people as when you first got married. John, Greg and Erin give some tips on doing marriage well through changing seasons. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/adjusting-with-changing-seasons/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 09, 2021
Helping Your Marriage Through Little Changes
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It's fair to say you and your spouse are not the same person. When your differences become more evident, it's easy to get into arguments over things like money, the kids, or having company over for dinner. John and the Smalleys give some helpful ideas for working through differences with your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/helping-your-marriage-through-little-changes/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 04, 2021
Healthy Ways for Wives to Discuss Sex
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Talking to your spouse about sex can be very awkward and uncomfortable. If you are trying to work through a sexual struggle in your marriage, you're not alone. Greg, Erin and John discuss how couples can have honest and healthy conversations about sex. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-ways-for-wives-to-discuss-sex/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Feb 02, 2021
Picking the Right Fights
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When you and your spouse run into conflict, the key to success is knowing which battles to fight and which ones to avoid. John, Greg and Erin offer some helpful ideas for working through conflict successfully with your spouse, and how to rely on God's strength as you face challenges together. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/picking-the-right-fights/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 28, 2021
Choosing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard
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When your spouse hurts you, your knee-jerk reaction might be to hold on tightly to unforgiveness. But choosing not to forgive can cause even more damage to your relationship. John, Erin and Greg weigh in on why forgiveness can set your marriage free from resentment. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-forgiveness-even-when-its-hard/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 26, 2021
Laughing Together as a Couple
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What were some things that attracted you to your spouse? Maybe, it was his or her sense of humor, or the way he or she laughed? Greg and Erin tell John about how humor brought them together, and why laughter can help you overcome a struggle in your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/laughing-together-as-a-couple/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 21, 2021
Finding Reasons to Laugh
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A moment that goes wrong can turn into one of your funniest memories. The truth is, learning to laugh together can be one of the greatest blessings in your marriage. Greg, Erin and John share a funny story and give a few ideas for how to make humor part of your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-reasons-to-laugh/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 19, 2021
Preparing for Transitions
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As your kids grow up, changes will happen in your marriage. No matter how much you love your children, your marriage must remain a priority. Greg, Erin and John discuss transitions couples go through, and adjusting to changes with your children. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/preparing-for-transitions/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 14, 2021
Having Couple Friends
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Your spouse might be your best friend, but doing life with other couples can make your marriage even stronger. None of us are meant to go through life and marriage alone. Greg and Erin talk with John about the difference that friends have made in their marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-couple-friends/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 12, 2021
Finding a Fun Activity
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As your children come and grow, it's good for you and your spouse to have fun activities you enjoy doing together. Whether they're big or small, the ultimate goal is to connect with each other. John, Greg and Erin discuss things they enjoy doing with their spouse, and how fun activities have helped their marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-a-fun-activity/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 07, 2021
Recapturing Romance in Busy Times
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You come home from a busy day, and instead of looking forward to a romantic candlelit dinner with your spouse, you're having to watch the kids for the evening. While every season brings blessings, is romance even possible on those days? John and the Smalleys discuss what a husband can do to keep romance alive in the busy times. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recapturing-romance-in-busy-times/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Jan 05, 2021
Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 2 of 2)
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Everyone wants a good marriage, but having one takes a lot of work. Sometimes, a change in perspective is what you need to take your relationship to the next level. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having a "long-term lens" perspective can help your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 31, 2020
Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 1 of 2)
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When you and your spouse face a challenge, how you respond can mean the difference between solving the problem or letting it cause weeks of tension. Through God's grace, you can respond to problems in a way that's helpful for your marriage. Greg and Erin share with John about how they've learned to show each other grace when things aren't perfect. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 29, 2020
Making Time for Each Other
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Time is a precious gift, but in a non-stop world, finding a few minutes together is hard to do. When your schedule is full, having a deep conversation with your spouse can feel like just another checklist item. John, Greg and Erin provide some practical ideas for spending more time with your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1032101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-time-for-each-other/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 24, 2020
Learning to Resolve Conflict
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In the heat of an argument, it's easy to say something to your spouse that you later regret. When you're angry after a conflict, it's critical to deal with it rather than stuff it away. John, Greg and Erin will give some helpful solutions for dealing with anger and conflict well. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1032101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/learning-to-resolve-conflict/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 22, 2020
Spiritual Maturity in Your Marriage
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Growing together spiritually in your marriage doesn't happen by accident. Sometimes, asking your spouse questions is one of the best ways to start. John, Greg and Erin explain the connection between asking questions and spiritual growth in your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Hortons' book "Enter the Ring" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1028605 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/spiritual-maturity-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 17, 2020
Facing Hard Seasons Together
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Every couple faces hardship. Whether it's a financial struggle, a strong disagreement, or problems with a child, conflict can strengthen your marriage, or drive you further apart. The Smalleys talk with John about how they've learned to work together in the hard seasons. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Hortons' book "Enter the Ring" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1028605 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/facing-hard-seasons-together/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 15, 2020
Overcoming the Bad With Good
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It's not an uncommon marriage problem: one spouse is working hard, but the other is indifferent. When this scenario happens, it can be easy for the marriage to start coasting rather than growing. John, Greg and Erin give some ideas for how to avoid coasting in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get the book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1025507 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-the-bad-with-good/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 10, 2020
Shake Out the Selfishness
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Have you ever felt like you're doing all the work in your marriage, but your spouse isn't giving anything back? The truth is, we've all been selfish at some point. Erin, Greg and John describe how they've worked through selfishness in their own marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1025507 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/shake-out-the-selfishness/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 08, 2020
Keys for Compromising Well
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Having a great marriage sometimes requires not getting your way. Without healthy compromise, selfishness can rob your relationship of strength and joy. John and the Smalley's explain the difference between good compromise and bad compromise in your marriage. Featuring Katherine Hill. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1022309 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/keys-for-compromising-well/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 03, 2020
Showing that You Care
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We all desire to be heard by our spouse. But in our technology saturated world, it can be easy to get distracted and tune your spouse out. John, Erin and Greg explain how they've learned to get better at listening and provide some helpful ideas for improving your listening skills. Featuring Katherine Hill. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1022309 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/showing-that-you-care/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Dec 01, 2020
Don't Do This in an Argument
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How you handle conflict in your marriage can help or hurt your relationship. Sometimes, before you get into an argument, it's good to have rules for how you'll handle it. John, Erin and Greg talk about the rules they have for dealing with conflict well. Featuring Pastor D.A. and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1019806 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/don%27t-do-this-in-an-argument/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 26, 2020
