Many couples contact Focus on the Family because the intimacy in their marriage has faded. Their relationship is no longer deepening, and they’re growing apart instead of becoming one.
They feel like married roommates.
Drifting in marriage happens when couples stop making their relationship a priority. After the fun of dating and the wedding celebration, other things begin to distract husbands and wives from each other. Work, children, daily schedules, and household responsibilities become the topics of conversation, and spouses stop talking to one another about what they’re thinking and feeling. Slowly, the wholehearted pursuit for each other they once shared fades behind other things. Pretty soon, lovers become business partners. Romance is replaced by home economics.
We want to encourage you to do it differently, to infuse your marriage relationship with an approach that invites God into your marriage.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Reconnecting with Your Spouse” we’re talking with my colleagues, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley. Greg is our vice president of Family Ministries here at Focus and, together, he and Erin do a great job leading our marriage outreach. Tune in on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
You’ll have good seasons with your spouse. And not-so-good seasons. Greg and Erin are sharing ideas for how to communicate daily, how to be intentional, and how to create safety within your marriage so you can rekindle your love and reignite the spark you had at the beginning of your relationship.
Greg and Erin helped develop a free Marriage Assessment we offer on our website. It’s been taken by over 800,000 people and can helps you quickly determine what’s working well in your relationship as well as identify areas that could use some improvement.
They’re also authors of the book Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage. I’d like to put this resource into your hands for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you. Visit our website for more information.
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