Marriage Challenges

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Finishing Strong: Marriage and "The Amazing Race"

Pam Woody

Marcus and Amani Pollard learned early that if either had an issue, they needed to talk about the problem and move on. These communication skills have helped build respect for each other.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Recording artist Tiffany Lee, popularly known as "Plumb," and her husband, Jeremy, offer hope for troubled couples as they describe how their own marriage was saved from the brink of divorce with the help of God's grace and a loving community of Christian friends. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Recording artist Tiffany Lee, popularly known as "Plumb," and her husband, Jeremy, offer hope for troubled couples as they describe how their own marriage was saved from the brink of divorce with the help of God's grace and a loving community of Christian friends. (Part 1 of 2)

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Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 1 of 2)

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Plumb Tiffany Lee and husband Jeremy Lee

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How Spiritual Community Kept Plumb’s Marriage Alive

Plumb and Susanna Foth Aughtmon

Recording artist, songwriter, performer and author Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better known as Plumb, has sold more than 3 million albums and singles, but her home life has experienced some serious dark moments.

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Change, Stress and Crises

Change, stress, challenges and painful trials are part of any relationship. You and your spouse can face stress together, growing stronger through the trials that come your way.

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How Trials Can Strengthen Your Marriage

Erin Smalley

By developing a healthy pattern of coping with stress and change, you'll be more likely to deal with issues as a married couple.

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Growing Stronger Through Stress in Marriage

Erin Smalley

Challenges, stress and painful trials are going to be part of your life together. The key to a thriving marriage is to learn how to manage the crises that are inevitable.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Drifting Apart

You probably know someone who's gotten a divorce and said, "We just drifted apart."

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Paul Westbrook and his wife, Melody, talk with openness and honesty about the marital crisis they faced and describe how counseling from the National Institute of Marriage (now called Hope Restored) helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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God’s Got It

Sometimes saving a marriage requires a willingness to dig deep into our own negative feelings, even if it’s scary. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Burn the Ships

Commitment is critical for a successful marriage.  It’s easy to make excuses for why we can’t resolve a conflict with our spouse.  What we need to do is burn the ships.  

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Healing Our Hurting Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Paul Westbrook and his wife, Melody, talk with openness and honesty about the marital crisis they faced and describe how counseling from the National Institute of Marriage (now called Hope Restored) helped restore and strengthen their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Scorekeepers

If you’re playing a game, you need a scorekeeper.  It’s the only way to determine a winner.  But in a marriage, keeping score is destructive.  When a relationship is defined by “winners” and “losers,” it’s only a matter of time before things fall apart.

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Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 2 of 2)

Authors Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe explain how they found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a wife can come alongside her husband who's experienced similar trauma to offer him love and support. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Your Husband Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 1 of 2)

Authors Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe explain how they found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a wife can come alongside her husband who's experienced similar trauma to offer him love and support. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Helping Your Wife Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 2 of 2)

Dawn Scott Jones, author of When a Woman You Love Was Abused, explains how she found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a husband can come alongside his wife who's experienced similar trauma to offer her love and support. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Helping Your Wife Overcome Childhood Sexual Abuse (Part 1 of 2)

Dawn Scott Jones, author of When a Woman You Love Was Abused, explains how she found emotional healing from childhood sexual abuse and how a husband can come alongside his wife who's experienced similar trauma to offer her love and support. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples

This weekend, pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. 

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. (Part 2 of 2)

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Friendship or Flirtation? Danger Signs for Couples (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor and author Dave Carder explains how couples can guard against inappropriate intimacy in relationships outside of their marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Infertility’s Impact on Marriage

Infertility can be taxing on virtually every area of a couple’s marriage from the financial strain of exploring treatment options, to altered career decisions, to hopes and dreams that get put on hold.

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