What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

By Mike Bechtle Photo by Alex Green from Pexels Imagine that your spouse hit one of your “buttons,” and you had an angry outburst. How do you repair the relationship? Read on to learn more about anger control. “[The children of Israel] made [Moses’] spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips” (Psalm 106:33). … Continue reading What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

Recovering From an Affair

By Erin and Greg Smalley Photo by Alex Green from Pexels Whether you or your spouse recently confessed extramarital affair, we want to help you recover from the affair amid this overwhelming pain. Note to the reader: Over the years we’ve counseled hundreds of couples who are grappling with the aftermath of marital infidelity. While … Continue reading Recovering From an Affair

How to Write a Love Note to Your Spouse

By Dr. Mike Bechtle Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels A love note doesn't have to be flowery or sappy. It's just a way to express your love for your spouse in a way they'll understand. My wife, Diane picked up her three friends and drove to the restaurant where they were having lunch.  I … Continue reading How to Write a Love Note to Your Spouse

Going on a Romantic Date with a Baby in Tow

By Ashley Durand Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels If you don’t have anyone to watch your baby when on a romantic date with each other, don’t give up — all you need is a little creativity and intentionality. Two months after our first child was born, my husband’s career led us to move far … Continue reading Going on a Romantic Date with a Baby in Tow

Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care

By Suzanne Gosselin Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels Self-care is an act of stewardship, or caring well for the life God has given you. Rightly understood, self-care in marriage becomes a gift to your spouse. Like many couples, my husband, Kevin, and I are busy. Between work, raising four children, and myriad extracurricular activities, … Continue reading Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care

Struggling in Marriage With a Child Who Has Special Needs

By Troy Griepentrog Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Lots of couples can’t cope with the stress of having a child with special needs and they eventually divorce. Here’s some guidance on how to make a marriage strong enough to last. Brian and Treshia were in their early 40s when they discovered they were … Continue reading Struggling in Marriage With a Child Who Has Special Needs

Marriage Meditation — Growing Together as a Couple Is Like Growing a Garden

By Bill Arbuckle Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Growing together as a couple is like growing a garden. Your spouse and your relationship need daily encouragement. Getting Started Read today’s marriage devotion.Share today’s question with your spouse. Today’s Video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrfFv5J-g6Q?start=6&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.focusonthefamily.com Today’s Devotion On a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being the highest — … Continue reading Marriage Meditation — Growing Together as a Couple Is Like Growing a Garden

Protect Yourself from Marriage Burnout

By Greg Smalley Photo by Clem Onojeghuo from Pexels Many couples are experiencing marriage burnout because of pressures and daily aggravations related to the pandemic. Some people mistakenly start to think that something is wrong with their marriage. Many married couples are experiencing burnout in their marriage because of lingering pressures and daily aggravations related … Continue reading Protect Yourself from Marriage Burnout

Marriage Meditation — Best Marriage Advice: You Can’t Change Your Spouse

By Bill Arbuckle Photo by Trung Nguyen from Pexels The best marriage advice says you can’t fix your spouse. But God specializes in fixing broken things. He cares about your marriage. Getting Started Read today’s marriage devotion.Share today’s question with your spouse. Today’s Video https://www.youtube.com/embed/e864TxvCIQo?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.focusonthefamily.com Today’s Devotion “You can’t change your spouse.” — Best Marriage … Continue reading Marriage Meditation — Best Marriage Advice: You Can’t Change Your Spouse