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LOGGING OFF TO FOCUS ON YOUR REAL-LIFE RELATIONSHIPS

Communication

Author Wendy Speake describes how she grew closer to her spouse, her children, and God when she took a 40-day break from social media. She encourages listeners to consider how their own relationships would benefit from limiting their media consumption.

April 7, 2021

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LOSING A CHILD LED TO THE HARDEST YEAR OF OUR MARRIAGE

Communication

My husband, Russ, and I are the parents of 12 kids through birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care.

March 15, 2021

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HOW CONTENT ARE YOU AS A SINGLE?

Marriage

 

 

If you experienced a low level of contentment as a single, expecting marriage to propel you to marital bliss probably won’t happen.

March 15, 2021

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SINGLE DOESN’T MEAN ALONE

Marriage

 

 

As a single parent, resist the urge to retreat from healthy relationships.

March 15, 2021

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DOES A NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE AFFECT YOUR MARRIAGE?

Emotional Health

 

 

A negative body image could mean that you see your body through a negative lens, feeling ashamed, anxious or self-conscious. This can have a profound impact on your confidence level and marriage relationship.

March 15, 2021

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INTIMACY — A PERFECT 10 MARRIAGE MEDITATION

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Intimacy is a lifelong invitation to let your spouse get to know the “real you” — your hopes, dreams, fears and secrets.

March 5, 2021

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RECONNECTING WITH YOUR SPOUSE (Part 1 of 2)

Communication

 

If busyness, exhaustion, and distraction have caused you and your spouse to drift apart, listen in as Dr. Greg Smalley and his wife, Erin, offer practical suggestions for rekindling intimacy in a discussion based on their book Reconnected: Moving From Roomates to Soulmates in Your Marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

March 5, 2021

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HOW TO KNOW IF YOU’RE IN AN EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

Emotional Health

 

 

Three types of emotional abuse can easily be disguised: gaslighting, retaliation and projection. Recognize when you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship.

February 25, 2021

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7 WAYS TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN YOUR FAMILY

Emotional Health

 

 

Discovering how to improve mental health is a family affair. Here are seven ways to improve mental health within your family so that you can better handle any of life’s curveballs.

February 18, 2021

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HOW TO KEEP BUSINESS TRAVEL FROM KILLING YOUR MARRIAGE

Communication

 

 

Kim and Randy learned to live independently while Randy was traveling for work, but they lost the sense of unity that’s critical for a marriage. Here are tips to fix the troubles caused by travels.

January 25, 2021

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STAYING CONNECTED WHEN ONE SPOUSE IS TRAVELING

Communication

 

 

Travel is tough on a marriage. But with a bit of planning, you and your spouse can stay connected when one of you is away from home.

January 25, 2021

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A MARRIAGE MEDITATION: KIND WORDS

Communication

 

 

Kind words are important to our marriage. We can use words that encourage our spouse or we can use words that hurt them. Which words will you choose?

January 25, 2021

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HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS CREATE HEALTHY MARRIAGES

Emotional Health

 

 

Because the health of marriage is ultimately determined by individual health, we need to be diligent about emotional, mental, physical and spiritual fitness.

January 25, 2021

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HOPE AND FAITH DURING SINGLE PARENT STRUGGLES

Marriage

 

 

Armed with a strong faith, you can raise resilient, successful kids.

December 31, 2020

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SINGLE MOMS

Marriage

 

 

Observations on Life With Kids After Divorce

December 31, 2020

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MONEY AND MARRIAGE — HOW TO THRIVE IN LOVE AND MONEY

Managing Money

 

 

Money and marriage. A recipe for disaster or a chance at growth? Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn share ways for couples to succeed financially and relationally.

December 31, 2020

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GET ON THE SAME FINANCIAL PAGE WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Managing Money

 

 

I used to see my husband as the villain because he spent more money than I did. I wanted to save every penny and be the hero. But we’re now in agreement on budget issues. Here’s how we did it.

