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Focus on Marriage Podcast

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 1 season, 545 episodes, 4 days, 11 hours, 17 minutes
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Timeless wisdom from Focus on the Family that will challenge and encourage you in your marriage.
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The Different Ways Men and Women Are Romantic

What do you find romantic? John, Erin, and Greg share examples of what's romantic to them. Plus, Bill and Pam Farrel talk with Jim Daly about simple, yet effective ways you can romance your spouse.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Romance: It's Not Just for Valentine's Day   Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/11/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Passwords to Resolve Conflict

How do you and your spouse try to resolve conflict? John asks Greg and Erin about ways they've learned to get better at managing conflict in their relationship. You'll also hear a lighthearted discussion Jim Daly had with Bill and Pam Ferrel on how they've worked through misunderstandings.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse   Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti?    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/9/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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Couples and Credit Cards

How you talk about and make decisions on money as a couple is extremely important for the unity of your marriage. John and the Smalley's address common mistakes couples make regarding their finances. Then, Jim Daly speaks with Bob and Linda Lotich about some of the rules they have for handling money.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   How to Prevent Cyberbullying in Your Child’s Life   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/4/202411 minutes, 13 seconds
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Submitting Your Money to God

What does it practically look like to trust God with your money? Bob and Linda Lotich join Jim Daly to discuss a phrase that helps them manage their money - Assets Under Management. Also, John and Greg address the need to practice financial stewardship in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Coping With Financial Crisis and Maintaining Your Marriage   Money Tips from God    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/2/202411 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pornography Hurts True Intimacy

Sadly, many marriages today have at least one spouse who's struggling with pornography. Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn about the great damage porn can do to a marriage. Then, John and Greg discuss some practical steps a person can take towards wholeness if he or she is struggling with pornography.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book the Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Responding to Your Husband's Secret: Porn   No Porn Marriage Podcast   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/28/202412 minutes, 55 seconds
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When Spouses Have Differing Sexual Desires

Sex is a wonderful gift for marriage, and yet, it can also be complicated. John and Greg address how physical intimacy is a top issue many couples fight over. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk with Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about how couples can work through scenarios where one spouse wants sex more than the other. Finally, Erin Smalley will offer a helpful perspective on how to ask your spouse for sex.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book the Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Article: The Best Ways to Deal with Mismatched Libidos in Marriage   Article: What is Intimacy?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/26/202410 minutes, 31 seconds
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Remembering the Story of How You Met

It's wonderful to reflect on how you and your spouse fell in love. John asks the Smalley's to share their fun love story. Then, you'll hear Jim Daly talk to Matt and Lisa Jacobson about how their first meeting didn't go so well, and why God still used it anyway.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the two book bundle Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Improve Your Marriage Through Thankfulness   The Story of Us   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/21/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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Marriage and Children with Special Needs

For couples that have a child with special needs, the challenges are very real. John, Erin and Greg address what it's been like for each of their marriages to raise a child who has special needs. Plus, Jim Daly talks with Lisa Jacobson about how she and her husband Matt kept their marriage strong, even during some challenges with their daughter.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Managing Marriage and Children with Special Needs   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/19/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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Repeat Back Your Spouse’s Interests

  Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Learn how You're Feeling with the Feelings Wheel   Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/14/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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Communication Mistakes Spouses Make

How do you and your spouse work through your different communication styles? Jim Daly is joined by marriage experts, Bill and Pam Farrel, and they'll share common mistakes men and women make in communicating. Plus, John and the Smalley's give some tips to help you avoid miscommunications in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse   Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/12/202413 minutes, 9 seconds
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Getting on the Same Page Financially

The discussions you have about money early in your marriage help set the tone for your financial habits as a couple. Jim Daly speaks with Linda and Bob Lotich about some of the conversations they had about money when they were a young couple. Plus, John talks with the Smalley's about some money rules they've implemented in their marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Communicating About Debt   3 Steps to Stop Bankruptcy From Bankrupting Your Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/7/202412 minutes, 3 seconds
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Being Honest About Your Financial History

What were some of your financial habits going into marriage? Jim Daly talks to Bob and Linda Lotich, who get very honest about how they handled money before walking the aisle. Also, John, Greg and Erin bring up why it's important for you and your future spouse to talk about your money habits before getting married.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   3 Steps to Stop Bankruptcy From Bankrupting Your Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
3/5/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Often Should We be Intimate?

It's common for married couples to ask, "how often should we be physically intimate?" While there's no rule, Jim Daly speaks to Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn on why many couples struggle to agree on frequency. You'll also hear John and the Smalley's offer encouragement to couples who are struggling to enjoy sex.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   The Best Ways to Deal with Mismatched Libidos in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/29/202412 minutes, 11 seconds
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Three Types of Sexual Desire

How do you deal with a situation where you and your spouse have differing desires regarding sex? Jim Daly talks with Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn about three kinds of sexual desire that most couples deal with. Also, John and the Smalley's discuss what couples can do if one or both spouses are resistant to sexual intimacy.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   The Best Ways to Deal with Mismatched Libidos in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/27/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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When Your Childhood Impacts Your Marriage

Undealt with pain from your childhood can sometimes come up unexpectedly in the ways you treat your spouse. John, Erin and Greg will encourage you to deal with wounds from your childhood. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk with Lisa Jacobson and Phylicia Masonheimer about the need for getting difficult things out in the open.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Coping with Alienation, Anger, and Anxiety in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/22/202412 minutes, 6 seconds
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Connecting Well in the Evening

When you've had a long day, it's easy to pull out your phone and not talk with your spouse. John and Greg emphasize why it's important to be disciplined with your screen-time in marriage. Plus, Jim Daly speaks with Lisa Jacobson about how she learned to stop watching shows with her husband every evening. Also, Phylicia Masonheimer shares about a time that praying with her husband before bed helped her marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Three Ways to Nurture the Marriage You Want   Phubbing, Social Media and Your Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/20/202411 minutes, 17 seconds
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Respecting Your Spouse’s Brain Wiring

One of the biggest factors in how husbands and wives communicate is the unique ways each of your brains are wired. Bill and Pam Farrel join Jim Daly to address the different ways God designed men and women's brains. Plus, John, Greg and Erin share why your understanding what your mate needs can help you be a better communicator.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse   Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/15/20249 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Ways Men and Women Process Information

Do you ever get frustrated by the different ways and your spouse communicate? Jim Daly talks with marriage experts, Bill and Pam Farrel about the differences in how men and women talk. You'll also hear John and the Smalley's share why it's best to show appreciation to your mate, even in spite of your differences.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse   Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/13/202412 minutes, 30 seconds
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Don’t Hide from the Pain

How do you handle painful memories? While it's not fun to think about them, we encourage you to not hide from them either. Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal encourage blended families to work through painful situations from the past. Plus, John and the Smalley's encourage you to give yourself grace, even when you get something wrong today.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Hope Restored   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/8/202413 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Ripples of Grief for Blended Families

Sadness and pain happen in every family. How do you pick up the pieces, even when you can't shake painful memories? Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal address some of the ways sadness and grief impact blended families. Also, John and the Smalley's explain how practicing vulnerability can help heal past wounds.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   How Remarriage Affects Kids   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/6/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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If Your Spouse Doesn’t Receive Positive Affirmations

Have you tried to be encouraging to your spouse, but he or she wasn't receptive to it? Jim Daly talks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about some healthy perspectives on if your spouse isn't receiving your kind words. Plus, John and the Smalley's discuss how positive affirmations can help a couple build trust and have more enjoyable intimacy.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Honest Affirmation Can Make Your Marriage Great   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
2/1/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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Owning Your Responsibility to Feel Good

Being affirmed by your spouse is great, but do you need it to survive? John, Erin and Greg explain why affirming your spouse is healthy, and discuss the difference between a need and a strong desire. You'll also hear from Jim Daly and Dr. Michael Sytsma on why feeling good about yourself is your decision, and should not be dependent on what your spouse says.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Discovering Mutual Pleasure in Marriage   Honest Affirmation Can Make Your Marriage Great   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/30/202411 minutes, 10 seconds
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Maintaining Joy When Your Plate is Full

What your marriage is in a busy season, how can you make time for fun and laughter? Jim Daly speaks to Lisa Jacobson and Phylicia Masonheimer about how they've learned to be joyful during busy seasons. John also talks with Greg and Erin about how they maintain joy, even with a taxing schedule.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   A Laugh Between Us   What Is Intimacy?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/25/202410 minutes, 6 seconds
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When Your Husband Doesn’t Initiate Romance

What can you do if you desire romance, but your spouse isn't the romantic type? Jim Daly talks with Lisa Jacobson and Phylicia Masonheimer about a concept they call, "biblical flirtation." Plus, John and the Smalley's share about why it's good for men to be romantic toward their wives.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   A Guy’s Guide to Romance   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/23/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Openness That Leads to Healing

Pretending like you've got it all together is not good for your your marriage. John and Greg address why it's not okay to act like your relationship is perfect, especially when there are issues going on. Also, Jim Daly talks with Pastor Rick Bulman about how he and his wife Tiffany don't hide from their broken past, and ways they've seen God heal their marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Recovering From an Affair   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/18/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Wedding for Blended Couples

For couples facing remarriage, what's the way to do a wedding right? John and the Smalley's share how they've seen God restore people, even after an unwanted divorce. Also, Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal talk about ways kids can be involved in a blended family wedding.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   How Remarriage Affects Kids   Remarriage Doesn’t Wipe Away Memories and Old Habits   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/16/202410 minutes, 35 seconds
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When You and Your Spouse Don’t Agree on Discipline

How do you and your spouse find agreement on ways to discipline your kids? John, Erin and Greg address how this is a common tension point for couples, and why having kids can help you be a better spouse. Also, Dr. Ron Deal and Jim Daly discuss what healthy discipline can look like for blended families.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Discipline Is Worth the Effort   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/11/202414 minutes, 43 seconds
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Blended Couples and Their Finances

Money is one of the top areas of conflict for married couples. If you're facing financial problems, John, Erin and Greg will explain why you can still have hope. They'll also address whether or not a prenuptial agreement is a good idea. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal discuss how blended families can deal with financial issues.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Making a Financial Plan Matters to Your Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/9/202414 minutes, 4 seconds
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Focusing on the Best for a Better Sex Life

You long to feel emotionally safe in marriage. When you feel that safety, it can positively impact your sexual relationship. Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma talk with Jim Daly about the need to focus on good things in your marriage, even outside of the bedroom. Plus, John and the Smalley's talk about how you can help your mate overcome his or her insecurities.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   5 Things Experts Wish You Knew About Healthy Sex in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/4/202412 minutes, 2 seconds
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Are We the Only Ones Struggling with Sex?

The truth is, many couples face challenges regarding physical intimacy. John, Greg, and Erin share why a satisfying sex life takes time and doesn't happen overnight. You'll also hear from Jim Daly, who talks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about common misconceptions many couples have about sex.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   5 Things Experts Wish You Knew About Healthy Sex in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
1/2/202413 minutes, 6 seconds
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Taking the Chance to Flirt

It can be easy to neglect romance when life gets busy. John talks with the Smalley's about how they've learned to be playful and flirtatious. Also, Jim Daly speaks with Lisa Jacobson and Phylicia Masonheimer about a concept they call, "biblical flirtation," that you can apply to your relationship.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Flirt Your Way to a Better Marriage   Conversation Starters for Date Nights   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/28/202311 minutes, 18 seconds
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Stop Criticizing and Start Planning

Have you ever been critical of your spouse and you didn't realize how your words hurt his or her feelings? Dr. Randy Schroeder talks to Jim Daly about how couples can recognize if they're criticizing their mate too much. Plus, John and the Smalley's address why planning things together, instead of complaining, can go a long way in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   The Reactive Cycle   6 Tools for Healthy Communication in Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/26/202310 minutes, 17 seconds
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Can God Heal the Betrayal?

Adultery does great damage to a marriage, and it's strongly warned about in the Bible. Pastor Rick and Tiffany Bulman discuss what happened after her affair with a friend came to light. Also, John and the Smalley's share about what you can do, if you're wondering if you'll ever trust your mate again.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Recovering From an Affair   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/21/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Your Spouse Had an Affair, Now What?

Sadly, many marriages today are broken when one or both spouses have been unfaithful to the marriage vows. If you know someone in that scenario, there can be restoration. Pastor Rick and Tiffany Bulman tell about the moment where her affair came to light. Plus, John and the Smalley's discuss how they've seen God heal many couples through the Hope Restored program.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Recovering From an Affair   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/19/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is Sex Really That Important?

