10 Discussion Questions for Hurting Couples

10 Discussion Questions for Hurting Couples

It still blows us away that God would do something like this. Listening to Focus on the Family when we were a young couple, struggling to survive in our marital misery, we would’ve never dreamed that one day God would choose to not only transform our marriage, but He would place the story on their radio broadcast. He never ceases to amaze us. Only God.

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Offering Practical Help for Hurting Marriages

Offering Practical Help for Hurting Marriages

Your marriage may be thriving, but what about your friend’s marriages? What about the many couples you come in contact with through the week—at work, on social media, in church? If you’re anything like us, you hear from a lot of hurting people, many who’ve lost all hope for their marriage. If that’s the case, I encourage you to consider passing on this resource to those friends (or using it yourself). Today and tomorrow, LeRoy and I will be sharing some practical help for couples on the Focus on the Family radio program. You may have heard our story many times, but have you shared it with others who may be struggling in their marriage?

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The Gift and Responsibility of Marriage

The Gift and Responsibility of Marriage

(Guest post by Molly Hilbert) If you’ve followed the blog very long, you’ve met the Website Administrator (at least digitally, she’s who makes sure the posts I write actually reach you!) and she has been sharing with us several things she’s learned in her first year of marriage. She’s been brutally honest and given us some good things to think about. If you missed her first post that started her list of 10 things, I hope you’ll click here to read that post. Her second part of that list can be found by clicking here. Today’s post finishes up her list. Whether you are married, or looking forward to marriage, I think you’ll find that Molly’s insights can be an encouragement. I know you’ll be blessed to hear her share some more personal moments with us . . . so, here is my dear friend, Molly ~

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The Upside of Losing Control

The Upside of Losing Control

Have you ever answered your husband’s phone call with ice in your voice? Ever told him where to park or pointed out how he could’ve chosen a better route to take on your trip? I have. Sadly, that became a regular pattern for years.

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How to Pray for Your Man

How to Pray for Your Man

I remember the days when I would pray “God, get ‘im! Prayers,” you know, prayers from a heart of offense and self-pity: “Do you see how he’s treating me? Convict him . . . show him his hard heart . . . make him miserable!” (“Get ‘im” prayers). Today my conversations with the Lord about my husband sound a lot different. If we’re willing to practice empathy, we can pray with greater understanding of our husband’s daily challenges and spiritual needs. If we pray for them in light of the grace we’ve been shown, prayers will take on a less self-centered tone and turn to humble and loving intercession.

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