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.

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Looking Back to Go Forward
659

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

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Sep 29, 2022
A Few Minute Adjustment
638

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


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Sep 27, 2022
Submitting to God When It's Hard
730

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


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Sep 22, 2022
Shame & Pornography Addiction
702

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


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Sep 20, 2022
Love Languages & Blended Families
786

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


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Sep 15, 2022
Crockpot Expectations
532

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


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Sep 13, 2022
The Small Things That Add Up
705

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


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Sep 08, 2022
How Can I Bless You?
815

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


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Sep 06, 2022
Forgiving the Spouse Who Hurt You
674

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


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Sep 01, 2022
Gentleness for the Conflict
748

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


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Aug 30, 2022
100% Commitment
522

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

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Aug 25, 2022
Developing a Strong Partnership
717

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 11, 2022
A Magnificent Obsession for Your Marriage
705

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

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Aug 09, 2022
Stay Inside the 9s
935

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

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Aug 04, 2022
Wise Habits for Results You Want
585

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

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Aug 02, 2022
Your Spouse Should be First
792

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

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Jul 28, 2022
Three Roles a Spouse Should Play
884

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

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Jul 26, 2022
When Your Spouse is Addicted to Porn
633

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

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Jul 21, 2022
Why Sexual Addiction is So Dangerous
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Small compromises with pornography can lead to a serious addiction problem. When left undealt with, it will do a lot of harm to your marriage. John, Erin and Greg talk about why some men choose to look at porn, and offer help to those caught in an addiction cycle. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.

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Jul 19, 2022
Loving Your Spouse, Loving Your In-Laws
609

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

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Jul 14, 2022
Loving God's Daughter
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As a husband, one of the best things to recognize is that your wife is God's daughter. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having daughters has helped them understand why this principle is important for marriage. Featuring Gary Thomas.

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Jul 12, 2022
Making Your Expectations Clear
732

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

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Jul 07, 2022
Healthy Adjustments to Your Expectations
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All of us have expectations for what we thought marriage would be like. Yet, at some point, things won't go according to plan, and how you respond will make a big difference in those situations. John, Greg and Erin discuss what it looks like for couples to have healthy expectations for each other. Featuring Dr. Randy Schroeder.

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Jul 05, 2022
The Intentional Marriage
623

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

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Jun 30, 2022
Marriage and Video Games
614

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

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Jun 28, 2022
The Dangers of a Pornography Problem
761

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

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Jun 23, 2022
Come Out of Hiding
664

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

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Jun 21, 2022
Loving Without Expectations
783

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

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

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

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Jun 14, 2022
After the Storm Has Passed
870

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

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Jun 09, 2022
Reconciliation is Still Possible
631

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

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Jun 07, 2022
Replacing Selfishness & Control
809

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

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Jun 02, 2022
When Little Irritations Meet Grace
829

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

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May 31, 2022
Community in the Fight
681

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

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May 26, 2022
Deal with Technology Distractions
719

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

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May 24, 2022
What We Long For—Connection
715

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

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May 19, 2022
When Your Spouse Needs Empathy
686

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

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May 17, 2022
Doing it God's Way
889

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

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May 12, 2022
When God Changes a Husband's Heart
739

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

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May 10, 2022
Learning to Become a Team
686

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

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May 05, 2022
Working on You Before Your Spouse
717

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

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May 03, 2022
5 Signs of Spiritual Attack
916

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

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Apr 28, 2022
Deal With the Little Irritations
634

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

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Apr 26, 2022
When Your Spouse is Depressed
643

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

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Apr 21, 2022
Where You Feel Lonely
665

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

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Apr 19, 2022
Why Divorce Isn't the Answer
657

When you first got married, you hoped it would last for a lifetime. Sadly, many couples who say their vows are choosing to get a divorce. John, Erin and Greg offer encouragement to couples who are questioning if they will make it. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Apr 14, 2022
Where Unhealthy Expectations are Born
890

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

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Apr 12, 2022
Making Your Husband Feel Appreciated
650

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

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Apr 07, 2022
Wives Want a Selfless Listener
959