Sometimes, one spouse desires sex more than the other. When that happens, how can you and your spouse talk about it? John and the Smalley's address why it's good to put your spouse's needs above your own. Also, Jim Daly talks to Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn about why it matters that you and your spouse have a good sex life.   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Find Questions You Can Ask Your Spouse About Sex   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/13/20239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Respecting Your Past and Each Other

How can blended families show each other grace, when they reveal difficult details about their pasts? Jim Daly and Ron Deal share about how couples can have healthy conversations on their past histories. Also, John and the Smalley's offer hope to people who didn't have good marriages modeled to them by their parents.   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Find Questions You Can Ask Your Spouse About Sex   Getting to Know You   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/12/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to Have Good Conversations About Sex

When was the last time you and your spouse talked about sex? The truth is, many couples struggle to discus it at all. Jim Daly speaks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about why many couples face challenges regarding physical intimacy. Plus, John and the Smalley's address why you need to talk about physical intimacy.   Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Find Questions You Can Ask Your Spouse About Sex   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
12/5/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Navigating Toxic Friendships

Your marriage needs friendships. But how can you discern if your friendships are truly helping your relationship? Greg Smalley talks with John and Erin about ways you can tell if a friendship is toxic. Plus, Jim Daly speaks to Dr. Randy Schroeder on how friendships influence a marriage.   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   How to Help a Friend Who Has Marriage Problems   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/30/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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Practicing Dialogue, Not a Monologue

You thought you were making such a good point to your spouse, but instead, your mate got annoyed by how much you talked! Sound familiar? Jim Daly speaks with Counselor, Dr. Randy Schroeder about the need for couples to practice dialogue. Also, John and the Smalley's will encourage you to make dialoguing a habit in your conversations with your spouse.   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Positive Communication in Marriage   Four Types of Communication to Strengthen Your Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/28/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Affairs Get Started

Many affairs get started with something that seems innocent - a nice text, a friendly conversation, etc. John, Greg and Erin will encourage you to notice the warning signs, so you can prevent an affair from happening. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk to Rick and Tiffany Bulman, as they address how she developed a seemingly innocent friendship that led her down a dark road.   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Counseling   How to Recognize Where Your Marriage Is Vulnerable to an Affair   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/27/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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Warning Signs That Can Lead to an Affair

Small things left unchecked in your marriage might make your relationship more vulnerable to an affair. John, Erin and Greg discuss how you can guard your marriage from an affair. Plus, Jim Daly talks to Pastor Rick Bulman and his wife Tiffany about a season where they didn't heed the warning signs in their marriage.   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Counseling   How to Recognize Where Your Marriage Is Vulnerable to an Affair   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/21/202313 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Wedding for Blended Couples

For couples facing remarriage, what's the way to do a wedding right? John and the Smalley's share how they've seen God restore people, even after an unwanted divorce. Also, Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal talk about ways kids can be involved in a blended family wedding.   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   How Remarriage Affects Kids   Remarriage Doesn’t Wipe Away Memories and Old Habits   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/16/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Blended Couples and Kids

We all need God's grace for our past mistakes. But what does that look like if you've gotten remarried? John, Greg, and Erin provide hope to those in a blended marriage. Then, Jim Daly and Dr. Ron Deal explain the need for spouses to prioritize their marriage, even when kids are involved.   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Living in a Stepfamily   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/14/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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Designed for Passionate Pleasure

Do you see sex in your marriage as a gift? John and the Smalley's explain some of the benefits of physical intimacy in marriage, and why it's a gift from God. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery discuss why sex is designed by God for passionate celebration.   Receive the book God, Sex, and Your Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   How Important is Sex in a Relationship?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/9/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sex and Sacrificial Love

God calls us to minister to our spouse, even when it comes to sex. Dr. Juli Slattery and Jim Daly discuss what it means to practice sacrificial love in your sex life. Plus, John talks with the Smalley's about why couples need to have a selfless approach to sex in marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book God, Sex, and Your Marriage for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Rekindling Intimacy   How Important is Sex in a Relationship?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/7/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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It’s How You Approach Conflict

One of the toughest challenges with conflict in marriage is focusing on what's best for your spouse instead of trying to win an argument. Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder offer some guidelines for how to make tough discussions with your spouse productive. Plus, John, Greg and Erin share about why it's good to try and solve one problem at a time.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Find Your Hot-Button Issues to Improve Your Marriage   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
11/2/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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When Conflict is Actually a Good Thing

Conflict is an inevitable part of a good marriage. The key is in how you work through it. John and the Smalley's give some hope to couples who seem to be fighting a lot. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder provide a few pointers on how to handle conflict well in your relationship.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Identify Your Reactive Cycle   A Better Way to Resolve Conflict   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/31/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Before an Affair Takes Place

Infidelity does tremendous damage to a marriage, but it doesn't have to be the end of your story. John and the Smalley's address how many couples have faced this crisis. Then, Jim Daly chats with Pastor Rick Bulman and his wife Tiffany about their story before she had an affair.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Mended for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Recovering from an Affair   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/26/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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For the Couple Who’s Lost a Child

Many of us know a couple who's lost a child, and the pain is devastating. John and the Smalley's share how they've seen couples walk through this. Then, Jim Daly and Gary Thomas discuss the need for community that couples have during a trying season.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Making Your Marriage a Fortress for your donation of any amount!   Hope Restored   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Resources: Grieving the Loss of a Child   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/24/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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If You’ve Come from a Blended Family

Even if you come from a broken home, there is still hope for you. Jim Daly talks with Ron Deal about his own personal background of coming from a blended family. Then, John Fuller talks with the Smalley's about the need for couples in a blended marriage to be honest with each other about their pasts.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Living in a Stepfamily   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/19/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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What Blended Families Face

The statistics indicate many couples today are part of a blended family. If that's you or someone you know, John and the Smalley's will provide some hope on learning to move forward. You'll also hear Jim Daly and Ron Deal discuss how choosing to remarry impacts more people besides just you and your mate.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Preparing to Blend for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Remarriage Doesn’t Wipe Away Memories and Old Habits   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/17/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sex and Intimacy Aren’t the Same Thing

What is the difference between sex and intimacy? Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery, who helps people understand God's design for sex. Plus, John talks with Greg Smalley about questions we can ask our spouse to discern if we're meeting each other's needs. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Rethinking Godly Sexuality in Your Marriage (Digital Download) The 5 Love Languages Quiz Contact our Counseling Department If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/12/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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Godly Character and Your Sex Life

The world tells you that good sex is about what feels right to you. However, that's not the biblical approach. John and the Smalley's address misconceptions many couples have about sex. You'll also hear Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery discuss why your character is the most important part of your sex life in marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Rethinking Godly Sexuality in Your Marriage (Digital Download) Contact our Counseling Department What is Intimacy? If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/10/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Responding to Hurtful Comments from Your Spouse

It hurts when your spouse has said mean things to you. If you're feeling resentment because of rude comments from your mate, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder share a 4-step formula to help you move on productively in your marriage. Then, Greg talks with John and Erin about how someone can be patient, even when his or her spouse doesn't see a need to apologize for hurtful comments.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Should You Always Apologize for Words That Hurt Your Spouse’s Feelings?   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/5/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Listening Before Criticizing

Being a good listener doesn't happen by accident. It takes intentionality. Greg Smalley shares with Erin Smalley and John Fuller about how he's learning to get better at listening. Plus, Jim Daly speaks with counselor, Dr. Randy Schroeder, about why it's best to listen well and offer constructive feedback to your spouse. They will also bring up why negative criticism is so dangerous.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Simple Habits for Marital Happiness for your donation of any amount!   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listening is the First Step to Conflict Resolution in L.U.V.E.   Coping with Alienation, Anger, and Anxiety in Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
10/3/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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My Life is Busy! Please Help!

When your schedule is full, it's hard to make time for your spouse. John Fuller talks with Erin Smalley about ways each of them has struggled with overcrowding their schedules in their marriages. Then, Jim Daly and Gary Thomas discuss why busyness isn't good for your relationship. They'll also share about how to hear from God, when making decisions in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Making Your Marriage a Fortress for your donation of any amount!   For couples in crisis – you can still put the pieces of your marriage back together with Hope Restored.   God's Design for Marriage   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/28/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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When Financial Problems Turn to Anger

Financial struggles can lead to bitterness in your marriage, if you aren't careful. Jim Daly and marriage expert Gary Thomas share how your marriage can survive a financial hardship. Also, John Fuller and Erin Smalley discuss how to handle any anger you feel toward your spouse about money.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book Making Your Marriage a Fortress for your donation of any amount!   For couples in crisis – you can still put the pieces of your marriage back together with Hope Restored.   Embrace Your Money Type to Find Financial Unity   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/26/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Leaving a Legacy that Matters

Your marriage is building a legacy that will one day be remembered. To encourage you to leave a godly legacy, Jim Daly chats with Kimberly and Danny Ray Thompson about living for what truly matters. You'll also hear John Fuller and the Smalley's share about a couple they admire.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   How to Rekindle a Relationship with Your Spouse   Is Your Marriage Worth Imitating?   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/21/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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When God Stepped in Your Marriage

Can you look back to a moment in your marriage and say, "only God could've done that?" Greg, Erin and share with John about a time that happened in their relationship. Also, Jim Daly speaks with Danny Ray and Kimberly Thompson about how God sustained them through a difficult childbirth.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Relationship Rituals: 20 Ideas for Staying Connected to Your Spouse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/19/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sex is Meant to Reflect God’s Love

What if your sex life was meant to be a reflection of God's love for His people? Jim Daly talks with psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery about how to honor God in our sexuality. John Fuller also speaks with Greg and Erin Smalley about why it's a good thing for couples to enjoy sex in marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   How Important is Sex in a Relationship?   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/14/20239 minutes
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Sex and Covenant Love

What comes to your mind when you heard the word "covenant?" Dr. Juli Slattery and Jim Daly explain how something called "covenant love," can greatly impact your sex life. Plus, John and the Smalley's explain why it's good for married couples to pray about physical intimacy.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   What is Intimacy?   How Important is Sex in a Relationship?   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/12/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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You Can’t Read Your Spouse’s Mind!

Time for an honest question, have you tried to read your spouse's mind? Jim Daly and Counselor Randy Schroeder explain why that's not a good thing for your marriage. You'll also hear John Fuller and Erin Smalley talk about ways you and your spouse can share your honest thoughts with each other, instead of relying on assumptions.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   The Reactive Cycle   You Didn't Marry a Mind Reader: How to Communicate Your Expectations   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/7/202311 minutes, 18 seconds
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No Tech Secrets Between Us

Have you ever been enjoying a nice dinner with your spouse, only to look up and see he or she was glued to a phone screen? John and Erin share how they are working on getting better about not overusing technology. Also, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder address how you can have better tech habits in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   7 Tips for a Technology and Social Media Detox   How to Reconnect When You're Lonely in Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
9/5/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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Good Kinds of Storms

Having a baby or getting a new job are wonderful blessings. Yet, those same things can add a lot of stress to your marriage. If you're in a stressful season, you'll be encouraged by what John, Greg and Erin have to say. Plus, Gary Thomas and Jim Daly offer a few practical ideas for maintaining your communication when you're overwhelmed by stress.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Finding Stability Amidst Marriage Stressors   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/31/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 Building Blocks for Emotional Connection

How do you maintain a strong connection with your spouse when you are going through a storm? Jim Daly and Gary Thomas will offer you three ways you can do that. You'll also hear John Fuller and the Smalley's share about tough times they faced, and how to keep your communication strong when life gets stressful.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Finding Stability Amidst Marriage Stressors   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/29/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can We Start Over?

When you're in the middle of an argument with your spouse, there's tremendous value in learning to pause and start over. John and the Smalley's discuss how taking a moment to stop can help resolve an argument in your marriage. You'll also hear Jim Daly chat with Danny Ray and Kimberly Thompson, as they address ways they've learned to start over in the midst of conflict.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Relationship Rituals: 20 Ideas for Staying Connected to Your Spouse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/24/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Doing Whatever it Takes

At some point in your marriage, you'll make a mistake or handle a situation poorly. Danny Ray and Kimberly Thompson share a funny story with Jim Daly about a time something went awry in their marriage. Erin Smalley and John Fuller will also give some tips for how to forgive yourself, even after you make a mistake.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Relationship Rituals: 20 Ideas for Staying Connected to Your Spouse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/22/20239 minutes, 56 seconds
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How God Can Redeem Your Sexual Brokenness

Sex is meant to be a gift from God', but how can you see it as a blessing when you've made many mistakes? Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery share how the gospel can redeem you from sexual brokenness. You'll also hear a powerful story from Dr. Greg Smalley, as he chats with his wife Erin and John Fuller.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   An Interview With A Post-Abortive Father   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/17/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Two Wrong Perspectives About Sex

Many of us enter marriage with a distorted view of God's design for sex. To give you some hope, Jim Daly talks with Dr. Juli Slattery about two wrong perspectives about sex, and how God can redeem them. You'll also hear John Fuller chat with the Smalley's about why there's a spiritual battle regarding our sexuality.     Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Rekindling Intimacy   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/15/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sarcasm: Helpful or Harmful to Your Marriage?