When Your Marriage Isn't Pretty
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Marriage is far from perfect. We've all faced a misunderstood comment or a tough season with our spouse. What do you do when your spouse says or does something that hurts you? John, Greg and Erin give some helpful tips for dealing with an offense in your marriage. Featuring Pastor D.A. and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1019806 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-marriage-isn%27t-pretty/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 24, 2020
Finding Real Happiness in Your Marriage
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Your spouse may be trying to do a good a job, but he or she can only do so much. What do you do when your spouse isn't meeting your expectations? John, Greg and Erin talk about letting go of unrealistic expectations and what it means to find true happiness, even when you're facing conflict. Featuring Leslie Vernick. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1016501 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-real-happiness-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 19, 2020
Handling Conflict with Kindness
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What if I told you that a small act of kindness could diffuse an argument with your spouse? While it's not a guarantee, choosing kindness in the midst of a heated conversation can go a long way for your marriage, John asks the Smalley's about how choosing to be kind has helped their relationship. Featuring Leslie Vernick. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1016501 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/handling-conflict-with-kindness/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 17, 2020
Rules for Confrontation
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Every married couple has to have difficult conversations from time to time. In those moments, it's important to choose your words carefully and not use them carelessly. John, Greg and Erin discuss the damage that can be done by careless words and explain how tough conversations can actually benefit your marriage. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-10?refcd=1013701 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rules-for-confrontation/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 12, 2020
When Your Spouse Overracts
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When you or your spouse overreact to a problem, it can lead to hurt feelings and stress in your relationship. As emotions run high, diffusing the tension is critical for the health of your marriage. John, Greg and Erin will provide some help for couples who are facing unresolved conflict. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-10?refcd=1013701 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-overracts/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 10, 2020
Rekindling the Romance
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When you don't feel those warm, romantic feelings, it can be a great time to remind yourself of how you fell in love with your spouse. John, Greg and Erin give some helpful ideas for bringing romance back into your relationship. Featuring Katherine Hill. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-05?refcd=1012001 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rekindling-the-romance/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 05, 2020
The Importance of Laughing Together
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One of the best ways to have fun with your spouse is to laugh together. John talks with Greg and Erin about how laugher has benefitted their marriage. Featuring Pastor Ted Cunningham. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY A Love That Laughs: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-03#refcd=1010904 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-importance-of-laughing-together/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Nov 03, 2020
Fighting for Your Marriage
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A fight with your spouse can be very uncomfortable. But after working through a conflict, your marriage can be stronger. John, Erin and Greg describe why having God at the center of your relationship can help you work through conflict with your spouse. Featuring Pastor D. A Horton and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fom-2020-9-29#refcd=1007704 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/fighting-for-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 29, 2020
Marriage and Your Family of Origin
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It's been said before, "you don't just marry your spouse, you marry his or her family." The truth is, the family you come from will influence your marriage. John and the Smalleys give some practical ways for couples to talk openly and honestly about their families. Featuring Pastor D. A and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fom-2020-9-29#refcd=1007704 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-and-your-family-of-origin/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 27, 2020
Getting Past Negative Emotions
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When you aren't in a good mood, it's easy to be rude to your spouse. As negative emotions come, how do you respond? Greg and Erin talk with John about how to tell your spouse the way you feel, without being rude. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY A Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-09-24#refcd=1004801 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-past-negative-emotions/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 22, 2020
Honey, How Are You?
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Communicating your feelings to your spouse is critical for maintaining a healthy marriage. It's especially important when raising little children together. Greg, Erin and John discuss ways they've learned to communicate while raising young kids. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY A Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-09-24#refcd=1004801 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/honey%2C-how-are-you%3F/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 20, 2020
Giving and Receiving Comfort
651
A comforting spouse can be a great gift as you're going through a hard season. When you receive comfort from him or her, it's also important to give it back. John, Greg and Erin discuss some ways they've learned to console their spouse during difficult times. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-daily-broadcast-product-2019-12-3/#refcd=1001601 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/giving-and-receiving-comfort/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 15, 2020
When Your Spouse Gets Stressed
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Everyone has a reaction to stress. In stressful moments, how do you and your spouse respond? John, Greg and Erin talk about things that have brought them comfort whenever life feels overwhelming. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-daily-broadcast-product-2019-12-3/#refcd=1001601 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-gets-stressed/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 13, 2020
Overcoming Roadblocks to Intimacy
1033
We all long for emotional intimacy, but the journey toward it is usually met with challenges. How can we overcome them? John, Erin and Greg discuss some common roadblocks couples encounter when searching for intimacy. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-06-18#refcd=998901 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-roadblocks-to-intimacy/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 08, 2020
Having the Hard Conversations
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When a hard conversation is needed, it's critical to show your spouse a lot of grace. Greg, Erin and John talk about ways they've learned to make the tough conversations productive, and will provide some helpful guidelines you can apply in your marriage. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-06-18#refcd=998901 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-the-hard-conversations/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 06, 2020
When Issues Go Unaddressed
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All of us have baggage. The key is to not sweep it under the rug, but to deal with it. Greg, Erin and John will help couples talk about and deal with past issues. Featuring Pastor D.A. and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fom-2020-9-29#refcd=996002 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-issues-go-unaddressed/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Oct 01, 2020
Getting Past the Baggage
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We all have things we're not proud of, but how much of your past should you share with your past? John, Erin and Greg give some advice for how to talk about your past in a healthy and productive way. Featuring Pastor D.A. and Elicia Horton. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Enter the Ring: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fom-2020-9-29#refcd=996002 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-past-the-baggage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 29, 2020
How to Avoid Growing Apart
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There are times where every couple doesn't feel as close as they desire. How do you handle those moments? John, Greg and Erin talk about their own experiences of working through the seasons of feeling disconnected. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY A Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-09-22#refcd=1002602 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-to-avoid-growing-apart/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 24, 2020
Balancing Your Family and Work in Busy Seasons
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Every couple faces times of feeling disconnected. That can especially be true when you're trying to balance the demands of raising children and your career. John, Greg and Erin share things they learned and struggled with while facing the stresses of career and taking care of their kids. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-09-22#refcd=993401 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/balancing-your-family-and-work-in-busy-seasons/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 22, 2020
Making Your Marriage a Safe Place
705
When you feel overwhelmed by life's challenges, having a spouse to support you is one of life's greatest gifts. But in those tough seasons, your relationship can grow stronger than before. John and the Smalley's give some tips for strengthening your marriage in the challenging seasons. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-daily-broadcast-product-2019-12-3/#refcd=991206 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-your-marriage-a-safe-place/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 17, 2020
