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Focus on Marriage Podcast

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.

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Deal with Technology Distractions

While technology is a great tool, spending too much time on a screen can distract you from quality time with your spouse. John talks with Greg, who shares about how he and his wife have had to cut back on screen time in their relationship. Featuring Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.

11mins

24 May 2022

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What We Long For—Connection

Sadly, many married couples report feeling lonely. Sometimes, it might even take a third-party to help you reconnect. John and Greg share how counseling can help you bridge a gap of loneliness between you and your spouse. Featuring Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Greg and Erin's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1410602Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/what-we-long-for-connection/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1410602If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

11mins

19 May 2022

Rank #2

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When Your Spouse Needs Empathy

While you and your spouse cannot trade places, showing empathy to each other can go a long way toward strengthening your relationship. John and Greg discuss how to show empathy, even when there is tension in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Greg and Erin's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount:https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1346703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-needs-empathy/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1410602If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

11mins

17 May 2022

Rank #3

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Doing it God's Way

If your vehicle had a problem, sometimes, looking in the owner's manual can help you fix it. In the same way, when your marriage faces a challenge, going to Scripture can point you to a solution. John and Greg share some practical ways to focus your relationship on Christ. Featuring Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1411201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/doing-it-gods-way/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1411201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

14mins

12 May 2022

Rank #4

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When God Changes a Husband's Heart

Even when things seem difficult in your marriage, it's never too late for God to do a miracle. John and Greg discuss how seeking the Lord can make a big difference in your relationship. Featuring Jeff Scruggs.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the book "I Do Again" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-08?refcd=1411201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-god-changes-a-husbands-heart/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/hope-for-every-marriage-digital-product/?refcd=1411201If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

12mins

10 May 2022

Rank #5

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Learning to Become a Team

Is it possible to know whether someone would be a good teammate and show you kindness even before marriage? John and Greg discuss how to show someone grace during the dating phase of a relationship, even when he or she makes a mistake. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1411102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/learning-to-become-a-team/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1411102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

11mins

5 May 2022

Rank #6

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Working on You Before Your Spouse

Real change in marriage occurs when we stop fixating on everything our spouse needs to change. It takes true character to focus on what you need to work on. John and Greg discuss this important topic for couples who are dating and considering marriage. Featuring Bill and Pam Farrel.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILYReceive Bill and Pam Farrel's book "The First Five Years: Make the Love Investment That Lasts a Lifetime " for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-01?refcd=1411102Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/working-on-you-before-your-spouse/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/thriving-in-the-early-years-of-marriage-digital-product?refcd=1411102If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

11mins

3 May 2022

Rank #7

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5 Signs of Spiritual Attack

What do you do when you and your spouse are constantly getting on each other's nerves? It may be that you're facing a spiritual attack. John, Erin and Greg share how they've found hope when facing spiritual warfare in their marriages. Featuring Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1349006Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/5-signs-of-spiritual-attack/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1349006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

15mins

28 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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Deal With the Little Irritations

Small problems that aren't talked about in your marriage can turn into big issues later on, John, Greg and Erin discuss why it's important to talk things out with your spouse whenever there is tension in your relationship. Featuring Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive Tim's book "Defending Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-29?refcd=1349006Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/deal-with-the-little-irritations/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-spiritual-battle-for-your-marriage-digital/?refcd=1349006If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

10mins

26 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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When Your Spouse is Depressed

When you and your spouse are in a stressful season, the chances of one of you struggling with depression are much higher than normal. How do you navigate through that type of situation? John, Erin and Greg share why it's worth fighting for your marriage when one of you is struggling with depression.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/marriagepodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Receive the Smalley's book "Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofm-podcast-2022-03-22?refcd=1346703Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-marriage-podcast/when-your-spouse-is-depressed/#featured-resource-ctaListen Anytime: https://store.focusonthefamily.com/sharing-the-load-with-your-spouse-digital-download/?refcd=1346703If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

10mins

21 Apr 2022

Rank #10