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3 Ways to Handle Conflict in Marriage

Incarnating means putting something into flesh. Jesus was God incarnate. God put on human flesh or, another way to say it, he was...


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5 Ways To Communicate Even When You Disagree

Right now in our culture, there is a societal trend of rudeness, disrespect, and toxicity. No matter what the issue, disrespect,...


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3 Reminders When Marital Conflict Happens

Let’s agree on one foundational reality; having a good marriage does not mean you do not have conflict. No matter how much two...


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10 Ideas for How to Make Your Wife Feel Special

Valentine's Day is the national holiday of love and romance. Well, that holiday is over. So, now what? I can only speak for...


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10 Things To Do Instead of Complaining in Your Marriage

My wife asked me to stop by the store on the way home to pick up some diced tomatoes. As I was checking out, a woman suddenly...


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8 Tips for Making Marriage Goals

There are two types of people in this world—resolution makers and non-resolution makers. Odds are good that whichever type you...


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What To Do When You Hate Being Married

Think of the last time you went out of your way to help someone else. Perhaps you volunteered to serve meals to the hungry, or...


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How Not to Help a Stressed-Out Spouse

Recently, a Grace Marriage participant’s husband was really stressed. She decided to help by telling him, “Calm down. Things are...


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10 Ways To Stay Married
By Brad Rhoads On December 23, 2021

10 Ways To Stay Married

Warning, severe congestion ahead. You've no doubt experienced this phrase. We hate congestion. My guess is you're already...


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How to Invest in Your Marriage

Your marriage is like your muscles. Not long ago, I hurt my back and was unable to work out or run. With some medical care and...


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Watch Out: Things that Destroy a Marriage

"OK" is not OK. When alcoholics have been sober for a while, they tend to quit going to support meetings and calling their...


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What no one tells you about discipline and wisdom in marriage

What is your first thought when you think about the spouse you want to be? Do you think of the areas you tend to fail, and long...


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Keep your married dates especially when you’re busy

Shingles, chiropractors, and brown recluse spiders. It wasn't too long ago that these three things were the topic of our everyday...


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3 steps to strengthening your marriage

Are you suffering from IDS? IDS is a common problem we face at Grace Marriage. IDS stands for “I Don’t Syndrome.” When working...


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3 marriage killers worth watching out for

Marriages struggle for many different reasons. That's no surprise. From communication to finances, each couple has to face their...


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What makes a successful marriage
By Tim Hoak On September 2, 2021

What makes a successful marriage

The Apostle Peter makes a profound statement in his first letter that should have a penetrating application to every marriage....


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The power of forgiveness in marriage

James Clear says, “Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.” Let's be...


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How to manage marriage and family

It's so easy for many married couples to blur the lines between work and home. Work emails, texts, and calls are answered at...


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In sickness and health: the power of a grace-based marriage

My husband and I recently attended the wedding of a young couple who are very dear to us. As I listened to them make their vows,...


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4 good things that can make a bad marriage

You’ve heard it said that you can never have “too much of a good thing.”  However, too much of a good thing always cost us other...


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Should we stay married for the kids?

I have heard it said many times, “We are not going to stay married just for the kids.” There are some real flaws and often...


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5 ways to make the most of your next date night

How do you prepare for things you are excited about? Do you ever buy new clothes for the holidays? Do you decorate your house for...


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How to improve your marriage in the easiest way possible

One of my favorite games to play is Spades. In the game, each player decides how many tricks they will be able to take, or win....


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How to resolve conflict in marriage

I have been seeing couples for nearly two decades. And while there are many techniques and skills that are important to help...


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How to improve your marriage without talking about it

Are you a person who makes decisions quickly? Do you respond in conversation with the first thought that pops into your head? Do...


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In-laws or out-laws? Asking the right questions before marriage

In my years of premarital counseling, the most contentious topic with couples-to-be was the blending of two extended families. 

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Why couples drift apart and how to overcome it

As a mother of four children born within six years, I often heard a question that started like this: “Mom, where is my…?” Almost...


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How to talk about tech and marriage boundaries

At the end of each week my phone gives me a “screen time report.” This report surprises me every single week. It shouldn’t...


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Living by faith not fear in your marriage

Fear of getting hurt. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of death. Fear of uncertainty. I had all of it. I tried to fit in...


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10 secrets your divorce attorney may never tell you

At Grace Marriage, we strive to bring you resources that will infuse grace and affection into your marriage as you strive to love...


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Living sacrifices: learning how to serve your spouse

Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy...


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Marriage and divorce: a 13-year-old's perspective

We received an article from a 13 year old expressing her perspective of marriage and divorce. It's enlightening to read this from...


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Who are you chasing in your marriage?

Who Are You Pursuing?

Some folks will tell you to chase after your spouse. Some will tell you to take care of yourself first—so...


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20 most popular marriage posts of 2020

It's been a busy year at Grace Marriage. We've tried to challenge and encourage you and your marriage over the year on our blog....


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Merry Christmas, Darling! Fun questions to ask your spouse this holiday

Whenever my husband and I attend a Grace Marriage session, our favorite lessons are the ones that involve a quiz about our...


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Loved people love people: the power of forgiveness in marriage

“Hurt people hurt people.” Most of us have heard this phrase before, and its meaning is pretty clear. When someone has unresolved...


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5 questions for your next date night

Have you lost that lovin’ feeling? It is easy to do when life seems to suck all our energy and time away. Being intentional in...


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When sarcasm infects your home

I don’t know if you ever wake up like this, but today I woke up really sad. Last night, things went south at our house. Feelings...


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5 ideas for a thriving marriage instead of being married to your job

“Help, my spouse is married to their job.” This is what gets said so often in struggling marriages.

 

Are you the one saying...


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Turn, turn, turn: the changing seasons of marriage

As we move from the long, free days of summer into the colorful days of fall, I always try to take a moment to meditate on the...


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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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Marriage help during quarantine (free video series)

We are providing FREE weekly video sessions that will help your marriage during quarantine. Researchers say there will be an...


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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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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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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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Brad & Marilyn Rhoads on Focus on the Family Broadcast

We are thankful for the opportunity to be on the Focus (“Focus”) on the Family Radio show. Focus helps countless families and...


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True Love Dates features Grace Marriage founders

We don’t often get to take a candid look at real marriage. We live in a culture in which pulling back the “veil” on marriage is...


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