When Your Spouse Comes from An Abusive Home
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What do you do when your spouse comes from an abusive home? The pain can last for years, but it doesn't have to be the end of your story. Erin, Greg and John give a dose of hope to couples who are struggling with abuse from the past. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Growing Your Marriage in Times of Stress: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-daily-broadcast-product-2019-12-3/#refcd=991206 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-comes-from-an-abusive-home/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 15, 2020
The Difference God Makes in Marriage
797
You can try your best, but some things in marriage are only doable with God's help. Without His influence, your efforts to be kind to your mate will only go so far. John, Greg and Erin discuss how God's love helps them to talk kindly to their spouse. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-06-18#refcd=988401 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-difference-god-makes-in-marriage/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 10, 2020
The Ways You and Your Spouse Communicate
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News flash: you and your spouse communicate differently. With such stark contrasts, you'll eventually run into a misunderstanding. John, Erin and Greg explain how men and women are wired, and ways they've learned to better communicate in marriage. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-06-18#refcd=988401 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-ways-you-and-your-spouse-communicate/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 08, 2020
Qualities to Look for in a Spouse
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The search for a godly spouse is a journey unlike any other. The key is in knowing what to look for. John, Erin and Greg give some helpful tips on what qualities to search for in a potential spouse. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY The Birth Order Book: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-07-28#refcd=986601 Get More Episode Resources: https://focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/qualities-to-look-for-in-a-spouse/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 03, 2020
Getting Back on Track Spiritually
660
Most Christian couples at some point will feel like they're not growing spiritually. How do you get out of those ruts? John, Greg and Erin lend some hope to couples who feel spiritually stuck, and give practical ideas for how you and your spouse can get closer to God. Featuring Pastor Craig Groeschel. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Get More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-back-on-track-spiritually/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Sep 01, 2020
Marriage Struggles & Your Birth-Order
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Whether you're a first-born or the baby of the family, we all have a common struggle—selfishness. How do you get rid of it? John and the Smalley's talk about learning to recognize and let go of selfishness in their own marriages. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY The Birth Order Book: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-07-28#refcd=982401 Get More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-struggles-your-birth-order/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Aug 27, 2020
Understanding Your Spouse's Personality
665
Appreciating your spouse's personality can prevent a lot of arguments. But what if your birth order and personality were connected? Erin, Greg and John talk about where they are in the birth-order and how it's influenced their personalities. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY The Birth Order Book: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/singleitem/checkout/donation/item/don-fofm-podcast-2020-07-28#refcd=982401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/understanding-your-spouses-personality If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Aug 25, 2020
Dealing with Your Past
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We all have something from our childhood that can negatively affect our marriage. Whether it was a painful event or an unhealthy habit, we must deal with it. Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've learned to deal with their pasts. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 20, 2020
Modeling a Good Marriage for Your Children
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When you treat your spouse well, you're setting a good example for your kids. No matter what it seems like, your son or daughter is watching how you talk to each other. Greg and Erin talk about a couple they've seen set a good example. Featuring Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 18, 2020
Working Through a Miscommunication
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Every wife wants a listening husband. By listening, he shows her how much he cares about her heart. Greg talks with John about how he's learned to listen to his wife Erin. Featuring Dr. David and Sandy Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 13, 2020
Getting Your Spouse to Listen
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Misunderstandings are part of marriage sometimes. How you respond to a misunderstanding can lead to weeks of tension or better conflict resolution with your spouse. Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've worked through tension in their own relationship. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 11, 2020
Being a Godly Husband
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As a husband, it's critically important to lead your wife and children toward God. But the big question is, how? Greg and John give advice for leading your family spiritually, and Erin talks about how she's learned to encourage her husband in his role. Featuring Pastor Craig Groeschel. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 06, 2020
Making Intimacy a Priority
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Meaningful connection with your spouse can be very special, but finding it takes intentional effort from both spouses. It can also be easy to let those moments slip away during busy seasons. Greg, Erin and John offer some helpful ideas on making time for your spouse during busy times. Featuring Pastor Craig Groeschel. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 04, 2020
The Conflict of Opposites
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"There's an old saying that in marriage, opposites attract. But what do you do when those same qualities that attracted you start driving you crazy? Greg, Erin and John talk about the difference that God's love can make in your marriage, even when your spouse falls short. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY"
Jul 30, 2020
Using Your Personality to Bless Your Marriage
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Understanding your spouse's personality can improve the quality of your relationship. Greg, Erin and John will explain how a taking a personality test can improve the communication in your marriage. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 28, 2020
Responding to Stress in Your Marriage
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Unchecked stress will burn your marriage out. But having supportive, godly friends can make a huge difference in your relationship. Greg, Erin and John discuss the difference that good friends can make during difficult seasons. Featuring Milan & Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 23, 2020
Recognizing Your Spouse's Stress-Points
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Stressful seasons can be a big test for your marriage. How do you respond when they come? John and the Smalleys explain how stress can actually serve as a benefit for your marriage. Featuring Milan & Kay Yerkovich. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 21, 2020
Making Time for Meaningful Connection
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Moments of meaningful connection with your spouse don't arrive like a free package on your doorstep. They take intentional effort and lots of understanding. Greg, Erin and John discuss how to make time for your spouse, even when one is an introvert and the other is an extrovert. Featuring Dr. David Clarke, Jean Daly & Sandy Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 16, 2020
Helpful Ways to Communicate with Your Wife
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Communicating with your spouse can sometimes feel like trying to understand a new language. But by listening to each other, your relationship can get stronger. John talks with Greg and Erin Smalley about why it's important for a husband to listen to his wife. Featuring Dr. David Clarke. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 14, 2020
Putting God First in Your Marriage
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We all long for intimacy in our marriage, but how do we find it? John, Greg and Erin talk about why praying together leads to deeper intimacy with your spouse. Featuring Pastor Craig Groeschel. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 09, 2020
Making Time for a Date Night
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Marriage is a lot of work, but it doesn't always have to be serious. Having fun together is one of the best ways to liven up your relationship. John, Greg and Erin discuss why dating your spouse can benefit your marriage. Featuring Pastor Craig Groeschel. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 07, 2020
The Goal for Every Married Couple
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Learning how to bless your spouse is a wonderful thing. But what if you served him or her without expecting anything in return? John and the Smalleys discuss how to maintain a servant's heart through the changing seasons of marriage. Featuring Gary Thomas. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 02, 2020
Making Simple Investments in Your Marriage
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What if your marriage is only a step or two away from going to the next level? Erin, Greg and John talk about simple things you can do to keep the passion strong in your relationship. Receive the book A Lifelong Love with your gift of any amount!
Jun 30, 2020
The Difference Jesus Makes in Your Marriage
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How can you and your spouse make it through the stormy seasons of life? As you'll learn from Greg, Erin and John, God's love can sustain your marriage no matter what you face. Receive the book Fierce Marriage with your gift of any amount!
Jun 25, 2020
Building Your Marriage on God's Love
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God's love for you is a covenant that cannot be broken. When you and your spouse submit your relationship to the Lord, His strength can carry you through any challenge. John, Erin and Greg discuss the difference that a covenant perspective makes in marriage, and things they won't say to each other. Receive the book Fierce Marriage with your gift of any amount!
