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  • To the Wife Whose Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: There Is Hope

    A pornography addiction is not a death sentence for a marriage. With God, anything is possible--and he wants to use you to help.

  • 10 Perfect Stay-at-Home Date Ideas for Quarantine

    With all the current uncertainty in our world, tight quarters, and high emotions, there is more opportunity for conflict as we are spending weeks at home with our spouses and children.Instituting “at home” quarantine date nights is one way to break that tension and help stay on the same page as we navigate this pandemic and all the unexpected stress it has brought into our lives.It is a  chance to relax, unwind, and reconnect amidst this trying time.  If you have kids in your home, a true “Date Night” at home may take a little extra planning and creativity on your part.You’ve gotta get those kids to bed a little earlier and reserve some of your energy for some late night fun. This is one advantage of having no plans for the foreseeable future; if you are up late with your spouse trying to enjoy one another, there is no shame in planning to allow some morning cartoon time the next day to help give you the chance to recover from a later evening.Your kids are getting more one-on-one time than ever before through this forced change in routine--don’t forget your spouse deserves love and attention too.Here are 10 simple ideas (some common and some uncommon) for quarantine dates that will refocus your time and energy.Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Soroush Karimi

  • Marriage in Heaven - Will I Still Be Married to My Spouse?

    Will my spouse and I still be married in heaven? What if I've been remarried--how will that work in heaven?

  • 5 Amazing Ways to Build a Stronger Marriage in Quarantine

    Do you remember wishing about a month ago that you and your spouse had more time together? Well guess what?Perhaps God has arranged that as one of the many purposes He is accomplishing during this pandemic in which you and your spouse are holed up together in tight quarters.Instead of mumbling under your breath that he’s always in your space or wishing you could get back to work so she’s not continuing to look over your shoulder, take this opportunity of imposed “social distancing” to close the emotional distance between you and your spouse.After all, just because the world is on pause doesn’t mean your marriage needs to be. This is an opportune time to start moving forward as a couple so you can be in a better place relationally,  by the time daily life returns to its usual breakneck speed.One of the ways to make the most of this quarantine is to be deliberate and intentional in your making your marriage better. This is important at any time, but especially when the two of you are in such close proximity to each other.Here are 5 ways to build a better marriage during quarantine:Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Toa Heftiba

  • 7 Ways to Protect Your Marriage during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    COVID-19 is draping itself over our world like a wool blanket in summertime heat. Every household has felt disruption at some level as workers are sent home, the school year is truncated, and all are encouraged, if not mandated, to stay inside. Countless others face the loss of jobs, shelter, or mental or physical health.Marriages are being tested as they bear the weight of so much change in one fell swoop. Intentionality and care are required if we are to persevere in joy, as the Bible extols Christ-followers to do in the midst of trials (James 1:2-4). Consider these seven ways to love your spouse well during this global pandemic.Photo credit: Unsplash/JohnAsato

Marriage Communication
  • How to Grow Closer to Your Spouse During the Coronavirus

    Are the coronavirus, quarantines and uncertainties putting a strain on your marriage? Here are ways to fight the fear and grow closer to your spouse. The post How to Grow Closer to Your Spouse During the Coronavirus appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • 10 Tips for Proper Marriage Maintenance

    Does your marriage need a tune up? Try these tips for a marriage maintenance weekend. The post 10 Tips for Proper Marriage Maintenance appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • How to Avoid a Politically Divided Marriage

    How do you avoid a politically divided marriage when the person on the other side of your bed is also on the other side of the political aisle? The post How to Avoid a Politically Divided Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • 6 Ways to Celebrate Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day isn't a test to validate or discredit our marriage. It's simply a way to celebrate the one we love. The post 6 Ways to Celebrate Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • 4 Things Guys Need to Know Before Buying Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Stressed about finding the right Valentine's Day gift? Start with these four helpful hints that will remind your wife how much you love her. The post 4 Things Guys Need to Know Before Buying Valentine’s Day Gifts appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Problems
  • Will Divorce Rates Jump Because of Coronavirus?

