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Loving Well

English, Parenting, 1 seasons, 37 episodes, 16 hours 18 minutes
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The secret sauce to the success of your marriage! Every season of this bingeable podcast series is chalk full of heartwarming love stories and practical marriage advice you can put into practice every day. The series from Focus on the Family will inspire you and your spouse to put Christ’s love at the center of your relationship. Along the way, marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley will get you thinking about healthy boundaries in a romantic relationship, about how to respect and cherish one another, and about honoring God in your most important relationship.
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Season 7, Episode 4: Oh No! I Missed Valentine's Day

Did you accidentally forget to celebrate Valentine's Day? The truth is, we all make mistakes in our marriages, but if you forgot to celebrate February 14th, you'll be encouraged by the tips John, Greg and Erin give. They'll share how to make the most of missed opportunities. Also, some of our own staff members describe the need to show your spouse grace after a mistake.   Receive the book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   Wondering if the Hope Restored intensive is for you? Check out the details here.    Almost 2,000 marriages will end today. What if you could make a differenc
16/02/202430 minutes 4 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 3: Making Valentine's Day Amazing

How are you planning to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? To give you some ideas, John, Greg and Erin each share their opinion on an ideal Valentine's Day date. You'll also hear from a few Focus staff members, who tell about their favorite Valentine's Day memories. Plus, if you're in a spot where you can't afford to spend a lot of money, John, Erin and Greg will give you a few helpful perspectives.   Receive the book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   Wondering if the Hope Restored intensive is for you? Check out the details here.    Almost
09/02/202426 minutes 17 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 2: Pulling the Plug on Busyness

You long for romantic dates with your spouse, but how are those possible when the schedule is full? John and the Smalley's share how they've navigated busy seasons in their marriages. Courtney Ellis describes how she dealt with a full season in her family. Also, Jodie Berndt offers ideas for how to pray for your mate, even when life is busy.   Receive the book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   Wondering if the Hope Restored intensive is for you? Check out the details here.    Almost 2,000 marriages will end today. What if you could mak
02/02/202417 minutes 52 seconds
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Season 7, Episode 1: Making a Marriage Happy

How would you define a "happy" marriage? John, Greg and Erin explore that very question. You'll also hear Ted Lowe discuss some of the components of a good relationship. Also, Lisa Jacobson and her friend Phylicia Masonheimer share about a concept called, "biblical flirtation."   Receive the book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount!   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
26/01/202425 minutes 9 seconds
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Season Seven Preview

What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day? John and the Smalley's share what they enjoy most about this special holiday, and get you ready for season 7 of the Loving Well Podcast.
22/01/20242 minutes 36 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 4: Appreciating Your Mate

Learning to see your spouse through the lens of God’s love is one of the best ways to keep your marriage strong. John talks with Erin and Greg about why being humble is good for your relationship, and how you can appreciate the way God made your mate.Receive the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/crazy-little-thing-called-marriage-softcover?refcd=1600106Book: Love Like You Mean it by Bob Lepine<a href="http://www.focusonthefami
10/02/202333 minutes 49 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 3: Healthy Habits for a Godly Marriage

Good habits are a necessary foundation for your relationship. To help you and your spouse develop healthy habits, John, Greg and Erin share how to make prayer, saying “I love you,” and other simple things regular parts of your daily life.Receive the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/crazy-little-thing-called-marriage-softcover/Get the book: Simple Habits for Marital Happiness by Dr. Ra
03/02/202332 minutes 4 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 2: Walking Through Seasons Together

Just like the ways the weather changes, your marriage will experience seasons. Greg, Erin and John offer some helpful perspectives on how you and your spouse can grow together during the changing seasons of life. Receive the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/crazy-little-thing-called-marriage-softcover/?refcd=1600106.Book: The Four Seasons of Marriage by Debra FiletaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us
27/01/202332 minutes 6 seconds
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Season 6, Episode 1: The Beauty of Romance & Intimacy

Romance is a wonderful blessing in your marriage, and is a great gift to help keep your relationship strong. John, Erin and Greg discuss why romance and intimacy can help with the long-term health of your marriage.  Receive the book "Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/crazy-little-thing-called-marriage-softcover/The Fundamentals of Marriage: 8 Essential Practices of Successful Couples<a href="https://store.focusonthefamily.com/god-sex-and-your-marriage/"
20/01/202332 minutes 29 seconds
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Season Six Preview

We all have those married couples we look up to. There’s something special about a marriage that goes the distance. Join John Fuller, along with Greg and Erin Smalley who’ll share about some of their favorite couples, and preview the upcoming season of the Loving Well podcast, which launches January 20th. 
16/01/20232 minutes 47 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 4: Answering Marriage Questions