Have you ever said something sarcastic to your spouse, only to have him or her be offended? The Smalley's share with John Fuller about how sarcasm has been a struggle in their relationship. Plus, Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Randy Schroder on why sarcasm is bad for your marriage. They'll also address how to leave your family of origin well so you can prioritize your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Contempt in Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/10/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Making Appreciation a Habit

Telling your mate how much you appreciate him or her is very life-giving to your relationship. John talks with Greg and Erin Smalley about reasons they appreicate each other. Also, Focus President Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Shroeder address why it's healthy to develop a habit of showing gratitude to your spouse.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   How to Appreciate Your Spouse's Unique Personality   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/8/202310 minutes, 26 seconds
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Don’t Isolate Your Marriage

It's easy for many people to feel isolated in their marriages today. John and the Smalley's discuss factors that can lead to feeling disconnected in your relationship. You'll also hear Jim Daly and Gary Thomas address why isolation is so bad for your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Three Ways Your Imperfect Marriage Can Bless Others   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/3/202312 minutes, 17 seconds
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Overcoming Anger and Financial Hardships as a Couple

Tension in your marriage can be caused by a number of factors. But what if the real reason you're upset is not what you think it is? Gary Thomas speaks with Jim Daly about a couple who's worked through challenges and frustrations in their marriage. Plus, John Fuller and the Smalley's address how finances can be the cause for friction in your relationship.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Contact our Counseling Department   Money and Marriage – How to Thrive in Love and Money   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
8/1/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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God Works in the Messiness of Marriage

It's freeing when you can learn to love your spouse even when things are not perfect. But what do you do in the seasons of life deal you a bad hand? John and the Smalley's will share about a couple who handled a hard season of life well. Plus, Jim Daly talks to Danny Ray and Kimberly Thompson about how God can use messy situations in your marriage.    Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Relationship Rituals: 20 Ideas for Staying Connected to Your Spouse   How to Rekindle a Relationship with Your Spouse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/27/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Having a "Team Us" Mentality

Having a team mentality is one of the keys to making your marriage work. John talks with Greg and Erin about how they've learned to adopt a team mindset. Plus, Jim Daly speaks with Danny Ray and Kimberly Thompson on how they've learned to appreciate their different temperaments.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "No, I Can’t Make Your Wife Disappear" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Relationship Rituals: 20 Ideas for Staying Connected to Your Spouse   How to Rekindle a Relationship with Your Spouse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/25/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reclaiming Sex as a Gift

Most couples find it challenging to talk about sex. If you're facing some discouragement in this area, John, Greg and Erin will discuss things that will help you. You'll also hear Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery share about the gift sex is for married couples.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero In Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   The Best Way to Deal with Mismatched Libidos in Your Marriage   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/20/202312 minutes, 9 seconds
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Giving Things Over to God

When facing a struggle in your marriage, one of the best things you can do is give it to the Lord. But what exactly does that look like? John, Erin and Greg will encourage on how to give a marriage challenge to God; and Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery on ways she's learned to trust Jesus in her marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero In Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Why and How to Pursue a Healing Separation   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/18/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Four Daily Essentials

What is an essential part of your daily routine? Just like in life, your marriage needs good daily habits. John talks with Greg and Erin about habits that have helped them over the years. You'll also hear from Dr. Randy Schroeder and Jim Daly, who share about four daily essential habits you can implement in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Unhappy Marriage? Fix It with These Simple Habits for Marital Happiness   How to Reconnect When You're Lonely in Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/13/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Habits that Lead to Happiness

A good marriage is partly built on the foundation of healthy habits. Dr. Randy Schroeder and Jim Daly discuss the impact of your daily choices. You'll also hear John Fuller talk with the Smalley's about some of the good habits of couples who've made it far in their marriages.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Unhappy Marriage? Fix It with These Simple Habits for Marital Happiness   How to Reconnect When You're Lonely in Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/11/20238 minutes, 19 seconds
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Focused Communication & Childhood Wounds

Having a successful marriage requires being focused in your communication and also honest about past wounds. But what about the wounds are as serious as trauma from your childhood? Jim Daly talks with Gary Thomas about a couple who faced that very scenario. Plus, John and the Smalley's offer hope those struggling to heal from past hurts.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   For couples in crisis – you can still put the pieces of your marriage back together with Hope Restored.   Survivors of Childhood Trauma Can Have a Good Marriage   Contact our Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/6/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Overcoming Fears & Long-Distance Struggles

Two things that can create tension in your marriage are fears and long-distance. If you're trying to work through one of those things, you'll be encouraged by what John and the Smalley's have to say about navigating both of them. You'll also hear Jim Daly, who speaks with Gary Thomas about lessons he's learned from couples who've walked through these very things.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Finding Stability Amidst Marriage Stressors   Staying Connected When One Spouse is Traveling   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
7/4/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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Step into the Painting

In your marriage, it really is the simple moments that can make the most beautiful memories. John, Greg and Erin offer some tips for how to not miss the beauty of the simple times in your marriage. Plus, Jim Daly talks with Chris and Jenni Graebe about some friends who taught them something called, "Step into the painting."   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Five Ways to Add Fun to Your Marriage   Laugh Together as a Couple   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/29/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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Being There for Your Spouse in Hobbies and Moving

Regardless of the season your marriage is in, it's important to communicate to your spouse, "I'm here for you." John talks with Greg about some of the ways Erin has communicated support for him. And, John speaks with Erin about showing your mate grace during life transitions, such as moving. Plus, you'll hear Jim Daly talk with Chris and Jenni Graebe about ways they've learned to be supportive for each other.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Finding Common Interests and Hobbies   Moving Checklists   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/27/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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Focus on the Positive

Having a great relationship requires focusing on the best aspects of your spouse. John and the Smalley's discuss what can happen if you focus on the positive or negative things about your mate. Also, Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery on why it's effective to be thankful for the good things in your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Believing the Best About Your Spouse   Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/22/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Playing Offense Can Lead to Intimacy

Physical intimacy is a great gift for your marriage, and needs to be seen as one. Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery on some of the barriers that keep couples from enjoying sex in marriage. You'll also hear John Fuller and Erin Smalley talk about how physical intimacy isn't perfect for married couples.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Sex is a Creative Process   Counseling Department   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/20/20237 minutes, 23 seconds
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Making Big Decisions in Faith Together

When facing a big decision, it's critical for you and your spouse to work out an agreement. But how do you get there? Greg and Erin Smalley chat with John Fuller about a time they've had to make a big transition in their relationship. Plus, Jim Daly talks to Bill and Pam Farrel on when they had to trust God with one of Pam's career dreams.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the Marriage Meet Up Bundle" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   What Does God Want You to Accomplish as Husband and Wife?   Difficult Decisions May Leave You at an Impasse   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/15/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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I Have You on My Heart

Having a great marriage is about more than doing what's right. It also involves communicating to your mate, "I'm thinking about you!" John Fuller chats with Erin Smalley on the topic of not making your communication all about business items. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk with Bill and Pam Farrel, who address some things that've made their communication effective.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the Marriage Meet Up Bundle" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   What Does God Want You to Accomplish as Husband and Wife?   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/13/20238 minutes, 40 seconds
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Giving 100% of What You Have Left

Even if a couple faces a trying season, it's amazing to see spouses who are committed to each other. John Fuller talks with Greg and Erin Smalley about the power of commitment during hard seasons, and Jim Daly speaks with Gary Thomas about a couple he's seen walk through serious health struggles.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Counseling Services   Don’t Let the Storms of Life Wash Your Marriage Away   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/8/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Two Lessons from Hard Times

When your marriage faces a storm, it can either make your relationship stronger or hurt it. Jim Daly talks with author and pastor Gary Thomas about lessons couples can learn from storms, plus John Fuller and Greg Smalley address how a storm doesn't have to completely ruin your marriage.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Making Your Marriage a Fortress" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Counseling Services   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/6/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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Communicating About Adventure

Trying new things can be a wonderful way to add adventure to your marriage. Jim Daly talks with Chris and Jenni Graebe about some adventures they've had. Plus, John Fuller speaks with the Smalley's about which one of them is more adventures, and communicating with your spouse about trying something new.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Healthy Individuals Create Healthy Marriages   How to Create Adventure Out of the Ordinary in Your Marriage   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
6/1/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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How Can You Serve Your Spouse?

Truly loving your spouse will result in showing loving actions. John and Greg discuss how husbands can do things to help their wives, and Jim Daly talks with Chris and Jenni Graebe about how men can give their wives a night off from watching the kids.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!   The Focus on the Family Marriage Assessment is designed to evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage. Do you know your marriage's strengths and weaknesses?   Protect Yourself from Marriage Burnout   Healthy Individuals Create Healthy Marriages   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/30/202312 minutes, 4 seconds
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Recovering from Trauma and Improving Your Relationship

Sadly, many people walk into marriage with trauma in their past. John and Erin provide some hope to those who've faced trauma, and Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery on how to help your mate emotionally heal from past abuse.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   Listening is the First Step to Conflict Resolution in L.U.V.E.   Counseling Services   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/25/202312 minutes, 50 seconds
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When a Wife Isn't Enjoying Sex

In many marriages, one or both spouses admit to not feeling fulfilled sexually. John and Erin offer some advice for husbands on how to pursue their wives emotionally, and Jim Daly talks with Dr. Juli Slattery on how wives can enjoy physical intimacy.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount!   Conversation Starters for Date Nights   Counseling Services   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/23/20239 minutes, 5 seconds
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Negotiating Money with Your Spouse

Money is a common thing married couples fight over. John talks with the Smalley's about financial conflicts they've experienced, and Jim Daly speaks with Bill and Pam Farrel about three different approaches people have with money.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Marriage Meet up Bundle" for your donation of any amount!   Making a Financial Plan Matters to Your Marriage   Money and Marriage - How to Thrive in Love and Money   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/18/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Three Components of a Marriage Meet Up

A great habit to establish is consistent communication with your spouse. To help you achieve that, Jim Daly talks with marriage experts Bill and Pam Farrel about three things you can discuss in a weekly meeting with your mate. Plus, John Fuller and Greg Smalley explain why it's good to be intentional in your communication.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the "Marriage Meet up Bundle" for your donation of any amount!   Wife Wants Better Communication in Marriage: A Guide for Mentors   A Guy’s Guide to Romance   Listen Anytime   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/16/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Sure Foundation for Your Marriage

God's love is meant to be the foundation of a successful marriage. Greg talks with John about a couple he admires, and Erin shares how to lean on God's love, even if you're disappointed in your spouse. Also, Jim Daly talks with marriage counselors, Howard and Danielle Taylor, about the difference it makes to trust God in the relationship with your mate.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   Counseling Department   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   God's Design for Marriage   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/11/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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A No Break-Up Policy for Your Marriage

Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY   Receive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   Counseling Department   Focus on Marriage Assessment   Listen Anytime   Covenant: The Heart of the Marriage Mystery   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/9/20238 minutes, 14 seconds
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Not Making Fun of Your Spouse

Finding reasons to laugh with your mate is healthy, but making fun of your spouse can be very bad for your relationship. Greg talks with John about a lesson he learned in his own marriage on this topic, plus Erin will provide some encouragement to people who have been hurt by their spouse's words. Also, Jim Daly talks with Chris and Jenni Graebe about things they've observed in other couples. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!Counseling DepartmentStrengthen Your Emotional Connection in Marriage by Building Your Friendship Listen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/4/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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When a Fun Activity Doesn't Work for You

Have you ever tried something you expected to be fun as a couple, but it didn't work out? John talks with the Smalley's about how it's happened in their own marriage, and Jim Daly speaks with Chris and Jenni Graebe about things they learned from a vacation that didn't go so well.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount!Three Ways to Invest in Your Marriage (And Have Fun Along the Way) Strengthen Your Emotional Connection in Marriage by Building Your Friendship Listen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
5/2/20238 minutes, 13 seconds
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Asking Your Husband to Lead Well

How can a husband step up and lead well? Erin Smalley addresses common complaints she hears from wives about their husbands, and John and Greg discuss ways wives can be an encourager. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery share how wives can ask their husbands to lead their families well.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amountHow Respecting Your Husband Can Make Him a Better Leader at Home Are You Looking for the Hero in Your Husband?Listen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/27/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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When and When Not to Listen to Your Husband

Have you ever had a moment where you thought your husband was right about something, only to find out he was wrong? Greg shares a story with John and Erin about a time he made a mistake as a husband, and Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Juli Slattery about a funny moment with her husband. Plus, Erin will speak to wives who are discouraged because their husbands are not owning their faults.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amountGet More Episode ResourcesListen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/25/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Power of Consistency

Being intentional about consistent communication is vital to the overall health of your marriage. Jim Daly talked with Bill and Pam Farrel about how they a weekly meeting with each other, and John speaks with Greg and Erin about establishing good habits in your relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount. Get More Episode ResourcesListen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/20/202310 minutes, 23 seconds
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Keeping Humor Alive in the Hard Times

Having a sense of humor can help your marriage, even if you're facing a difficult season. John speaks with Greg and Erin about keeping laughter alive in your marriage during hard moments. Plus, Jim Daly talked to Jeff and Sarah Walton who have learned to keep humor in their relationship amidst some serious health challenges.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount. Get More Episode ResourcesListen AnytimeIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
4/18/202311 minutes, 53 seconds
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Maintaining a Healthy Friendship with Your Mate

A healthy marriage is built on a great friendship. John talks with the Smalley's about what has kept their friendship strong, and if you need to have common interests to be friends. Also, Jim Daly spoke with Howard and Danielle Taylor about how they've learned to be good friends, and have fun together. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-03-14?refcd=1641713Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/maintaining-a-healthy-friendship-with-your-mate/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/discovering-god-s-design-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1641713If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/13/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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When Your Communication Style is Different

It's likely that you and your spouse have differing styles for how you handle conflict. John and the Smalley's explain how they've seen this play out in their own marriages. Plus, Jim Daly talked with Howard and Danielle Taylor about ways they learned to navigate their different conflict styles. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-03-14?refcd=1641713Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-communication-style-is-different/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/discovering-god-s-design-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1641713If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/11/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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What On Your Table?

