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25 Years of Radio: Dennis and Barbara Rainey

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic moments from Dennis and Barbara Rainey over the last 25 years....

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Manhood

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on biblical manhood from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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How to Respect Your Husband

The Bible does not have to command wives to love their husbands because doing so is a natural part of a woman's makeup. However, the Bible does command wives to respect their husbands because that doesn't come naturally for most women. Trent and Andrea Griffith give a message explaining differe...

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Steadfast Love

Author Lauren Chandler, wife of Pastor Matt Chandler, fondly shares how she and Matt met and married. Chandler tells how she struggled in the shadow of Matt's obvious calling to preach. Chandler talks honestly about the chains that often bind us. She reflects on her own chains of a disordered desire...

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If My Husband Would Change...

The first time Rhonda Stoppe saw the man who would become her husband, he immediately took her breath away. But the shine of their picture perfect relationship began to wear off after their "I dos." Stoppe shares what she learned the hard way: A happy marriage doesn't stem from how well our husban...

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The Respect Dare

Nina Roesner wasn't happy in her marriage. As God grew her in her relationship with her husband as she began to realize that she had to communicate her needs, rather than expecting her spouse to read her mind, and that learning to respect her husband was the first step in learning to love him well....

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25 years of Radio: A Husband's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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25 Years of Radio: A Wife's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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Love Unending

Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappoi...

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My Life as a So-Called Submissive Wife

Sara Horn talks about the ups and downs of her year trying to practice biblical submission. Find out what she learned about herself, and God's idea of submission, during her twelve months participating in this interesting experiment....

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25 Years of Radio: Conflict and Forgiveness in Marriage

A healthy relationship without conflict is a myth. Failing to resolve conflict in marriage leads to stagnation, providing the perfect conditions for bitterness and resentment to take root, making it hard to extend and receive forgiveness. From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic conversations ...

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The Controlling Husband

Sometimes life gives you a wake up call. Ron and Jan Welch recall their first anniversary when Jan told him that his controlling behavior was making her feel like a bird in a cage. Find out how God finally got Ron's attention through the behavior of his sons. ...

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Girl Defined

Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird explain why they don't allow the culture to define who they are, but look to the Scriptures to help them fulfill their roles as nurturers, helpers, and life-givers. Kristen and Bethany Baird recall their adventure into fashion modeling. What they discovered i...

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25 Years of Radio: Romance and Intimacy

From the FamilyLife Today vault, we've pulled some classic audio of guests talking about romance and intimacy from the last 25 years. Bill and Vonette Bright tell the story of their wedding day. Juli Slattery mentions the need for the church to be more open about discussing biblical sexuality....

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Men Who Love Fierce Women

LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner take us back to their honeymoon, where poor communication skills, combined with hurt feelings, set a pattern that would lead them to bitterness and isolation. With their marriage problems seemingly irreparable, LeRoy decided to step down from his pastorate, causing Kimberly...

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Grace Filled Marriage

Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don't especially deserve. FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage. Tim and D...

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Not in the Mood

"Not tonight, dear." Maybe you're someone who has said that too much or heard it too often. Robyn McKelvey, a wife to Ray for over 25 years and a mother of nine, talks honestly to women about enjoying and thriving in a sexual relationship with their husbands....

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Affirming Your Husband's Leadership

Barbara Rainey helps wives understand that a husband is designed to be the leader of the home, and a wife is called to follow him. Much like a dancer working with her partner to create a beautiful dance, a wife needs to know what to say, how to say it, and discern the best timing....

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9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage

How we think influences how we act. Author and blogger Sheila Wray Gregoire lays out nine thoughts that will change the way you look at your marriage. Gregorie shares what she's learned in over 20 years of marriage....

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Successfully Managing Conflict in Marriage

Conflict in marriage is neither good nor bad. It's how you resolve the conflict that affects the relationship. Dave and Ann Wilson say conflict can even improve your relationship, when it is resolved constructively. Jim and Carol Shores join the Wilsons to illustrate the complexity of conflict....

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Your Presence Matters

Barbara Rainey encourages young women in their roles as wives and mothers and shares the need for older women to pass down wisdom to the next generation. Barbara shares wisdom from letters she wrote to her daughters....

