Resources by Topic: Marriage

When the Spotlight Is Off

When the Spotlight Is Off

Audiences love listening to Jimmy Needham sing as he travels across the country. But being a musical artist isn’t his most important role. Read or Listen →

Living as Mrs. Grace

Living as Mrs. Grace

Jani Ortlund asks wives, "Is your husband married to Mrs. Law or Mrs. Grace?" It’s an important question, and Jani will help you answer it. Read or Listen →

Loving the Way God Loves You

Loving the Way God Loves You

Jani Ortlund says to think about the way God's forgiven you and shown you unconditional love. What would happen if married couples loved each other that way? Read or Listen →

A Powerful Phrase

A Powerful Phrase

Hear a pastor with solid, biblical perspective on abuse and marriage and what to make of current events. Read or Listen →

The Courage to Love Well

The Courage to Love Well

Men are afraid to lead and initiate. Women express frustration, further discouraging men to lead. Learn how to break out of this cycle. Read or Listen →

Cherishing Your Spouse

Cherishing Your Spouse

If you’re married to a believer in Jesus, did you ever realize that God is your Father-in-law? This idea had a huge effect on Gary Thomas. Read or Listen →

Need Help Lovin’ That Man

Need Help Lovin’ That Man

How can you develop a friendship and love a husband who has hurt you deeply? Dannah Gresh knows what it’s like to walk through deep valleys in marriage. Read or Listen →

Gregory and Aileen Story

Gregory and Aileen Story

Aileen remembers the day she heard devastating news. Her husband had been unfaithful. In that moment, she realized God had prepared her to deal with the pain. Read or Listen →

Like the Shepherd, Day 4

Like the Shepherd, Day 4

When you say “I do,” that’s just the beginning of getting to know your spouse. Robert Wolgemuth shows how to go to school and learn about your spouse. Read or Listen →

Like the Shepherd, Day 3

Like the Shepherd, Day 3

Does it seem like embracing your God-given role in marriage is a burden? Robert Wolgemuth says when you live out the life God designed you to have, it is a joy. Read or Listen →

Like the Shepherd, Day 2

Like the Shepherd, Day 2

One important job moms do is to raise the next generation of men. Robert Wolgemuth helps moms take on the calling of training future husbands and fathers. Read or Listen →

Song of Solomon, Day 21

Song of Solomon, Day 21

A godly, growing marriage presents a picture of the gospel. Nancy shares how to do all you can to make that picture as beautiful as possible. Read or Listen →

Song of Solomon, Day 19

Song of Solomon, Day 19

If you want to serve the Lord effectively, what’s the first thing you should do? Nancy says don’t rush into starting a ministry. Read or Listen →

Song of Solomon, Day 18

Song of Solomon, Day 18

Why would a mature woman be compared to a palm tree in the Song of Solomon? Nancy will provide some insights into palm trees and growth. Read or Listen →

Unexpected Grace, Day 5

Unexpected Grace, Day 5

Hear why Nancy and Robert say their wedding isn’t about them. They want to point to a greater story about Jesus and the church. Read or Listen →

Unexpected Grace, Day 4

Unexpected Grace, Day 4

Nancy Leigh DeMoss was content to serve God as a single woman for the rest of her life. Then God surprised her with an unexpected relationship. Read or Listen →

Unexpected Grace, Day 3

Unexpected Grace, Day 3

Nancy was in a contented, settled season of life and ministry. Then an unexpected event happened. Robert Wolgemuth invited Nancy into a deeper friendship. Read or Listen →

A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope

Maybe you've been hearing the story of Noah and the ark all your life. Get a fresh perspective—one that points you to the cross. Read or Listen →

The Faith to Forgive

The Faith to Forgive

Bitterness often follows hurt, but it doesn't have to. Hear about the danger of bitterness and the power to find freedom through forgiveness. Read or Listen →

A Faith Choice

A Faith Choice

Vicki Rose was challenged by a big question. Could she love and pray for her estranged husband, even though he was on drugs and living an immoral lifestyle? Read or Listen →

Trying to Fill the Emptiness

Trying to Fill the Emptiness

It looked like Vicki Rose had everything—a successful job, nice clothes, money, access to New York City’s social elites. But inside she knew she was empty. Read or Listen →

An Angry Heart Turns

An Angry Heart Turns

Kim Wagner had a heart for the Lord, a commitment to serve as a pastor’s wife . . . and a critical spirit toward her husband. Read or Listen →

A Husband's Crisis of Faith

A Husband's Crisis of Faith

As a pastor, LeRoy Wagner had a heart to share the gospel. But he felt like the major factor holding him back was his strained relationship with his wife. Read or Listen →

