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The Focus Marriage Podcast features relatable advice on healthy marriage with stories from guest speakers that encourage every couple to build a deeper connection.
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When trust has been shattered in your marriage, the recovery process can take months or even years. Is there hope when your relationship is hanging on by a thread? If you or a couple you know is trying to rebuild trust in their relationship, you'll be encouraged by this hopeful conversation with John, Greg and Erin. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recovering-a-broken-relationship/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Avoiding an Affair

Avoiding an Affair

2021-03-0212:08

Most affairs can be traced back to something small. A tiny compromise, a little white lie, and before you know it, your marriage is in serious trouble. John, Greg and Erin provide some guidance on how to guard your marriage from an extramarital affair. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ron and Jody Zappia's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-03-02?refcd=1064001&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/avoiding-an-affair/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
When your spouse gets on your nerves, it hits much closer to home than when someone else does. If left unchecked, those little annoyances can become sources of tension and conflict. John and the Smalleys explain how working through your differences can make you a stronger couple. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/marriage-is-like-a-canoe/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
It's common for spouses with completely different personalities to find each other. The early bird marries a night owl, and an extrovert marries an introvert, With such contrasts, it's easy to get annoyed with your spouse. But what if there was a way to have fun with your differences? John and the Smalleys give some helpful tips for couples who can't see past their opinions. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Smalleys' book "The Wholehearted Wife" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-23?refcd=1060403&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-fun-with-your-differences/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
God designed sex to be a wonderful gift for you and your spouse. Yet, many couples are trying to work through a sexual struggle. If that's you today, we want to give you some hope. John, Greg and Erin discuss God's design for sexuality, and offer encouragement to those with a dark sexual past. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the Yerkovichs' book "How We Love" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-02-18?refcd=1056702&donation_pledge_code=FRIENDSFAM Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/gods-plan-for-your-sex-life/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Making Space for Humor

Making Space for Humor

2021-02-1613:50

Some of the sweetest memories with your spouse will probably involve laughing together. The truth is, appreciating each other's sense of humor can be one of the greatest blessings in your relationship. Greg and Erin tell John about how they've learned to have fun and laugh together as a couple. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Loves" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1056701 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/making-space-for-humor/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
We all want our spouse to be there for us. No matter what happens in life, having a faithful mate through the good and bad times can be so comforting. John talks with Greg and Erin about what it looks like for husbands to treat their wives well through the ups and downs of life. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/being-there-for-your-spouse/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
It's been said before that as the seasons change, so do we as people. The truth is, as years come and go, you and your spouse won't be the same people as when you first got married. John, Greg and Erin give some tips on doing marriage well through changing seasons. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1053401 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/adjusting-with-changing-seasons/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
It's fair to say you and your spouse are not the same person. When your differences become more evident, it's easy to get into arguments over things like money, the kids, or having company over for dinner. John and the Smalleys give some helpful ideas for working through differences with your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/helping-your-marriage-through-little-changes/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Talking to your spouse about sex can be very awkward and uncomfortable. If you are trying to work through a sexual struggle in your marriage, you're not alone. Greg, Erin and John discuss how couples can have honest and healthy conversations about sex. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1050101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/healthy-ways-for-wives-to-discuss-sex/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Picking the Right Fights

Picking the Right Fights

2021-01-2813:233

When you and your spouse run into conflict, the key to success is knowing which battles to fight and which ones to avoid. John, Greg and Erin offer some helpful ideas for working through conflict successfully with your spouse, and how to rely on God's strength as you face challenges together. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/picking-the-right-fights/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
When your spouse hurts you, your knee-jerk reaction might be to hold on tightly to unforgiveness. But choosing not to forgive can cause even more damage to your relationship. John, Erin and Greg weigh in on why forgiveness can set your marriage free from resentment. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1046803 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-forgiveness-even-when-its-hard/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
What were some things that attracted you to your spouse? Maybe, it was his or her sense of humor, or the way he or she laughed? Greg and Erin tell John about how humor brought them together, and why laughter can help you overcome a struggle in your relationship. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/laughing-together-as-a-couple/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
A moment that goes wrong can turn into one of your funniest memories. The truth is, learning to laugh together can be one of the greatest blessings in your marriage. Greg, Erin and John share a funny story and give a few ideas for how to make humor part of your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Ted Cunningham's book "A Love That Laughs": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-19?refcd=1044607 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-reasons-to-laugh/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
As your kids grow up, changes will happen in your marriage. No matter how much you love your children, your marriage must remain a priority. Greg, Erin and John discuss transitions couples go through, and adjusting to changes with your children. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/preparing-for-transitions/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Having Couple Friends