There’s no such thing as a bad question! Today, John and the Smalley’s answer questions about marriage on a variety of topics.Get the book "Cherish": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cherish/?refcd=1290207Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3FswOtdIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
11/02/202232 minutes 33 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 3: Loving by Words and Actions

Sometimes, you don’t need to do something extravagant to improve your marriage. It might be that giving a simple complement, or a seemingly small act of love can take your relationship to the next level. Join John and the Smalley’s as they discuss how words and actions can make a difference in your relationship.Get the book "Cherish": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cherish/?refcd=1290207Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3FswOtdIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
04/02/202239 minutes 39 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 2: Loving Your Best Friend

Marriage is a unique and special opportunity to build a lifelong friendship. John, Erin, and Greg share some of the ways they’ve learned to be friends with their spouse and discuss how you can cultivate a friendship as a couple.Get the book "Cherish": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cherish/?refcd=1290207Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3FswOtdIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
28/01/202223 minutes 38 seconds
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Season 5, Episode 1: Love Without Expectations

Is it possible to love your spouse without expecting something in return? John Fuller and Greg and Erin Smalley share how they’ve learned to rely on God’s love in marriage and offer a practical perspective on what it means to truly love your mate. Get the book "Cherish": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cherish/?refcd=1290207Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3FswOtdIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
21/01/202224 minutes 28 seconds
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Season Five Preview

Welcome to Season 5 of the Loving Well podcast! Join John Fuller as he chats with Greg and Erin Smalley about how God’s love helps you to love your spouse through simple and creative actions. Throughout this season, we’ll explore how a relationship with Christ can influence the ways you love and treat your spouse.Get the book "Cherish": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/cherish/?refcd=1290207Get more episode resources: https://bit.ly/3FswOtdIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
17/01/20221 minute 23 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 4: Developing Spiritual Connection

Connecting spiritually and emotionally with your spouse are some of the most important things you’ll do together. John talks with Greg and Erin about spiritual goals for you and your spouse. Plus, Ryan and Selena Frederick explain how practicing transparency can bless your marriage.Get the Book: Reconnected:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellReconnectedMore Episode Resources:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellS4Resources
12/02/202135 minutes 49 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 3: Rekindling Simple Romance

Romantic moments aren’t limited to the most picturesque settings. In fact, they can come from the simplest places. John, Greg and Erin discuss why romance is important, Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell a fun story about how an ordinary moment turned romantic, and Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey give some creative acronyms for finding connection in your marriage.Get the Book: Reconnected:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellReconnectedMore Episode Resources:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellS4Resources
05/02/202130 minutes 35 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 2: Connecting in the Busy Times

When life gets busy, keeping your marriage a top priority requires intentional effort. John Fuller talks with Greg and Erin Smalley about how they stay connected in busy seasons, Mark and Susan Merrill discuss simplifying your schedule, and Matt and Lisa Jacobson describe the different ways husbands and wives desire connection.Get the Book: Reconnected:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellReconnectedMore Episode Resources:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellS4Resources
29/01/202132 minutes 39 seconds
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Season 4, Episode 1: Love & Laughter

Having fun and laughing together are some of the greatest joys of marriage. When you find reasons to enjoy life, it can lead to some wonderful memories as a couple. Join John Fuller as he talks with Greg and Erin Smalley about how laughter has helped their marriage. Plus, comedian John Branyan tells funny stories about himself and his wife, and Pastor Ted Cunningham explains why laughter is healthy for your marriage.Get the Book: Reconnected:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellReconnectedMore Episode Resources:https://www.focusonthefamily.com/LovingWellS4Resources
22/01/202141 minutes 23 seconds
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Season Four Preview

Welcome to season 4 of the "Loving Well" podcast! For this season, we'll explore ways to rekindle joy in your marriage through laughter, simple connections, romance and affection, and good spiritual habits. Featuring Focus on the Family broadcast guests like Greg and Erin Smalley, John Branyan, Pastor Ted Cunningham, Ryan and Selena Frederick and more.
18/01/20213 minutes 23 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 4: God's Plan for Your Love Life

Happy Valentine's Day! As you celebrate your marriage, we want to encourage you to build your relationship on the foundation of God's love. Call-in guests share their best marriage advice; Rhonda Stoppe talks about her favorite Bible couple; and Ryan and Selena Frederick describe how God sustained them through a trying season.
15/02/202025 minutes 49 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 3: Loving Your Spouse (Part 2)