Delighting in Marriage

Delighting in Marriage

Beauty truly is on the inside. But for a wife, that doesn’t mean the outside doesn’t matter to her husband. Get some good perspective on marriage. Read or Listen →

Words He Can Hear

Words He Can Hear

Does your husband need you to deflate his ego sometimes? Maybe not, according to Shaunti Feldhahn. She says men generally feel insecure all the time. Read or Listen →

Living as Mrs. Grace

Living as Mrs. Grace

Jani Ortlund asks wives, Is your husband married to Mrs. Law or Mrs. Grace? It’s an important question, and Jani Ortlund will help you answer it. Read or Listen →

Loving the Way God Loves You

Loving the Way God Loves You

Jani Ortlund says to think about the way God's forgiven you and shown you unconditional love. What would happen if married couples loved each other that way? Read or Listen →

Fighting for a Marriage

Fighting for a Marriage

Joy McClain's husband was so deep into alcohol addiction that he couldn't function or interact with his family. How do you keep a marriage commitment? Read or Listen →

The Consequence of Lies

The Consequence of Lies

Blame shifting is almost as old as humanity itself. The very first two people didn’t take the blame for a huge catastrophe. Learn from their mistakes. Read or Listen →

The Divine Fingerprint

The Divine Fingerprint

What does a submissive woman look like? Join in as Janet Parshall joins Nancy, and you may just conclude that a submissive woman is influential. Read or Listen →

Balancing Truth and Grace

Balancing Truth and Grace

Hardly anyone is unaffected by sexual temptation. You need strategies for facing it and helping your spouse. The Elliffs show you God’s power for purity. Read or Listen →

When Marriages Hurt

When Marriages Hurt

When someone speaks cruel words, it’s like they’re lighting a match. Your response can either put the fire out or toss on some fuel. Read or Listen →

Is Love More Than Feelings?

Is Love More Than Feelings?

Julie Petersen received a two-second hug from a co-worker. That set her on a descent into lust. Learn how to put guardrails in place around your marriage. Read or Listen →

Brokenness in Marriage

Brokenness in Marriage

Dean Petersen was planning on killing his pastor. His wife went to this pastor for counseling and ended up in an adulterous relationship with him. Read or Listen →

The Courage to Be a Woman

The Courage to Be a Woman

For decades, Elisabeth Elliot has proclaimed biblical truth. And she’s lived it out as missionary, writer, speaker and wife. Hear her practical wisdom. Read or Listen →

He's Still a Guy

He's Still a Guy

Men and women are different. This requires adjustments for all married couples, but it is more difficult when your spouse doesn’t share the same faith. Read or Listen →

Superglue in Your Marriage

Superglue in Your Marriage

Is your commitment in marriage like a sticky note, or is it more like superglue? Denise Glenn shows you practical ways to strengthen your marriage. Read or Listen →

The Walls Began to Fall

The Walls Began to Fall

On her 7th wedding anniversary, Denise Glenn announced that she was leaving her husband. At that moment, God intervened in the lives of this hurting couple. Read or Listen →

Made for Intimacy

Made for Intimacy

In marriage, tiredness is the enemy of romance. Learn how a tired wife can rekindle romance and passion in marriage. Read or Listen →

Are You a Wall or a Door?

Are You a Wall or a Door?

Are you more like a wall or a door? Nancy will explore this question, looking to the books of Song of Solomon and Proverbs to help women make wise decisions. Read or Listen →

When He Is Passive

When He Is Passive

It can be frustrating for a wife to follow a man who doesn’t actively lead. Learn how a wife can follow a husband even if he’s not giving clear direction. Read or Listen →

Check Your Speed Limit

Check Your Speed Limit

Just as the traffic signs tell us who moves when, God’s Word also tells us when we need to yield. Learn about yielding to those in authority over us. Read or Listen →

A Commitment to Permanence

A Commitment to Permanence

"I will never divorce you." In 2010 that's a radical statement for a married couple to say. But it's crucial if you want to build a strong marriage. Read or Listen →

The Value of Boundaries

The Value of Boundaries

Mary Kassian says that when it comes to their relationships with men, women need firm hedges before temptation comes; otherwise, wise decisions will be harder. Read or Listen →

Choosing Faithfulness

Choosing Faithfulness

A lot of couples think their marriage is going pretty good because they haven’t gotten in a fight lately. But marriage isn’t just about avoiding problems. Read or Listen →

Friendship in Marriage

Friendship in Marriage

When you said "I do," did you and your husband stop having the type of fun that marked your dating life? Once a couple ties the knot, it’s e Read or Listen →

An Intervention

An Intervention

If your child were in a difficult marriage that was marked by conflict, how would you counsel them? Read or Listen →

Strength in Surrender

Strength in Surrender

Could you forgive an unfaithful spouse? Or would adultery automatically be a reason for divorce? Hear from a husband who had to decide. Read or Listen →

Small Decisions

Small Decisions

As a wife, do you feel like it’s your husband’s job to meet every need you have? Get some perspective on that question. Read or Listen →

Love for Hopeless Marriages

Love for Hopeless Marriages

Is love primarily about feelings or about choices? Find out what happens to our emotions when we choose to act in love, regardless of circumstances. Read or Listen →

Can Love Ever Fail?