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

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Apr 05, 2022
Subtle Temptation
674

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

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Mar 31, 2022
Recognizing Spiritual Warfare
553

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

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Mar 29, 2022
Ending Isolation in Your Marriage
568

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

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Mar 24, 2022
Sharing Your Spouse's Burden
817

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

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

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Mar 17, 2022
Hope for the Emotionally Broken
745

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

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

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Mar 10, 2022
When It Seems Good, but It Isn't
704

Sometimes, it can look like you have a good marriage on the surface. But underneath, something is harming the foundation of your relationship. In those moments, what do you do? John, Erin and Greg discuss how to find a safe friend to talk to when your marriage is in trouble. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.

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Mar 08, 2022
Establishing New Family Rhythms
708

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

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Mar 03, 2022
Focusing on The Good in the Early Years
583

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

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Mar 01, 2022
Why a Christian Marriage Should Stand Out
493

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

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Feb 24, 2022
Getting Help in Winter
592

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

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Feb 22, 2022
The Roots of an Addiction
598

Destructive addictions usually start with small compromises. The same is true with a pornography problem. John, Greg and Erin discuss some helpful first steps a married man can take if he's struggling with pornography. Featuring Mr. David Samuel.

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Feb 17, 2022
Owning Your Sin Too
449

When you've been hurt by your spouse, it's easy to be blind to your own sins and shortcomings. But what do you do when you find out your spouse is addicted to pornography? John, Erin and Greg address how pornography addiction is a growing problem in many marriages, and offer some hope to those who are struggling. Featuring David and Kristen Samuel.

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Feb 15, 2022
When and When Not to Talk
709

In marriage, learning to bring up certain discussions at the right time with your spouse is very important. John, Greg and Erin share some helpful tips on when and when not to have more difficult conversations with your mate. Featuring Rob and Gina Flood.

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Feb 10, 2022
Honey, What Did You Mean By...?
802

Have you ever heard your mate say something, only to ask her about it later and she says, "What? That's not what I meant!" Sometimes, what we mean to say and what our spouse hears can be two completely different things. John, Greg and Erin share a powerful tool to help improve your marriage communication. Featuring Rob and Gina Flood.

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Feb 08, 2022
Accountability and Forgiveness
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When your marriage faces a crisis, two of the most important things you need are supportive friends and to choose forgiveness. But what about when you don't feel like forgiving? John talks with Erin and Greg about how forgiveness is a process and not a one time decision. Featuring Mr. Mark and Mrs. Jill Savage.

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Feb 03, 2022
After an Affair is Confessed
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Even if your spouse has betrayed you, God promises to still be with you. The Bible reminds us that He is close to those who are brokenhearted. If your marriage is in a dark place, we want to offer some hope. John, Greg and Erin discuss a few helpful tips for couples on how to get through a valley of deep hurts. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage.

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Feb 01, 2022
When You Face a Winter Season
695

Every season your marriage goes through has benefits to it. Even if it's a difficult time, your relationship can come out better on the other side. John, Greg and Erin share about the ways your marriage can grow in the winter season. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta.

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Jan 27, 2022
Five Styles of Conflict
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How does the word "conflict," make you feel? Like it or not, it will be part of your marriage. The key is in how you deal with it when it comes. Greg, Erin and John discuss five styles of conflict and share which ones they identify with the most. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta.

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Jan 25, 2022
When Past Hurts Come Up
715

When a wife finds out her husband is struggling with pornography, many times, she feels a sense of, "I'm not good enough." The sting of the betrayal can even trigger hurts from the past. In those situations, what do you do? Greg, Erin and John offer a dose of encouragement to marriages that've been hurt by pornography. Featuring David and Kirsten Samuel.

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Jan 20, 2022
Finding Healing from Sexual Brokenness
603

Pornography is a dangerous trap that sadly many people are caught in today. But instead of keeping it a secret, it must be brought into the light. John, Erin and Greg discuss how having trustworthy friends around you can help save your marriage from pornography. Featuring David and Kirsten Samuel.