December 31, 2020

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CREATING A SHARED VISION FOR BLENDED FAMILY FINANCES

Managing Money

 

 

Every couple needs to talk about their values related to money and how they will create a shared vision for combining incomes and debt while planning for the future care of their children.

December 31, 2020

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MAKING A FINANCIAL PLAN MATTERS TO YOUR MARRIAGE

Managing Money

 

 

Many couples struggle with money, but making a financial plan can reduce stress in your marriage and help you set goals for the future.

December 31, 2020

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AVOIDING AND ENDING AN AFFAIR

Infidelity

 

 

Meeting your spouse’s needs is one way to avoid infidelity.

December 31, 2020

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RECOVERING FROM AN AFFAIR

Infidelity

 

 

Whether you or your spouse recently confessed extramarital affair, we want to help you recover from the affair amid this overwhelming pain.

December 31, 2020

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A MARRIAGE MEDITATION: TIME

Communication

 

 

Your marriage needs commitment. Especially a commitment to time with your spouse. Make the most of the little moments and watch your marriage grow.

December 31, 2020

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HELPING YOUR SPOUSE WHEN THEY’RE OVERWHELMED

Communication

 

 

Your spouse is the one person with whom you can be truly honest and still feel seen and cared for. What do you do when your spouse is overwhelmed?

December 31, 2020

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MARRIAGE MEDITATION – LOVE IS A VERB

Communication

 

 

Marriage begins with a promise to love. But promises are empty words unless the couple acts on them. Love is a verb. It requires action.

December 31, 2020

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HOW TO DEAL WITH A PAST ABORTION IN MARRIAGE

Communication

 

 

Keeping heartbreaking information from your spouse can cause even more pain. Here are several ways to deal with a past abortion in your marriage.

December 31, 2020

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SEX IS ABOUT UNION

Love & Intimacy

 

 

The union between a husband and wife is ultimately beautiful because it too stands as a picture of the union between Christ and the church.

December 28, 2020

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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF INTIMACY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INTIMATE?

Love & Intimacy

 

 

What is intimacy? What is the definition of intimacy? Sometimes people will do just about anything to get close to someone they find interesting, intriguing or just plain irresistible. Is that being intimate?

December 28, 2020

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR HUSBAND’S SEXUAL NEEDS

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Time and culture have changed the venues of expression, yet the power of a man’s sex drive has remained a constant force of both intimacy and destruction.

December 28, 2020

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GOD’S DESIGN FOR SEX AND WHY IT MATTERS

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Learn how to share Jesus’ love with those who’ve experienced the pain of sexual brokenness! Slattery places our sexuality in the broader context of God’s heart and work for us on earth; offers a framework for seeing the whole picture instead of focusing on one problem; and provides practical steps to implementing sexual discipleship.

December 28, 2020

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THE GLORIOUS STORY OF SEXUALITY

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Christians have a far more beautiful story to tell about the glorious nature of human sexuality than most imagine.

December 28, 2020

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THE POWER OF SEXUAL THOUGHTS

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Teen guys will learn about abstinence, the difference between love and infatuation and the effects of sexual intimacy outside of marriage, as well as the regrets of a guy who got involved in pornography.

December 28, 2020

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IT’S ABOUT TIME: BUILDING THE CORE OF YOUR MARRIAGE

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Busyness is the enemy of marriage. Restoring intimacy to marriage requires an intentional effort to spend time communicating openly and empathically with one another.

December 28, 2020

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IS OUR MARRIAGE READY FOR A BABY?

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Before, you were a couple. Now you’re “Mom” and “Dad.” How can you and your spouse prepare your relationship for some of parenthood’s unique challenges?

December 28, 2020

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BAGGAGE IN THE BEDROOM

Love & Intimacy

 

 

True healing occurs when sexual baggage is no longer ignored but is understood and integrated into the larger truths of who you are and who God is.

December 28, 2020

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ARE WE FALLING OUT OF LOVE?

Love & Intimacy

 

 

Sustaining the emotional excitement of romance can be difficult at best.

December 28, 2020