Inspiring husbands to love their wives with practical ideas and finishing the discussion on principles for a healthy marriage.
07/02/202033 minutes 21 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 2: Loving Your Spouse (Part 1)

A wife can encourage her husband's heart by choosing to respect him. John and the Smalleys give some great thoughts for how a wife can practically bless her husband; Dave and Ashley Willis unpack the communication differences between men and women; Fawn Weaver talks about lessons she learned from interviewing married couples around the world; and Rhonda Stoppe shares the desire of every wife's heart.
31/01/202036 minutes 50 seconds
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Season 3, Episode 1: Love Stories

Sharing heartwarming love stories and discussing healthy boundaries for a romantic relationship.
24/01/202030 minutes 19 seconds
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Season 3 Preview

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to reflect on your love story. What better way to rekindle those warm feelings and special memories than with a romantic song? Join John Fuller, Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley as they preview Season 3 of the Loving Well podcast and talk about their favorite love songs.
17/01/20203 minutes 6 seconds
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Season 2, Episode 4: Valentine for a Lifetime

Even after the children leave home, your spouse will still be there. Dr. Gary Chapman talks about how mature couples can thrive in the second half of marriage, and Bob and Cheryl Reccord offer tips for you and your spouse to stay active during the later stages of life.
14/02/201932 minutes 53 seconds
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Season 2, Episode 3: Parenting Together

Kids change a marriage, but they can also strengthen the bond with your spouse. Arlene Pellicane explains how you can keep your romance alive amongst the busyness of parenting, and Dr. Gary Chapman talks about how to keep your priorities in order during the cold seasons of marriage.
07/02/201923 minutes 20 seconds
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Season 2, Episode 2: When Everything is New!

The early years of marriage are filled with changes. Pastor Ted Cunningham explains how couples can transition well after leaving their parents' home, Dr. Juli Slattery talks about working through the sexual dynamics of marriage, and Bill and Pam Farrel discuss how young couples can learn how to communicate with each other.
31/01/201931 minutes 38 seconds
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Season 2, Episode 1: Date-Nights and a Diamond

Young love is exciting, but it must be built on a solid foundation in order to flourish. Join John, Greg and Erin as they share their engagement stories. You'll also hear from guests Roger and Diane Ingolia about the importance of having a marriage mentor, and Gary Thomas on how to find a godly spouse.
24/01/201931 minutes 43 seconds
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Season 2: Preview

Focus on the Family is celebrating Valentine's Day with a new season of the Loving Well Podcast! Join John Fuller, Dr. Greg Smalley and his wife, Erin, as they discuss how to embrace and enjoy your romance journey, no matter what part you find yourself in.
21/01/20191 minute 28 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 6: Lasting Love

A strong and lasting marriage is a beautiful thing. In this final episode of our “Loving Well” podcast series, Gary Thomas and Dr. David Clarke describe what you can start doing today to build a marriage that will stand the test of time.
14/02/201836 minutes 23 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 5: Intimate Love

True intimacy is essential for a marriage to thrive. In this episode, Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner, along with Bill and Pam Farrel, explain ways you and your spouse can develop deeper physical, emotional and spiritual intimacy.
12/02/201843 minutes 50 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 4: Loving Fun

Whether it’s an inside joke or a big night out, having fun with your spouse can re-energize your marriage. Join us as we hear from Pastor Ted Cunningham and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley about simple ways husbands and wives can make fun a priority in their relationship.
09/02/201831 minutes 28 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 3: Romantic Love

Love can take many forms, but few are as meaningful as romantic love between husband and wife. We’re exploring that love today with the help of Cindy Dagnan and Pastor Ted Cunningham, who will reveal fun and simple ways to add more romance to your marriage.
07/02/201839 minutes 41 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 2: Showing Love

Showing love to your spouse doesn’t take large or elaborate gestures — sometimes simple things are best! On today’s Loving Well, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley, along with Kathi Lipp, will describe how you can find ways to express your love in meaningful ways to your spouse.
02/02/201835 minutes 20 seconds
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Season 1, Episode 1: Loving the Differences

Your spouse is unique, and understanding what makes him or her special can radically improve your marriage. Learn how to appreciate your differences as a husband and wife with the help of marriage experts Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore and Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.
02/02/201839 minutes 6 seconds
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Loving Well: A Sneak Peek

Get ready for Loving Well, a new podcast series from Focus on the Family. This series offers you lots of practical advice and encouragement from our favorite marriage experts, plus a lot of fun, too! Join us Monday, February 5th for the premiere of Loving Well.
29/01/20181 minute 19 seconds