Jun 23, 2020
Sharing Responsibilities at Home
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In marriage, recognizing your role in maintaining the home is critical for a healthy relationship. Everything from chores, cooking meals, to keeping the house clean all contribute to creating a happy environment. John, Erin and Greg discuss how you and your spouse can be on the same page with house chores. Receive the book Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars with your gift of any amount!
Jun 18, 2020
Forgiving Your Spouse's Past
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Betrayal in your marriage can shatter your heart. But, through the power of forgiveness, you and your spouse can walk the road toward healing. Erin and Greg share with John about a couple they know who experienced God's healing grace after choosing forgiveness. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount!
Jun 16, 2020
Healthy Boundaries for Couples
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Good boundaries are essential for a healthy marriage. Knowing where you are vulnerable to temptation is where you need to put boundaries in place. Erin, Greg and John share how to talk with your spouse about your vulnerabilities. Receive the book From This Day Forward with your gift of any amount!
Jun 11, 2020
Breaking out of Selfish Patterns
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A selfish attitude is toxic for your marriage. We all struggle with it, but through Christ's love, we can learn to let it go. John, Erin and Greg will discuss how to get rid of selfishness in your marriage, and how a bad choice doesn't have to end of your relationship. Receive the book From This Day Forward with your gift of any amount!
Jun 09, 2020
Questions to Ask Your Spouse During Tough Times
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The tough seasons of marriage can be windows of opportunity to touch your spouse's heart. The key is using those times as a chance for growth. John, Erin and Greg give some questions you can ask your spouse to help strengthen your relationship. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Jun 04, 2020
Giving Encouragement to Your Spouse
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When your spouse lets you down, how do you respond? We all make mistakes, and need a healing dose of God's grace from time to time. John and the Smalleys talk about how to encourage your spouse, even when he or she disappoints you. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Jun 02, 2020
Overcoming Early Conflict in Marriage
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Marriage is an amazing journey, but it also reveals some of our most selfish attitudes. John, Greg and Erin give helpful tips for overcoming conflict between you and your spouse. Receive the book Fierce Marriage with your gift of any amount!
May 26, 2020
Choosing Forgiveness in an Angry Culture
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When your spouse breaks your heart, it can take a long time to rebuild trust. Greg and Erin talk with John about a time they learned to choose forgiveness in their marriage. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount!
May 21, 2020
Letting Go of Unforgiveness in Your Marriage
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Forgiveness is like medicine to an ailing marriage. But, when you withhold it from your spouse, you cut off the chance to heal from past hurts. John, Greg and Erin discuss practical ways to choose forgiveness in your marriage. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount!
May 19, 2020
Blessing Your Spouse in Simple Ways
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Making your spouse feel loved never happens by accident. It requires paying attention and doing something to bless him or her. John, Greg and Erin explain how they've learned to love their spouse through simple actions. Receive the book Happy Habits for Every Couple with your gift of any amount!
May 14, 2020
Making Time for Date Nights
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Every couple needs time for a fun date night. But, it can be difficult to schedule those special times after you have kids. John, Greg and Erin give some simple and fun ideas for spending time with your spouse, even when you're busy raising children. Receive the book Happy Habits for Every Couple with your gift of any amount!
May 12, 2020
Breaking Free From Pornography
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After confessing a pornography problem to your spouse, it's critical to take steps toward recovery. Whether you've struggled with it or you're the spouse of an addict, Greg, Erin and John will give some helpful tips for your healing process. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
May 07, 2020
Confessing a Pornography Problem
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Hiding a pornography problem from your spouse is like inviting a tornado to tear through your relationship. If left unchecked, the consequences can leave permanent damage. Greg, Erin and John give some tips for confessing a pornography problem. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
May 05, 2020
Loving Your Wife in a Christ-Like Manner
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When God's grace penetrates your heart, it's much easier to show unconditional love to your spouse. John, Greg and Erin talk about how God's love can motivate a husband to listen to his wife. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Apr 30, 2020
Dealing with Your Spouse's Sin
814
Your spouse might be the most wonderful person in the world, but he or she still has shortcomings. How do you respond when your spouse sins? John, Greg and Erin explain how you can show grace to your spouse, even when he or she falls short. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Apr 28, 2020
Letting Go of Little Irritations
725
Petty offenses can lead to unnecessary fights in your marriage. John, Erin and Greg discuss how to let go of little irritations from your spouse. Receive the book From This Day Forward with your gift of any amount!
Apr 23, 2020
Overcoming Past Sexual Trauma
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If you or your spouse have experienced sexual abuse, you are not alone. With God's help, your healing process can begin today. Greg, Erin and John offer hope to women who've been sexually abused. Receive the book Enjoy! with your gift of any amount!
Apr 21, 2020
Choosing Forgiveness
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Choosing to forgive can save your marriage from years of heartache and confusion. Greg, Erin and John offer hope to couples who are wounded by an unforgiving spouse. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount!
Apr 16, 2020
The Healing Medicine of Forgiveness
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Healthy marriages are built on a foundation of forgiveness. When you choose to forgive, your relationship can weather any storm. John, Greg and Erin give helpful reasons why you should choose forgiveness instead of resentment. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount!
Apr 14, 2020
Having Fun Together, Part 2
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When you enjoy spending time with your spouse, you start looking for ways to have fun together. John, Greg and Erin offer encouragement to couples who are struggling to enjoy each other's company. Receive the book Happy Habits for Every Couple with your gift of any amount!
Apr 09, 2020
Having Fun Together
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Having fun together can be one of the most meaningful parts of your marriage. Through simple activities, your marriage can go to the next level. John, Greg and Erin give some helpful ideas for keeping your relationship fun during the busy seasons. Receive the book Happy Habits for Every Couple with your gift of any amount!
Apr 07, 2020
Discovering God's Freedom from Pornography, Part 4
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Pornography addiction grows in the darkness. But by bringing it the light, you can begin walking the road to freedom. John and Greg give some helpful tips for how to confess a pornography problem to your spouse. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
Apr 02, 2020
Discovering God’s Freedom from Pornography, Part 3
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Sadly, pornography is harming many marriages today. And it's not just men who are struggling; many women are too. John and Greg offer hope to those caught within pornography's snare. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
Mar 31, 2020
Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 4
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Even the strongest man can feel insecure in trying to love his wife. But by replacing fear with the truth of God's Word, husbands can excel in their role. Greg and John share how they've learned to deal with fear. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Mar 26, 2020
Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 3
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As a husband, you play a special role in loving your wife. Your marriage can thrive when you choose to love her in a God-honoring way. Greg and John describe how they've learned to show love to their wives. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Mar 24, 2020
Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 6
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A healthy marriage is built on the foundation of open communication. The same is true for your sex life. John and Greg give some ideas for how to talk about sex with your spouse, even when it feels awkward. Receive the book Enjoy! with your gift of any amount!
