Enter the Ring

D.A. and Elicia Horton have had wrestling matches first as a dating couple, and then later as newlyweds. Hear how they learned to resolve conflict.

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Enter the Ring

Authors D.A. and Elicia Horton have had wrestling matches occur in their relationship—first as a dating couple, and then later as newlyweds. Becoming parents caused them to take a second look at their behavior and their priorities....

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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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Mending Broken Branches

Elizabeth Oates recalls her troubled childhood marked by abuse and loneliness and tells how that emptiness eventually led her to a deep and abiding relationship with Christ. Oates shares how growing up in a single-parent home, and then in a home with a stepfather, shaped her views on dating and marr...

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The Mystery of Intimacy in Marriage

Pastor Dave Wilson and his wife, Ann, explore the complex and wonderful dance of marital intimacy as they share their own unique experience....

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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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The Kindness Challenge

Shaunti Feldhahn dares anyone having trouble with a relationship to be kind to that person for thirty days. She reminds us that expressing kindness goes a long way, especially in marriage. Ron Deal teams up with Feldhahn to talk about kindness and the stepfamily, helping us pinpoint our patterns of ...

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From Humble Beginnings

Don and Sally Meredith were opposites when they first married, but they both knew the Lord and were committed to working through their issues. As Don sought wisdom from the Scriptures about how to love Sally well, he began to share what he was learning with others. This eventually led to the ministr...

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Fun Loving You

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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Marriage Tested in the Furnace

Dave and Ann Wilson recall their earliest years of marriage and the problems they found difficult to resolve, especially as it related to their sexual past. Hear how God gave their hearts a makeover and transformed their shaky marriage....

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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 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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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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Eight Important Money Decisions

Are finances a touchy subject at your house? Russ Crosson, president of Ronald Blue & Company, and his wife, Julie, talk about the wisdom of planning a family budget. The Crossons recall the financial tensions they experienced early in their marriage and tell how a budget got them working as a team....

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Marriage & the Mystery of the Gospel

Pastor and author Ray Ortlund explains how his eyes were opened anew as he began to study Genesis 1-2 and answer the question, “Why does marriage matter?” Human marriage is a great mystery that has the aroma of Christ all over it, and that’s why Satan hates it. ...

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Smart Love

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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Your New Money Mindset

Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, challenges listeners to adopt a new money mindset in which God owns it all, and we are merely stewards of His money. Hewitt delves into the concept of stewardship, and reminds us to ask ourselves when we're making financial decisions, "Who am I serving?" Whe...

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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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Expressing Love Without Touching

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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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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Mastering the Money Basics

Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family. Ron also talks to parents and students alike about the benefits of paying for college as you go rather than relying on stu...

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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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Fear Factor

Fear is one of the core things that gets families "stuck." Ron Deal tells couples how to break out of the fear cycle, and rest in the sovereignty and power of God. Ron explains that when you face your own fear and pride first, that opens the door to love and peace in your marriage....

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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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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Pastor and author Tommy Nelson shares five things every man and woman needs to remember about relating to in-laws, and gives couples advice about handling money after marriage....

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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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One of Us Must Be Crazy

Are you and your spouse as different as night and day? If so, you're not alone. Polar opposites Tim and Joy Downs laugh as they recall their differences and remind couples that God can use those "very different characteristics" in your spouse to mold and shape you in a beautiful way. They discuss ho...

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Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriage

When Shaunti Feldhahn set out to uncover the secrets to a happy marriage, she had no idea what she would find. But what she did discover might surprise you. One of the biggest reasons attributing to a husband or wife's happiness, she says, is when they believe their spouse cares about them, and the ...

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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 an...

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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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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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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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Money Saving Families

Money-saving mom Crystal Paine and “America’s Cheapest Family,” Steve and Annette Economides tell how their frugal ways have them saving big at the grocery store, allowing them to give generously to others....

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Men and Women: Enjoying the Difference

Does your spouse think you’re selfish? Best-selling author Dr. Larry Crabb focuses on the number #1 enemy of marriage – selfishness. Crabb explains that in order to love our spouse well, we must die to ourselves and our own needs and wants, and focus on the needs of our spouse. ...

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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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Practicing the Treasure Principle

When it comes to giving, are you a tightwad or an open hand? Randy Alcorn, author of The Treasure Principle, helps us gain a biblical perspective on money....

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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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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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Weathering the Financial Storms

Certified financial planner Jerry Foster talks today about trusting God in the midst of financial uncertainty....

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Weatherproofing Your Home in the Midst of the Economic Downturn

In uncertain times, we need to focus on that which is certain - the Word of God. Dennis Rainey offers practical tips for preparing your home to withstand economic and cultural storms. ...

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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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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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Money and Marriage God's Way

Christian financial expert Howard Dayton coaches couples on building a financially sound marriage right from the start....

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Cupidity: 50 Stupid Things People Do for Love

Michael and Hayley DiMarco explain how stupid attempts at love happen when you're dating and also when you're married. ...

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Your Interculturual Marriage

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

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What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew About Men

Bob Lepine cracks the masculine code book for women at a recent True Woman conference. ...

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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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Sharing the Love and Laughter

The drift toward isolation in marriage is common to every marriage, whether you're selling insurance in Indiana, serving in ministry, or working in Hollywood as an actor. Hear from Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, and find out how God drew them back together. ...

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Living with Less So Your Family Has More

Author Jill Savage talks about the joys and benefits of living with less so that your family has more....

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Your Mate: God's Perfect Gift

Hear the many benefits to “leaving and cleaving” in marriage from pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts. ...

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A Life Well-Lived

CEO Jerry Foster, author of Life Focus, defines the five dimensions of wealth and tells how to achieve true life wealth....

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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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You Paid How Much for That?

Dennis Rainey talks with marital researcher Scott Stanley about the root issues behind financial conflicts in the home....

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Recipe for Life

Former Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, along with his wife, Treena, tell Dennis Rainey how God finally got their attention and changed their indulgent lifestyle into an "out dulgent" lifestyle that meets the needs of others. ...

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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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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Tommy Nelson gives couples advice about handling money and in-laws after marriage....

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Rekindling the Romance

Love can be expressed in many ways. Dennis and Barbara Rainey give timeless ideas for loving your lover....

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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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We're in the Money ... Now What?

Randy Alcorn, author of The Treasure Principle, talks about the benefits of being a cheerful giver. Randy also offers some words of wisdom for those wanting to bless others through their giving....

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Applied Masculinity

God intends men to provide, teach, connect, and protect. Author and pastor Stu Weber exposes the misunderstanding the culture has about manhood and points us to Christ in order to define a man's true value. Stu also calls men to follow in Christ's footsteps and love their wives and children passio...

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