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Jan 18, 2022
How Would God Respond to Marriage Conflict?
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Getting to know your spouse can feel like driving down a road with unexpected turns. On the journey, there will be situations where you bump into conflict. John, Erin and Greg explain how having a relationship with God can help you during marriage conflict. Featuring Pastor Rob and Gina Flood.

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Jan 13, 2022
"I Married the Wrong Person"
668

When you're frustrated with your spouse, it's easy to say hurtful things. In fact, some couples have even said things like, "I married the wrong person!" John, Erin and Greg discuss how you can turn negative emotions around in your marriage, even when you're upset at your mate. Featuring Pastor Rob and Gina Flood.

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Jan 11, 2022
The Roller Coaster of Recovery
866

When a marriage has been hurt by betrayal, the road of recovery takes time. It's not an easy journey, but healing is possible with God's help. John, Greg and Erin offer a healthy perspective for couples traveling the road to recovery. Featuring Mr. Mark and Mrs. Jill Savage.

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Jan 06, 2022
Why Blaming is So Dangerous
757

If your spouse has hurt you, it's easy to start playing the blame game. But doing so will only make things worse, not better. John, Erin and Greg discuss a step you can take toward healing in your marriage, even after being hurt by your spouse. Featuring Mr. Mark and Mrs. Jill Savage.

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Jan 04, 2022
Finding True Peace and Prosperity
543

Having financial goals as a couple can greatly bless your marriage. The key is to get on the same page as a team. John and Greg share how to work together as a team and find contentment in your financial situation as a couple. Featuring Mr. Chuck and Mrs. Ann Bentley.

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Dec 30, 2021
When Your Spouse Repents
638

There's a temptation to think you can change your spouse's bad habits. However, no matter how hard you try, true repentance is only possible with God's help. John talks with Erin and Greg about how to move on when your spouse repents from a bad habit. Featuring Chuck and Ann Bentley.

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Dec 28, 2021
The Season of Conflict
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Conflict is part of marriage. But if you're willing to work through it, your relationship can become stronger even after a fight. John talks with Greg and Erin about how they paint a realistic picture of marital conflict when counseling an engaged couple. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta.

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Dec 23, 2021
Spider Webs & Glass-Blowing Classes
610

When you're engaged, it's easy to think you know your future spouse really well. However, getting to know someone takes time. John talks with Greg and Erin about how engaged couples can develop a healthy friendship before a wedding. Featuring Debra Fileta.

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Dec 21, 2021
In-Laws and Staying Committed
768

There's an old saying about marriage, "you don't just marry your spouse, you marry the person's family." If we're honest, sometimes learning to get along with in-laws is a big adjustment. John, Erin and Greg share about staying committed while trying to get along with your spouse's family. Featuring Melanie Shankle.

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Dec 16, 2021
Choosing Love, Even When You Don't Feel It
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As you get to know your spouse, you learn so many things about him or her. While learning new things can be funny, some situations can lead to tension. John, Erin and Greg discuss why loving your spouse is still a decision, even if you don't feel like doing it. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.

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Dec 14, 2021
When God Reaches Us in Our Mess
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When you've made several mistakes in your marriage, it can seem like things could never be restored. But even when you've turned away from doing things God's way, He's still willing to forgive and welcome you back home. John, Erin and Greg offer hope to couples who feel like their marriage is too far gone. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage.

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Dec 09, 2021
When God Showed up on Easter
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We've all known a couple who's thought, "Our marriage can't make it." If that's you, John, Greg and Erin will share how they've seen God restore broken marriages, and provide some tips for preventing an affair. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage.

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Dec 07, 2021
Changing Bad Money Habits
517

What do you do when it feels like you and your spouse can't agree about money? John and Erin will share how to be patient when you and your mate are struggling to find financial unity. Featuring Chuck and Ann Bentley.


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Dec 02, 2021
When Your Money Habits Clash
848

Money. It's one of the most common reasons couples fight. To help ease financial tension, John and Erin will share a helpful key for when you're frustrated with your spouse's financial choices. Featuring Mr. Chuck and Mrs. Ann Bentley.

