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If you’re married — or soon to be — you’ve got questions. What makes this relationship work? How do I fix it when it breaks? Where do I go when I need help? Host John Fuller and marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley help answer those questions with practical, down-to-earth insights based on God’s design for marriage. Find answers and inspiration in every short episode of this Christian marriage podcast.

Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Description:

If you’re married — or soon to be — you’ve got questions. What makes this relationship work? How do I fix it when it breaks? Where do I go when I need help? Host John Fuller and marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley help answer those questions with practical, down-to-earth insights based on God’s design for marriage. Find answers and inspiration in every short episode of this Christian marriage podcast.

Language:

English

Contact:

Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, CO 80995 1-800-232-6459


Episodes
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Resisting the Temptation of Pornography

5/21/2024
How does a couple fight for purity when our culture is saturated with pornography? Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn about encouraging people to resist the temptation to look at pornography. Also, John and the Smalley's explain why porn can have a devastating impact on marriages. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Contact our Counseling Department The Truth Offers Hope and Freedom from Pornography Addiction If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:10:58

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Look to the Lord, Even When You’re Frustrated

5/16/2024
How do you respond when your spouse does something that really frustrates you? Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell Jim Daly the story of their first serious argument in marriage, and how turning to the Lord helped cool their emotions. However, if it feels like your marital frustrations have been going on for years or even decades, John and the Smalley's will offer some good perspectives. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the 2-Book Bundle: Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Contact our Counseling Department Four Ways Couples Can Wake Up from Feeling Stuck in Marriage If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:12:47

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Having Fellowship, Showing Respect

5/14/2024
One of the best ways to improve your marriage is when you simply appreciate being together. Jim Daly asks Matt and Lisa Jacobson why it's good for your relationship to enjoy fellowshipping as a couple. They'll even discuss the need for respect. Also, John Fuller and Erin Smalley address how a husband can show his wife that he respects her. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the 2-Book Bundle: Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Submission' May Not Mean What You Think It Means Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:09:51

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Because It’s Who We Want to Be

5/9/2024
It's important to never take your spouse for granted. A great way to do that is to remember how you and your mate fell in love. John, and the Smalley's share why remembering your love story can help your marriage today. Then, Bill and Pam Farrel join Jim Daly to discuss how it's good to take advantage of simple opportunities for romance. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime 6 Ways to Make Your Marriage Happy God Designed Men and Women to Be Different in Many Ways If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:10:50

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If Your Spouse Isn’t the Romantic Type

5/7/2024
What do you find romantic? Jim Daly joins Bill and Pam Farrel to discuss how men and women desire romance differently. Also, John and the Smalley's encourage you to seek to romance your spouse over getting what you want every time. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse Keeping Romance Alive If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:10:27

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How a Couple Gave Away $1 Million

5/2/2024
Small acts of generosity add up over time. Bob and Linda Lotich talk with Jim Daly about how God put it on their hearts to give away $1 million. Then, you'll hear from John Fuller and Greg Smalley who will encourage you and your mate to be generous with even small amounts that you have. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life: Achieve True Financial Freedom & Design A Life of Eternal Impact for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Generosity in Marriage: Small Acts That Make a Big Difference Investing in Others Through God’s Love If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:14:12

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Should You Tithe as a Couple?

4/30/2024
Practicing generosity to your local church is a wonderful thing to do as a couple. John and Greg address how they've learned give regularly to their respective church congregations. Also, Jim Daly speaks with Bob and Linda Lotich on why God wants us to be cheerful givers. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life: Achieve True Financial Freedom & Design A Life of Eternal Impact for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Tithing When Your Spouse Objects Coping With Financial Crisis and Maintaining Your Marriage If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:11:40

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If Your Spouse Has Experienced Sexual Abuse

4/25/2024
Past sexual abuse can be one of the most difficult things to discuss with your spouse. John, Erin and Greg provide hope to people who've been sexually abused. Plus, Jim Daly speaks to Dr. Michael Sytsma about how you can be a source of healing, if your spouse has experienced past sexual trauma. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount! Hope Restored Listen Anytime Sexual Trauma and Its Effect on Marriage Contact our Counseling Department If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:09:42

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Getting Rid of Unrealistic Sexual Expectations

4/23/2024
Unrealistic expectations going into marriage will lead to disappointment. That principle also applies to sex. John, Erin and Greg discuss how unhealthy expectations is something many couples struggle with. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk with Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about loving your spouse, even when sex isn't going perfectly. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime 5 Things Experts Wish You Knew About Healthy Sex in Marriage Contact our Counseling Department If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:11:56

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Choosing to Be Thankful for Your Mate