Several people would say their wedding day was very special. But a great marriage is about the journey afterwards. John, Greg and Erin discuss how to have a long-term perspective for your marriage, and Jim Daly talked with Chris and Jenni Grabe about something called a table of memories.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-04-06?refcd=1641805   Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/whats-on-your-table/#featured-resource-cta   Listen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/creating-sustainable-rhythms-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1641805   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/6/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Returning to Your First Love

Many married couples, as they gain experience, tend to experience a slow drifting apart. John, Erin and Greg address how drifting can occur, and ways you can rekindle your love. Plus, Jim Daly talked with Jason and Tori Benham about a time they realized they needed to reconnect as a couple.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book "The Rhythm of Us" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-04-06?refcd=1641805   Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/returning-to-your-first-love/#featured-resource-cta   Listen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/creating-sustainable-rhythms-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1641805   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/4/202313 minutes, 16 seconds
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What is Real Submission in Marriage?

What does a healthy view of submission in marriage look like? Greg and John discuss that topic, and Erin offers encouragement to wives who have a difficult time seeing submission as good thing. Plus, Jim Daly spoke with Dr. Juli Slattery on what a biblical definition of wives submitting to their husbands is.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-31?refcd=1604205Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-is-real-submission-in-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/30/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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Maintaining Emotional Intimacy in the Empty Nest Years

Reaching the empty nest years will create a lot of changes for your marriage, Greg addresses how couples can feel distant in the empty nest years, and John and Erin offer hope to couples who feel far apart. Plus, Jim Daly spoke with Dr. Juli Slattery on maintaining emotional connection in the empty nest years.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-31?refcd=1604205Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/maintaining-emotional-intimacy-int-the-empty-nest-years/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/28/202312 minutes, 11 seconds
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Finding Hope When You Feel Resentment

Many spouses today feel as if there's a wall of resentment between each other. If you're in that situation, John, Erin and Greg will share about maintaining a sense of hope. Also, Jim Daly spoke with Sarah and Jeff Walton about how couples can rely on God during a tough time.
3/23/202315 minutes, 54 seconds
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When Your Spouse's Mind Won't Change

What do you do when you're facing a crisis in your marriage and it feels like you're drifting apart? John and the Smalley's offer encouragement to struggling couples, and Jim Daly talks with Jeff and Sarah Walton about how they overcame a crisis in their relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-04-12?refcd=1627602Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse's-mind-won't-change/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/21/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Finding a Common Purpose with Your Mate

How do you find a common purpose in your marriage, even if you work completely different jobs? John and the Smalley's answer that question, and Jim Daly speaks with Howard and Danielle Taylor on how couples can find a purpose together.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-03-14?refcd=1624502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-a-common-purpose-with-your-mate/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/discovering-god-s-design-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1624502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/16/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Common Problems and Letting Go of Selfishness

Unrealistic expectations are common for young couples, but they're also a set up for disappointment. John, Greg and Erin share about common expectations couples have entering marriage, and how to practice selflessness in the relationship with your spouse. Featuring Mr. Howard and Mrs. Danielle Taylor.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "The Fundamentals of Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-03-14?refcd=1624502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/common-problems-and-letting-go-of-selfishness/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/discovering-god-s-design-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1624502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/14/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Three R's for Overcoming Temptation

Our choices today will impact our marriage tomorrow. That's especially true with how we respond to temptation. John, Greg and Erin discuss how to respond when you're tempted to believe lies about your spouse. Featuring Mr. Jason and Mrs. Tori Benham.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "Beauty in Battle" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-02-09?refcd=1624002Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/three-rs-for-overcoming-temptation/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/fighting-the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1608101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/9/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Conflict Can Make a Marriage Better

How do you feel about conflict? John and the Smalley's share how they feel about it, and also describe ways conflict can actually make your marriage stronger. Featuring Mr. Jason and Mrs. Tori Benham.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "Beauty in Battle" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-02-09?refcd=1624002Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-conflict-can-make-a-marriage-better/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/fighting-the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1608101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/7/202316 minutes, 28 seconds
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Two Needs Wives Have

One of the best gifts a husband can give his wife is to understand what she needs. John talks with Erin about how much it means when a wife feels valued and protected by her husband. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-02-28?refcd=1617704Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/two-needs-wives-have/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/encouraging-your-husband-to-be-a-hero-digital-download/?refcd=1617704If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/2/202310 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Respectful Helper Wife

An encouraging wife is something every husband longs for. Yet, what do you do when your husband is getting on your nerves a lot? John, Greg and Erin share about the power of encouragement and how to correct your husband without being disrespectful. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-02-28?refcd=1617704Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-respectful-helper-wife/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/encouraging-your-husband-to-be-a-hero-digital-download/?refcd=1617704If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/28/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Pain Can Purify Your Marriage

The New Testament reminds us to count it all joy when we face difficulties. Greg and Erin share with John about difficult times they've walked through in marriage, and provide some ideas for how to be patient with your mate during a tough season. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-boundless-2023-02-21?refcd=1611617Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-pain-can-purify-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/staying-married-through-the-storms-of-life-digital-download/?refcd=1611617If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/23/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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Responding Well to a Crisis

When you and your spouse are facing a crisis, it can either make your marriage stronger or create further challenges in your relationship. John talks with Greg and Erin about showing grace to your mate during a tough time, and how to respond if your spouse hasn't handled a crisis well. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-boundless-2023-02-21?refcd=1611617Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/responding-well-to-a-crisis/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/21/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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Enjoying Sex in Your Marriage

Sex is an exclusive gift meant for you and your spouse. But what do you do when physical intimacy becomes more of a challenge than a pleasure? John, Erin and Greg discuss common sexual struggles and how couples can be honest when one spouse wants physical intimacy more than the other. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-boundless-2023-02-14?refcd=1613803Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/enjoying-sex-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1613803If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/16/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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Prioritizing Physical Intimacy in Busy Seasons

After you and your spouse have kids, it's easy to let things like physical intimacy become less of a priority. John, Erin and Greg address how many couples struggle with making time for romance and intimacy, and why sex is a gift from God for you and your spouse. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-boundless-2023-02-14?refcd=1613803Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/prioritizing-physical-intimacy-in-busy-seasons/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/14/20239 minutes, 51 seconds
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Subtle Spiritual Attacks

Little irritations can creep in your marriage if you're not careful. Those small annoyances might also be something the enemy wants to use to divide you and your spouse. John, Greg and Erin discuss how they've learned to see the best in their spouse, even when little annoyances occur. Featuring Mr. Jason and Mrs. Tori Benham.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1608103Get more episode resources: http://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/subtle-spiritual-attacks/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1608103If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/9/202313 minutes, 39 seconds
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Staying Consistent with Prayer in Marriage

Praying for your mate is one of the best practices you can develop with your spouse. But what do you do when prayer feels awkward? John and the Smalley's share things husbands and wives can specifically pray for, and overcoming awkwardness in praying together. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1608103Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/staying-consistent-with-prayer-in-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1608103If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/7/20239 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Showing Respect Means

Every husband longs to feel respected. Yet, how can wives practically show respect? John, Greg and Erin discuss insecurities men feel and how giving respect to your husband can improve your marriage. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-31?refcd=1604205Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-showing-respect-means/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/2/202313 minutes, 29 seconds
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When a Husband Disappoints You

Unmet expectations in marriage are where disappointments can start to creep in. John, Erin and Greg bring up common expectations couples have going into marriage, and how working through disappointment can lead to a stronger relationship with your mate. Featuring Dr. Juli Slattery. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Juli Slattery's book "Finding the Hero in Your Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-31?refcd=1604205Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-a-husband-disappoints-you/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/31/202314 minutes, 12 seconds
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Formulas Don't Work for Sex

1/26/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Understanding Different Sexual Needs

When it comes to how people define "intimacy," it's fairly common for husbands and wives to have different definitions. John and Erin discuss how men and women define "intimacy," and Greg provides some encouragement to couples where one spouse has a stronger desire for sex than the other. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-24?refcd=1602702Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/understanding-different-sexual-needs/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1602702If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/24/202315 minutes, 16 seconds
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Staying Together in the Tough Times

When your marriage goes through a trying season, it can either make your relationship better or harder. How you respond to difficulties is what matters. John, Greg and Erin offer hope to couples who are in the middle of a tough season. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-17?refcd=1599804Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/staying-together-in-the-tough-times/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/19/202313 minutes, 48 seconds
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When Your Relationship Faces Heartbreak

Every marriage faces heartbreak at some point. If you or a couple you're friends with is in a challenging season, John, Greg and Erin will share how your marriage can get stronger, even through the tough times. Featuring Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Sarah Walton.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jeff and Sarah's book "Together Through the Storms" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2023-01-17?refcd=1599804Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-relationship-faces-heartbreak/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/17/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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When You Feel Uncomfortable with Prayer

When your schedule is packed, it's easy to put prayer on the backburner. To help you in your marriage, John, Greg and Erin share what reminds them to pray for their mate, and offer hope to those who are struggling to make prayer a regular habit. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1596202Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-feel-uncomfortable-with-prayer/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1596202If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/12/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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Praying the Lord’s Prayer

One of the most famous prayers Jesus prayed is called The Lord's Prayer. John, Erin and Greg discuss how praying with your mate can improve your marriage, and they also share some of their favorite parts of The Lord's Prayer. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1596202Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/praying-the-lords-prayer/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1596202If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/10/20239 minutes, 39 seconds
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Prioritizing Your Marriage in a Blended Family

Making a blended family marriage work takes relying on God's love and grace. But what do you do when you're struggling to get on the same page spiritually? John and Greg provide hope to couples in blended families where one spouse is trying to serve God, but the other spouse doesn't want to. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1592901Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/prioritizing-your-marriage-in-a-blended-family/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1592901If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/5/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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When Children Oppose a Remarriage

It can be a very tricky situation if a parent wants to get remarried, but a child is opposed to it. John talks with Erin about how a son or daughter can respectfully speak to a parent about possibly getting remarried. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1592901Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-children-oppose-a-remarriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1592901If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/3/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sex from Your Spouse's Perspective

When it comes to sex, it's good to consider what your spouse wants as more important than what you want. John talks to the Smalley's about why it's not good for the marriage if you respond poorly after your spouse turns down a request for sex. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1589804Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/sex-from-your-spouses-perspective/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1589804If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/29/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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Common Misconceptions About Sex

Many couples struggle to talk about sex because they fear being vulnerable. John speaks with Greg and Erin about common struggles and misconceptions couples have about sex. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1589804Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/common-misconceptions-about-sex/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1589804If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/27/20228 minutes, 48 seconds
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When Your Parent's Marriage Wasn't Good

How can you be a good spouse if your parents didn't model a healthy marriage for you? John, Greg and Erin offer hope to those who didn't come from a good family. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1587502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-parents-marriage-wasnt-good/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1587502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/22/20228 minutes, 12 seconds
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Love Like a Bulldog

The wedding vows are a significant part of the ceremony, and a sign of true commitment. John talks with Greg and Erin about the importance of wedding vows, and how to stay filled with God's love in your marriage. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1587502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/love-like-a-bulldog/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1587502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/20/202213 minutes, 11 seconds
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Praying Through Marital Struggles

Prayer is a powerful tool to help you and your spouse get closer. John speaks with Greg and Erin about the ways they've seen prayer make a difference in a marriage, and how to be honest in your prayers. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1583006Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/praying-through-marital-struggles/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1583006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/15/202210 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Lord, Please Fix My Spouse."

