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How to fight for your marriage
By Dan Darling On September 16, 2020

How to fight for your marriage

Eighteen years ago, a man waited by a church stage in Chicago as a beautiful young woman from Texas walked down the aisle....


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

From frantic to free: what makes a good marriage.

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that we are living in the most frantic and “connected” society the world has...


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

Slow down: 10 ideas for how to connect like never before.

When our son was 4 years old, a friend was visiting our home. Our son gently grabbed her face and gave her a soft, slow kiss...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

What happens to marriage after kids arrive on the scene?

This is disturbing. Over the last 30 years, twice as many marriages of those over the age of 50 now wind up in shreds. Some of...


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Tags: Divorce, Parenting, Faith,

7 reasons for divorce and how to overcome them

Why do people file for divorce? Well, it all depends on who you ask. Now, these seven reasons aren't in any order. And, I'm...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

Lover or manager? How to handle money arguments in marriage.

Early in our marriage, I caught the “Get out of Debt” bug. And, honestly, I wasn't great at knowing how to handle money...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Relationship,

How to handle COVID without driving yourself—and others—crazy

I hate uncertainty. With all that's going on in the world, how do you handle COVID without driving yourself—and others—crazy?...


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Tags: Faith, Relationship, Communication

10 questions for couples to ask right now

Have you ever considered the fact that Jesus was the greatest question asker the world has ever seen? Think about that for a...


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Tags: Ministry, Faith, Relationship,

3 at home date night ideas to keep the romance alive

At home date night ideas. Sounds, fun right? Well, let me ask you something else: is romance a priority in your marriage? I...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Faith,

How to stay married during a pandemic

These are some trying times we’re living in. No one could have predicted that we’d all be working remotely, wearing masks in...


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Tags: Money, Divorce, Faith,

7 trails to a better marriage

In our marriage of 34 years, hiking has become one of our favorite activities.  Whether we’re hiking close to our home in...


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Tags: Faith, Relationship, Communication

I'm not better: how the sin of pride creeps up on us.

I was reflecting on the great impact of Ravi Zacharias after we heard that he passed away. The first time I saw him he was...


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Tags: Divorce, Ministry, Faith,

Chaos or avoidance? 3 skills to master for fighting fair in marriage.

One of the keys to having a fulfilling and enduring marriage is the ability to resolve conflict well. I’ve learned through the...


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

Marriage advice for newlyweds: you married three people.

I have been to many weddings officiated by my childhood preacher, and he always admonished the couple with these words:...


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Pastor Jamaal Williams on ministry and marriage

Brad interviews Pastor Jamaal Williams of Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, KY. Jamaal shares with us the impact of seeing...


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Tags: Interviews, Faith, Relationship

Marriage help during quarantine (free video series)

In the month of April, we are providing FREE weekly video sessions that will help your marriage during the time of quarantine....


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Tags: Money, Interviews, Ministry,

Grace and hope during COVID-19: Bill Rieser (Video)

Brad Rhoads talks with Bill Rieser about anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. They offer encouragement, hope, and grace even more!


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Tags: Divorce, Interviews, Faith,

Preventing the drift and protecting your marriage (3 minute video)

Preventing the drift in marriage is vital. You must learn to protect your marriage.


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Tags: Divorce, Interviews, Ministry,

What women want most in their marriage. (Video)

Ladies, thanks for your input! We asked earlier this week what YOU desire in your marriage. We asked Marilyn to help us unpack...


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Tags: Communication

Communication in marriage is tough. Here's a checklist.

When you were a child, did you play the game of Telephone?Do you remember the premise for the game? The first person starts...


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Tags: Faith, Relationship, Communication

5 ways to fight selfishness in your marriage

How do we keep selfishness from festering and becoming a major problem in our marriages? Here are five easy ways to fight...


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

Parenting differences
By Grace Marriage On September 6, 2019

Parenting differences

We hear, "We don't agree on the way we parent our kids and we don't know how to handle our differences." Though that can be...


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Tags: Parenting, Relationship, Communication

Focus on the Family broadcast featuring Brad & Marilyn Rhoads

Co-founders of Grace Marriage, Brad Rhoads and his wife, Marilyn, were interviewed live in studio at Focus on the Family. They...


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Tags: Interviews, Ministry, Parenting,

Fixing your spouse? (Video)

Ever feel like you need to fix your spouse? Brad shares his recent attempt to "fix" Marilyn…and the results. 


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Tags: Divorce, Faith, Relationship,

Pet peeves
By Grace Marriage On August 23, 2019

Pet peeves

Pet Peeves are part of being alive and sharing life with other people. How do we handle the little annoyances that happen in...


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Tags: Interviews, Faith, Relationship,