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Letting Go of Control

Recovering controllers Nicole Unice and Karen Ehman believe that the root of control is fear or pride. Learn how they overcame their destructive tendency to control the people around them....

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Godly Character: The Essence of Manhood

What is a real man, and what does he do? A man is only as good as his character. Pastor Crawford Loritts confides that being a man is a choice, and that a man must always resist the urge to be passive. He talks about the qualities that make up a man's character: personal habits, leadership in the ...

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The Fruitful Wife

Marriage wasn't going well for Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Although they were deeply in love, their differences were igniting a host of arguments and misunderstandings. The DiMarcos talk about their early years of marriage beginning with their disappointing honeymoon to the end of their first year w...

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Home: A Man's Battle Station

For a man to lead his family spiritually, he needs to continue to point them to the gospel. Pastor Voddie Baucham says that we first need to understand that the gospel is important because of sin; because without the proclamation of sinful man, there is no proclamation of a gracious God. Baucham als...

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Killing Spiders: Casting Out Fear From Your Marriage

Popular speaker and author Gary Thomas tells husbands and wives if you really want to love your spouse, you have to kill the things in your marriage that irritate your spouse or you will be disconnected in your marriage. Gary says you have to learn how to be open and transparent with each other if y...

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Weekend to Remember® Getaway Sampler

Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine share highlights from the Weekend to Remember® marriage conference....

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Letters to My Daughters

A couple's differences can either bring them together or pull them apart. Barbara Rainey, author of the book "Letters to My Daughters," explains how a series of letters to her daughters-in-law and newly married daughter evolved into a book on marriage. Barbara recalls her early years as Dennis's bri...

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The Accidental Feminist

Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although she really liked guys, she didn't have a strong de...

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The Missional Marriage

If your vision of missionary work involves travel to a distant land and life in a grass hut, Voddie Baucham says you may not yet grasp how encompassing mission really is. He says to learn to live your marriage as mission, right here and now....

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The Power of A Wife's Affirmation

Women and men are different, right? Ann Wilson punctuates that obvious point with a resounding "YES" as she exhorts wives on a recent Love Like You Mean It® cruise to use the power of their femininity to build up their husbands....

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Becoming a Four Pillar Man

As the chaplain for the Detroit Lions and the pastor of a large Detroit area church, Dave Wilson has manhood all figured out, right? According to Dave, he's as messed up as the next guy. The only difference is Jesus and the courage Dave finds in following God's instruction for men to be strong and ...

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Can a Hollywood Marriage Thrive?

Hollywood is probably one of the hardest places to keep your marriage strong. Join us as Kirk and his wife Chelsea explore how to have a successful Hollywood marriage....

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Pulling Back the Shades

Why all the hype about Fifty Shades of Grey? Is Fifty Shades of Grey just an intriguing story, or something much more dangerous? With its dark overtones, why are so many Christian women being drawn to it? Here to answer those questions and more are Dannah Gresh, cofounder of Pure Freedom, and clinic...

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The Best Gifts for Wives and Husbands

What are some of the greatest gifts a husband and wife can give each other? Crawford Loritts shares some of the most important things a husband needs from his wife. Karen Loritts shares some very important things a husband can do for his wife that will make her feel cherished, and will ultimately s...

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What Every Husband and Wife Needs to Know

Are roles in marriage really necessary? Dr. Robert Lewis lists the various symptoms that result when marital roles are non-existent or poorly defined. Dr. Lewis also encourages men to boldly lead their families. Find out the three best things a man can do to fill the leadership role at home....

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Cover Her

Does your wife feel safe with you? Pastor Rod Hairston, former chaplain to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, and his wife, Sheri, tell how a man "covers" his wife emotionally, financially, and spiritually. By meeting his wife's needs, a husband creates a safe haven where his bride feels loved and cherishe...

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Manhood

Hear a message by Matt Chandler, pastor of the The Village Church in Highland Village, TX, on what it means to be a man who initiates, nourishes, and cherishes his wife. Matt also talks to men about the responsibilities they bear as fathers. Hear him explain why fathers shouldn't provoke their chi...

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Three Essentials for Every Married Woman

Every day, married women have a myriad of choices for spending their day. Barbara Rainey discusses three essentials for every married woman--being a woman of the Word, being a helper to her husband, and being women who are world-changers....