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Nov 30, 2021
Confessing Sexual Sin to Your Family
652

Sexual sin grows in the dark. But when you bring it into the light by confessing it, the healing process can start. John, Greg and Erin discuss how to find a trustworthy person to confess sin to. Featuring Mr. David and Mrs. Kirsten Samuel.

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Nov 25, 2021
When a Secret Sin is Uncovered
764

Statistics reveal that many married men are struggling with a pornography addiction, even in the church. If this has impacted your marriage, please know, you're not alone. John, Erin and Greg discuss how to take a step toward healing, after a secret sin has been uncovered. Featuring Mr. David and Mrs. Kirsten Samuel.

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Nov 23, 2021
Growing Spiritually in Every Season
661

Homes need a strong foundation, and marriages need to be established on God's love. Without it, you won't be nearly as ready when challenges come your way. John and Erin offer some helpful ideas for being strong spiritually as a couple. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta.

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Nov 18, 2021
Overcoming Fear in the Spring Season
771

When you're falling in love, it can feel like the start of the spring season. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and romance is strong. But if we're honest, sometimes falling in love can also reveal our deepest fears. John and Erin discuss how to know if your relationship is healthy in the early stages of romance. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta.

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Nov 16, 2021
Remembering What Brought You Together
614

Sometimes, it's good to reflect on why you married your spouse. To help you do that, John and Erin discuss the benefits of remembering how you fell in love. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.

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Nov 11, 2021
Having Fun With Your Opposite Personalities
626

You married someone who's very different from you! It's part of God's design. While your differences can be a lot of fun, they can also create a lot of tension. John talks to Erin about ways that a couple can have fun with their differences. Featuring Mrs. Melanie Shankle.

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Nov 09, 2021
Opening a Closed Heart
780

It's one of the worst things that can happen in a marriage: when your spouse's heart closes. If that happens, it can take a long time for the relationship to be restored. John Fuller and Erin Smalley discuss ways to speak kindly to your spouse, even when he or she doesn't want to talk.

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Nov 04, 2021
Eliminating Distractions, Finding Intimacy
666

Let's be honest, sometimes, it's easy to get distracted when your spouse is trying to tell you something. John talks with Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley about why it's important for couples to eliminate distractions and connect on a spiritual level.

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Nov 02, 2021
Purpose of the Seasons
694

Each season of marriage has a purpose. The key is in choosing to make the most of the one you're in, even when it's not easy. If you feel stuck in a winter season today, Greg, Erin and John will offer you some hope. Featuring Debra Fileta.

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Oct 28, 2021
The Seasons Your Marriage Goes Through
629

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.

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Oct 26, 2021
Representing Jesus in Our Marriage
636

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.

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Oct 21, 2021
Honey, That's Not What I Meant
853

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.

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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.

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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.

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Oct 12, 2021
Questions and Answers
897

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.

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Oct 07, 2021
Planets and the Sun
672

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.

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Oct 05, 2021
Planning for a Thriving Marriage
810

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.

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Sep 30, 2021
The Story You Tell Yourself
742

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.

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Sep 28, 2021
Working Through Triggers With Honesty
811

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.

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Sep 23, 2021
Overcoming Tension in the Early Years
737

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.

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Sep 21, 2021
When Jesus Saved Her Marriage
707

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.

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Sep 16, 2021
God Can Redeem Any Marriage
741

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.

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Sep 14, 2021
Healthy Expectations for Busy Seasons
724

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.

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Sep 09, 2021
Listen to the Metronome
749

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.

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Sep 07, 2021
Brain Magnets and Joy Buckets
698

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.

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Sep 02, 2021
Marriage is Like Maintaining a Garden
741

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.

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Aug 31, 2021
Stop the Sarcasm!
553

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.

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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.

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Aug 24, 2021
All My Expectations!
995

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.

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Aug 19, 2021
When the Pressure is Too Much!
814

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.

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Aug 17, 2021
Catch the Little Foxes
710

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.

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Aug 12, 2021
More Than Just Roommates
910

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.

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Aug 10, 2021
Regaining Passion in Your Marriage
719

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.

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Aug 05, 2021
Let's Talk About Submission
760

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.

