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Did you know the Hebrew root word for marriage is the same as mess? Okay, maybe not, but it wasn’t a stretch to believe, right? This is the podcast for Christian married couples who are in the middle of a messy moment. They need to laugh. They need clear, practical advice. And they need to hear from someone with an actual degree in this thing. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are those people. They have reached millions of couples through their counseling practices, books, events, and work at Focus on the Family.
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Greg & Erin conclude their discussion with Bill and Pam Farrel on the code to unlock your spouse, taking a detailed look at what husbands need in a marriage. Later, we sit down with newlywed couple, Alex and Megan. Then, we hear a question from one of our listeners who wants to know how she can deal with feelings of jealousy towards her husbands friendships outside of the marriage.   The Secret Language of Successful Couples   .Donate Now!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Are you yearning for deeper connection with your spouse? Join us as Greg & Erin sit down with authors and relationship experts Bill and Pam Farrel as they share their secret on how you can unlock a better relationship. Then, we debunk a popular myth about kids! Later, we hear a question from a listener who wants to know how his spouse can help him depression and anxiety.   Hey! Get Bill and Pam's book, The Secret Language of Successful Couples, for a gift of any amount.   Take the free Marriage Assessment!   .Donate Now!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
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It's our Father's Day celebration! Greg and Erin celebrate Dad's and talk about the challenges facing Fathers with Dr. Danny Huerta. Then Bill Arbuckle shares a wonderful Father's Day devotional. Later we answer a question about tips and trick as your family welcomes a newborn.   Practice Makes Parent Podcast   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What do you do when you are feeling emotionally abandoned in your marriage? Is your husband or wife ignoring you? Greg and Erin talk about how to tackle this subject with your spouse, and Jerry and Kate Angelo demonstrate how praying together can bring you back together in your marriage. Then we get into one of our favorite segments, Conversation Starters. Later we answer a question from a listener about her spouse's job conflicting with her beliefs.   Marriage Assessment   Conversation Starters   9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage: And The Truths That Will Save It and Set It Free.   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How do we fight against pornography in marriage? Greg and Erin wrap their conversation with Mark and Rosie Makinney on this important topic.. Also we continue our conversation with Focus on the Family Counselor Geremy Keeton. Geremy discusses setting boundaries and what counseling looks like in dealing with porn in a marriage. Later we get a question from one of our listeners about dealing with conflicting personalities in their marriage.   Receive the book Aftershock for your donation of any amount!   Help for Pornography Addiction   Restoring Trust After a Confession of Pornography Addiction   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How do we fight against pornography in marriage? Over the next two episodes Greg and Erin tackle this important subject with Mark and Rosie Makinney. Later we are joined by Focus on the Family Counselor Geremy Keeton to dive deeper into the effects of porn on marriage and as always we get a question from one of our listeners about rekindling intimacy after infidelity.   Receive the book Aftershock for your donation of any amount!   Help for Pornography Addiction   Restoring Trust After a Confession of Pornography Addiction   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What are your love languages? Dr. Gary Chapman joins Greg and Erin to breakdown the 5 love languages and why they are important in a marriage. Then Greg and Erin talk about their own love languages and how they are intentional in using those in their marriage. Later we answer a question from a listener about his struggles with emotional connection and communication.   Receive the book The Five Love Languages for your donation of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Celebrating Mom! Rebecca St. James joins Greg and Erin to discuss becoming a wife and mother. Rebecca also talks about the film about her families journey "Unsung Hero". Rebecca talks about her mom Helen Smallbone as she encouraged and supported her husband and kids in a time of crisis. Later we talk about how best to honor women. and we get a listener question about couples that are struggling with infertility.   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What happens when you have conflict in your marriage? Author Kari Trent Stageberg joins Greg and Erin to discuss the merge moment in her marriage and the steps they took as the two shall become one flesh. Later Greg and Erin will debunk another Marriage Myth and we get a powerful listener question from a woman trying to do everything she can to avoid the dreaded "D'" word.   Receive the book The Merge for Marriage for your donation of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Greg and Erin talk with Luke and Joel Smallbone and their sister, Rebecca St. James talk about their own family story behind the Unsung Hero movie. The movie follows the family' s mother, Helen Smallbone , as she uses her faith to hold her husband and children together by turning struggles into an adventure and exercise their faith in God Later we will have our always fun conversation starter segment. We wrap the show with a listener question about settling while you are dating.   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Greg and Erin continue their discussion with Dave and Ashley Willis about setting boundaries with your in-laws. Later Joannie DeBrito joins the show to weigh in on how to set healthy boundaries with your in-laws with your spouse. We wrap with a listener question from Jay about a spouse being unreceptive toward their feelings.   Get Dave and Ashley's book for a gift of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How do you set boundaries with in-laws? Today, Dave and Ashley Willis join Greg and Erin to discuss setting boundaries with in-laws. Plus, Sterling Knight-Pinneo joins to share his thoughts on setting biblical boundaries!   Get Dave and Ashley's book for a gift of any amount!   Interested in the book Boundaries Ashley mentioned? Click here to get it!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What is the key to a healthy marriage? Greg and Erin talk with Brad and Marilyn Rhoads about managing marriage expectations and weekly marriage dates. Plus, Greg and Erin tackle a popular marriage myth!   Click Here to Receive the book The Grace Marriage for your donation of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Can marriage survive infertility? Today, Chad and Tori Masters join Greg and Erin to talk about their journey waiting for their son, Micah. Plus, Bill Arbuckle gives a devotion about looking for God in waiting seasons!   Check out this article to learn more about how you can thrive, even in a waiting season!   Click here to listen to the Practice Makes Parent Podcast!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What does the bible say about sex in marriage? Dr. Juli Slattery joins Greg and Erin to discuss the importance of sex in marriage. Plus, we have an extra long Q&A with some voicemails with some of our listeners!   Get the Juli's book for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How do you know your marriage is over? Gary Thomas joins Greg and Erin to talk about how marriage is hard, but worth it. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters!   Get a copy of Gary's book, Cherish, for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   Click here to read Erin's article about healing separations.   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How can you and your spouse successfully become a team? Mo Isom Aiken joins Greg and Erin to talk about what it's like being a wife and mother battling a "me" mindset. Plus, we'll hear from newlywed's Alex and Megan Seeley about how they learned to being to switch to a team mentality in marriage!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!    We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
How does stress affect marriage? On today's episode, Greg and Erin talk to Guy and Amber Lia about how they learned to respond to stress in marriage. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters!   Get Guy and Amber's book for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
What makes a marriage work? Ted Cunningham joins Greg and Erin to discuss how you can avoid marital drift. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk about how to build a firm foundation for your marriage!   Get a copy of Ted's book for a gift of any amount!   Want to learn more about the sacred pathways Greg mentioned? Click here to get the book!   Need some help with your marriage? Contact our counseling team today!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
Need some Valentine's date ideas? Today, Greg and Erin host a roundtable with some married friends to share some Valentine's day ideas!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
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