    Divorce rates in China have increased since the coronavirus lockdown was relaxed. Will America see a rise in divorce rates as well? What is the real story? The post Will Divorce Rates Jump Because of Coronavirus? appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

    As more people are quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic, authorities expect the number of domestic violence incidents to increase. Here’s what you can do. The post Coronavirus and Domestic Violence appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Coronavirus: Helping Your Spouse Grieve Loss

    Whenever we experience loss, we become vulnerable to getting stuck in the grief process. We need to grieve to restore balance. A husband or wife can provide healing for a grieving spouse. The post Coronavirus: Helping Your Spouse Grieve Loss appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Coronavirus Quarantine: Grow Closer to Your Spouse

    Whether you’ll be at home with your spouse for two weeks or two months, your attitude and approach can make all the difference. Here are some guidelines for the most positive experience, in spite of the stressful situation. The post Coronavirus Quarantine: Grow Closer to Your Spouse appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Is Financial Infidelity Hurting Your Marriage?

    A growing number of Americans hide credit cards and bank accounts from spouses. Financial infidelity can damage your bottom line and destroy your marriage. The post Is Financial Infidelity Hurting Your Marriage? appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Success
  • Family Finances: Quick Links to Help You and Your Spouse Through the Coronavirus Crisis

    The coronavirus didn’t catch God by surprise … but it caught the rest of us off-guard. So, as you and your spouse sort through the financial challenges facing so many people during the coronavirus crisis, here are several resources to help you take stock of your situation and make a plan for your family’s finances. The post Family Finances: Quick Links to Help You and Your Spouse Through the Coronavirus Crisis appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Celebrate Easter As a Couple

    Though you may be social distancing or “quarantined” at home, you and your spouse can still celebrate Easter in meaningful ways. The post Celebrate Easter As a Couple appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Emotional Self-Care Is Important to Your Marriage

    Marriage takes two, but for a marriage to succeed, both spouses need to practice emotional self-care. Here's how to start. The post Emotional Self-Care Is Important to Your Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Divide and Conquer Household Duties for a Happier Marriage

    As a general rule, couples who share the household duties are happier. So if your marriage needs a pick-me-up, pick up a broom and divide and conquer! The post Divide and Conquer Household Duties for a Happier Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Working Through Worry and Stress With Your Spouse

    In times of crisis and change, anxiety can creep in and try to take hold of your marriage. However, many options lay before you to combat worry and stress. The post Working Through Worry and Stress With Your Spouse appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage – Sex and Intimacy
  • Sex After Having a Baby

    Your honeymoon phase doesn’t have to end the minute your baby is born. You can still have fun and exciting sex after having a baby. The post Sex After Having a Baby appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Major Turn-Offs to Intimacy

    Couples in sexless marriages are missing out on an important and beautiful part of marriage. Many factors are involved, but sometimes, the solution is just avoiding your spouse’s major turn-offs. The post Major Turn-Offs to Intimacy appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • If Your Spouse Can’t Have Sex, How Do You Keep Your Marriage Strong?

    You think about it a lot. You want it. You’re ready for it. But when you ask for it and your spouse turns you down, you feel rejected, hurt or humiliated. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get it, but you shouldn’t do without it if you’re married. Unless you have The post If Your Spouse Can’t Have Sex, How Do You Keep Your Marriage Strong? appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • How to Have a Better Sex Life by Understanding Your Love Style (Part 2 of 2)

    Counselors Milan and Kay Yerkovich outline the four basic attachment styles (avoider, pleaser, vacillator, & chaotic) in terms of how each approaches marital intimacy and describe how the healing of your style can help overcome barriers to physical intimacy with your spouse. (Part 2 of 2) The post How to Have a Better Sex Life by Understanding Your Love Style (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • How to Have a Better Sex Life by Understanding Your Love Style (Part 1 of 2)

    Counselors Milan and Kay Yerkovich outline the four basic attachment styles (avoider, pleaser, vacillator, & chaotic) in terms of how each approaches marital intimacy and describe how the healing of your style can help overcome barriers to physical intimacy with your spouse. (Part 1 of 2) The post How to Have a Better Sex Life by Understanding Your Love Style (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.