When you're annoyed at your spouse, it's easy to pray, "God, please change my mate!" Yet, a more mature approach is learning to recognize your own flaws first. John chats with Greg and Erin about more effective ways to pray for your spouse. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-11-17?refcd=1583006Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/lord-please-fix-my-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1583006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/13/202211 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 Tips for Blended Families

In a blended family, the dynamics of learning to get along can be very tricky. However, with God's help, a relationship can work out in the long run. John, Greg and Erin share how a blended family can survive some of the storms they go through. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1581501Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/5-tips-for-blended-families/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1581501If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/8/20228 minutes, 45 seconds
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When a Kid is Rejecting Your Spouse

If a child is struggling to get along with your spouse, it can put quite a strain on your marriage. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope for people who are in between a conflict with their mate and a child. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1581501Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-a-kid-is-rejecting-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1581501If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/6/202211 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sex and Healthy Expectations

Almost every disappointment in marriage can be traced to an unmet expectation. The same is true about sex. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope to wives who are struggling to enjoy sex. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta, and Mr. Gary Thomas.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1521502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/sex-and-healthy-expectations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/1/20228 minutes, 25 seconds
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Designed for Mutual Pleasure

Almost every disappointment in marriage can be traced to an unmet expectation. The same is true about sex. John, Greg and Erin offer some hope to wives who are struggling to enjoy sex. Featuring Mrs. Debra Fileta, and Mr. Gary Thomas.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1521502Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/designed-for-mutual-pleasure/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/29/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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Expressing True Humility to Your Spouse

Have you ever done something nice for your spouse, but deep inside, you were hoping for a compliment? We've all been guilty of that in some way. John, Greg and Erin share about the importance of humility in marriage, and how your relationship can benefit from memorizing Scripture together. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1518301Get more episode resources: http://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/expressing-true-humility-to-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1503601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/24/202212 minutes, 48 seconds
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Being Kind When You Feel Like Being Mean

There are times when it's easy to be kind to everyone else, but rude your spouse. What do you do in those moments? John, Greg and Erin discuss things they've learned from a famous passage on love, 1 Corinthians chapter 13. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1518301Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/being-kind-when-you-feel-like-being-mean/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1503601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/22/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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When You Struggle to Pray for Your Spouse

You and your spouse want a marriage that honors God. Yet, how can you make time for things like praying together when your schedule is full? John, Greg and Erin provide some ideas for making time for prayer, even when life is busy. Featuring Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Selena Frederick.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the "40 Prayers for my Husband; 40 Prayers for my Wife" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1515201Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-struggle-to-pray-for-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/making-prayer-a-priority-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1515903If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/17/202211 minutes, 1 second
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Compassion and Restoration for a Porn Addict

If you find out your husband is struggling with porn, your initial reaction might be very negative. However, shaming your mate is not the solution, God's grace is. John, Greg and Erin offer a word of hope to wives whose husbands are addicted to pornography. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1515201Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/compassion-and-restoration-for-a-porn-addict/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1515201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/15/20229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Communicating with Your Spouse About Sibling Rivalries

If two of your kids aren't getting along, it can cause a lot of stress in your marriage. John, Erin and Greg discuss times when their kids haven't gotten along, and offer hope to couples who are in blended families. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1513904Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/communicating-with-your-spouse-about-sibling-rivalries/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1513904If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/10/202211 minutes, 45 seconds
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Loving Your Blended Family

Millions of people today are in a blended family. While some of those relationships can be very good, many are facing a lot of challenges. Greg, Erin and John give some hope to couples who are struggling with the pain of a previously broken marriage. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.  Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1513904Get more episode resources: https://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/loving-your-blended-family/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1513904If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/8/202210 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Sex Needs to Be

Sex is part of God's beautiful design for marriage. Yet, many people today are walking into marriage with a sexual secret. John, Erin and Greg provide some insights on how sex can benefit a marriage, and where to find help if you have a secret you feel ashamed of. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1492001Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-sex-needs-to-be/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/3/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sex & a Heart Connection

Sex is about so much more than just a physical connection. It's also about connecting your heart to your spouse's heart. John, Greg and Erin offer a helpful idea for husbands regarding physical intimacy. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1492001Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/sex-a-heart-connection/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/1/20227 minutes, 57 seconds
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Defining God's Love

We all want to feel loved. Yet, real love isn't the same as it's typically portrayed in entertainment. John and Greg discuss the beauty and the difficulties that come with marriage, and why it's a relationship worth pursuing. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1503601Get more episode resources: https://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/defining-gods-love/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1503601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/27/202212 minutes, 12 seconds
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Good & Bad Definitions of Love

It's easy to say, "I love you," during the dating phase of a relationship? But, what does that phrase truly mean. John, Greg and Erin offer a perspective on why saying, "I love you," is a significant phrase to use. Featuring Mr. Bob Lepine.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Love Like You Mean It" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-25?refcd=1503601Get more episode resources: https://http://http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/good-bad-definitions-of-love/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.https://store.focusonthefamily.com/showing-true-love-to-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1503601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/25/202211 minutes, 13 seconds
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When a Wife Struggles with Porn

Troubling statistics indicate that pornography addiction is not just a problem for men, but a lot of women are also struggling with it too. John, Greg and Erin discuss how a husband can respond if a wife confesses she's battling a pornography problem. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1498902Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-a-wife-struggles-with-porn/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1498902If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/20/202211 minutes, 11 seconds
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Confessing the Embarrassing Secret

If you're struggling with pornography, it can be easy to say to yourself, "I'll never tell someone." However, true healing for your marriage happens when you bring a secret into the light. John, Erin and Greg explain why confessing a porn problem is important, and what to do if you admitted you need help, but the confession didn't go well. Featuring Mrs. Rosie Makinney.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1498902Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/confessing-the-embarrassing-secret/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1498902If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/18/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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Adjustments for Blended Couples

Every marriage goes through a lot of changes at the beginning. That is especially true for blended family couples. John, Greg, and Erin discuss changes that blended families have to walk through, and provide hope to those who struggle with being too attached to their kids. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1495202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/adjustments-for-blended-couples/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1495202If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/13/202216 minutes, 28 seconds
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Loving Your Spouse's Kids

A unique challenge that couples in blended families face is trying to win the approval of your spouse's children. John, Erin and Greg share how blended family couples can be patient, as they're trying to make their marriage work. Featuring Dr. Gary Chapman and Mr. Ron Deal.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1495202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/loving-your-spouses-kids/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cultivating-love-in-blended-families-digital-download/?refcd=1495202If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/11/20229 minutes, 42 seconds
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When You Don't Have the Talk

Physical intimacy is a very significant part of your marriage. Yet, it's a topic that many couples are uncomfortable discussing. John, Erin and Greg explain how you can show your spouse grace, when a sexual problem is happening in the marriage. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas and Mrs. Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Married Sex" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-10-06?refcd=1492001Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-dont-have-the-talk/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/improving-your-sex-life-to-improve-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1492001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/6/202212 minutes, 47 seconds
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An Eternal Perspective for Your Marriage

One day, the story of your marriage on earth will come to an end. While that may seem sad, recognizing that reality can be a huge motivator for treating your spouse well. John, Erin and Greg discuss how having an eternal perspective has influenced the ways they interact with their spouse. Featuring Mr. Gary Thomas.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1491901Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/an-eternal-perspective-for-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1468805If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/4/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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Looking Back to Go Forward

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1457004Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/looking-back-to-go-forward/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1457004If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/29/202211 minutes
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A Few Minute Adjustment

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1487703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcasst/a-few-minute-adjustment/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1460508If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/27/202210 minutes, 39 seconds
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Submitting to God When It's Hard

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1483601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/submitting-to-god-when-its-hard/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1453806If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/22/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shame & Pornography Addiction

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1483601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/shame-pornography-addiction/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1453806If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/20/202211 minutes, 42 seconds
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Love Languages & Blended Families

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1468603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/love-languages-blended-families/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1460508If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/15/202213 minutes, 6 seconds
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Crockpot Expectations

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Building Love Together in Blended Families" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-09-13?refcd=1468603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/crockpot-expectations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1460508If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/13/20228 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Small Things That Add Up

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1468805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-small-things-that-add-up/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1468805If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/8/202211 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Can I Bless You?

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1468805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-can-i-bless-you/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1468805If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/6/202213 minutes, 35 seconds
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Forgiving the Spouse Who Hurt You

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1460508Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcasst/forgiving-the-spouse-who-hurt-you#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1460508If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/1/202211 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gentleness for the Conflict

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1460508Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcasst/gentleness-for-the-conflict/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1460508If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/30/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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100% Commitment

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1457004Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/100-commitment/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1457004If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/25/20228 minutes, 43 seconds
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Developing a Strong Partnership

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1457004Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/developing-a-strong-partnership/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1457004If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/23/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Porn Doesn't Mean Your Marriage is Over

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1453806Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/porn-doesnt-mean-your-marriage-is-over/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1453806If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/18/202211 minutes, 46 seconds
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Grace and Justice for a Porn Addict

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1453806Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/grace-and-justice-for-a-porn-addict/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1453806If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/16/202211 minutes, 26 seconds
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Paying Attention to What Your Spouse Doesn't Like

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1436104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/paying-attention-to-what-your-spouse-doesnt-like/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1450404If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/11/202216 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Magnificent Obsession for Your Marriage

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1436104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-magnificent-obsession-for-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1450404If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/9/202211 minutes, 45 seconds
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Stay Inside the 9s

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1450401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcasst/stay-inside-the-9s/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1450401If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/4/202215 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wise Habits for Results You Want

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1450401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcasst/wise-habits-for-results-you-want/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1450401If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/2/20229 minutes, 46 seconds
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Your Spouse Should be First

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1443001Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/your-spouse-should-be-first/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1443001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/28/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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Three Roles a Spouse Should Play

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1443001Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/three-roles-a-spouse-should-play/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1443001If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/26/202214 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Your Spouse is Addicted to Porn

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1440102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-is-addicted-to-porn/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1440102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/21/202210 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Sexual Addiction is So Dangerous

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1440102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-sexual-addiction-is-so-dangerous/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1440102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/19/202211 minutes, 33 seconds
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Loving Your Spouse, Loving Your In-Laws

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1436104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/loving-your-spouse-loving-your-in-laws/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1436104If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/14/202210 minutes, 10 seconds
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Loving God's Daughter

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1436104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/loving-gods-daughter/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1436104If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/12/202210 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making Your Expectations Clear

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1436203Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-expectations-clear/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1436203If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/7/202212 minutes, 13 seconds
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Healthy Adjustments to Your Expectations

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Simple Habits for Marital Happiness" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-07-05?recd=1436203Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-adjustments-to-your-expectations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/simple-habits-to-embrace-in-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1436203If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/5/202210 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Intentional Marriage

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "Friends, Partners and Lover" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-30?refcd=1430710Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-intentional-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/embracing-your-role-as-a-spouse-digital/?refcd=1430710If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/30/202210 minutes, 24 seconds
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Marriage and Video Games

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1430605Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-and-video-games/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1430605If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/28/202210 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Dangers of a Pornography Problem

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Fight For Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-23?refcd=1428101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-dangers-of-a-pornography-problem/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/rescuing-your-marriage-from-pornography-digital-download/?refcd=1428101If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/23/202212 minutes, 42 seconds
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Come Out of Hiding

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1427201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/come-out-of-hiding/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1427201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/21/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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Loving Without Expectations

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1423009Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/loving-without-expectations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1423009If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/16/202213 minutes, 4 seconds
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Don't Become a Spider Spouse

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "A Lifelong Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-06-14?refcd=1423009Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/dont-become-a-spider-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/breathe-spiritual-life-into-your-marriage-digital-download/?refcd=1423009If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/14/202212 minutes, 4 seconds
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After the Storm Has Passed

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1423502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/after-the-storm-has-passed/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1423502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/9/202214 minutes, 31 seconds
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Reconciliation is Still Possible

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1423502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/reconciliation-is-still-possible/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1423502If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/7/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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Replacing Selfishness & Control

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1416601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/replacing-selfishness-control/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1416601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/2/202213 minutes, 29 seconds
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When Little Irritations Meet Grace

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1416601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-little-irritations-meet-grace/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1416601If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/31/202213 minutes, 49 seconds
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Community in the Fight

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1413406Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/community-in-the-fight/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1413406If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/26/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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Deal with Technology Distractions

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1413406Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/deal-with-technology-distractions/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1413406If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/24/202212 minutes
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What We Long For—Connection

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Greg and Erin's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1410602Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-we-long-for-connection/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1410602If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/19/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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When Your Spouse Needs Empathy

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Greg and Erin's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount:https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1346703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-needs-empathy/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1410602If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/17/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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Doing it God's Way

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1411201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/doing-it-gods-way/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1411201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/12/202214 minutes, 49 seconds
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When God Changes a Husband's Heart

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1411201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-god-changes-a-husbands-heart/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1411201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/10/202212 minutes, 20 seconds
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Learning to Become a Team

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1411102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/learning-to-become-a-team/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1411102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/5/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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Working on You Before Your Spouse

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1411102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-on-you-before-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1411102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/3/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 Signs of Spiritual Attack

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1349006Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/5-signs-of-spiritual-attack/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1349006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/28/202215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Deal With the Little Irritations

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1349006Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/deal-with-the-little-irritations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1349006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/26/202210 minutes, 35 seconds
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When Your Spouse is Depressed

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the Smalley's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1346703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-is-depressed/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1346703If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/21/202210 minutes, 43 seconds
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Where You Feel Lonely

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the Smalley's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1346703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/where-you-feel-lonely/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1346703If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/19/202211 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Divorce Isn't the Answer

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1342801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-divorce-isnt-the-answer/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1342801If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/14/202210 minutes, 57 seconds
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Where Unhealthy Expectations are Born

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1342801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/where-unhealthy-expectations-are-born/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1342801If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/12/202214 minutes, 51 seconds
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Making Your Husband Feel Appreciated

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1339902Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-your-husband-feel-appreciated/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1339902If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/7/202210 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wives Want a Selfless Listener

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1339902Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/wives-want-a-selfless-listener/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1339902If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/5/202216 minutes
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Subtle Temptation

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1335908Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/subtle-temptation/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1335908If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/31/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Recognizing Spiritual Warfare

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1335908Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recognizing-spiritual-warfare/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1335908If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/29/20229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ending Isolation in Your Marriage

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the Smalley's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1332104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/ending-isolation-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1332104If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/24/20229 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sharing Your Spouse's Burden

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the Smalley's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1332104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/sharing-your-spouses-burden/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1332104If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/22/202213 minutes, 38 seconds
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Where is God When Your Marriage Hits the Bottom?