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Speaking Your Spouse's Love Language

Pastor and well-known author Gary Chapman provides practical instruction on resolving conflict in marriage....

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Date Your Wife

Join us for a love story, as pastor Justin Buzzard reminisces about the party--and the cute girl named Taylor--that changed his life forever. Now married for almost eight years to that cute girl of his dreams, Buzzard reminds men that just because the girl says yes doesn't mean the mission is over a...

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Enhancing Your Marriage

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is that all there is?” If so, you’re not alone. Bible study teacher Judy Rossi also asked herself that question just a few years after marrying the man of her dreams. Hear how Judy came to Christ, and how her faith commitment changed her life and her marri...

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The Matter of Marital Roles

Pastor James McDonald offers a strong exhortation to men; fail with the husband hat and you’ve failed – period....

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31 Days to a Happy Husband

Author Arlene Pellicane shares three things that spell respect to her husband: sexual intimacy, letting him lead, and praise. She also tells why having fun and doing activities with your spouse builds the relationship and opens doors of communication....

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Love Like You Mean It: A Cruise with a Purpose

Hear excerpts from some of the key talks from the 2013 Love Like You Mean It Cruise. ...

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For Men and Women Only

There’s no denying that men and women are different. But do you realize HOW different? Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks to Dennis Rainey about some of the biggest revelations she discovered while doing research for her books, “For Men Only,” and “For Women Only.” Shaunti Feldhahn walks women ...

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Fierce Women

Would others call your personality fierce? Kimberly Wagner passionately loved Christ and lived life boldly. And when she met and married LeRoy that didn’t change. What did change was LeRoy’s feelings for her after years of her belittling remarks and angry outbursts. Their marriage seemed hopeles...

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Say it Loud!

Author and FamilyLife marriage conference speaker Robyn McKelvy, along with her husband, Ray, explain why being a wife is a whole lot like being a cheerleader. Robyn and Ray also, tell you how to build up your husband through encouragement. Robyn explains that as your husband receives encouragement,...

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When Sorry Isn't Enough

"I'm sorry." Dr. Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages" shares how these two simple words can transform your relationship. Dr. Chapman also says that unless we learn to move past our failures with genuine forgiveness and reconciliation, our marriages will never be everything God intends ...

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The Christian Husband: Loving Your Wife

What are the qualifications of a Christian husband? Hear "FamilyLife Today" co-host and author, Bob Lepine, help men with the tough task of being a servant, a leader, and a lover. ...

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Passionate Housewives

Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald, co-authors of the book Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, tell Dennis Rainey how a woman's home can be her greatest outreach for the gospel, especially when she's training her children or reaching out to friends or neighbors....

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Living and Loving Your Role in Marriage

Pastor Paul Sheppard, popular speaker for "Enduring Truth", a popular daily radio program, gives men some practical pointers for living out their roles as husbands. ...

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Manhood: Let the Truth be Told

Dennis Rainey talks with Promise Keeper President Tom Fortson and his wife of more than 36 years, Toni, about a man's responsibility to protect his family spiritually and physically....

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Redeeming Relationships

Rich Rollins, the executive pastor at Valley Bible Church in Hercules, CA, talks to Dennis Rainey about the inevitable threat of conflict that every relationship faces....

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What's Submission Got to Do With It?

Cindy Easley talks about the real workings of submission, and why it really is that important in a Christian marriage....

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Breaking the Curse of Words

Do someone’s harsh words still haunt you? Pastor Tom Elliff reveals how you can break the curse of words and live in the freedom of God’s truth....

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After the Boxes Are Unpacked

Susan Miller, America’s Moving Coach, offers advice on making a relocation easier for your family....

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I Married Wonder Woman ... Now What?

Author Jess MacCallum, the often-challenged husband of a Proverbs 31 woman, shares an indispensable principle every husband needs know in order to love and lead his very capable wife....

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Being the Church in Tough Times

Dave Wilson, a pastor at Kensington Community Church in Michigan and chaplain of the Detroit Lions, tells those affected by the economy to take courage and to trust in God's faithfulness....

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Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind

Susie Davis, author of Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind, talks about the magic ingredient that every man needs from his wife to be truly happy. ...

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A Passing Fad or a Choice That's Here to Stay?

