All Articles for Troubled Marriage

addiction

How Can I Break a Porn Addiction?

Pornography drives our curiosity and shapes our sexual expectations. If you or someone you know is struggling, these tips can help.
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divorce announcement

The Divorce Announcement Shouldn’t Hav...

We'd been sufficiently warned. We were working against all the odds to stay together: divorced homes. Demanding careers. And now, a chronically-ill child. 
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When Your Spouse Rejects Your Love

My wife refused all my attempts to reconcile, keeping her distance both physically and emotionally.That scared me. And I had a choice to make.
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marriage is dying

Think Your Marriage is Dying? 7 Signs to Con...

It’s your billionth fight about the same thing. Your go-to conversations throw out divorce as a threat. What should you do if your marriage is dying?
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marriage counseling

What Marriage Counseling Is … And Isn...

Meghan McCain's version of marriage counseling is "drinking Jack Daniels, shooting some guns and hanging out." Is that what you should expect?
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Dave and Ann Wilson

‘I Told God I’d Rather Die Than Be Marri...

Meet Dave and Ann Wilson, the new cohosts of FamilyLife Today® who bring the authentic voice of a couple who has struggled greatly in their marriage—yet found hope and help in Christ.
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Alzheimer's

How Should We Feel About B. Smith’s Hu...

Suffering from Alzheimer's, lifestyle guru B. Smith hardly seems to recognize the other woman now living in her home. Should we sympathize with her husband?
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avoiding adultery

Guard Your Heart From Adultery

The core issue regarding sexual temptation is the condition of our hearts.
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40 Consequences of Adultery

The counterfeit pleasure of an affair can never overcome the ways infidelity can destroy a life and marriage.
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Forgiveness after adultery

Forgiving Your Spouse After Adultery

Four lessons from my journey of regaining trust in my husband.
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When Your Marriage Is Dying

A marriage can't be restored if only one person wants reconciliation, but don't give up hope. God can give you the strength and wisdom you need.
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Does Your Marriage Need Help?

In a culture of self-sufficiency, seeking help may seem shameful or weak, but teachable followers of Christ know better.
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Protect yourself from an affair by watering your own marriage

Avoid the Greener Grass Syndrome

The best way to protect yourself from an affair is to water your own marriage.
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Counseling organizations

State and Local Counseling Organizations

The purpose and objectives of this list of state and local counseling organizations are strictly informative and educational.
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My parents stayed together

His Lies Finally Caught Up With Him

Mary Murray felt betrayed, and Mike felt desperate and suicidal. That's when God stepped in.
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Affair

Would Their Marriage Survive Multiple Affair...

When Gerald Varlack lost his job, he was involved with several women—at the same time.
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He Didn’t Know His Marriage Was Dying

Alberto and Debbie Rodriguez were two strangers living in the same house. One was getting lonelier and lonelier … while the other was clueless.
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Save marriage

It’s Never Too Late for God to Save Yo...

If you drink deeply from the well of God’s love, you will inevitably pour that love into each other.
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Why Mike Pence Is Wise to Protect His Marria...

Constructing "zones" or "hedges" around marriage can help protect against temptation and appearances of impropriety.
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Guarding Against Adultery

We should be alert for the initial warning signs of unfaithfulness.
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Save marriage

I Decided to Give the Whole ‘FaithR...

During the early years of their marriage, Jim and Nina Roesner made some life-changing decisions at Weekend to Remember getaways.
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Could God Heal Their Marriage?

There was an invisible barrier between Marc and Lisa Lavalas.
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A Marriage Raised From the Dead

Less than 12 months after Tim and Teena Hoover married, their vows to God and to one another were shattered.
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Would She Walk Out on Her Marriage?

Troy and Sara Groves once said divorce was not an option. But they didn’t anticipate the struggles they’d face with weaknesses, expectations, and bitterness.
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What’s the Real Problem in Your Marria...

Instead of focusing on treating the symptoms, identify the underlying "disease" in your marriage with these six suggestions.
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Troubled marriage

When Should You Involve Someone Else in Your...

Five issues that warrant outside intervention.
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Wrestling With God Over a Broken Marriage

Trusting my husband was not an option, but I wondered if I could trust God.
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The Gambler Took a Chance on Marriage

He wasn’t looking for love… but love found him.
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After the Affair: Rebuilding Our Marriage

When Brad left a note saying he was moving out for good, I wondered where God was.
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The Ashley Madison Bomb

If your name is on the Ashley Madison list, or if you have some other secret infidelity like pornography or strip clubs, here are some steps to take right now.
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They Got an Annulment for Their Divorce

Alex and Jill Averitt learned that nothing is impossible for God.
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She Never Gave Up on Her Husband

Tom Flippin resisted God nearly all his life. But in the end, God answered his wife’s prayers.
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‘Are You Pregnant With My Husband’s Chil...