Mar 19, 2020
Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 5
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Making time for romance and sexual intimacy are great gifts for your marriage. While it's not always convenient during busy seasons, we should not neglect them. Greg and John explain why sex is important and beneficial for your marriage. Receive the book Enjoy! with your gift of any amount!
Mar 17, 2020
Grasping the Power of Forgiveness, Part 2
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You might fear being open up with your spouse about past regrets. But, honesty can be the door that opens your marriage up to greater intimacy. Greg and John offer helpful ideas for discussing your past mistakes in a healthy way. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount.
Mar 12, 2020
Grasping the Power of Forgiveness, Part 1
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Choosing forgiveness instead of resentment can bring healing to your marriage. It's not easy, but through God's grace, you can do it. John and Greg explain how walking in forgiveness can strengthen the relationship with your spouse. Receive the book Desperate Forgiveness with your gift of any amount.
Mar 10, 2020
Discovering God's Freedom from Pornography, Part 2
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Pornography might not seem like a big deal. But if you don't deal with it, it will lead to some devastating consequences in your marriage. John and Greg give some helpful ideas for confessing a pornography problem to your spouse. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
Mar 05, 2020
Discovering God's Freedom from Pornography, Part 1
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Watching pornography is like letting a disease take over your marriage. But through God's grace, your relationship with your spouse can be restored. John and Greg offer hope to those struggling with pornography. Receive the book Setting Us Free with your gift of any amount!
Mar 03, 2020
Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 2
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Embracing the unique ways God made you and your spouse can lead to a more fulfilling marriage. Men and women are made to reflect God's heart in similar yet different ways. John, Erin and Greg discuss why a wife should look to God to find her true beauty. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Feb 27, 2020
Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 1
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You and your spouse are so different. It's part of what attracted you to each other. But those differences can also be irritating. Greg, Erin and John share how they've learned to love their spouse, even with their distinctions. Receive the book Fully Alive with your gift of any amount!
Feb 25, 2020
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 8
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Infidelity can deal a crushing blow to your marriage. It devastates the trust you once had. But through God's grace, an affair doesn't have to be the end of your marriage. Greg, Erin and John offer hope to couples who've been traumatized by an affair. Receive the book Unfaithful with your gift of any amount!
Feb 13, 2020
Thriving in the Midst of Financial Ruin, Part 3
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Financial stress is something many couples face. But no matter how hopeless it seems, practicing good habits can help your marriage overcome financial problems. Greg, Erin and John give some tips for how you and your spouse can start making good choices with money. Receive the book More Than Just Making It with your gift of any amount!
Feb 11, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 4
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It's not easy to make a blended family work, but with God's help, you can overcome any challenge. Greg, Erin and John share some inspiring ways they've seen God restore blended families. Get the DVD "Blended: The Unspoken Truth About Stepfamilies" with your gift of any amount!
Feb 06, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 3
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How a couple disciplines their children is important for the overall health of their marriage. It can especially be tricky when you're in a blended family. Greg, Erin and John give some tips for how you and your spouse can work through different opinions on disciplining your children. Get the DVD "Blended: The Unspoken Truth About Stepfamilies" with your gift of any amount!
Feb 04, 2020
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 8
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All of us have been hurt by divorce in some way. Whether it was your own or a friend, the pain can leave lasting damage. Greg, Erin and John offer encouragement to those who have been divorced. Receive Dr. David Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Jan 30, 2020
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 7
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Betrayal and abandonment are two of the biggest reasons many marriages fall apart. If your marriage, or someone you know is facing such a struggle today, you can find healing. Greg, Erin and John give thoughts on choosing forgiveness when your spouse has been has been unfaithful. Receive Dr. David Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Jan 28, 2020
Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 2
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In a culture saturated with fake sexuality, it's critical for you to guard your passions, by choosing to honor your spouse or future spouse. John, Greg and Erin offer thoughts on how dating and engaged couples can guard their sexual desires against temptation. Receive Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner's book Enjoy! with your gift of any amount!
Jan 23, 2020
Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 1
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God created sex as a special gift for you and your spouse to enjoy. But experiencing healthy sexual connection requires a selfless attitude. John, Greg and Erin give some advice for how you can let go of selfishness when it comes to sexuality. Receive Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner's book Enjoy! with your gift of any amount!
Jan 21, 2020
Thriving in the Midst of Financial Ruin, Part 2
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Overcoming financial obstacles starts with changing your habits. The sooner you adjust your habits, the sooner you and your spouse can achieve financial stability. John, Greg and Erin give some advice for how young couples can build healthy disciplines with money. Receive Erin Odom's book More Than Just Making It with your gift of any amount!
Jan 16, 2020
Thriving in the Midst of Financial Ruin, Part 1
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Financial problems don't have to end your marriage. With focused effort, you and your spouse can thrive financially. John, Greg and Erin offer hope to couples with financial problems. Receive Erin Odom's book More Than Just Making It with your gift of any amount!
Jan 14, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 2
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We all carry some kind of baggage from our past. Because of this, many are wondering, "Is marriage worth it?" Greg, Erin and John discuss how to be honest with your spouse about past mistakes in a healthy way. Receive the DVD Blended: The Unspoken Truth About Stepfamilies with your gift of any amount!
Jan 09, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 1
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Seeing your parents or friends get divorced can leave painful scars. But, with God's help, your marriage can set a new paradigm for your family. Greg, Erin and John talk about how to address divorce, when it's part of your family history. Receive the DVD Blended: The Unspoken Truth About Stepfamilies with your gift of any amount!
Jan 07, 2020
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 7
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Discovering your spouse has been unfaithful is crushing. If you or someone you know is in that place, we are here to help. Greg, Erin and John discuss ways to prevent an affair by setting healthy boundaries. Receive the book Unfaithful with your gift of any amount!
Jan 02, 2020
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 6
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Discovering your spouse has been unfaithful is crushing. If you or someone you know is in that place, we are here to help. Greg, Erin and John discuss ways to prevent an affair by setting healthy boundaries. Receive the book Unfaithful with your gift of any amount!
Dec 31, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 9
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Guarding your marriage from sexual temptation is a daily choice, but with God's help, you can overcome. Your marriage is worth it. John, Greg and Erin discuss ways to build intimacy with your spouse outside of the bedroom. Receive the book Red-Hot Monogamy with your gift of any amount!
Dec 26, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 9
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Seeing a couple go the distance can inspire you to keep going in your own marriage. By serving your spouse, you can inspire those around you. John, Greg and Erin share about couples who've inspired them to honor God in their marriages. Receive David Clarke's book Happily Ever After with your gift of any amount!