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1328305Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/where-is-god-when-your-marriage-hits-the-bottom/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/loving-your-spouse-through-the-seasons-of-marriage-digital?refcd=1314706If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/17/202212 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hope for the Emotionally Broken

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1328305Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/hope-for-the-emotionally-broken/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/loving-your-spouse-through-the-seasons-of-marriage-digital?refcd=1314706If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/15/202212 minutes, 25 seconds
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Symptoms of an Affair

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the Scruggs' book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1324303Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/symptoms-of-an-affair/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1324303If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/10/20229 minutes, 28 seconds
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When It Seems Good, but It Isn't

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive the Scruggs' book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1324303Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-it-seems-good-but-it-isnt/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1324303If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/8/202211 minutes, 45 seconds
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Establishing New Family Rhythms

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1324803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/establishing-new-family-rhythms/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1324803If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/3/202211 minutes, 49 seconds
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Focusing on The Good in the Early Years

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1324803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/focusing-on-the-good-in-the-early-years/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1324803If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
3/1/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why a Christian Marriage Should Stand Out

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1317603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-a-christian-marriage-should-stand-out/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/24/20228 minutes, 14 seconds
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Getting Help in Winter

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1317603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-help-in-winter/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/22/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Roots of an Addiction

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1314706Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-roots-of-an-addiction/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/17/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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Owning Your Sin Too

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1314706Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/owning-your-sin-too/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/15/20227 minutes, 30 seconds
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When and When Not to Talk

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Rob Flood's book "With These Words" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-01-11?refcd=1314001Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-and-when-not-to-talk/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/10/202211 minutes, 50 seconds
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Honey, What Did You Mean By...?

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Rob Flood's book "With These Words" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-01-11?refcd=1314001 https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/honey-what-did-you-mean-by/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/8/202213 minutes, 22 seconds
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Accountability and Forgiveness

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1309303Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/accountability-and-forgiveness/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/3/20229 minutes, 29 seconds
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After an Affair is Confessed

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1309303Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/after-an-affair-is-confessed/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
2/1/202211 minutes, 21 seconds
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When You Face a Winter Season

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1307011Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-face-a-winter-season/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/27/202211 minutes, 36 seconds
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Five Styles of Conflict

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1307011Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/five-styles-of-conflict/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/25/202214 minutes, 17 seconds
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When Past Hurts Come Up

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1304408Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-past-hurts-come-up/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/20/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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Finding Healing from Sexual Brokenness

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1304408Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-healing-from-sexual-brokenness/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/18/202210 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Would God Respond to Marriage Conflict?

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Rob Flood's book: "With These Words" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-01-11?refcd=1299805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-would-god-respond-to-marriage-conflict/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/13/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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"I Married the Wrong Person"

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Rob Flood's book "With These Words" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-01-11?refcd=1299805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/i-married-the-wrong-person/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/11/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Roller Coaster of Recovery

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What To Do When Your Spouse Is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1296705Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-roller-coaster-of-recovery/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/6/202214 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Blaming is So Dangerous

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What To Do When Your Spouse Is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1296705Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-blaming-is-so-dangerous/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
1/4/202212 minutes, 37 seconds
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Finding True Peace and Prosperity

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Chuck and Ann Bentley's book "Money Problems, Marriage Solutions" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-30?refcd=1292601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-true-peace-and-prosperity/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/30/20219 minutes, 3 seconds
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When Your Spouse Repents

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Chuck and Ann Bentley's book "Money Problems, Marriage Solutions" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-30?refcd=1292601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-repents/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/28/202110 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Season of Conflict

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. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1289601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-season-of-conflict/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/23/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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Spider Webs & Glass-Blowing Classes

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1289601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/spider-webs-glass-blowing-classes/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/21/202110 minutes, 10 seconds
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In-Laws and Staying Committed

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Melanie Shankle's book "The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-16?refcd=1286104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/in-laws-and-staying-committed/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/16/202112 minutes, 49 seconds
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Choosing Love, Even When You Don't Feel It

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Melanie Shankle's book "The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-16?refcd=1286104Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-love-even-when-you-dont-feel-it/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/14/202110 minutes, 33 seconds
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When God Reaches Us in Our Mess

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What To Do When Your Spouse Is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1171608Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-god-reaches-us-in-our-mess/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/9/20217 minutes, 33 seconds
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When God Showed up on Easter

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What To Do When Your Spouse Is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1171608Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-god-showed-up-on-easter/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/7/202111 minutes, 32 seconds
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Changing Bad Money Habits

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Chuck and Ann Bentley's book "Money Problems, Marriage Solutions" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-30?refcd=1181701Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/changing-bad-money-habits/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
12/2/20218 minutes, 37 seconds
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When Your Money Habits Clash

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Chuck and Ann Bentley's book "Money Problems, Marriage Solutions" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-30?refcd=1181701Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-money-habits-clash/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/30/202114 minutes, 9 seconds
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Confessing Sexual Sin to Your Family

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1181603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/confessing-sexual-sin-to-your-family/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/25/202110 minutes, 52 seconds
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When a Secret Sin is Uncovered

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Kirsten Samuel's book "Choosing a Way Out" for your donation of any amount! https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-23?refcd=1181603Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-a-secret-sin-is-uncovered/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/23/202112 minutes, 45 seconds
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Growing Spiritually in Every Season

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1176601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/growing-spiritually-in-every-season/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/18/202111 minutes, 2 seconds
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Overcoming Fear in the Spring Season

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1176601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-fear-in-the-spring-season/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/16/202112 minutes, 52 seconds
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Remembering What Brought You Together

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Melanie Shankle's book "The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-09?refcd=1174704Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/remembering-what-brought-you-together#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/11/202110 minutes, 15 seconds
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Having Fun With Your Opposite Personalities

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Melanie Shankle's book "The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-11-09?refcd=1174704Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-fun-with-your-opposite-personalities/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/9/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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Opening a Closed Heart

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley's book: "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1167802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/opening-a-closed-heart/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/4/202113 minutes
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Eliminating Distractions, Finding Intimacy

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley's book: "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1167802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/eliminating-distractions-finding-intimacy/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/2/202111 minutes, 7 seconds
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Purpose of the Seasons

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.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1162802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/purpose-of-the-seasons/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/28/202111 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Seasons Your Marriage Goes Through

Every marriage goes through seasons. Some are wonderful, while others are difficult, but each one can help you improve your relationship. John talks with Greg and Erin about seasons in a marriage and how to know if you've been one for too long. Featuring Debra Fileta.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Debra Fileta's book "Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-26?refcd=1162802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-seasons-your-marriage-goes-through/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/26/202110 minutes, 30 seconds
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Representing Jesus in Our Marriage

If there's a lack of love in your marriage, it's good to evaluate the strength of your relationship with God. The more you prioritize obeying God, the better job you'll do at being a good spouse. John talks to Erin and Greg about what it means for couples to represent Jesus in their marriage. Featuring Guy Lia, Amber Lia, and Jean Daly.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Amber and Guy Lia's book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1159401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/representing-jesus-in-our-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/21/202110 minutes, 37 seconds
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Honey, That's Not What I Meant

You said something to your spouse, and thought your point was clear. But after a day or two, your mate is really upset. It turns out, your spouse misunderstood what you said. Sound familiar? John, Erin and Greg explain why working through misunderstandings can make your relationship stronger. Featuring Guy Lia, Amber Lia, and Jean Daly.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Amber and Guy Lia's book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1159401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/honey-thats-not-what-i-meant/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/19/202114 minutes, 13 seconds
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When Unfaithfulness Meets God's Grace

When your spouse has hurt you, it's easy to hold on to unforgiveness. But doing so will only make things worse. John talks with Greg and Erin about ways couples can take steps toward healing, even if one of the spouses has been unfaithful. Featuring Mark and Jill Savage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154701Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-unfaithfulness-meets-gods-grace/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/14/202113 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Immediate Damage of an Affair

Sadly, many couples experience the sting of betrayal. When the unfaithfulness comes to light, the damage is shocking. John talks with Greg and Erin about why an affair is so devastating to a marriage, and they'll point you to resources for starting a recovery process. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jill Savage's book "Your Next Steps: What to Do When Your Spouse is Unfaithful" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154701Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-immediate-damage-of-an-affair/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/12/202113 minutes, 49 seconds
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Questions and Answers

You long for meaningful connection with your spouse. However, there are moments when it feels like life and responsibilities keep getting in the way. During those seasons, what do you do? John, Greg and Erin suggest some questions you can ask your spouse as a way to connect with each other. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/reconnecting-with-your-spouse-digital-product#refcd=1151703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/questions-and-answers/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/7/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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Planets and the Sun

Raising kids with your spouse is one of life's greatest blessings. But anyone who's had children will tell you it's not easy to balance them with your marriage. John talks with Greg and Erin about how to prioritize your marriage, even with the constant demands of parenting. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1151703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/planets-and-the-sun/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
10/5/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Planning for a Thriving Marriage

Success doesn't happen by accident. It requires planning and making intentional decisions. The same principle is true for your marriage. Greg and Erin talk with John about how practicing simple exercises has made their marriage better. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1146802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/planning-for-a-thriving-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/30/202113 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Story You Tell Yourself

When you're frustrated with your spouse, it's easy to tell yourself things about him or her that aren't true. We've all been guilty of that before. Greg, Erin and John explain how simple gestures of kindness can calm your emotions, even when you feel frustrated with your mate. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1146802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-story-you-tell-yourself/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/28/202112 minutes, 23 seconds
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Working Through Triggers With Honesty

You love your spouse so much, but we're all still human. Part of being human is getting on each other's nerves. John, Erin and Greg discuss what it looks like for couples to work through irritations during the early years of marriage. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-through-triggers-with-honesty/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/23/202113 minutes, 31 seconds
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Overcoming Tension in the Early Years

The early years of marriage are filled with bliss and lots of adjustments. With so many changes, getting on each others' nerves is very common as you're learning to live together. John, Greg and Erin give some encouragement to newlyweds who are stepping on each others' toes. Featuring guests Amber Lia, Guy Lia, and Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Marriage Triggers" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-tension-in-the-early-years/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/21/202112 minutes, 18 seconds
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When Jesus Saved Her Marriage

When it seems hopeless, Jesus will still meet you where you are. Your marriage might be struggling today, but God can do a miracle in your relationship. John and the Smalleys share how they've seen God restore broken marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Leave (& Why We Chose to Stay Together)" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1142606Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-jesus-saved-her-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/16/202111 minutes, 48 seconds
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God Can Redeem Any Marriage

Many marriages go through a dark season. If you're feeling discouraged today and wondering whether you and your spouse are going to make it, you've come to the right place for hope. Hear John, Erin and Greg explain how it's never too late for God to heal your broken marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Leave (& Why We Chose to Stay Together)" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1142606Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/god-can-redeem-any-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/14/202112 minutes, 21 seconds
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Healthy Expectations for Busy Seasons

When we get angry at our family, there's typically a deeper reason why. It might even be rooted in unrealistic expectations. Erin, Greg and John discuss how to have healthy expectations for busy seasons, and ways to show your spouse grace when he or she gets upset. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1137202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-expectations-for-busy-seasons/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/9/202112 minutes, 5 seconds
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Listen to the Metronome

Like music needs a metronome to sound good, your marriage needs a rhythm to help you stay connected. But is that possible when your schedule feels overloaded? John, Erin and Greg discuss ways to make time for your spouse, even with a crowded schedule. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1137202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/listen-to-the-metronome/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/7/202112 minutes, 29 seconds
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Brain Magnets and Joy Buckets

Do you remember what it was like when you and your spouse first fell in love? The attraction was so strong. As time goes on, that same attraction can start to fade if you're not careful. John, Greg and Erin provide some helpful thoughts on how to not lose curiosity in your spouse. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1134502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/brain-magnets-and-joy-buckets/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
9/2/202111 minutes, 39 seconds
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Marriage is Like Maintaining a Garden

Just like a garden needs water, your marriage needs simple acts of love in order to thrive. John, Erin and Greg explain how they've seen little things help their marriages. They'll also offer some encouragement to couples who are struggling to love each other. Featuring Dr. Marcus Warner and Pastor Chris Coursey. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-31?refcd=1134502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-like-maintaining-a-garden/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/31/202112 minutes, 22 seconds
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Stop the Sarcasm!

