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Your Marriage Today and Tomorrow

Crawford Loritts and his wife, Karen, reminisce about their courtship and early years of marriage. The Lorittses remind listeners that all marriages have storms, but those storms don't have to be the end of hope to those who are anchored in Christ. Crawford and Karen also share how they've learned t...

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Becoming Mom Strong

Heidi St. John tells how she realized she needed to depend on God each day for His strength and wisdom. You must feed your heart on the Word of God. St. John also delves into her own past and shares how the Great Healer worked in her to help her truly forgive....

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Defending Your Marriage

Tim Muehlhoff, author of “Defending Your Marriage,” exposes the real enemy of your marriage--Satan. Muehlhoff reminds couples that their marriage is taking place on a spiritual battlefield. Muehlhoff reminds believers that the enemy of our souls is still alive and well and would love to see your...

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Cherish

Best-selling author Gary Thomas explains that when you show off the beauty of your spouse and showcase them instead of yourself, you are cherishing them. Thomas encourages husbands and wives to cherish their spouses by celebrating who they uniquely are....

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Hope Heals

Trials come in various shapes and sizes. It's how we respond to those trials that determine who we really are. After four years of a happily-ever-after marriage, Katherine Wolf endured a massive stroke and spent two years in the hospital and in rehab. Katherine, joined by her husband, Jay, shares ju...

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Benefit of the Debt

Meg Miller knew marriage was going to be hard when she first tied the knot. But she was shocked to find porn on their home computer. Miller wasn't sure her marriage would survive. The pain she felt after her husband's betrayal consumed her. Hear how God showed her how to better relate to her husband...

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A Fierce Love

When Shauna Shanks' boyfriend, Micah, proposed in 2003, they were blissfully unaware of future challenges. Shauna Shanks never imagined her husband would ask for a divorce after ten years of marriage. But she made a decision not to give up. She shares what inspired her to give herself completely in ...

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Making Love Last

Laura Taggart knows what it's like to despair over your marriage. Taggart explains how the wheels fell off her marriage around year 13. Taggart talks about conflict she sees couples having. Taggart explains how the wounds of childhood carry over into our marriages....

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Friends, Partners, and Lovers

Kevin Thompson challenges couples to think of their relationship in three categories: friends, partners, and lovers. Thompson shares some fun, practical ways a couple can build their friendship. He believes that being partners is about how we can make our dreams come true together. Thompson also en...

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Love and Sex

Nancy Houston recalls her childhood and the difficulty growing up in a non-Christian home with a violent father who suffered from PTSD. Houston reminds listeners, "God is for you, and abuse is never okay." Houston also talks about the dangerous addiction of pornography. "Porn is often used to medica...

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Hosea, Gomer, and Us

Marriage was created as a means to put love on display. God called Hosea to marry an adulteress to illustrate what His love looks like. Bryan Loritts walks through the biblical account of Hosea and Gomer and reminds us of our own place in the story....

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Reset for Parents

Todd Friel talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful. It's God's job to bring their children to faith. Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, also reveals that the most courageous thing ...

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The Treasures of Your Heart

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. That applies in marriage as well. Paul David Tripp challenges husbands and wives to reframe their conflict and identify where their treasure is misplaced. The good news is, none of us are naturally equipped to be good at marriage. It takes the H...

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Through the Eyes of Hope

Author Lacey Buchanan, a wife and mother of two, talks about the birth of her first son, Christian, who was born with severe facial deformities, and blindness. Buchanan talks honestly about the challenges she and her husband have faced. She also shares how the faith of her and her husband has helped...

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Resolving Conflict

Sometimes the way to peace is through conflict. Christian counselor Lou Priolo encourages listeners not to shy away from conflict, but to face it head on, knowing that's the only way we can finally gain resolution and peace. Lou Priolo opens the Scriptures to Ephesians 4 to understand the benefits o...

