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Is Your Marriage Built on a Solid Foundation?

No one ever claimed marriage was easy. But what do you do when it feels like you’ve reached the end of your rope? Your relationship may feel impossible – but many other couples have come back from the brink of divorce and found that, with a lot of hard work, their marriages are stronger than ever. That can be your story, too.

Weekend to Remember

"Our marriage has been suffering because of a lot of stresses; we moved, changed jobs, had a death in the family, and even lived in an RV for a while. Instead of leaning on each other, we blamed each other... This weekend has helped us realize that we are not each other's enemies. We are recommitting our marriage and depending more on the Lord and each other." —Married 15 years, Lake Tahoe, NV

Did You Expect Your Marriage to Be Easy?

Many people marry believing that their marriage will be different, that it will be easier than the difficult marriages around them. The good news for us is that God didn’t create marriage to be easy.

Have You Lost Hope in Your Marriage?

Right now, your situation may feel like two people with too much damage done to save the marriage. But before you and your spouse close the door forever, you owe it to yourselves and possibly your children to give saving this marriage one more try.

Kay and Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty

The rewards of a successful business and family reality show- fame and fortune- have come to Kay Robertson, “Miss Kay” of the “Duck Dyansty family reality show. However, her journey there has been far from easy.

The Story of Ian & Larissa

Being satisfied in God (or anything) always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, then the test is real. If God remains precious in those moments, then his supreme worth shines more brightly. He is most glorified.

30 Ways to Make Your Wife's Day

30 Ways to Make Your Wife's Day

30 Ways to Make Your Husband's Day

30 Ways to Make Your Husband's Day

6 No-No’s for Relating to Your Woman

If you want to understand and love your wife, here are some things you should never do.

11 Rules on Marriage You Won't Learn in School

Here's one practical, counter-cultural advice on how to make marriage work.

3 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Growing

There will be times when you feel stuck in a rut in your marriage. It will be hard. It will take work. So whether you are new to married life, have been in it a while or plan on getting married someday, remember that marriage can be difficult, but it is the best thing that will ever happen to you.

Authentic Intimacy

Authentic Intimacy is a ministry passionate about reclaiming God's design for intimacy & sexuality. We connect with & disciple women across the world through content, community, & conferences.

Love & Respect

We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts unlovingly when feeling disrespected, and a wife reacts disrespectfully when feeling unloved.

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community.

Focus on Marriage Assessment

Based on research and the experience of Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley, Focus on the Family has created questions that evaluate the strength of 12 essential traits of your marriage.

Secret Church 11: Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel

In Secret Church 11 David Platt addresses a host of contested issues related to family, marriage, and sex, all based on the foundational truths of the gospel. We’ll consider God’s design for sexuality, marriage, parenting, orphan care, singleness, and widow care.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Take the 5 Love Languages official assessment to discover your love language and begin improving your relationships.

6 No-No's for Relating to Your Man

Intentionally connecting with your husband takes hard work.

Take Action Against Adultery

Don’t be deceived. Putting a ring on your finger does little to restrain the rebellion that is in your heart.

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

5 Sweet Texts To Send to Your Spouse -

Sending sweet texts can be an easy yet powerful way to connect with your spouse. Here are five simple ideas to get you started.

Coping With Your Spouses Annoying Habit

After being married for a while, your spouse’s patterns can turn from cute quirks to annoying habits. Figuring out how to cope so that you don’t become highly critical of your spouse is important.

How to Stop Complaining and Be an Encouraging Spouse - Focus on the Family

If you want a joyful heart but find yourself complaining to your spouse, take action. These simple practices can show you how to stop complaining.

How To Make 'Couple' Friends With Your Spouse - Focus on the Family

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we longed for “couple” friends. Here are a few things we’ve learned about forming friendships.

Healthy Gender Roles in Marriage - Focus on the Family

Learn how embracing your God-given gender roles in marriage can bring vitality, unity, joy and security into your relationship.

The Joys and Challenges of Marrying Your Opposite - Focus on the Family

Author Melanie Shankle explains how couples can work through those differences between men and women to strengthen their marriage.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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