Dennis Rainey takes a look at a the trend in which the wife is sole breadwinner while her husband stays home with the kids. ...

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Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart

Former professional athlete Derwin Gray motivates men to live a heroic life....

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Sacred Influence

Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about what men most need from their wives. ...

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Beautiful Womanhood: A Biblical, Practical Guide for Wives

After years of disillusionment in her marriage, find out how Sandy Ralya found freedom and hope. ...

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The Masculine Mandate: Gods Calling to Men

Pastor Rick Phillips gives some biblical teaching on what it means to be a man. ...

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War of Words

Words can bless or they can injure. Dr. Paul David Tripp tells Dennis Rainey why our idle talk hurts our relationship with God and others. ...

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Ten Questions Every Husband Should Ask His Wife

Do you want to minister more effectively to your wife? Pastor Tom Elliff, along with his wife Jeannie, shares 10 questions that revolutionized his marriage and brought them closer together. ...

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Visionary Marriage

Pastor Rob Rienow explains what he did to get his priorities back on track and how it has changed him--and his marriage....

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Oops, I Forgot My Wife and Kids!

Doyle Roth recalls the day when he knew things had to change and tells how it did....

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A Woman's Role

Barbara Rainey and Mary Kassian share about a woman's role in marriage. Barbara Rainey shares lessons about marriage she has learned as a result of the simple decision to take dancing lessons. Mary Kassian discovered how the roots of feminism had found their way into her own heart, and how the Wor...

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Made for Each Other

Imagine a baseball team where nobody wanted to play his position. This week on the broadcast, Dr. Bryan Chapell, author of Each For the Other, tells how a winning team in marriage consists of a husband and wife each playing his/her respective role in the family. ...

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Letters to Lovers

Dennis Rainey sits down with Tom and Jeannie Elliff, parents of four children and nineteen grandchildren, to talk about marriage and parenting....

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Liberating Submission

Submission means hope, help, holy and free. Author Bunny Wilson tells how submission helps marriage thrive. ...

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Married to a High Energy Man

What is it like being married to a high energy man like Dennis Rainey or Josh McDowell? Find out by listening to the experts--their wives, Dottie and Barbara. ...

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The Power of a Praying Couple

Have you ever prayed that God would change your spouse? You’re not alone. Today on the broadcast, accomplished songwriter Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, a Grammy-winning record producer, tell how prayer revolutionized their marriage. ...

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How a Man Prays for His Family

John Yates, a father of five and rector of Falls Church Episcopal Church in Falls Church, VA, gives men some valuable tips for praying for their family....

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For Women Only

Best-selling author and newspaper columnist, Shaunti Feldhahn takes you beneath the surface into the inner lives of men. With results from a national survey and interviews of over 1,000 men, you will discover eye-opening revelations that will help you understand how to love your man for who he is!...

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Hope in the Midst of Marriage Conflict

How important is forgiveness to a marriage and family? Dr. Dan Allender, founder and director of Wounded Heart Ministries, tells you where to find hope in the midst of marriage conflict. ...

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For Men Only

Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn talk about the simple acts a husband can do for his wife to improve their relationship....

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A Heart-to-Heart Talk with Wives

Author Cindy Easley gives wives practical pointers for understanding their husbands....

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Damsels in Distress

Martha Peace, author of the Christian bestseller The Excellent Wife, sheds some light on a woman's weakness for gossip and manipulation....

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The Song of Solomon

Love - we all want it, but how do we make it last? Popular author and pastor Tommy Nelson talks about the Song of Solomon. ...

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Seven Conflicts of Marriage

How do you approach conflict? Join us for today's broadcast when Dennis Rainey, a husband now for some 25 plus years, talks with authors Tim and Joy Downs about the source of marital conflicts. Don't miss it!...

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Best of 2007

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2007....

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Love and Respect

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, founder of Love and Respect conferences, reveals the secret for cracking the communication code in marriage....

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Understanding and Honoring Your Wife

Dennis Rainey talks pointedly to men about understanding and honoring their wives....

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Stepping Up to Manhood

There is confusion today about the meaning of manhood. Dennis Rainey calls men to step up and be real men--strong, purposeful and spiritual. Barbara Rainey also talks frankly to women about five things that hinder, and five things that encourage their husbands toward manhood....

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