Strengthening Your Marriage

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Why Your Friends Matter to Your Marriage

Pam Woody

Women are drawn to the company of other women, and your marriage is affected by the friends you choose to spend time with. Which of your girlfriends help to make you a better wife?

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A Wife's Most Important Message

Kimberly Wagner

In Romans 8:31, God assures us that He is "on our side." A husband needs the same assurance from his wife. He needs to know his wife is partnering with him through every challenge.

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Marriage Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Greg Smalley

The word cherish implies a specific attitude and means that you recognize your mate's incredible value. You have the opportunity every day to choose to see how incredibly valuable your spouse is.

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Finding Strength in Each Other's Differences (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another's differences. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding Strength in Each Other's Differences (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel explain how a husband and wife can understand and appreciate one another's differences. (Part 1 of 2)

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Fight for a Stronger and Deeper Marriage

Erin Smalley

Let Erin Smalley's 10 tips on fighting for your marriage help you strengthen and deepen your relationship.

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Healthy Individuals Make Healthy Couples

The great commandment teaches that self-care is not selfish — it's actually foundational to a healthy marriage.

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You Can't Give To Others What You Don't Already Have

Gary Smalley

The great commandment teaches that self-care is not selfish — it's actually foundational to a healthy marriage.

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Excellent Self-Care Requires Finding A Healthy Balance

Dr. Greg Smalley and Robert S. Paul

The great commandment teaches that self-care is not selfish — it's actually foundational to a healthy marriage.

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5 Steps to Emotional Intimacy with Your Spouse

Roxann Andersen

You and your spouse can enjoy an emotionally intimate relationship if you're willing to spend the time and be vulnerable with each other and with God.

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Moving Forward to Lasting Change

Psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud helps listeners examine negative patterns that lead to poor life choices and offers advice for dismantling those patterns and moving toward healthier relationships.

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Finding Contentment and Happiness as a Wife

Author Arlene Pellicane offers encouragement and advice to wives in a discussion based on her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.

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Love Isn’t Self-Sustaining

Couples often assume their love will take care of itself.  The truth is you have to invest in it, or it’ll die.

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Theme for Marriage

Experts often say that goals are important for your career, your health, and your finances.  But what about goals for your marriage?

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Connecting With Your Spouse for a Lifetime

In a discussion based on his book From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage, Pastor Craig Groeschel offers practical advice to couples on how they can develop a strong, healthy marriage that will last a lifetime.

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 2 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 1 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Don’t Neglect What Matters

If you’re looking for the secret to a happy marriage and family, there really isn’t one.  But I can tell you this: Don’t neglect the details.

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Do you ever find yourself straining to read words printed in small font?  Before you rush off to buy new glasses, consider that all that squinting may reveal an important secret about keeping your marriage fresh and alive.

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Remember Their Value

If your marriage isn’t all it could be, maybe you’ve forgotten how valuable your spouse really is.

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Maximizing Everyday Moments

For couples to have a strong marriage, they have to spend time together.  But that can be tough when life is so busy.  One of the ways to solve that problem is to maximize everyday moments.

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Spring Cleaning in Marriage

Sooner or later, every home needs a good spring cleaning.  But have you ever thought your marriage could use one as well?

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Connecting With Your Spouse Spiritually

Connecting with your spouse is important, and when you can come together on a spiritual level, it allows a deeper sense of intimacy in your relationship. Dr. Greg Smalley talks about what that connection looks like. Listen to the full program here.

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What Is a Kingdom Man?

Tony Evans

A kingdom man places himself under God's rulership and submits his life to the lordship of Jesus Christ. He also understands the important role his wife plays in his success.

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