Dec 24, 2019
Get the App Listen on iTunes Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 6
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When you don't deal with small marriage problems, it can lead to some devastating consequences in the future. But dealing with the problems can start your healing journey. John, Greg and Erin share how to stay close to God when your marriage is struggling. Receive Dr. David Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Dec 19, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 5
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Confronting marriage problems isn't fun, but it's needed from time to time. How you handle them will determine the strength of your relationship. Greg, Erin and John explain how to surround yourself with godly influences when your marriage is in a difficult place. Receive Dr. David Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Dec 17, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 8
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Allowing pornography to invade your mind will rob your marriage of the precious gift of sexual intimacy. But if you deal with it, it doesn't have to destroy your marriage. Greg, Erin and John give some tips for confessing a pornography problem to your spouse. Receive the book Red-Hot Monogamy with your gift of any amount!
Dec 12, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 7
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God wants you and your spouse to have an exciting sexual relationship. When you treat this area with honor and respect, you can experience intimacy the way God designed it for your marriage. John, Greg and Erin discuss the spiritual aspects of a sexual relationship. Receive the book Red-Hot Monogamy with your gift of any amount!
Dec 10, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 6
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Celebrating your spouse shouldn't just happen on anniversaries but as part of your everyday life. Through simple acts of kindness, your marriage can go to the next level. John, Greg and Erin talk discuss the importance of celebrating your spouse. Receive the book Making Happy with your gift of any amount!
Dec 05, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 5
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A happy marriage is made up of two people serving each other. By seeking out opportunities to bless your special someone, you'll find greater satisfaction than if you only chase happiness. John, Greg and Erin talk about ways to be a blessing to your spouse. Receive the book Making Happy with your gift of any amount!
Dec 03, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 5
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Nothing cuts the soul like finding out your spouse has been unfaithful. If you or someone you know is there, you've come to a safe place. John, Greg and Erin share how there is hope for couples even after infidelity. Receive Gary and Mona Shriver's book Unfaithful with your gift of any amount!
Nov 28, 2019
Helping Engaged Couples Become More We Focused, Part 3
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What does the word, "submit," make you feel like? It might not be as ugly as you think. Greg, Erin and John discuss how husbands and wives can accomplish their roles to build a healthy marriage. Receive Lucille Williams book From Me to We with your gift of any amount!
Nov 26, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 6
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Many couples encounter some challenges when it comes to sex. Sometimes, the best way to deal with it is to talk openly with each other. Greg, Erin and John give some helpful tips for talking with your spouse about sex. Receive Bill and Pam Farrel's book Red-Hot Monogamy with your gift of any amount!
Nov 21, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 5
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Having a godly perspective on sex can strengthen the overall health of your marriage. John, Greg and Erin give some thoughts on rekindling the romance with your spouse. Receive Bill and Pam Farrel's book Red-Hot Monogamy with your gift of any amount!
Nov 19, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 8
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No matter how much you love your spouse, he or she can still drive you crazy. John talks with Greg and Erin about how they work through their annoying habits with each other.
Nov 14, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 7
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Raising children can be one of the most joyful experiences in your life, but it will forever change the dynamics of your marriage. Greg, Erin and John share some ideas for making time for your spouse, while raising small children.
Nov 12, 2019
Drawing Closer to God and Each Other, Part 6
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Your spouse may be amazing, but he or she still falls short from time to time. John, Greg and Erin share some practical ways to encourage your spouse, even when he or she disappoints you. Receive the book A Lifelong Love with your gift of any amount!
Nov 07, 2019
Drawing Closer to God and Each Other, Part 5
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Your spouse may be amazing, but he or she still falls short from time to time. John, Greg and Erin share some practical ways to encourage your spouse, even when he or she disappoints you. Receive the book A Lifelong Love with your gift of any amount!
Nov 05, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 9
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Your marriage is never beyond the reach of God's grace, even when it feels like it's falling apart. Greg tells John the story of how God saved his and Erin's marriage from a tough season. Receive Ann White's book Courage for Life with your gift of any amount!
Oct 31, 2019
Making Your Kitchen the Heart of Your New Marriage, Part 5
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The newlywed years are filled with transitions, but having a mentor couple with experience can help you navigate through them. Greg and John share some of their favorite marriage advice for young couples. Receive Laura Schupp's book Our Newlywed Kitchen with your gift of any amount!
Oct 29, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 4
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Your marriage will encounter a difficult season, but how you work through it will determine the strength of your relationship. John and Greg explain how you can encourage your spouse, even when it feels like the love has grown cold. Receive Dr. Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Oct 24, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 3
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Every marriage problem can be traced back to one word: selfishness. If not dealt with properly, your relationship will crumble. Greg and John talk about how you can let go of selfishness and give ideas for being a blessing to your spouse. Receive Dr. David Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce with your gift of any amount!
Oct 22, 2019
Engaging Conflict in a Productive Way, Part 5
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A small misunderstanding can trigger a big argument with your spouse. However, conflict can actually be good for your relationship, if you learn to handle it well. John and Greg share how they've learned to deal with conflict in their own marriages. Receive the DeArmond's book Don't go to Bed Angry with your gift of any amount!
Oct 17, 2019
Engaging Conflict in a Productive Way, Part 4
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A small misunderstanding can trigger a big argument with your spouse. However, conflict can actually be good for your relationship, if you learn to handle it well. John and Greg share how they've learned to deal with conflict in their own marriages. Receive the DeArmond's book Don't go to Bed Angry with your gift of any amount!
Oct 15, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 6
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Even though you love your spouse, he or she can still get on your last nerve sometimes. The key is knowing how to respond with grace when your spouse bugs you, instead of lashing out in anger. Greg and John share how to look past the little annoyances, so you can build a healthy marriage. Receive Gary Chapman's book Happily Ever After with your gift of any amount!
Oct 10, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 5
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Even though you love your spouse, he or she can still get on your last nerve sometimes. The key is knowing how to respond with grace when your spouse bugs you, instead of lashing out in anger. Greg and John share how to look past the little annoyances, so you can build a healthy marriage. Receive Gary Chapman's book Happily Ever After with your gift of any amount!
Oct 08, 2019
Making Your Kitchen the Heart of Your New Marriage, Part 4
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Seeing your son or daughter get married can be one of the most joyous experiences of your life. But, it's sure to affect your marriage as well. John and Greg share how you can be a blessing to a son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Receive Laura Schupp's book Our Newlywed Kitchen with your gift of any amount!
Oct 03, 2019
Making Your Kitchen the Heart of Your New Marriage, Part 3
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Seeing your son or daughter get married can be one of the most joyous experiences of your life. But, it's sure to affect your marriage as well. John and Greg share how you can be a blessing to a son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Receive Laura Schupp's book Our Newlywed Kitchen with your gift of any amount!
Oct 01, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 2
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Your marriage might be in trouble, but God can restore it, no matter how dark it seems. John and Greg explain how keeping your heart open to God helps to restore your marriage. Receive Dr. Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce for your donation of any amount!
