Welcome to Saving a Marriage Articles

What’s the Real Problem in Your Marriage?

My wife, Angela, and I have the great privilege to speak at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. Many of the couples who come to these events have healthy marriages…

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When Your Marriage Is Dying

Reconciliation and forgiveness are the keys to recovery.

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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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Wrestling With God Over a Broken Marriage

I needed to hear from God stat. My world had caved in all around me, and I felt like I was in a deep abyss searching for any amount of…

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Their Marriage Was a Train Wreck

Roger and Tonya had known each other for about two years. They had a 1-year-old daughter, Natasha. And when they heard a radio ad about purchasing a home with no…

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He Didn’t Know His Marriage Was Dying

Debbie Rodriguez kissed her 15-month-old son, Kristoffer, on the forehead and put him into his crib. She walked downstairs and slipped into a chair by the kitchen table, next to…

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It’s Never Too Late for God to Save Your Marriage

When I meet with a husband and a wife whose marriage is unraveling, I initially feel as discouraged as the two people sitting in front of me. Puzzling over the…

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Would She Walk Out on Her Marriage?

Singer, songwriter, and seven-time Dove Award nominee Sara Groves penned these words in her song, “When It Was Over”: When it was over and they could talk about it, They…

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Would They Throw Away 22 Years of Marriage?

When Gary Penrod stopped telling Tracey “I love you,” she sensed that something must be wrong. That’s when she started thinking about how much time Gary had been spending on…

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Could God Heal Their Marriage?

There are times in life when we have to decide what we really believe. Days when convictions are tested. Moments when rhetoric can become proven truth. After being married for…

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I Decided to Give the Whole ‘Faith’ Thing a Try

“I’m not going to marry you if you’re not a Christian,” Jim told his longtime girlfriend, Nina. The couple had dated on and off throughout college, and then they reconnected…

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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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When Should You Involve Someone Else in Your Marriage Problems

Editor’s note: In this article, Sheila Gregoire addresses wives in troubled marriages and helps them consider when they need outside help to deal with a husband’s behavior. This advice also…

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The Gambler Took a Chance on Marriage

Still reeling from a painful divorce, John Waring had no intentions of getting into a relationship with another woman. “I really felt like I had been burned, and I didn’t…

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They Got an Annulment for Their Divorce

“We know what God can do in a marriage,” Jill Averitt says, “even when one has gone as far as to divorce the other.” Growing up as a pastor’s kid,…

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My Emotional Affair

About 15 years into my marriage, my heart started turning cold toward my husband. He had an odd schedule at work, and then he spent most of his leisure hours…

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Loving the Unlovely

I was meeting with Ann, whose feelings of love for her husband, Glenn, had been killed through the years by his constant criticism and condemnation. After 10 years of marriage,…

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God Answers Prayer

John Welsey once said, “Prayer is where the action is.”  FamilyLife would agree. Every FamilyLife Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway is supported by a group of local prayer team volunteers….

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How Did I Get Myself Into This Mess

There were so many things Nancy Foster loved about her husband when they were married in 1978. Not only did he appear to have a mature faith in Christ, but…

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Our Home Became a War Zone

by Judy Rousseau After 22 years of marriage, my husband turned to me one day and said, “Judy, I need to tell you something. I just don’t love you anymore.”…

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She Fed Her Husband Dog Food

This is no joke. Real people. Real struggles. Real reality. Brett returned home from work one night, took a bite from the meal his wife, Tina, had prepared, and declared,…

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Combating the Marriage Meltdown

by Jim Mueller The pained voice on my cell phone told the story. He desperately wanted his marriage to work, but now, only one option seemed feasible: Move out. Caught…

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They Each Had Secrets

The pastor who married David and Tiffany predicted they would live on love for the first six months, and then figure it out from there. After all, as David explains,…

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We Couldn’t Stop Arguing

by Stephanie Boose On June 28, 2006, after another heated argument brought me to the point of calling a marriage counselor, my husband forwarded an e-mail to me at work….

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What Did You Do With My Real Parents

Dear FamilyLife: I don’t know what you did with my real mom and dad, but I love the new ones you’ve sent me. My parents were among the hundreds of…

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When Families Fall Apart

Matt and Laurie both came from broken homes. Both went careening off into drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity early in their teens as their families were ripped apart. And, like far too many…

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I have seen the Lord turn trials to triumph

by Pastor Jim Solomon Editor’s Note: In the following interview, Pastor Jim Solomon explains to FamilyLife writer Mary May Larmoyeux why he always has hope when he counsels couples with…

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Living the American Dream

Every workday, Barry Abell was up at 5 a.m. and out the door of his New Jersey home by 6:15. He drove to the train station, then rode a commuter…

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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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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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