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We got married because we thought we’d be better together rather than apart. So why is it so easy to feel isolated from your life-long partner? Host, author, and fellow married pilgrim, Brian Goins, tackles the relational pitfalls, from the trivial to the tragic, that move couples towards isolation rather than experiencing the real benefits that come from saying “I do.”
 
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Our purse strings are tied to our heart strings. Financial advisor Art Rainer encourages believers to showcase the generosity of God by giving generously to those in need. Rainer lists eight money milestones couples can aim for that can help them get their finances and their giving on track. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast…
 
Art Rainer, author of "The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples," talks about four different money personalities in marriage: the saver, spender, investor, and ignorer. He explains how to talk about money before and after marriage, including how to address bad money habits, like hiding purchases, that can derail a marriage. Show …
 
Financial expert Art Rainer shares how his parents' handling of the family finances influenced his own approach to money. Rainer reminds us that God wants believers to be conduits of His blessings. As we give generously, we advance God's kingdom. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?…
 
Nancy Guthrie, author of "What Every Child Should Know About Prayer," recalls a season in her parenting when she realized she was worrying a lot more than praying. She fed her fears and allowed her train of thought to take her to the worst possible outcome. She realized her desires needed to be shaped by the Word of God. So many times parents' pray…
 
When teaching kids to pray, Nancy Guthrie admits that thank you's dominate, and requests follow. Guthrie's desire is to see children grounded in the Scriptures and practicing real prayer. This requires that children understand who God is, which will help them move into prayers of confession-an aspect often missing in family prayer times. Kids follo…
 
In marriage, we can mistakenly assume our spouses know how much we love them. Authors Aaron and Jamie Ivey cheer us on to become our spouse's greatest cheerleader and to understand how vital it is to a marriage. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife…
 
What does God's love look like? Authors Aaron and Jamie Ivey share that just as two different colors can add depth and beauty to a canvas, a marriage of two people is a painting that can speak the truth about God to those who experience it. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?catego…
 
Whether you really like your spouse or you aren't feeling anything, Aaron and Jamie Ivey, authors of "Complement," assert that "choosing together" in marriage is surprisingly beautiful. Listen as they share with hosts Dave and Ann Wilson about complementing one another with purpose. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https…
 
Author Christopher Yuan, who left his homosexual lifestyle after believing in Jesus, talks freely about his identity as a Christian. Yuan explains that when he lived as a gay man, being gay wasn't what he did but who he was, or so he thought. Realizing he's in Christ and bears God's image gave him a new identity as a Christ follower. Show Notes and…
 
Christopher Yuan delves into the meaning of holy sexuality as prescribed in the Scriptures: chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage. Yuan explains chastity is more than just abstinence. It's about holiness and wholeness. While faithfulness includes being faithful emotionally and physically, there's more to that, too. Hear Yuan explain ho…
 
When life threatens to beat you down, don't lose sight of each other. That's the advice of authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson. The Jacobsons reflect on a particularly difficult time in their marriage-the birth of their fifth child, who was born with brain damage after suffering a stroke in utero. The long days in the hospital's ICU, along with starting…
 
What does it mean to love your wife like Christ loves the church? Authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell how simple, daily gestures of love and kindness can make a big difference in a marriage. Hear them share practical tips for loving your wife in a way that honors her and the Lord. Show Notes and Resources FaithfulMan.com with Matt Jacobson. https:/…
 
As the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real, Matt Hammitt had assumed loving Jesus would overcome his neglect of his marriage. But a moment at the dining room table changed everything when his wife, Sarah, made the desperate plea, "I need you to lead me." Matt describes the look on her face that day compared to the joyful look in their wedding phot…
 
Matt and Sarah Hammitt describe the many risk factors facing their marriage due to his musical career as the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real. Sarah persisted in her desire to resolve their issues and prioritize the marriage, but Matt found it easier to pour himself into his traveling musical career and avoid the conflict. Show Notes and Resour…
 
Dads, what do you wish your daughters would say about you when you are gone? It's never too late to win your daughter's heart. Michelle Watson Canfield encourages fathers to stay invested in their daughters' lives. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyL…
 
Men often like to cut to the bottom line of a conversation, but a girl's heart often opens by sharing words. Michelle Watson Canfield bridges that gap by sharing practical communication tips, along with ideas of what to do when a daughter pulls away. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.a…
 
Girls long for a good relationship with their dads, but dads often have a hard time knowing how to talk to their daughters. That's why Michelle Watson Canfield wrote her most recent book, "Let's Talk." Michelle shares conversation starters that can knit the hearts of dads and daughters together in a meaningful way. Show Notes and Resources Find res…
 
Our words are so important in managing our households, but sometimes our words get us in trouble. Chap Bettis discusses with hosts Dave and Ann Wilson the need for a strategy in the home and some practical ideas of what that can look like. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categor…
 
Chap Bettis explains how to evaluate our anger toward our children. Anger is not always sinful, but can be destructive, so he talks about having good desires for our kids and expressing those desires in constructive ways. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Chap Bett…
 
Triggers in marriage can take many forms -like financial differences, not feeling loved, or intimacy problems -but there's hope! Guy and Amber Lia share valuable insight on communication and the fulfillment we find in Christ. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Have …
 
How can we be outward focused and winsome to our friends and neighbors if we are constantly fighting each other? What needs to happen to break the cycle? Guy and Amber Lia speak about how to deal with conflict and reflect Christ's love to one another. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.…
 
Why are some of our biggest triggers exposed in our marriage relationship, and what do we do about them? Guy and Amber Lia real-life examples of hurt and healing. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Vertical Marriage Small Group Leader Kit: https://shop.familylife.co…
 
There are times, like during the pandemic, when it's challenging to figure out how to show hospitality. Morgan Tyree explains that knowing one's hospitality gifting can help build strong connection with others and even pull together the rest of the family. Show Notes and Resources Find Your Hospitality Personality by taking the quiz. https://www.mo…
 
Hospitality is meant for the purpose of "loving our neighbor," but often we can overcomplicate it and feel overwhelmed. Morgan Tyree talks about how learning our "hospitality personality" frees us from stress so that we can bless others. Show Notes and Resources Find Your Hospitality Personality by taking the quiz. https://www.morganizewithme.com/y…
 
We may never have award-winning memories of being the greatest of parents, but often the guilt and shame of our parenting mistakes can haunt us. How can we keep from being sidelined? Dave and Ann Wilson share wisdom about recognizing Satan's schemes and embracing God's forgiveness. Show Notes and Links FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® Small Group Kit…
 
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