Telling jokes can be a great way to liven up your marriage. But, a good punch line should never come at your spouse's expense. Greg, Erin and John explain why sarcasm can be toxic for your marriage. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get our "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1132501Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/stop-the-sarcasm/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/26/20219 minutes, 13 seconds
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When Super-Husband Isn't Enough

While doing things to help your spouse is wonderful, activities should never replace the joy of being together. Greg, Erin and John discuss how they've learned the importance of spending time with their spouses. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get our "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1132501Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-super-husband-isnt-enough/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/24/202112 minutes, 7 seconds
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All My Expectations!

When you and your spouse were dating, what did you expect marriage to be like? The truth is, many of us go into a lifelong commitment with over-the-top expectations. John, Greg and Erin share examples from their own lives, and give tips for how to let go of unrealistic expectations as a newlywed. Featuring Bill and Vicki Rose. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Believe" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1127103Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/all-my-expectations/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/19/202116 minutes, 36 seconds
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When the Pressure is Too Much!

When you get married, it's easy to believe that marriage will solve your problems. However, such an unrealistic expectation can do great harm to your relationship. John, Greg, and Erin discuss what it means to have healthier expectations for marriage. Featuring Bill and Vicki Rose. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Vicki Rose's book "Every Reason to Believe" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-17?refcd=1127103Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-the-pressure-is-too-much/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/17/202113 minutes, 34 seconds
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Catch the Little Foxes

The truth is, small things can have a very big impact on your marriage. But as the little things add up, it can be hard to make time for each other. John, Greg, and Erin provide some helpful tips to couples who feel overwhelmed by their busy schedules. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1123702Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/catch-the-little-foxes/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/12/202111 minutes, 50 seconds
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More Than Just Roommates

When you and your spouse were dating, you probably found each others' quirks to be funny. However, those same things you once thought of as cute can turn into little annoyances. John, Erin and Greg give some hope to couples who feel annoyed with each other.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-08-10?refcd=1123702Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/more-than-just-roommates/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/10/202115 minutes, 11 seconds
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Regaining Passion in Your Marriage

For a lot of couples, talking about sex can feel awkward and uncomfortable. But it doesn't have to be that way. John, Erin and Greg offer encouragement to couples who've lost their passion for intimacy. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Jean Daly.Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1122904Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/regaining-passion-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/5/202111 minutes, 59 seconds
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Let's Talk About Submission

Submission is a biblical principle that will help your marriage. But what does it look like to practice it? John talks with Greg about what submission is not, and Erin discusses the power of an encouraging wife. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Jean Daly.Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1122904Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/lets-talk-about-submission/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
8/3/202112 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Gift of Affection

A small note, a gentle hug, a tender kiss. These things can add so much to your marriage. But what do you do when you don't feel like being affectionate? John Fuller and Erin Smalley remind us that we can still choose to be romantic with our mate, even when we don't feel like it. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1119502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-gift-of-affection/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/29/20219 minutes, 41 seconds
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Small Actions That Show You Care

Sometimes, a small act of love from your spouse can go a long way to brighten your day. But if we're honest, it's easy to neglect showing affection to your mate when life gets busy. John Fuller and Erin Smalley remind us why we shouldn't stop appreciating our spouse. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "100 Ways to Love" book bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1119502Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/small-actions-that-show-you-care/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/27/202114 minutes, 47 seconds
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Allowing God to Paint Your Financial Picture

In marriage, it takes relying on God's wisdom to make wise choices. The same can be said for the financial choices you make. Erin Smalley and John Fuller discuss how to rely on God when you need to make big decisions on money. Featuring guests Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn's book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1113805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/allowing-god-to-paint-your-financial-picture/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/22/202110 minutes, 13 seconds
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Overcoming Your Fears About Money

In a marriage, each spouse tends to have different priorities when it comes to money. In the same way, husbands and wives usually have different fears regarding finances. John Fuller and Erin Smalley offer thoughts for overcoming money fears as a couple. Featuring Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn's book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1113805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-your-fears-about-money/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/20/202112 minutes, 23 seconds
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Replacing Lies With the Truth

You and your spouse are on the same team. But if you believe lies about your mate, it can feel like you're competing against each other. John Fuller and Erin Smalley offer hope to struggling couples. Featuring Drs. Bob Paul and Greg Smalley.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1112601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/replacing-lies-with-the-truth/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
7/15/202111 minutes, 53 seconds
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Listen to Your Feelings

Learning to be more honest about how you feel is a wonderful way to grow with your spouse. John Fuller and Erin Smalley discuss how to get better at sharing your feelings with your mate as you gain life experience together. Featuring Drs. Bob Paul and Greg Smalley.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1112601Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/listen-to-your-feelings/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
7/13/202110 minutes, 7 seconds
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Getting Rid of Unhealthy Assumptions

False assumptions about your spouse are toxic. If left undealt with, they can lead to mistrust. Erin and John offer hope to couples struggling with resentment and false assumptions. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko, and Jean Daly.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1111507Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/getting-rid-of-unhealthy-assumptions/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
7/8/202111 minutes, 38 seconds
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Saying NO to Lesser Important Things

John, Greg and Erin discuss how saying "No" to lesser important things can benefit your marriage, and leave room for more important things. Featuring Pastor Levi Lusko, Jennie Lusko and Mrs. Jean Daly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-06?refcd=1111507Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/saying-no-to-lesser-important-things/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
7/6/202111 minutes, 45 seconds
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Small Steps, Big Results

It's easy to think that your marriage needs a big breakthrough when you want to reconnect with each other. But, that's not always the case. John, Greg and Erin discuss the importance of how small actions can go a long way in your relationship. Featuring Matt and Lisa Jacobson.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "100 Ways to Love" bundle with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-07-01?refcd=1111304Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/small-steps-big-results/If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
7/1/202111 minutes, 10 seconds
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When the Distance Feels Too Big

John, Greg and Erin discuss how to best reconnect with your spouse when you feel distant in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1108105&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-the-distance-feels-too-big/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/29/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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Working Through Different Financial Priorities

In a marriage, one spouse tends to save money while the other prefers to spend it. When that's the case, how can you work together? John, Greg and Erin offer some ideas for how to get on the same page financially in your relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Thriving in Money" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1103302Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-through-different-financial-priorities/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/24/202112 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why You Must Talk About Money

Financial stress is one of the most common reasons for conflict in marriages today. But, it's also something that many couples are uncomfortable talking about. John chats with Greg and Erin about how they've overcome financial challenges in their relationship. Featuring guests Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Thriving in Love & Money" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-06-22?refcd=1103302Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/why-you-must-talk-about-money/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/22/202111 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lies That Will Close Your Heart

Have you ever believed something untrue about your spouse? It's an uncomfortable question, but believing lies will always prevent your heart from being open to your mate. John talks with Erin and Greg about how they've learned to let go of lies in their relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1101002Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/lies-that-will-close-your-heart/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/17/202114 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Your Spouse is Not

Your spouse might be amazing, but he or she cannot meet every expectation you have. In some way, he or she will fall short. John, Greg and Erin discuss how to let go of bad expectations in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1101002Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-your-spouse-is-not/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/15/202113 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Danger of Assumptions

A lack of communication can open the door to all kinds of unhealthy assumptions about your spouse. John, Greg, and Erin give some ideas for how to deal with negative assumptions in your relationship, and explain why reading the Bible can help you become a better spouse. Featuring Dr. Ron and Mrs. Jan Welch.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1099902Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-danger-of-assumptions/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/10/202111 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rules for Marriage Communication

Just like a professional sport needs rules to be played well, your marriage needs boundaries for effective communication. John talks with the Smalleys about rules they have in their own marriage for communicating with each other.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Ron Welch's book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1099902Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rules-for-marriage-communication/#featured-resource-CTAIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/8/202111 minutes, 17 seconds
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Moving on From Miscommunication

Greg and Erin talk with John about how they've learned to get passed misunderstandings, and why working through miscommunication is worth it.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1100201&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/moving-on-from-miscommunication/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
6/3/202116 minutes, 37 seconds
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Don't Run From the Problem

As problems come up in your relationship, it's essential to deal with them. But the big question is, how? John, Erin and Greg explain why you shouldn't run from marriage issues, and discuss how praying together helps build a lasting foundation for your relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Kevin Leman’s book “The Intimate Connection” for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1100201&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/dont-run-from-the-problem/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
6/1/202113 minutes, 23 seconds
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Letting God Work on Your Spouse

When your spouse has an annoying habit, it's easy to snap at him or her. How can you show love and patience to your mate when he or she is getting on your last nerve? John, Greg and Erin give some ideas on how to deal with annoying habits in your marriage, and discuss the importance of allowing God to work on your spouse. Featuring Joshua & Raquel Rogers.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1097002Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/letting-god-work-on-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
5/27/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Integrity Leads to Intimacy

Integrity is for a marriage what a foundation is for a house. Without it, your relationship will fall apart. John, Greg and Erin discuss what genuine integrity looks like, and how to talk with your spouse about difficult things.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1097002Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-integrity-leads-to-intimacy/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
5/25/202112 minutes, 20 seconds
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What God Says About Love

As time rolls on in your marriage, the feelings of love will come and go. Whether you feel in love with your spouse today or not, you've come to the right place. Greg, Erin and John explain how relying on God's love can help you overcome feelings of apathy in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1092311Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-god-says-about-love/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/20/202113 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Healthy Perspective on "Becoming One"

Scripture tells us that two spouses "become one," in marriage. But what does that mean? John, Greg and Erin provide some ideas for how to live in unity with your spouse. .Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1092311Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-healthy-perspective-on-becoming-one/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
5/18/202112 minutes, 18 seconds
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Letting Go of Control in Your Marriage

All of us want to feel the freedom to be ourselves when we're with our mate. But, if one spouse is always trying to control the other, it can weigh a marriage down with resentment. John, Greg and Erin discuss how giving your spouse freedom can strengthen your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast. Or, call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1089709Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/letting-go-of-control-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: http://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
5/13/202110 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Dangers of a Controlling Spouse

As you're getting to know your spouse, it's easy for things to come up that you weren't expecting. John talks with Greg and Erin about struggles they overcame in their marriage. They'll also provide hope for those who feel stuck in a controlling relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "10 Choices Successful Couples Make" with your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1089709Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-dangers-of-a-controlling-spouse/If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/11/20219 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marriage is Not a Competition

When you and your spouse do life as a team, it's amazing what you can accomplish together. But if you compete against each other, things will go terribly wrong. John, Greg and Erin give some insights on how you and your spouse can work together in spite of your differences. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "The Intimate Connection" with your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1086702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-not-a-competition/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
5/6/202115 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Safe Place to Talk

"When it's been a long day, having a considerate spouse to share your feelings with is a wonderful gift. But how can you tell your mate what's really going on when you feel upset? John, Greg and Erin provide some guidelines for expressing anger without being rude to your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY"Get the book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1086702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-safe-place-to-talk/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
5/4/202112 minutes, 15 seconds
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How God Wants to Use Your Imperfect Marriage

Marriage has a way of revealing some of our deepest fears. But no matter what you're afraid of today, God can help you overcome it. Greg, Erin and John open up about some of their struggles, and explain how God uses friends to help you defeat discouragement in your marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Joshua Rogers' book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1084101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/how-god-wants-to-use-your-imperfect-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/29/202111 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Difference a Helpful Friend Makes

When your marriage faces challenges, having a supportive friend to turn to can be so helpful. But how do you know if someone is a safe person to share your struggles with? Greg, Erin and John explain how you can find trustworthy friends to help your marriage in times of need.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Joshua Rogers' book "Confessions of a Happily Married Man" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-27?refcd=1084101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/the-difference-a-helpful-friend-makes/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/27/202113 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Great Goal for Your Marriage

In the early stages of your relationship, it was easy to dream of the perfect marriage. But over time, as your expectations meet reality, it's easy to let discouragement set in. Erin, Greg and John discuss how to keep growing together as a couple, even when you feel disappointed in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book, "9 Lies that Will Destroy Your Marriage": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1081705Get more resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/a-great-goal-for-your-marriage/If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/22/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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Developing Spiritual Strength in Your Marriage