Having Couple Friends

2021-01-1211:17

Your spouse might be your best friend, but doing life with other couples can make your marriage even stronger. None of us are meant to go through life and marriage alone. Greg and Erin talk with John about the difference that friends have made in their marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Katharine Hill's book "If You Forget Everything Else, Remember This": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-12-01?refcd=1043903 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/having-couple-friends/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Finding a Fun Activity

Finding a Fun Activity

2021-01-0713:21

As your children come and grow, it's good for you and your spouse to have fun activities you enjoy doing together. Whether they're big or small, the ultimate goal is to connect with each other. John, Greg and Erin discuss things they enjoy doing with their spouse, and how fun activities have helped their marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/finding-a-fun-activity/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
You come home from a busy day, and instead of looking forward to a romantic candlelit dinner with your spouse, you're having to watch the kids for the evening. While every season brings blessings, is romance even possible on those days? John and the Smalleys discuss what a husband can do to keep romance alive in the busy times. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Arlene Pellicane's book "31 Days to a Happy Husband": https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1039503 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/recapturing-romance-in-busy-times/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
Everyone wants a good marriage, but having one takes a lot of work. Sometimes, a change in perspective is what you need to take your relationship to the next level. John, Greg and Erin discuss how having a "long-term lens" perspective can help your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
When you and your spouse face a challenge, how you respond can mean the difference between solving the problem or letting it cause weeks of tension. Through God's grace, you can respond to problems in a way that's helpful for your marriage. Greg and Erin share with John about how they've learned to show each other grace when things aren't perfect. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get Leslie Vernick's book "How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2020-11-17?refcd=1036802 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/choosing-right-when-your-spouse-chooses-wrong-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
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Susanna Lain

I like this podcast because it reminds me that there are still people who act like it's the 1800s. It's an interesting listen for anyone who wants to see what it's like to be indoctrinated, but I can't reccomend listening to it for actual advice.

Mar 26th
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Lusero Sanchez

God bless thank you so much!🙏

Feb 18th
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ID17217914

Glad to come across this Podcast. I love the bit size content. Very insightful discussions

Feb 16th
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Glory Dey

This channel has become an anti-abortion activist propaganda for conservative views especially Christian doctrines. I believe in Life being precious but the issue of abortion is more than just having a dogmatic view. We need to have a scientific approach to life and population. There are cases where abortion is valid like cases of sexual abuse, poverty, victims of crime, serious medical and neurological disorders, etc..we must keep open mind in allowing abortion. It is worse to give birth to a child in such cases and destroy his or her right for good quality life. Rampant population also give rise to all kinds of poverty, ignorance, abandoned & orphaned children, crimes, social backwardness. This does not serve good for humanity. There is enough of overpopulation and dumb consciousness humanity on this planet. There should be checks and balances when abortion is absolutely necessary so that we don't misuse it. But to spread one sided view via this channel is not intelligent and does not solve greater problems. I am not following this channel further.

Mar 28th
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Nicole Brewer

This truly brought tears to my eyes. My spouse and I are separated right now. I’m praying God will bring us back together.

Feb 7th
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K.

The references are Proverbs 5:18-19

Dec 3rd
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cyrille ekane

hello,I can't download your podcasts for some reason.can you help me please?

Jul 12th
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Rae of Life

I love this podcast but I was just surprised...did he just say "even beautiful women"...wow. Lady I'm sorry, you are beautiful!

May 13th
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Shane Lees

Bigot, homophobe, have no idea why this was recommended to me. This organization has hurt so many people.

Mar 27th
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Frederik Cronje

Thank you for this awesome channel. my wife and I listen to this together

Jan 18th
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iTunes User

I actually listen to the regular Focus on the Family Brodcast along with this one, but I enjoy the more bite size content they put forward here. Most of it is repurosed, but I have heard some exclusive stuff as well. Good prodcution, well put together. Sometimes can be a bit of an ad, but the info is still great.

Aug 31st
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iTunes User

I appreciate the work that goes into creating this podcast. The content is high quality and the length is perfect for people on the go. Thanks to Focus on the Family, and to Dr. Dobson for sharing your wise insights.

Aug 31st
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iTunes User

I wish all married couples would take the time to pray for their marriage and their spouse. Marriage today seems more like a temporary experiment than a lifelong commitment. I strongly recommend this podcast for married couples as well as singles seeking marriage.

Aug 31st
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