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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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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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Where I End

Kate Clark looks back on the freak playground accident that doctors said would leave her in a wheelchair permanently. Kate and her family boldly prayed to God for a miracle, and then watched God move. Kate tells how she wrestled with a deep grief, and shares how her injury still affects her to this ...

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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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Grieving a Suicide

Author Albert Hsu is a suicide survivor--he has grieved his own father's suicide. He recalls his father's battle with clinical depression and his lost sense of hope as he fought for normalcy in rehab. Hsu talks about the effect his father's suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look ...

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Connor's Song

Ron and Nan Deal walk us through the events in 2009 that took the life of their 12-year old son, Connor. The Deals share what has helped them, and hurt them, as they've grieved the loss of their son. They discuss how they regained their footing, especially in their marriage, after experiencing such ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Tribute to Vonette Bright

Join us as we celebrate and remember the goodness of God's work done in God's way, in the life of the late Vonette Bright....

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Wellness for the Glory of God

Are you aging well? Dr. John Dunlop, a doctor of geriatrics in Connecticut, explains what it means to age well in all spheres of life--physical, mental, social, financial and emotional. While mounting losses make it more difficult to think about the blessings we do have, Dr. Dunlop advises patients ...

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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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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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The Power of New Covenant Love

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The Light That Never Dies

Author William Hendricks, president of The Giftedness Center, talks honestly with Dennis Rainey about how God sustained him through his wife Nancy's battle with cancer and subsequent death. Hendricks remembers the last hours of his wife's life and recalls how God showed up for him and his three daug...

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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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Experience God as Your Provider

Would you loved ones know what to do if you passed away? For many of us, the answer would be no. Generosity guru and former widower Brian Kluth talks about the necessity of putting all your vital information in one place for your family members....

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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 Color of Rain

Michael and Gina Spehn both suffered the loss of a spouse to cancer, but their stories turned from grief to hope. Gina and her first husband, Matt, looked forward to celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. But Matt's diagnosis of cancer at age 33 turned their lives upside down. Then Michael tel...

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After the Sirens Fall Silent

On April 27, 2014, tornadoes ripped through central Arkansas. Listen to the story of the Tittle family, FamilyLife staff  who were devastated by these storms....

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Caring for Carol

A marriage has to face big adjustments when a health issue threatens a spouse. Pastor Jim Garlow talks with Dennis Rainey about the ups and downs he and his wife, Carol, have had to make since she was first diagnosed with cancer five years ago. ...

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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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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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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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When God Breaks Your Heart

Pastor Ed Underwood shares what he's learned about God and life while battling chronic leukemia....

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Into the Deep

Hear Robert Rogers share how a mustard seed of faith and his resolute trust in a sovereign God carried him through tragedy....

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A Grace Disguised

Jerry Sittser talks with Dennis and Barbara Rainey about the tragic car accident that turned his life upside down. ...

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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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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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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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If God Is Good

If God is good, then how can He allow suffering? Randy Alcorn reflects on who God is and what His purposes are for Creation. He points to Jesus as the ultimate answer to our toughest questions.  Randy reflects on difficult times his family faced and how God worked it out for good....

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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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God Is So Good

John Bishop's memory was erased by illness. Hear about his courageous journey back! ...

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Reflections of Life: A Personal Visit With Bill Bright

How would you spend your last days on earth? What does finishing the race well look like? For Campus Crusade founder Dr. Bill Bright, nothing was more rewarding than fulfilling the Great Commission to the very end. Hear Dennis Rainey's interview with Dr. Bill Bright in the last days of his battle wi...

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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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Learning to Breath Again

Christian recording artist Tammy Trent talks about the vacation she and her husband took that changed their lives forever....

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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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Sunsets-Reflections on Life's Final Journey

How will we know when the end is near? Author Deborah Howard, a hospice nurse, tells how to prepare for a loved one's approaching death....

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Aftershock: Hope, Help and Healing in the Wake of Suicide

Marriage and family counselor David Cox helps us understand the suicidal mind....

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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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Best of 2007

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

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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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If Something Happens to Me

Financial planner Joe Hearn and attorney Niel Nielsen explain the ins and outs of organizing important life documents such as wills, trusts, living wills, and durable power of attorney....

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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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