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25 Years of Radio: Influential Voices

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content from some influential guests over the last 25 years....

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The Three M's of Love

What does a Christian marriage look like? To know that, you must start with God's definition of love. Kevin DeYoung talks about the three M's of Love according to the Bible: God's method, motivation, and manifestation of love....

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Letting Go

Pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the weighty topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include not only our children, but anyone who's straying. They remind us that we are all are born wayward and need God's grace and forgiveness. Harvey and Gilbert give wise advice on lovi...

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Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Chris and Cindy Beall thought they were moving to Oklahoma so Chris could be a worship pastor. They would later realize God wanted to heal their marriage. The Bealls talk openly about Chris's one time porn addiction and multiple affairs. When Chris became convicted and finally confessed, true freedo...

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Spiritual Life Coaching

Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap. He also alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects o...

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20 Marriage Lessons From 44 Years

Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insight into 20 things they learned about marriage in their 44 years together....

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The Power of a Clear Conscience

Pastor and bestselling author Dr. Erwin Lutzer shares what it means to live in the freedom of a clear conscience to others and to God. Lutzer explains what a conscience is, and reminds us of the truth that, "A good conscience is a continual feast." Lutzer encourages believers to come clean with God ...

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Gone Fishing With Hank Parker

Professional bass fisherman Hank Parker looks back on his life and the difficulties that could have derailed him for good. Raised by an alcoholic father after his mother abandoned the family when he was in grade school, Parker tells how he was often left on his own, which gave him plenty of time for...

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

David Stoop, a clinical psychologist and co-host of the New Life Radio program, talks to Dennis Rainey about the benefits of choosing forgiveness over revenge....

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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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Building a Marriage That Lasts

Author and pastor Gary Thomas says a good marriage isn't about finding the right person, it's about building into the relationship with the spouse you have. Gary Thomas shares three pillars to building your marriage to last a lifetime....

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Rebuilding a Safe House

Joshua Straub recalls the day when he learned of his parents' separation, and tells how he learned to break those negative patterns in his own family. Straub talks to parents about the four walls that build an emotionally safe home for your family....

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Forgiveness: Seventy Times Seven

Pastor Bryan Loritts explores Jesus' words about forgiveness in Matthew 18 and tells why the parable of the man who owed 10,000 talents is so significant for believers today. He reminds us that without forgiveness, true freedom is impossible, for Christ himself freed us from sin and death by forgiv...

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No Ordinary Marriage

Tim Savage, senior pastor at Camelback Bible Church, explains that the longer a couple is married, the easier it is to see the sinfulness of their spouse as well as their own sinfulness. Savage reminds listeners that couples who go the distance are those who marry for the glory of God....

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Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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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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Marriage and Family for God's Glory

Renowned author and theologian John Piper talks to Dennis Rainey about the meaning and practice of praise. John considers what it means to worship God instead of focusing on ourselves. He also delves into the Bible to help us rethink our definition of love....

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Love Renewed: Hans and Star Molegraaf

In less than three years, Hans and Star Molegraaf moved from the heat of initial passion to abuse, a bitter separation, adultery, and hopelessness. Their marriage seemed doomed, until God intervened....

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Lasting Love

What were you really saying when you vowed to love "until death do us part"? Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows....

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I'm Happy For You, Not Really

"Thou shalt not covet," right? So what about comparison? Kay Wills Wyma says with the prevalence of the internet and social media, we're becoming comparison junkies. Kay explains where this urge to compare comes from and why indulging in this vice demolishes our contentment....

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Discovering a Lifelong Love

Marriage is designed by God to endure. Best-selling author Gary Thomas explores God's purpose for marriage and explains how the best marriages are those steeped in worship. Unlike appearances, worship is something that grows more beautiful with time, making marriage more lovely through the years, no...

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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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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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The Power of New Covenant Love

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What Do You Think of Me?