4/18/2024
How do you remain thankful for your mate, even when you notice their flaws? John and the Smalley's share some ideas for seeing the best aspects of your spouse. Plus, Matt and Lisa Jacobson talk with Jim Daly about how God's love for us compels us to better love our mate. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the 2-Book Bundle: Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Four Ways Couples Can Wake Up from Feeling Stuck in Marriage Believing the Best About Your Spouse If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:08:33

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Owning Your Faith, Even When Your Spouse Doesn’t Own Theirs

4/16/2024
What can you do when your spouse isn't showing the spiritual maturity you'd hoped for? Jim Daly talks with Matt and Lisa Jacobson about why it's best to focus on your own walk with God. Also, John asks Greg and Erin about how you can practically stay focused on the Lord. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive the 2-Book Bundle: Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Improve Your Marriage Through Thankfulness Spiritual Unity: How I Built Trust in My Marriage If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:08:23

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The Different Ways Men and Women Are Romantic

4/11/2024
What do you find romantic? John, Erin, and Greg share examples of what's romantic to them. Plus, Bill and Pam Farrel talk with Jim Daly about simple, yet effective ways you can romance your spouse. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Romance: It's Not Just for Valentine's Day Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:10:30

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Passwords to Resolve Conflict

4/9/2024
How do you and your spouse try to resolve conflict? John asks Greg and Erin about ways they've learned to get better at managing conflict in their relationship. You'll also hear a lighthearted discussion Jim Daly had with Bill and Pam Ferrel on how they've worked through misunderstandings. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Understanding the Differences Between You and Your Spouse Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti? If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:13:48

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Couples and Credit Cards

4/4/2024
How you talk about and make decisions on money as a couple is extremely important for the unity of your marriage. John and the Smalley's address common mistakes couples make regarding their finances. Then, Jim Daly speaks with Bob and Linda Lotich about some of the rules they have for handling money. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount! Learn About the Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime How to Prevent Cyberbullying in Your Child’s Life Contact our Counseling Department If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:11:13

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Submitting Your Money to God

4/2/2024
What does it practically look like to trust God with your money? Bob and Linda Lotich join Jim Daly to discuss a phrase that helps them manage their money - Assets Under Management. Also, John and Greg address the need to practice financial stewardship in your marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Receive the book Simple Money, Rich Life for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Coping With Financial Crisis and Maintaining Your Marriage Money Tips from God If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:11:47

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Pornography Hurts True Intimacy

3/28/2024
Sadly, many marriages today have at least one spouse who's struggling with pornography. Jim Daly speaks with Dr. Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn about the great damage porn can do to a marriage. Then, John and Greg discuss some practical steps a person can take towards wholeness if he or she is struggling with pornography. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book the Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Responding to Your Husband's Secret: Porn No Porn Marriage Podcast If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:12:55

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When Spouses Have Differing Sexual Desires

3/26/2024
Sex is a wonderful gift for marriage, and yet, it can also be complicated. John and Greg address how physical intimacy is a top issue many couples fight over. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk with Shaunti Feldhahn and Dr. Michael Sytsma about how couples can work through scenarios where one spouse wants sex more than the other. Finally, Erin Smalley will offer a helpful perspective on how to ask your spouse for sex. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book the Secrets of Sex & Marriage for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Article: The Best Ways to Deal with Mismatched Libidos in Marriage Article: What is Intimacy? If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:10:31

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Remembering the Story of How You Met

3/21/2024
It's wonderful to reflect on how you and your spouse fell in love. John asks the Smalley's to share their fun love story. Then, you'll hear Jim Daly talk to Matt and Lisa Jacobson about how their first meeting didn't go so well, and why God still used it anyway. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the two book bundle Loving Your Husband/Wife Well for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Improve Your Marriage Through Thankfulness The Story of Us If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:09:54

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Marriage and Children with Special Needs

3/19/2024
For couples that have a child with special needs, the challenges are very real. John, Erin and Greg address what it's been like for each of their marriages to raise a child who has special needs. Plus, Jim Daly talks with Lisa Jacobson about how she and her husband Matt kept their marriage strong, even during some challenges with their daughter. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book The Flirtation Experiment for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Managing Marriage and Children with Special Needs Contact our Counseling Department If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:09:07

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Repeat Back Your Spouse’s Interests

3/14/2024
When your spouse shows genuine interest in something you enjoy, it's like good medicine for the heart. Bill and Pam Farrel talk with Jim Daly about how they've encouraged couples to express curiosity in something your mate likes doing. Also, John and the Smalley's cover a common communication struggle many husbands deal with in marriage. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY Receive the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti for your donation of any amount! Focus on Marriage Assessment Listen Anytime Learn how You're Feeling with the Feelings Wheel Why are Men Like Waffles? Why are Women Like Spaghetti? If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.

Duration:00:11:30