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Aug 03, 2021
The Gift of Affection
581

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.

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Jul 29, 2021
Small Actions That Show You Care
886

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.

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Jul 27, 2021
Allowing God to Paint Your Financial Picture
613

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.

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Jul 22, 2021
Overcoming Your Fears About Money
742

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.

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Jul 20, 2021
Replacing Lies With the Truth
712

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.

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Jul 15, 2021
Listen to Your Feelings
607

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.

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Jul 13, 2021
Getting Rid of Unhealthy Assumptions
697

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.

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Jul 08, 2021
Saying NO to Lesser Important Things
704

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.

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Jul 06, 2021
Small Steps, Big Results
670

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.

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Jul 01, 2021
When the Distance Feels Too Big
662

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.

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Jun 29, 2021
Working Through Different Financial Priorities
733

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.

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Jun 24, 2021
Why You Must Talk About Money
676

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.

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Jun 22, 2021
Lies That Will Close Your Heart
846

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.

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Jun 17, 2021
What Your Spouse is Not
785

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.

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Jun 15, 2021
The Danger of Assumptions
689

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.

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Jun 10, 2021
Rules for Marriage Communication
677

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.

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Jun 08, 2021
Moving on From Miscommunication
997

Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've learned to get passed misunderstandings, and why working through miscommunication is worth it.

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Jun 03, 2021
Don't Run From the Problem
802

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.

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Jun 01, 2021
Letting God Work on Your Spouse
883

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.

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May 27, 2021
How Integrity Leads to Intimacy
739

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.

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May 25, 2021
What God Says About Love
825

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.

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May 20, 2021
A Healthy Perspective on "Becoming One"
737

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. .

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May 18, 2021
Letting Go of Control in Your Marriage
659

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.

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May 13, 2021
The Dangers of a Controlling Spouse
593

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.

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May 11, 2021
Marriage is Not a Competition
934

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.

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May 06, 2021
A Safe Place to Talk
734

"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.

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May 04, 2021
How God Wants to Use Your Imperfect Marriage
682

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.

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Apr 29, 2021
The Difference a Helpful Friend Makes
791

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.

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Apr 27, 2021
A Great Goal for Your Marriage
729

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.

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Apr 22, 2021
Developing Spiritual Strength in Your Marriage
812

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.

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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.

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Apr 15, 2021
Addressing a Sexual Struggle in Your Marriage
897

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.

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Apr 13, 2021
What Your Spouse Really Needs
746

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.

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Apr 08, 2021
Early Birds & Night Owls
890

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.

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Apr 06, 2021
Rebuilding Trust in a Broken Marriage
905

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.

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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.

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Mar 25, 2021
Doing Life in the Same Boat
907

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.

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Mar 23, 2021
Love Styles & Your Sex Life
802

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.

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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.

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Mar 16, 2021
When You Misunderstand Your Mate
754

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.

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Mar 11, 2021
Serving Your Special Someone
701

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.

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Mar 09, 2021
Recovering a Broken Relationship
666

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.

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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.

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Mar 02, 2021
Marriage is Like a Canoe
708

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.

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Feb 25, 2021
Having Fun With Your Differences
556

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.

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Feb 23, 2021
God's Plan for Your Sex Life
661

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.

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Feb 18, 2021
Making Space for Humor
830

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.

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Feb 16, 2021
Being There for Your Spouse
712

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.

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Feb 11, 2021
Adjusting With Changing Seasons
690

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.

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Feb 09, 2021
Helping Your Marriage Through Little Changes
916

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.

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Feb 04, 2021
Healthy Ways for Wives to Discuss Sex
787

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.

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Feb 02, 2021
Picking the Right Fights
803

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.

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Jan 28, 2021
Choosing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard
629

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.

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Jan 26, 2021
Laughing Together as a Couple
818

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.

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Jan 21, 2021
Finding Reasons to Laugh
744

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.

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Jan 19, 2021
Preparing for Transitions
984

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.

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Jan 14, 2021
Having Couple Friends
677

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.

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Jan 12, 2021
Finding a Fun Activity
801

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.

