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  • 10 Ways a Wife Disrespects Her Husband (without Even Realizing It)

    Do you ever use your moods to control your husband’s response? For example: Have you ever responded curtly with, “Nope. It’s fine. I don’t care” – when it actually isn’t fine and you do care?

  • 7 Beautiful Things about Boring Marriages

    Marriage isn’t about the big moments but the moments in between, the day to day. It’s the boring moments in between that make a break a marriage. It boils down to perspective.

  • How to Survive the First Year of Grieving a Loved One

    This article is based on the book, Hurricane of Love. My two daughters were hugging my wife, Beth, and I was holding all three of them in my arms, when Beth took her last breath on October 30, 2015 at 2:40p.m. We had three years to consider the possibility that this day would come. Still, there was no way to totally prepare for it. Even though I was relieved that Beth was finally out of her pain from battling stage 4 cancer, my heart ached from the realization that after spending 37 years with her, I would never see her again – this side of heaven.  I had no idea that this was just the beginning of my grieving process. The year of firsts was coming. For the next five weeks: I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning.  Taking a shower, shaving and getting dressed just seemed like too much work. I didn’t want to leave my house. I spent my days looking at photos and watching videos of my late wife.  I didn’t really want to see anyone other than my daughters and my grandchildren. Before long, Thanksgiving arrived. This was the first holiday without Beth. It was the “first” in my “year of firsts,” and I didn’t realize how gut-wrenching every first holiday, anniversary, and birthday was going to be without her. Photo Credit: Thinkstock/grinvalds

  • Help! I'm Struggling with Sexual Sin

    We have all been wounded in relationships at one time or another. Facing those wounds and healing from them is a critical step toward moving forward in our lives.

  • 10 Great Ways Wives Can Serve Their Husbands (Yes, Serve!)

    What a difference it makes when a waiter approaches your table with a smile. When they go above and beyond to keep your iced-tea filled, offer extra napkins, and joke around with the kids, it makes you want to leave a bigger tip and fill out a positive comment card. After all, great service is always appreciated.So why is it that “serving" others sometimes carries a negative connotation? Especially in marriage, why is it that many wives view serving their husbands as outdated or even beneath them?I may be thought of as old-fashioned, but I believe wives can serve their husbands with both joy and gratitude. I believe they can find satisfaction in serving their spouse, and actually strengthen their marriage in the process.But before you tune me out, or take offense at what I’m suggesting, please consider these 10 meaningful ways wives can serve their husbands (yes, serve!).Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

Marriage Communication
  • What Does Your Spouse Really Want for Christmas?

    Give the best gift you’ll ever give, which is what your spouse really wants, and you want to give . . . whether you know it or not. The post What Does Your Spouse Really Want for Christmas? appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Setting Goals Together for the New Year

    Do you want to draw closer as a couple in the new year? Try sharing and then setting your goals for the next 12 months together. The post Setting Goals Together for the New Year appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • At Home With the Smalleys

    Is there such a thing as a perfect 10 marriage? Join Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley to learn how you can have a better, if not perfect, marriage. The post At Home With the Smalleys appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Marriage Meditation — Best Marriage Advice: You Can’t Change Your Spouse

    The best marriage advice says you can’t fix your spouse. But God specializes in fixing broken things. He cares about your marriage. The post Marriage Meditation — Best Marriage Advice: You Can’t Change Your Spouse appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Marriage Meditation — Don’t Go to Bed Angry

    Don't go to be angry. You've heard it before. Why is it important? The Bible has much to say about anger and the damage it causes a marriage. The post Marriage Meditation — Don’t Go to Bed Angry appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Problems
  • Trusting God to Redeem Your Broken Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

    Dave and Kirsten Samuel describe how God's grace and healing helped saved their marriage which was nearly destroyed by his pornography addiction and her struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and suicidal depression. (Part 2 of 2) The post Trusting God to Redeem Your Broken Marriage (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Trusting God to Redeem Your Broken Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

    Dave and Kirsten Samuel describe how God's grace and healing helped saved their marriage which was nearly destroyed by his pornography addiction and her struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and suicidal depression. (Part 1 of 2) The post Trusting God to Redeem Your Broken Marriage (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

    Drawing from her years of work as a counselor and her own life experience, Leslie Vernick offers guidance and hope to women who are in need of finding safety and healing from an abusive marriage. (Part 2 of 2) The post Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

    Drawing from her years of work as a counselor and her own life experience, Leslie Vernick offers guidance and hope to women who are in need of finding safety and healing from an abusive marriage. (Part 1 of 2) The post Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Finding My Inner Handyman for My Wife

    How many years does it take a husband to replace a light fixture for his wife? The post Finding My Inner Handyman for My Wife appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Success
  • Losing A Child Led to the Hardest Year of Our Marriage

    My husband, Russ, and I are the parents of 12 kids through birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. While having a big family brings lots of joy, it also means there is a lot of work just to keep everyone functioning. Some of our children experienced trauma in their early lives, which The post Losing A Child Led to the Hardest Year of Our Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Marriage Meditation — Growing Together as a Couple Is Like Growing a Garden

    Growing together as a couple is like growing a garden. Your spouse and your relationship need daily encouragement. The post Marriage Meditation — Growing Together as a Couple Is Like Growing a Garden appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Finding Strength in Your Differences

    If you find yourself married to your opposite, rejoice! You have access to a whole new set of skills and strengths that can make life a whole lot more well-rounded. The post Finding Strength in Your Differences appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • National Adoption Month: How to Align Your Dreams as a Couple

    I wasn't fully on board with my wife's dreams to adopt. But we finally found ourselves on the same page. We have some suggestions for aligning your dreams so that you're headed toward the same goal. The post National Adoption Month: How to Align Your Dreams as a Couple appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Conflict — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

    The sign of a healthy marriage is not the absence of conflict, but the love and respect shown amid the conflict. The post Conflict — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage – Sex and Intimacy
  • How Pornography Impacts Marriage

    Pornography — whether used infrequently or as an addiction — is a big deal. And it can have a major impact on a marriage. The post How Pornography Impacts Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 2 of 2)

    Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 2 of 2) The post Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 1 of 2)

    Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 1 of 2) The post Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • A Marriage Worth Saving?

    Two wounded souls discover what it takes to restore a relationship in ruins The post A Marriage Worth Saving? appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • 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.