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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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Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges. Ted talks about the difficulty he had of opening his heart to his wife, especially ...

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Fueled by Grace, Filled by the Spirit

Many people are not experiencing a marriage that consists of a loving husband and a happy wife. The problem is sin. Pastor H.B. Charles explains God's plan for marriage, including how a husband and wife need to be yielded to the Holy Spirit for their marriage to glorify God....

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

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In order to manage what you feel, you need to be able to understand why you're feeling it, explains authors and counselors David and Jan Stoop. You can manage your feelings by disciplining your thoughts and by understanding the language of emotions....

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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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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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The Real Root of All Problems

The character of a marriage is not set in the big moments, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's found in the 10,000 little moments of everyday life. If our choices are all self-focused, then selfishness will destroy a marriage....

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Dave and Ann Wilson walk through an acrostic built around the word "touch." They offer helpful ways for husbands and wives to communicate love through non-sexual touch. They share stories about their failures and successes....

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Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in praye...

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Back on Solid Ground

NASA Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore and his wife, Deanna, tell how they met and how they've worked to build their marriage on Christ and the Scriptures. Barry shares how he came to be an astronaut, and Deanna explains how she encourages Butch to step up, especially when it comes to keeping their ma...

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First Year Marriage Surprises

Join us as we celebrate the first anniversary of Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth (formerly Nancy Leigh DeMoss). The Wolgemuths take a realistic look at their courtship and their first year together as husband and wife....

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25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask

Some things, like intimacy, are hard to discuss. Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question she's asked most frequently: "What does God approve of?" Slattery says it can now be assumed that the average couple is dealing with porn, and many men and women are affected by sexual traum...

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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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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 ...

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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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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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Love is an Attitude

Does it sometimes feel as if you and your spouse are speaking different languages? Dr. Gary Chapman brings you up to speed as he unpacks the five love languages....

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You and Me Forever

"Crazy Love" author Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, are on an incredible marriage quest. The Chans are encouraging couples to go far beyond an average marriage, loving and living to the glory of God....

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Just Say the Word

Sam Ingrassia and his wife had hit a rough patch in their 37-year marriage. But it wasn’t until his wife’s startling comment that he began to wake up to the reality of their spiritual state. Sam tells Dennis Rainey how he and his wife began infusing new life into their marriage by praying togeth...

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The Marriage Prayer

How exactly do prayer and marriage relate to each other? David Delk, president of Man in the Mirror, shares how 68 simple words can change your marriage for the better....

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Two Hearts Praying as One

Prayer is an essential component of any healthy marriage, and this week we'll hear from three couples who've proven the power of prayer in their marriage. Join us as FamilyLife launches an exciting prayer initiative that will strengthen your marriage....

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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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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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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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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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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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Planning for Oneness

Are you intentional in your marriage? Steve and Candice Watters believe it's important to make plans as a couple. They share how taking time to plan and dream has benefited their marriage and has turned their hopes and wishes into a reality. They also encourage couples to be intentional about spendi...

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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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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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Picking Up the Pieces

Live long enough, and someone will likely break your heart. Author and biblical counselor Lou Priolo talks about the emotions people feel as they struggle with a broken heart....

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The Upside Down Marriage

Many couples drift into marital miscommunication, yet nearly as many find themselves surprised both by the arrival and the intensity of the storm.  What happened? Counselor Jim Keller reveals a simple yet profound truth about communication; how you listen has a lot more to do with communication tha...

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Runaway Emotions

Is anger getting the best of you? Pastor Jeff Schreve and his wife, Debbie, open the Scriptures to glean wisdom from the book of Jonah, a man of God who didn’t always control his temper....

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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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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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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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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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Pray Big for Your Family

Pastor Will Davis and his wife Susie talk about praying big....

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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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Your Interculturual Marriage

Marla Alupoaicei talks about the reality of being in an intercultural marriage....

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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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Marriage Forecasting

Communication expert Tim Muehlhoff talks about the conditions that are conducive to great marital communication. ...

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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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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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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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Moments Together for Couples

Dennis Rainey encourages couples to draw closer to each other and God....

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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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The Family Manifesto: God's Truth About Marriage

Dennis Rainey talks about the importance of the Word of God in a couple's home and marriage....

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Top 5 of '05

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's top 5 broadcasts of 2005....

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Marriage Makeover

Just like your car engine, every marriage needs a check-up from time to time. Dr. George Kenworthy, author of the book Marriage Makeover: Minor Touch ups to Major Renovations, about calling on God to strengthen and renew your marriage....

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Lies Husbands and Wives Tell Each Other

Tim and Sheila Riter, authors of the books Twelve Lies Husbands Tell Their Wives and Twelve Lies Wives Tell Their Husbands, talk to Dennis Rainey about the subtle ways husbands and wives bend the truth....

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Finding HomeBuilders

Looking for a way to improve communication in your marriage? In this series, Dennis Rainey talks with Christian singer and songwriter Sara Groves, and her husband/manager, Troy, about the impact the HomeBuilders Couples Series had on their marriage....

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Counselors Stephen James and David Thomas, authors of the book "Yup. Nope. Maybe.", share some valuable insights about communicating with men....

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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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Cracking the Communication Code

The Scriptures command husbands to love their wives and for wives to respect their husbands. Today on the broadcast, hear how these two commands are directly related to each other when Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, the founder of Love and Respect Ministries and author of the book ...

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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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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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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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