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Jan 07, 2021
Recapturing Romance in Busy Times
889

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.

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Jan 05, 2021
Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 2 of 2)
815

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.

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Dec 31, 2020
Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 1 of 2)
794

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.

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Dec 29, 2020
Making Time for Each Other
713

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.

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Dec 24, 2020
Learning to Resolve Conflict
885

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.

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Dec 22, 2020
Spiritual Maturity in Your Marriage
809

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.

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Dec 17, 2020
Facing Hard Seasons Together
936

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.

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Dec 15, 2020
Overcoming the Bad With Good
796

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.

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Dec 10, 2020
Shake Out the Selfishness
856

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.

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Dec 08, 2020
Keys for Compromising Well
754

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.

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Dec 03, 2020
Showing that You Care
763

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.

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Dec 01, 2020
Don't Do This in an Argument
872

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.

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Nov 26, 2020
When Your Marriage Isn't Pretty
741

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.

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Nov 24, 2020
Finding Real Happiness in Your Marriage
833

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.

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Nov 19, 2020
Handling Conflict with Kindness
757

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.

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Nov 17, 2020
Rules for Confrontation
804

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.

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Nov 12, 2020
When Your Spouse Overracts
724

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.

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Nov 10, 2020
Rekindling the Romance
826

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.

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Nov 05, 2020
The Importance of Laughing Together
640

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.

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Nov 03, 2020
Fighting for Your Marriage
705

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.

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Oct 29, 2020
Marriage and Your Family of Origin
758

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

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Oct 27, 2020
Getting Past Negative Emotions
734

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

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Oct 22, 2020
Honey, How Are You?
992

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

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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.

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Oct 15, 2020
When Your Spouse Gets Stressed
665

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.

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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.

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Oct 08, 2020
Having the Hard Conversations
759

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.

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Oct 06, 2020
When Issues Go Unaddressed
881

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.

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Oct 01, 2020
Getting Past the Baggage
619

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.

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Sep 29, 2020
How to Avoid Growing Apart
744

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.

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Sep 24, 2020
Balancing Your Family and Work in Busy Seasons
741

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.

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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.

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Sep 17, 2020
When Your Spouse Comes from An Abusive Home
732

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.

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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.

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Sep 10, 2020
The Ways You and Your Spouse Communicate
709

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.

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Sep 08, 2020
Qualities to Look for in a Spouse
652

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.

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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.

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Sep 01, 2020
Marriage Struggles & Your Birth-Order
558

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.

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Aug 27, 2020
Understanding Your Spouse's Personality
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
776

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
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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
814

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
760

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
683

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
771

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
635

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
780

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
753

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
643

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
651

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
710

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.

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Jan 23, 2020
Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 1
624

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.

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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.

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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.

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Jan 14, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 2
597

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.

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Jan 09, 2020
Valuing Marriage in a Culture that Doesn’t, Part 1
698

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.

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Jan 07, 2020
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 7
691

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.

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Jan 02, 2020
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 6
718

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.

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Dec 31, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 9
643

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.

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Dec 26, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 9
643

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.

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Dec 24, 2019
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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.

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Dec 19, 2019
Saving Your Marriage from Divorce, Part 5
888

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.

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Dec 17, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 8
818

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.

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Dec 12, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 7
565

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.

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Dec 10, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 6
888

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.

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Dec 05, 2019
Making Your Marriage Happy Now and Later, Part 5
666

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.

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Dec 03, 2019
Restoring Your Marriage After Infidelity, Part 5
649

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.

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Nov 28, 2019
Helping Engaged Couples Become More We Focused, Part 3
573

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.

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Nov 26, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 6
615

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.

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Nov 21, 2019
Keeping the Romance Sizzling in Your Marriage, Part 5
644

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.

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Nov 19, 2019
Navigating the Common Challenges of Marriage, Part 8
709

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
651

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.

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Nov 07, 2019
Drawing Closer to God and Each Other, Part 5
673

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.

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Nov 05, 2019
Taking Courageous Steps to Save Your Marriage, Part 9
851

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.

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Oct 31, 2019