A story of impossible forgiveness and amazing grace.
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The Danger of Flirting

Protect your marriage by watching how you talk with the opposite sex, even in jest.
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8 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

These suggestions will help you stand firm in the battle for a strong marriage.
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A Hollywood Ending

The true story of a husband, a wife, and an online affair.
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Affair Repair for Your Marriage

Can a Christian marriage survive an affair? Mine did.
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Avoiding Emotional Adultery

As I began to delve once again into God's Word, I recognized three steps I should have taken when faced with the temptation.
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Found With Another Man

Strange as it may seem, it was a relief when I realized my husband knew my secret.
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Signs my spouse is having an affair

Infidelity’s Warning Signs

Be on guard for your spouse … and yourself.
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Lust Love and Loyalty

As I read through several articles about an MSNBC.com/iVillage survey “Lust, Love & Loyalty," I was struck by the fact that I was reading a lot more about lust and love than I was about loyalty.
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Affair

My Wife’s Affair Shattered and Saved O...

Our marriage was a mess, and we needed to break a lot of bad habits in how we related to each other.
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Rental Car: $211.15 … Protecting My Marria...

Some women would feel comfortable taking a four-hour drive to the airport with a trusted male friend. I didn’t.
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Sharing Past Extramarital Affairs with Your...

Your affair may have ended in the past, but unless it's dealt with, it will continue to impact the present and threaten the future.
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The Unmasking of an Online Affair

I was so trapped in my sin that I didn't know how to break free.
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Their Marriage Was a Train Wreck

Roger and Tonya Haskin had no clue about marriage.
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Marriage saved

Would They Throw Away 22 Years of Marriage?

Tracey Penrod refused to give up when she learned her husband was having an affair with his ex-wife.
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God Answers Prayer

A Weekend to Remember prayer team volunteer tells his story.
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Marriage saved

A Remodeled Barn and a Transformed Marriage

Jim and Penny Nally's barn was once a sore spot in their troubled marriage, but now is a place of hope.
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God can save a marriage

3 Questions That Can Transform a Marriage

No matter what your situation, I'm confident that there is hope for any marriage.
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When your marriage or family are in crisis

When Your Marriage or Family is in Crisis

Here are four biblical reminders when you face serious family problems.
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Marriage counseling and conflict coaches

Do You Need Counseling

Evaluate the issue you're facing to determine the level of help you need.
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National Counseling and Conflict Resolution...

National Counseling and Conflict Resolution Organizations
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They Each Had Secrets

Learning God's principles for marriage the hard way.
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Marriage saved

A Time for Hope

Bill and Jerrie Barnett have seen God transform their lives and their marriage.
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We Couldn’t Stop Arguing

How a Weekend to Remember marriage conference strengthened our marriage.
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Finding a Christian Counselor

It's important to make an informed decision about each counselor you consider.
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Can You Fall in Love Again With Your Spouse?

It is hard work, but someone must be willing to be the first to break the cycle if a relationship is to be restored.
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What Did You Do With My Real Parents?

One of the favorite letters FamilyLife has received over the years was from a grown daughter who expressed her amazement at the changes in her parents after they attended a Weekend to Remember marriage getaway.
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Combating the Marriage Meltdown

Four steps to save your marriage when things go wrong.
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‘I Have Seen the Lord Turn Trials to T...

A pastor says it's essential to help couples learn how to build a true Christ-centered marriage.
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Living the American Dream

If life was a dream to Barry Abell, it was a nightmare to his wife, Pam.
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Love and marriage

Loving the Unlovely

Is it possible to love someone whom you hate?
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‘How Did I Get Myself Into This Mess?...

Jerry and Nancy Foster's finances and marriage were caught in a downward spiral.
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Our Home Became a War Zone

People thought I was crazy. Why in the world would I hold on to someone who obviously did not want to be with me?
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My Emotional Affair

Had I been physically unfaithful to my husband? No. Had I committed adultery in my heart? Yes.
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When Families Fall Apart

Unbelievable things can happen when you partner with God.
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Marriage counseling and conflict coaches

List of Certified Conflict Coaches

List of conflict coaches that have been trained and certified by the Institute for Christian Conciliation (ICC), part of Peacemaker Ministries.
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Marriage counseling and conflict coaches

What Does Counseling Cost?

Many factors can influence a counselor's rates.
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Marriage counseling and conflict coaches

If Your Spouse Refuses to Go

Don’t give up on your spouse, but don’t let your spouse’s resistance control you.
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Marriage counseling and conflict coaches

What if Your Pastor Cannot Help You?

A few options for where to look next.
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What is biblical counseling?

What is Biblical Counseling?

A focus of biblical counseling is to help others develop a biblical worldview of their life and recognize the core truth that guides right thinking and actions.
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How Can Counseling Help Your Child

Sometimes a teen will talk to a counselor and share problems or frustrations that they don't feel free to share initially with a parent.
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She Fed Her Husband Dog Food

Most people would have called this a marriage without hope.
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