Our desire to be loved runs deep. Biblical counselor Ed Welch explains that our desire for love isn't evil, but that in some instances we want it too much; so much so, in fact, that we can be controlled by what others think. During adolescence we call this peer pressure, but we all struggle with it ...

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A Loving Life

What's the best way to learn about love? Dive in! Paul Miller, executive director of seeJesus, opens up the Book of Ruth to illustrate the meaning of hesed love, a steadfast kind of love and commitment that knows no exit strategy. Naomi lost all of her family except her daughters-in-law. She went ba...

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Gods at War

Are idols a thing of the past? Not according to Pastor Kyle Idleman, who's faced down his share. Kyle explains that just like Solomon, we're all trying to substitute something in the place of God, whether that's money, entertainment, sex or food. Kyle helps us identify our idols by asking us to answ...

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A Lasting Promise

A promise is a powerful thing. Research professor Scott Stanley, talks about the transforming power of commitment. He also emphasizes that a couple's ability to work through conflict together is determinative of a couple's success. But commitment, he says, must be the foundation. Adam and Eve were n...

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Overcoming Lust

Does lust seem to be an insurmountable problem in your life? Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek have been there, and they've got good news. You can overcome lust and find freedom with God's help. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freed...

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Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

The truth sets men free. No one can attest to that more than Chris Beall, and his wife, Cindy. After confessing his infidelity to Cindy, and acknowledging what he'd done to the local church body, Chris found restoration and freedom from the porn addiction that almost ruined his marriage. Find out w...

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Growing Together in Forgiveness

Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. Barbara Rainey, along with her husband, Dennis, talks about the benefits of forgiveness and shares some true stories that illustrate forgiveness, taken from her book, Growing Together in Forgiveness. ...

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The Vow

A chance meeting can sometimes lead you to the love of your life. That certainly was the case for Kim and Krickitt Carpenter as they got to know each other over the phone when Kim called to order uniforms for his baseball team. More calls followed, and soon they were meeting in person. It wasn’t ...

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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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Hope After Betrayal

Meg Wilson remembers the day when her husband called to tell her that he was stepping down from his job because of his addiction to internet porn. After forgiving her husband for his sexual addiction and working hard to keep her marriage together, Meg's husband later confessed to having an affair. ...

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Man Alive

Life offers many starts and stops. Patrick Morley was a rebellious teenager, angry at his father and determined to make it on his own in a cramped corner of a boarding house in downtown Orlando. But his father, out of love, invited him to come back home. That was a turning point for Patrick, who ev...

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Loving the Way Jesus Loves

What would our world be like if Christians were known for their love? Wheaton College President Phil Ryken takes a closer look at the love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, and explains what Paul meant when he told us that “Love is kind.” He also explores the profound statement that, “L...

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Marriage Undercover

They thought their marriage was invulnerable. But they would soon learn differently. Audrey Meisner, accompanied by her husband, Bob, tells how she got involved in an extramarital affair, and the steps she took to come clean and seek forgiveness from both God and her husband....

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The Invisible Bond

What happens emotionally and spiritually when we unite sexually with someone else? Abstinence educator Barbara Wilson tells Dennis Rainey about the power of sexual bonding and how her own sexual history affected her as a wife until she found healing in Christ. ...

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Storm Stories: Charlie's Victory

All marriages have their struggles, but when a spouse becomes seriously ill, it can take a toll on the marriage. Charlie Wedemeyer, who battles with Lou Gehrig's disease, and his wife Lucy, talk about their love for one another and the faith that keeps them strong....

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Torn Asunder

Marital affairs are breaking up marriages in record numbers. Dave Carder, a pastor and author of the book Torn Asunder, will tell you how to affair-proof your marriage....

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I Do Again

Hear Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs talk about their marriage, divorce and then remarriage seven years after their divorce....

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Desire and Deceit

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the gift of sexuality and the damage that is done when a society no longer restrains the sex drive....