Sep 26, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 1
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Your marriage might be in trouble, but God can restore it, no matter how dark it seems. John and Greg explain how keeping your heart open to God helps to restore your marriage Receive Dr. Clarke's book I Don't Want a Divorce for your donation of any amount!
Sep 24, 2019
Engaging Conflict in a Productive Way, Part 3
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Conflict is inevitable, but how you deal with it can make or break your marriage. Greg and John talk about how having good boundaries for conflict can help you overcome disagreements with your spouse. Receive Ron and Deb's book Don't Go to Bed Angry for your donation of any amount!
Sep 19, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 7
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Overcoming anger can lead to a beautiful marriage. John talks with Greg about how anger must be dealt with at a personal level before it's solved in a marriage. Receive Ted Cunningham's book From Anger to Intimacy for your donation of any amount!
Sep 17, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 8
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Being honest about your struggles can heal your hurting marriage. Greg and John discuss how they've struggled with and learned to silence internal lies, and why doing so helps your marriage. Receive Ann White's book Courage for Life for your donation of any amount!
Sep 12, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 7
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Finding healing for your broken marriage starts by looking in the mirror. Greg and John offer some great advice for overcoming the fear of asking for help, so your marriage can be restored. Receive Ann White's book Courage for Life for your donation of any amount!
Sep 10, 2019
Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance, Part 8
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Sexual secrets can rob your marriage of intimacy. The good news is, bringing a secret into the light can start your healing journey. John and Greg explain how to tell your spouse about a sexual struggle. Receive Levi Lusko's book Swipe Right for your donation of any amount!
Sep 05, 2019
Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance, Part 7
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Sexual intimacy is a precious gift for your marriage, but it must be treated with respect. John and Greg discuss some practical ways to guard your heart and marriage from sexual temptation. Receive Levi Lusko's book Swipe Right for your donation of any amount!
Sep 03, 2019
Building True Oneness in Marriage, Part 9
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Unity with your spouse requires consistent effort. John and Greg talk about how working through conflict can help you better understand your spouse.
Aug 29, 2019
Building True Oneness in Marriage, Part 8
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A healthy marriage requires you to appreciate your spouse's differences. John and Greg discuss how to work on your marriage, even when it feels like you have nothing in common.
Aug 27, 2019
Rebuilding a Stronger Marriage, Part 4
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No marriage is beyond repair, but repentance is the key to healing. John and Greg share how God can heal a broken marriage, and how they've seen the Lord restore hurting relationships.
Aug 22, 2019
Rebuilding a Stronger Marriage, Part 3
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God can restore your marriage, no matter how hopeless it seems. John and Greg talk about how offering forgiveness can heal your marriage.
Aug 20, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 6
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Have you ever had to say, "Honey, I'm sorry," to your spouse? If so, you are not alone. Greg and John discuss how to be a safe spouse in your marriage.
Aug 15, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 5
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How you deal with anger can help or hurt your spouse. Greg and John talk to husbands about handling their anger well.
Aug 13, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 6
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Dealing with your own problems can build a healthier marriage. John and Greg explain how allowing God to change your heart is the key to a better relationship.
Aug 08, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 5
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Asking a trustworthy friend for help can save your marriage during a tough time. John and Greg give tips for getting help, even when your spouse is uninterested in changing. Featuring Ann White.
Aug 06, 2019
Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance, Part 6
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God designed sex to connect you with your spouse, but many today have allowed the internet to abuse their view of sexuality. John, Greg and Erin explain how couples can see sex as God's gift for their marriage. Featuring Levi Lusko. Receive the book Swipe Right for your donation of any amount! Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Aug 01, 2019
Returning to a Godly Perspective on Sex and Romance, Part 5
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God designed sex to connect you with your spouse, but many today have allowed the internet to abuse their view of sexuality. John, Greg and Erin explain how couples can see sex as God's gift for their marriage. Featuring Levi Lusko. Receive the book Swipe Right for your donation of any amount! Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY
Jul 30, 2019
Building True Oneness in Marriage Part 7
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A healthy marriage is built by two people who are selflessly serving each other. John, Greg and Erin explain how to stop manipulating your spouse, and serve in a God-honoring way. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jul 25, 2019
Hunting for Hope and Happiness Part 3
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God can redeem any marriage story, if we live by His Word. John, Greg and Erin explain how to honor God by loving our spouse. Featuring Phil and Kay Robertson.
Jul 23, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 4
790
Being filled with God's love helps you to love your spouse. John, Greg and Erin give advice for allowing God's love to help you connect with your spouse, and not become distracted by social media. Featuring Ted Cunningham.
Jul 11, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 3
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Being filled with God's love helps you to love your spouse. John, Greg and Erin give advice for allowing God's love to help you connect with your spouse, and not become distracted by social media. Featuring Ted Cunningham.
Jul 09, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 4
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Asking for help can save your marriage. John, Greg and Erin describe the positive impact that godly counseling can make in your relationship. Featuring Ann White.
Jul 04, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 3
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Not addressing anger in your marriage can lead to bitter resentment over time. John, Greg and Erin share practical ideas for how being spiritually united can help couples deal with anger appropriately. Featuring Ann White.
Jul 02, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 2
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Sharing your feelings in a healthy way can lead to greater intimacy in your marriage. John, Greg and Erin share practical ways for dealing with feelings of anger in your marriage. Featuring Ted Cunningham.
Jun 27, 2019
Resolving Anger in Your Marriage, Part 1
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Anger toward your spouse is usually rooted in something deeper. John, Greg and Erin talk about how to process your emotions with your spouse in a healthy way. Featuring Ted Cunningham.
Jun 25, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 2
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Marriage has a way of unmasking our deepest struggles and insecurities. John, along with Greg and Erin talk about practical ways to stop hiding behind your weaknesses, so you can embrace a healthy marriage. Featuring Ann White.
Jun 20, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 1
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Marriage has a way of unmasking our deepest struggles and insecurities. John, along with Greg and Erin talk about practical ways to stop hiding behind your weaknesses, so you can embrace a healthy marriage. Featuring Ann White.
Jun 18, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 4
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Even if you were anxiously looking forward to it, becoming an empty-nester is still a time of transition that can put stress on your marriage. John and Greg give advice on keeping your attitude positive. Featuring Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
Jun 13, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 3
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Even if you were anxiously looking forward to it, becoming an empty-nester is still a time of transition that can put stress on your marriage. John and Greg give advice on keeping your attitude positive. Featuring Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
Jun 11, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 4
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Emotional pain is probably a much bigger deal than you think. John and Greg give you tips on how to help yourself recover from painful situations. Featuring Mona and Gary Shriver.
Jun 06, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 3
570
Emotional pain is probably a much bigger deal than you think. John and Greg give you tips on how to help yourself recover from painful situations. Featuring Mona and Gary Shriver.
