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  • What Is the Biblical Role of a Husband?

    Is there a “husband's duties list” from the Bible that should guide how we set up our homes? Should your husband be the man of the family?

  • 6 Amazing Christian Movies for Your Next Date Night

    What makes a good date night movie? A family-friendly film with a blend of comedy, relationship dynamics, a curious plot, and a message that sparks a great conversation.Any feature from this list will be enjoyable for both guys and gals.So next date night, settle in for an entertaining and faith-filled evening, and enjoy God's work with the one you love.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Jovanmandic

  • 4 Beautiful Metaphors That Show God's Love for His People

    Marriage--the covenant two people make to be faithful to one another, to love one another, to share one another’s burdens--is nearly as old as the world itself.In the second chapter of Genesis we read how, despite all the diverse animals God created and brought to Adam to name and care for, no suitable helper and companion was found for him (vs. 20). That is when God causes Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and while he is sleeping, God creates Eve from Adam’s rib and brings her to him.When Adam sees Eve, he seems to be in awe and says, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Gen. 2:23).And so we see the beginning of the marriage covenant with the first man and woman on earth.Although marriage has been questioned, belittled, and criticized in many different ways throughout the centuries since Adam and Eve, it is truly amazing that this covenant--ordained by God--has endured. It remains an important part of our society, and more than that, for Christians, it represents the relationship between Christ and his people.Looking at the Bible’s marriage metaphors is helpful to both strengthen your marriage and to remind you of the depth of Christ’s love for you, his beautiful bride.Let’s look at 4 of these metaphors.Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/mictian

  • Don’t Ignore These 5 Red Flags in Romantic Relationships

    Romantic relationships have an ability to touch parts of our being that we didn’t know existed. That can be great, but that can also spell bad news! Whether you are new to dating or have been around the block a few times, there are “red flags” that each person should recognize when searching for a suitable partner at any stage of life.

  • How to Respect Your Husband and Disagree at the Same Time

    I huffed my way into the other room and closed the door. I needed a minute alone, or maybe longer.I couldn’t believe my husband would disagree with me on such an important topic! And the more we discussed it, the more my annoyance grew.In that heated moment, I questioned whether we’d be able to get past our disagreement.Seems like our world today consists of one big disagreement after another. Masks or no masks? Education at school or home? Democrat or Republican? The list of potential disagreements is endless. And with all the differing opinions, many of these disagreements can easily seep into our marriages.From politics to parenting styles, we don’t have to look far to find fuel for disagreeing with our husbands. If we’re not careful though, we can get caught up in the negative feelings and let the disagreeing turn to disrespecting. And no one wants that.Which leads us to this crucial question: When those disagreements send frustration levels sky-high, is it possible to still show him the respect he needs?God’s Word offers guidance for husbands and wives, even when we disagree. Ephesians 5:33 gives us these commands. “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” This verse reveals a valuable truth for our marriages. It is possible to respect our husbands and disagree at the same time. Here are a few tips to help us rise above disagreements and shower him with respect.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/bernardbodo

Marriage Communication
  • At Home With the Smalleys

    On the next Facebook live event with Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley, we'll talk about the recent Perfect 10 Marriage event and answer questions that viewers asked during the online presentation. 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.

  • How to Deal With a Past Abortion in Marriage

    Keeping heartbreaking information from your spouse can cause even more pain. Here are several ways to deal with a past abortion in your marriage. The post How to Deal With a Past Abortion in Marriage appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • The First Year of Marriage as an Interracial Couple

    Every married person knows there’s a learning curve as newlyweds work to become one. For interracial couples, the curve may be steeper. The post The First Year of Marriage as an Interracial Couple appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Problems
  • 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.

  • Restoring Trust After Pornography Addiction

    Restoring trust in light of your spouse’s pornography addiction The post Restoring Trust After Pornography Addiction appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Help for Abusive Relationships – Archive

    No one should feel unsafe. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources to help you take steps toward safety and freedom. The post Help for Abusive Relationships – Archive appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage Success
  • Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

    There is no secret formula to a lifelong love. It takes commitment. It takes work. And it takes time. Time spent together. The post Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Caring for Abused Kids and Wounded Horses

    How one couple worked together to fulfill a dream of caring for both The post Caring for Abused Kids and Wounded Horses appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Grateful for My Spouse & Poached Eggs & Broccoli

    Unexpected ways to be thankful 
for your husband The post Grateful for My Spouse & Poached Eggs & Broccoli appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Communication — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

    On a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being the highest — where do you rate your marriage? Good communication can make your marriage stronger. The post Communication — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Navigating Political Issues as a Married Couple

    Political issues can be challenging in any relationship, but they’re especially challenging for a married couple. No matter how serious your political differences may be, those differences should never impact your marriage covenant. The post Navigating Political Issues as a Married Couple appeared first on Focus on the Family.

Marriage – Sex and Intimacy
  • 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.

  • 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.