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.

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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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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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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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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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Marriage Expectations Vs. Reality

We all enter marriage with great expectations, especially about sex. Author Brian Goins and his wife, Jen, reflect on what their "sexpectations" were before and after getting married. Together they remind listeners of God's expectations for sex: procreation, pleasure, and proclamation of the gospel....

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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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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 Unveiled Wife

Jennifer Smith talks about her first years of marriage and the difficulty she and her husband, Aaron, had consummating the marriage. When they finally shared their struggles with close friends, healing slowly came....

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Finding Holiness in Intimacy

In our sexually saturated culture, it is easy to lose sight of the Creator's intentions regarding human sexual intimacy. In this landmark series, Professor Dan Allender opens the Song of Solomon to show us how God really feels about sex....

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The Mystery of Intimacy in Marriage

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

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God's Plan for Marital Intimacy

Want to improve the intimacy in your marriage? In Ron Deal's talk from a recent Love Like You Mean It® cruise, Ron explains that while sex isn't everything in a marriage, it's also not nothing. Every time a couple comes together in intimacy, they renew their vows to each other. Hear Ron explain a b...

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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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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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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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What is the Meaning of Sex

What is God's purpose for sexuality? Denny Burk unpacks Genesis Chapter 1 to discover God's purpose in designing males and females in His image. Denny reminds listeners that sex exists for the glory of God, which means that our sexuality puts God's glory on display. Denny also coaches parents on ho...

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Having a Marriage Without Regrets

What does it take to make a marriage really work? Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City, dives into the tricky areas of marital communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness....

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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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Romance for Dummies

Bob Lepine unpacks 10 tips to help you avoid romantic meltdowns, wherever you are. ...

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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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The Busy Mom's Guide to Romance

Are you sacrificing your marriage on the altar of good parenting? Wife and mother of seven Heidi St. John talks about the importance of nurturing your marriage through the child-rearing years. Heidi recalls the romance erosion that happened in her own marriage, and remembers the pivotal day when her...

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Rekindling the Romance in Your Marriage

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

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Moral Purity in Marriage

A common misconception in Christian culture is that unmarried people are the ones that need to remain pure before marriage. Once you're married, it's not a problem. Dr. Russell Moore confronts this lie, saying sexual temptation is a demonic response against the holy sexual intimacy in your health...

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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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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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Why Sexual Purity?

Josh Harris, pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, talks about God's special purposes for sex and the high cost of sexual immorality....

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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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Igniting Passion in Your Marriage

Authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus give practical advice for keeping romance alive in your marriage....

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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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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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Q&A on God and Sex

Pastor Matt Chandler answers a wide range of questions related to marriage, intimacy and sexual temptation. ...

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Hooked

Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney explain how the brain is the most important sex organ....

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Kiss Me Again

Former sexual health educator Barbara Wilson tells how she found freedom from her sexual past. ...

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Sexual Problems in Marriage

Christian counselor Dan Allender addresses sexual problems in marriage. ...

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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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The Creator's Guide to Marital Intimacy

Is romance a biblical requirement? Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Daniel Akin, author of God on Sex, about sexual intimacy in marriage. ...

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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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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Class is back in session as Tim and Joy Downs take married listeners through a refresher course they call "Serving in Bed 101". Listen in as this smart and funny couple discuss four fundamental sexual differences between men and women....

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Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing

Bob Lepine talks about what REAL love looks like. ...

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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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The Christian Lover

If you think Christians of yesteryear were bores when it came to romance, think again. We turn back the pages of history as Dr. Michael Haykin, professor of church history at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the romances and love letters of some of our most well-known theologians, ...

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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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The Rainey's Answer Your Questions about Marriage and Romance

Dennis and Barbara Rainey answer your questions about romance in marriage....

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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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God on Sex

Is romance a biblical requirement? Find out as Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Daniel Akin, author of God on Sex, about sexual intimacy in marriage. ...

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The Four Flames of Marital Intimacy

Whether you're "just married" or celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, sexual intimacy is fun. Jody and Linda Dillow tell you how to fuel the flames of passion in your marriage....

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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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You Can Grow a Spiritually Strong Family

A rose won’t grow into the beautiful flower it was meant to be without a little nourishment. Neither will our family’s spiritual life. Dennis Rainey talks about growing a spiritually strong family....

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The Book of Romance

Tommy Nelson, senior pastor of Denton Bible Church, encourages couples not to get lazy when romancing their husbands or wives. Tune in to hear Tommy explain 10 points that are critical to keeping romance alive....

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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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Sacred Sex

Tim Gardner, founding director of The Marriage Institute, talks with Dennis Rainey about God's beautiful plan for the sexual relationship....

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Barbara on Romance

Barbara Rainey, wife of "FamilyLife Today" host Dennis Rainey, talks honestly to men and women about a woman's need for romance. ...

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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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Romance Basics for Men and Women

Pastor C.J. Mahaney and his wife, Carolyn Mahaney, teach men and women the ABCs of romance....

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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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Understanding and Honoring Your Wife

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

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