Marriage was created by God to reflect His character to the world. But at the same time, we do have a spiritual enemy, the Devil, who hates God's precious design. When Satan attacks your relationship, how should you respond? John, Greg and Erin give some ideas on how to fight spiritual battles in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the resource, "9 Lies that will Destroy Your Marriage": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-20?refcd=1081705Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/developing-spiritual-strength-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/20/202113 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dealing With the Root of Marriage Problems

John, Greg and Erin discuss how letting go of selfishness makes a big difference for when you face conflict as a couple. Get Today's Featured Resource for a gift of any amount"10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love that Lasts a Lifetime"https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-04-15?refcd=1080606Get More Resourceshttps://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/dealing-with-the-root-of-marriage-problems/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
4/15/202113 minutes, 54 seconds
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Addressing a Sexual Struggle in Your Marriage

Many times, current sexual problems are related to something painful we've experienced. Whether it was abuse, pornography or past sexual experiences, such things can taint our perspective on intimacy. John, Greg and Erin provide hope for couples who are trying to overcome past sexual pain.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1080805Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/other/addressing-a-sexual-struggle-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/13/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Your Spouse Really Needs

We all have things we want from our spouse. But there's an important distinction between a need and a desire. John, Greg and Erin will explain what true needs are in marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1076004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-your-spouse-really-needs/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/8/202112 minutes, 26 seconds
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Early Birds & Night Owls

A common difference between many husbands and wives is where one likes to wake up early and the other prefers to sleep in late. If left unaddressed, this can lead to a lot of conflict in a marriage. How do you navigate a relationship where one spouse is an early bird, and the other is a night owl? John, Greg and Erin discuss how to work through different sleeping habits as a couple.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection" for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1076004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/early-birds-night-owls/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/6/202114 minutes, 51 seconds
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Rebuilding Trust in a Broken Marriage

Many marriages have been hurt by the sting of broken trust. If the relationship with your spouse is clouded by distrust, where do you turn to for help? If hope seems dim in your relationship today, John, Greg and Erin will offer some encouragement.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1073004&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/rebuilding-trust-in-a-broken-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
4/1/202115 minutes, 6 seconds
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Contrasts in Communication

In marriage, it's very common for you and your spouse to have opposite communication styles. As our differences become more evident, it's easy for us to misunderstand each other. John and the Smalleys provide some helpful ideas for communicating verbally and nonverbally with your spouse.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1070803&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/contrasts-in-communication/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/25/202111 minutes, 58 seconds
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Doing Life in the Same Boat

If we're honest, we all have annoying habits. In marriage, it's very common for those same habits to get on our spouse's nerves. John and the Smalleys share things they've learned from their own journeys and how you can work through disagreements with your spouse.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1070803&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/doing-life-in-the-same-boat/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/23/202115 minutes, 8 seconds
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Love Styles & Your Sex Life

A good sex life is built on a foundation of trust. But achieving trust in your marriage requires intentional effort. John, Greg and Erin explain how patience and vulnerability can strengthen your marriage and benefit your sex life.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1068202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/love-styles-your-sex-life/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/18/202113 minutes, 22 seconds
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Overcoming Sexual Obstacles in Your Marriage

The sexual relationship with your spouse is one of the most important parts of your marriage. But having a good sex life requires intentional and honest communication. Greg, Erin and John address working through different expectations for sex in your marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the "How to Have a Better Sex Life" product bundle for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1068202Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-sexual-obstacles-in-your-marriage/If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/16/202110 minutes, 21 seconds
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When You Misunderstand Your Mate

Every marriage faces misunderstandings. While they can be awkward in the moment, they can also be something you laugh about it in the future. John, Erin and Greg tell how they've learned to work through misunderstandings in their marriages and discuss how wives can better communicate with their husbands.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1065302&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-you-misunderstand-your-mate/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/11/202112 minutes, 35 seconds
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Serving Your Special Someone

Serving your spouse is a wonderful thing. But what would your marriage look like if you served your mate without expecting anything in return? John, Greg and Erin share stories from their own experience, and give some tips for husbands on how to better care for their wives.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Intimate Connection for your donation of any amount: https://secure.anedot.com/focus-on-the-family/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-09?source_code=1065302&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/serving-your-special-someone/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/9/202111 minutes, 42 seconds
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Recovering a Broken Relationship

When trust has been shattered in your marriage, the recovery process can take months or even years. Is there hope when your relationship is hanging on by a thread? If you or a couple you know is trying to rebuild trust in their relationship, you'll be encouraged by this hopeful conversation with John, Greg and Erin.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recovering-a-broken-relationship/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/4/202111 minutes, 6 seconds
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Avoiding an Affair

Most affairs can be traced back to something small. A tiny compromise, a little white lie, and before you know it, your marriage is in serious trouble. John, Greg and Erin provide some guidance on how to guard your marriage from an extramarital affair.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/avoiding-an-affair/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
3/2/202112 minutes, 8 seconds
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Marriage is Like a Canoe

When your spouse gets on your nerves, it hits much closer to home than when someone else does. If left unchecked, those little annoyances can become sources of tension and conflict. John and the Smalleys explain how working through your differences can make you a stronger couple.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-like-a-canoe/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/25/202111 minutes, 48 seconds
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Having Fun With Your Differences

It's common for spouses with completely different personalities to find each other. The early bird marries a night owl, and an extrovert marries an introvert, With such contrasts, it's easy to get annoyed with your spouse. But what if there was a way to have fun with your differences? John and the Smalleys give some helpful tips for couples who can't see past their opinions.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-fun-with-your-differences/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/23/20219 minutes, 17 seconds
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God's Plan for Your Sex Life

God designed sex to be a wonderful gift for you and your spouse. Yet, many couples are trying to work through a sexual struggle. If that's you today, we want to give you some hope. John, Greg and Erin discuss God's design for sexuality, and offer encouragement to those with a dark sexual past.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Yerkovichs' book "How We Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-18?refcd=1056702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAMGet more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/gods-plan-for-your-sex-life/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/18/202111 minutes, 1 second
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Making Space for Humor

Some of the sweetest memories with your spouse will probably involve laughing together. The truth is, appreciating each other's sense of humor can be one of the greatest blessings in your relationship. Greg and Erin tell John about how they've learned to have fun and laugh together as a couple.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Loves" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1056701Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-space-for-humor/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/16/202113 minutes, 50 seconds
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Being There for Your Spouse

We all want our spouse to be there for us. No matter what happens in life, having a faithful mate through the good and bad times can be so comforting. John talks with Greg and Erin about what it looks like for husbands to treat their wives well through the ups and downs of life.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/being-there-for-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/11/202111 minutes, 52 seconds
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Adjusting With Changing Seasons

It's been said before that as the seasons change, so do we as people. The truth is, as years come and go, you and your spouse won't be the same people as when you first got married. John, Greg and Erin give some tips on doing marriage well through changing seasons.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/adjusting-with-changing-seasons/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/9/202111 minutes, 30 seconds
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Helping Your Marriage Through Little Changes

It's fair to say you and your spouse are not the same person. When your differences become more evident, it's easy to get into arguments over things like money, the kids, or having company over for dinner. John and the Smalleys give some helpful ideas for working through differences with your spouse.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/helping-your-marriage-through-little-changes/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/4/202115 minutes, 16 seconds
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Healthy Ways for Wives to Discuss Sex

Talking to your spouse about sex can be very awkward and uncomfortable. If you are trying to work through a sexual struggle in your marriage, you're not alone. Greg, Erin and John discuss how couples can have honest and healthy conversations about sex.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-ways-for-wives-to-discuss-sex/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
2/2/202113 minutes, 7 seconds
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Picking the Right Fights

When you and your spouse run into conflict, the key to success is knowing which battles to fight and which ones to avoid. John, Greg and Erin offer some helpful ideas for working through conflict successfully with your spouse, and how to rely on God's strength as you face challenges together.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/picking-the-right-fights/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/28/202113 minutes, 24 seconds
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Choosing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard

When your spouse hurts you, your knee-jerk reaction might be to hold on tightly to unforgiveness. But choosing not to forgive can cause even more damage to your relationship. John, Erin and Greg weigh in on why forgiveness can set your marriage free from resentment.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-forgiveness-even-when-its-hard/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/26/202110 minutes, 29 seconds
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Laughing Together as a Couple

What were some things that attracted you to your spouse? Maybe, it was his or her sense of humor, or the way he or she laughed? Greg and Erin tell John about how humor brought them together, and why laughter can help you overcome a struggle in your relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/laughing-together-as-a-couple/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/21/202113 minutes, 38 seconds
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Finding Reasons to Laugh

A moment that goes wrong can turn into one of your funniest memories. The truth is, learning to laugh together can be one of the greatest blessings in your marriage. Greg, Erin and John share a funny story and give a few ideas for how to make humor part of your marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-reasons-to-laugh/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/19/202112 minutes, 25 seconds
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Preparing for Transitions

As your kids grow up, changes will happen in your marriage. No matter how much you love your children, your marriage must remain a priority. Greg, Erin and John discuss transitions couples go through, and adjusting to changes with your children. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/preparing-for-transitions/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/14/202116 minutes, 24 seconds
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Having Couple Friends

Your spouse might be your best friend, but doing life with other couples can make your marriage even stronger. None of us are meant to go through life and marriage alone. Greg and Erin talk with John about the difference that friends have made in their marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-couple-friends/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/12/202111 minutes, 18 seconds
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Finding a Fun Activity

As your children come and grow, it's good for you and your spouse to have fun activities you enjoy doing together. Whether they're big or small, the ultimate goal is to connect with each other. John, Greg and Erin discuss things they enjoy doing with their spouse, and how fun activities have helped their marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-a-fun-activity/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/7/202113 minutes, 22 seconds
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Recapturing Romance in Busy Times

You come home from a busy day, and instead of looking forward to a romantic candlelit dinner with your spouse, you're having to watch the kids for the evening. While every season brings blessings, is romance even possible on those days? John and the Smalleys discuss what a husband can do to keep romance alive in the busy times.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recapturing-romance-in-busy-times/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
1/5/202114 minutes, 49 seconds
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Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 2 of 2)

Everyone wants a good marriage, but having one takes a lot of work. Sometimes, a change in perspective is what you need to take your relationship to the next level. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having a "long-term lens" perspective can help your marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/31/202013 minutes, 35 seconds
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Choosing Right When Your Spouse Chooses Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

When you and your spouse face a challenge, how you respond can mean the difference between solving the problem or letting it cause weeks of tension. Through God's grace, you can respond to problems in a way that's helpful for your marriage. Greg and Erin share with John about how they've learned to show each other grace when things aren't perfect. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/29/202013 minutes, 15 seconds
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Making Time for Each Other

Time is a precious gift, but in a non-stop world, finding a few minutes together is hard to do. When your schedule is full, having a deep conversation with your spouse can feel like just another checklist item. John, Greg and Erin provide some practical ideas for spending more time with your spouse.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1032101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-time-for-each-other/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/24/202011 minutes, 54 seconds
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Learning to Resolve Conflict

In the heat of an argument, it's easy to say something to your spouse that you later regret. When you're angry after a conflict, it's critical to deal with it rather than stuff it away. John, Greg and Erin will give some helpful solutions for dealing with anger and conflict well. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1032101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/learning-to-resolve-conflict/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/22/202014 minutes, 45 seconds
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Spiritual Maturity in Your Marriage

Growing together spiritually in your marriage doesn't happen by accident. Sometimes, asking your spouse questions is one of the best ways to start. John, Greg and Erin explain the connection between asking questions and spiritual growth in your relationship.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Hortons' book "Enter the Ring" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1028605Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/spiritual-maturity-in-your-marriage/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/17/202013 minutes, 29 seconds
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Facing Hard Seasons Together

Every couple faces hardship. Whether it's a financial struggle, a strong disagreement, or problems with a child, conflict can strengthen your marriage, or drive you further apart. The Smalleys talk with John about how they've learned to work together in the hard seasons. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the Hortons' book "Enter the Ring" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-24?refcd=1028605Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/facing-hard-seasons-together/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/15/202015 minutes, 37 seconds
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Overcoming the Bad With Good

It's not an uncommon marriage problem: one spouse is working hard, but the other is indifferent. When this scenario happens, it can be easy for the marriage to start coasting rather than growing. John, Greg and Erin give some ideas for how to avoid coasting in your marriage.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYGet the book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1025507Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/overcoming-the-bad-with-good/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/10/202013 minutes, 17 seconds
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Shake Out the Selfishness

Have you ever felt like you're doing all the work in your marriage, but your spouse isn't giving anything back? The truth is, we've all been selfish at some point. Erin, Greg and John describe how they've worked through selfishness in their own marriages.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1025507Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/shake-out-the-selfishness/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
12/8/202014 minutes, 17 seconds
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Keys for Compromising Well

Having a g