Marriage Challenges

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The Forgiveness Antibiotic

The assassination of President James Garfield teaches an important lesson that can save your marriage. Jim Daly explains how couples can survive relationship difficulties with the antibiotic of forgiveness.

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That's Forgiven

Dr. Gary Chapman encourages you to release hurt to the Lord so you can see the good in your marriage. Listen to the full program here.

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Break It Off

Dr. Gary Chapman encourages listeners to break off affairs and work on their marriages. Listen to the full program here.

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Trust God More

Al Robertson recalls his judgmental feelings toward his younger brother. Listen to the full program here.

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Grasping the Power of Forgiveness (Part 2 of 2)

Al and Lisa Robertson reflect on the pain they've experienced in their lives and in their marriage, and describe how they've found emotional and relational healing through God's grace and the power of forgiveness. (Part 2 of 2)

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An Open Book

Lisa Robertson describes what it's like to live in forgiveness and emotional intimacy with her husband. Listen to the full program here.

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Grasping the Power of Forgiveness (Part 1 of 2)

Al and Lisa Robertson reflect on the pain they've experienced in their lives and in their marriage, and describe how they've found emotional and relational healing through God's grace and the power of forgiveness. (Part 1 of 2)

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How to Deal With Hormonal Imbalances That Affect Your Marriage

Rhonda Stoppe

Many women with hormonal imbalances don't know why they feel overwhelmed, agitated or weepy. When Rhonda couldn't manage her emotions, she needed to find a way to help her marriage survive.

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Finding Hope for Your Desperate Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman offers practical advice and encouragement to struggling couples in a discussion based on his book Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages. (Part 2 of 2)

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An Unlovely Spouse

Dr. Gary Chapman reminds you that you can love your unlovely spouse with the love of God. Listen to the full program here.

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Finding Hope for Your Desperate Marriage (Part 1 of 2)



Best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman offers practical advice and encouragement to struggling couples in a discussion based on his book

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

. (Part 1 of 2)

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A Positive Influence

Dr. Gary Chapman encourages a desperate spouse to consider being a positive influence in their marriage. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Keep Business Travel From Killing Your Marriage

Greg Smalley

Kim and Randy learned to live independently while Randy was traveling for work, but they lost the sense of unity that's critical for a marriage. Here are tips to fix the troubles caused by travels.

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The Private Me

Nick Stumbo discusses the idea of a "public" identity versus a "private" identity. Listen to the full program here.

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Whatever It Takes to Stop It

Nick Stumbo reflects on the moment he realized his addiction caused his wife pain. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Stop Being Insecure in a Relationship

Donna Gibbs

You have an internal dialogue that no one else hears. If you repeat thoughts that you're not good enough, you can provoke harmful responses and behaviors, inadvertently hurting your spouse and marriage.

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When Your Spouse Still Mourns What Can No Longer Be

Ginger Kolbaba

When a marriage ends, it's normal to mourn the loss of what can no longer be. Those times of grieving are a part of the healing process, and they offer opportunities to show love to your new spouse.

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Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Way Out of Whack

Dr. David Clarke describes how he helps a couple begin to heal their relationship. Listen to the full program here.

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Saving Your Marriage From Divorce (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers hope for troubled marriages as he outlines a practical plan for breaking destructive habits and rebuilding the relationship, even if only one spouse is committed to doing so. This discussion is based on his book I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Looking in the Mirror

Dr. David Clarke describes how he encourages couples to do a little self-examination. Listen to the full program here.

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How to Overcome In-Law Problems

Deb DeArmond

The relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can be painful, but it doesn't have to be. The issue often is a lack of trust. This article offers five practical tips for building trust.

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When Your Spouse Struggles With Past Trauma

Mark A. Mayfield

A spouse can bring pain, triggers and irrational responses to a marriage when he or she has experienced trauma that’s unresolved. But with love and commitment, his or her spouse can learn to help.

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