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We Still Do: Michael and Cindy Easley

Michael and Cindy Easley tell how their trials have made them stronger and more committed to each other....

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Undefiled

Hear Harry Schaumburg explain how sexual addiction can be overcome with God's ever-present help....

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Knowing God's Will for Marriage

Dennis Rainey talks about the covenant of marriage. ...

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When Sinners Say "I Do"

Dave Harvey explains that what we believe about ourselves, sinners saved by grace, is the foundation of a happy marriage....

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Treat Me Like a Customer

Businessman Louis Upkins encourages men not to neglect their families while they're climbing the career ladder. ...

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Three Marks of A Covenant Keeper

When you love and fear God it shows in your actions. In this special message given at a Promise Keepers rally, Dennis Rainey explains two more marks of a covenant keeper: loving like the Savior loves and leading like a servant....

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A Way With Words

Have you considered the strength of your words? Christin reminds listeners to use their words wisely, especially as we invest in the next generation. ...

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To Have and To Hold: Tommy Nelson

Tommy Nelson, author of The Book of Romance, instructs men and women on how to play the their roles in families....

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Love Is Something You Do

You like vanilla; he likes chocolate. That's the nature of marriage; God takes two totally different people and blends them together into one. ...

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Covenant Marriage

Dr. Gary Chapman talks to Dennis Rainey about living and loving your mate in a covenant marriage....

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A Family at Peace

Conflict is a guest in every family, but it doesn't have to move in permanently. Dennis Rainey talks with Ken Sande, President of Peacemaker Ministries, about resolving conflict in a peaceable way....

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Refined By Fire

Dennis Rainey talks with 9/11 survivor Brian Birdwell and his wife, Mel. Brian, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, was working at the Pentagon when it was hit by American Airlines Flight 77....

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Having a Vision For Your Family

Greg and Rhonda Gunn, developers of the "Family Vision Weekend" seminars, encourage parents to lay a foundation for future generations by crafting a family vision statement....

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Your Covenant Marriage

Covenant Marriage author, Dr. Fred Lowery, talks to Dennis Rainey about the importance of commitment....

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When a Marriage Dies

Author, speaker, and teacher Laura Petherbridge talks to Dennis Rainey about the day in 1984 when she found out her husband was having an affair. Hear Laura's advice on what not to do when you find out friends or family members are divorcing....

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Maintaining Purity in an Impure World

The battle we have with lust isn’t a new one. Men and women have waged war with the flesh since mankind began. Today on the broadcast, family relations expert Dennis Rainey talks with pastor Josh Harris, author of Not Even a Hint, about the challenge of living pure in an impure world....

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Your Sacred Marriage

What if God designed marriage to make us holy rather than happy? You'll want to join us today when Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage, tells how God uses marriage to conform us to His image....

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I Ain't Comin' Back

Growing up in racially segregated Mississippi in the 1950's, he had plenty of reasons to be angry at the oppression he felt all around him. Hear Dolphus Weary, author of I Ain't Comin' Back, tell how he overcame poverty and prejudice to become executive director of Mission Mississippi - the leading...

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A Promise Kept

If you're caring for an aging or ill loved one, you'll find encouragement in the lessons learned and lived by former seminary president Robertson McQuilkin....

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Blood Money

Carol Everett, author of Blood Money, talks about the abortion clinics she ran and her own abortion experience....

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Romance in the Rain

Dennis Rainey tells couples how to keep their marriages strong in the face of temptation. ...

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Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome

Ron and Nancy Anderson talk about how their marriage was rocked off its foundation by the sin of infidelity. ...

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Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It

Jerry Jenkins, novelist of the Left Behind series and author of the book, Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It, talks with Dennis Rainey about the importance of husbands and wives planting hedges around their marriages in order to grow security and love....

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Getting Away to Get It Together

Bill and Carolyn Wellons share how taking time to get away as a couple has refreshed their marriage and made it stronger. ...

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