Jun 04, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity (Part 3 of 3)
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Emotional pain is probably a much bigger deal than you think. John and Greg give you tips on how to help yourself recover from painful situations. Featuring Mona and Gary Shriver. (Part 3 of 3)
Jun 04, 2019
Making Your Kitchen the Heart of Your New Marriage, Part 2
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Did you know that working together on something like cooking can improve your marriage? Featuring Erin Smalley and Laura Schupp.
May 30, 2019
Making Your Kitchen the Heart of Your New Marriage, Part 1
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Did you know that working together on something like cooking can improve your marriage? Featuring Erin Smalley and Laura Schupp.
May 28, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 4
620
No matter what kind of marriage you have, bringing kids into the picture will always change things. Greg and John give you an idea of how to prepare. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman.
May 23, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 3
562
Criticizing your spouse may seem like a dangerous place to go but there is a respectful way to approach touchy topics. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman.
May 21, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 2
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Being grateful seems simple enough but are you showing your spouse how grateful you are for them? Featuring Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
May 16, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 1
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Being grateful seems simple enough but are you showing your spouse how grateful you are for them? Featuring Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
May 14, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 2
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When protecting your marriage, communication is the key. Featuring Mona and Gary Shriver.
May 09, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 1
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When protecting your marriage, communication is the key. Featuring Mona and Gary Shriver.
May 07, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 4
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John and Greg are joined by Erin Smalley to talk about investing quality time in your marriage. Featuring Pam and Bill Ferrel.
May 02, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 3
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John and Greg are joined by Erin Smalley to talk about investing quality time in your marriage. Featuring Pam and Bill Ferrel.
Apr 30, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 2
711
Criticizing your spouse may seem like a dangerous place to go but there is a respectful way to approach touchy topics. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman.
Apr 25, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 1
681
Criticizing your spouse may seem like a dangerous place to go but there is a respectful way to approach touchy topics. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman.
Apr 23, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 8
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Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Apr 11, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 7
620
Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Apr 09, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 2
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John and Greg are joined by Erin Smalley to talk about investing quality time in your marriage. Featuring Pam and Bill Ferrel.
Apr 04, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 1
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John and Greg are joined by Erin Smalley to talk about investing quality time in your marriage. Featuring Pam and Bill Ferrel.
Apr 02, 2019
Hunting for Hope and Happiness (Part 2 of 2)
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Greg and John discuss the importance of having other Christian couples in your life and what that looks like. Featuring Phil and Kay Robertson of Duck Dynasty. (Part 2 of 2)
Mar 28, 2019
Hunting For Hope and Happiness, Part 2
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Greg and John discuss the importance of having other Christian couples in your life and what that looks like. Featuring Phil and Kay Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
Mar 28, 2019
Hunting For Hope and Happiness, Part 1
513
Greg and John discuss the importance of having other Christian couples in your life and what that looks like. Featuring Phil and Kay Robertson of Duck Dynasty.
Mar 26, 2019
Helping Engaged Couples Become More We-Focused, Part 2
839
How should husbands respond to the topic of "submission" in marriage? Greg Smalley has some great advice. Featuring Lucille Williams.
Mar 21, 2019
Helping Engaged Couples Become More We-Focused (Part 2 of 2)
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How should husbands respond to the topic of "submission" in marriage? Greg Smalley has some great advice. Featuring Lucille Williams. (Part 2 of 2)
Mar 19, 2019
Helping Engaged Couples Become More We-Focused, Part 1
551
How should husbands respond to the topic of "submission" in marriage? Greg Smalley has some great advice. Featuring Lucille Williams.
Mar 19, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 6
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Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Mar 14, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 5
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Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Mar 12, 2019
Drawing Closer to God and Each Other, Part 2
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Loving your spouse starts with knowing that God already loves you more than anyone ever will. Featuring Gary Thomas.
Mar 07, 2019
Drawing Closer to God and Each Other, Part 1
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Loving your spouse starts with knowing that God already loves you more than anyone ever will. Featuring Gary Thomas.
Mar 05, 2019
Becoming a Whole-Hearted Wife, Part 2
497
Your upbringing may be manifesting in your marriage in ways you don't even notice. John and Greg talk about recognizing the signs and avoiding unhealthy patterns. Featuring Erin Smalley.
Feb 21, 2019
Becoming a Whole-Hearted Wife, Part 1
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Your upbringing may be manifesting in your marriage in ways you don't even notice. John and Greg talk about recognizing the signs and avoiding unhealthy patterns. Featuring Erin Smalley.
Feb 19, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 4
652
Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Feb 14, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 3
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Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Feb 12, 2019
Engaging Conflict in a Productive Way, Part 2
610
Don't let negative emotions expressed in the heat of the moment tear your marriage apart. Featuring Ron and Deb DeArmond.
Feb 07, 2019
Engaging Conflict in a Productive Way, Part 1
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Don't let negative emotions expressed in the heat of the moment tear your marriage apart. Featuring Ron and Deb DeArmond.
Feb 05, 2019
Building True Oneness In Marriage, Part 4
677
Realizing the difference between things you need and things you want in your marriage can make a huge difference. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jan 31, 2019
Building True Oneness In Marriage, Part 3
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Realizing the difference between things you need and things you want in your marriage can make a huge difference. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jan 29, 2019
The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite, Part 4
701
At Christmastime, differences between you and your spouse can become even more pronounced. John and Greg give advice to couples with opposite personalities on how to compromise and respect each other. Featuring Melanie Shankle.
Jan 24, 2019
The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite, Part 3
654
At Christmastime, differences between you and your spouse can become even more pronounced. John and Greg give advice to couples with opposite personalities on how to compromise and respect each other. Featuring Melanie Shankle.
Jan 22, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 2
598
Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Jan 17, 2019
Discovering Your Money Type, Part 1
658
Communicating motivations and giving each other the benefit of the doubt can be the most effective way to avoid conflict, especially when it comes to money. Featuring Tommy Brown.
Jan 15, 2019
Affair-Proof Your Marriage, Part 10
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It can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like certain parts of your marriage aren't your job. John and Greg discuss how hectic seasons of life bring extra responsibilities. Featuring Dave Carder.
Jan 10, 2019
Affair-Proof Your Marriage, Part 9
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It can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like certain parts of your marriage aren't your job. John and Greg discuss how hectic seasons of life bring extra responsibilities. Featuring Dave Carder.
Jan 08, 2019
Building True Oneness In Marriage, Part 2
643
Realizing the difference between things you need and things you want in your marriage can make a huge difference. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jan 03, 2019
Building True Oneness In Marriage, Part 1
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Realizing the difference between things you need and things you want in your marriage can make a huge difference. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jan 01, 2019
Building True Oneness In Marriage, Part 1
573
Realizing the difference between things you need and things you want in your marriage can make a huge difference. Featuring Dr. Larry Crabb.
Jan 01, 2019