Can Love Ever Fail?

Early in a relationship, most married couples experience strong romantic emotions. But what happens when the feelings change? Read or Listen →

Encouraging Men to be Men

Encouraging Men to be Men

Dennis Rainey says a marriage benefits when a man acts like a man. He and his wife Barbara show wives how they can encourage their husbands. Read or Listen →

Restoration

Restoration

Vicki Rose’s husband was unfaithful, and he was addicted to cocaine. Is forgiveness possible in a situation like that? Read or Listen →

Seek the Lord First

Seek the Lord First

Vicki Rose prayed night after night for her husband to come to know Christ. He finally did, but he was still immature. Read or Listen →

I Checked the Box

I Checked the Box

Vicki Rose was a new believer in Christ when a church-based counselor told her, "You need to get on with your life and divorce your husband. Read or Listen →

The Transformation

The Transformation

Vicki Rose was a single working mom, exhausted and lonely. When she got an invitation to a black tie dinner, she jumped at the chance to dress up. Read or Listen →

Emptiness

Emptiness

If sin controls one area of your life, it’ll spread to other areas as well. That’s what Vicki Rose discovered. Read or Listen →

True Submission

True Submission

A lot of people just get by when using their computer because they don't really understand how the computer works. The same is true in marriage. Read or Listen →

True Change

True Change

Could you go thirty days without saying anything negative about your spouse? A lot of women have tried. Find out why and what they discovered. Read or Listen →

What True Love Looks Like

What True Love Looks Like

Young women are growing up in a culture that’s unfriendly to a biblical view of womanhood. How do you teach young women to truly love their husbands. Read or Listen →

Restoring Intimacy

Restoring Intimacy

How much detail should you offer your spouse when confessing sin? What if they’ll be deeply hurt? Should you try to protect them? Read or Listen →

Small Choices, Big Results

Small Choices, Big Results

Here’s the scene: A young woman found herself alone with a handsome captain on his ship. The sun was shining; the waves were gently lapping . . . Read or Listen →

A Blessed Ceremony

A Blessed Ceremony

You’ve heard the debates about Social Security. Will it be around in the future? Thankfully, you never have to worry about Jesus Christ. Read or Listen →

A Request

A Request

Can a wife have a submissive spirit even if her husband won’t provide leadership? Read or Listen →

A Praiseworthy Wife

A Praiseworthy Wife

Every wife wants her husband to be respected, but she may not realize how much she contributes to him becoming a man worthy of respect. Read or Listen →

Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse

When the honeymoon is over, marriage sometimes presents challenges and disappointments. In some cases, things can go terribly wrong. Read or Listen →

Physical Intimacy

Physical Intimacy

For wives, there may well be times when understanding your husband’s strong desire for physical intimacy is difficult. Read or Listen →

A Way of Escape

A Way of Escape

If you start keeping secrets from your spouse, the guilt and pressure can build until it feels like you’re going to explode. Read or Listen →

Safeguards

Safeguards

How do you rebuild your marriage when you’ve been unfaithful? Judy Starr didn’t commit literal adultery, but her heart had wandered. Read or Listen →

Turning to Honesty

Turning to Honesty

If you were in love with someone other than your spouse and someone confronted you about it, how would you respond? Read or Listen →

Dangerous Choices

Dangerous Choices

Sin always starts in the mind. We imagine what it would be like to give in to temptation before we actually do. T Read or Listen →

Creative Wives

Creative Wives

Nancy and her guests, Linda Dillow and Holly Elliff, talk about creative ways to make your marriage more fun and more intimate. Read or Listen →

Escape Routes

Escape Routes

Ninety percent of married Christian women surveyed admitted that they have been attracted to another man. If you found yourself in that position? Read or Listen →

Listener Letters

Listener Letters

Can the 30-day challenge to appreciate and encourage your husband make a difference in your marriage? Hear from listeners who have written in. Read or Listen →

The Rest of the Story

Mario looks like the happiest man in the world, and his ear-to-ear smile only gets brighter when he looks at his wife. Intrigued, I had to ask his story. …

Read →

The Six-Second Kiss

It all started after years of a quick shout from somewhere near the back door, “Goodbye, honey. See you tonight . . .” which left us both wanting more. …

Read →

Walking on Pillows

These women start off their day by joining a conference call at 5 a.m. every morning to discuss the 30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge . . . …

Read →

When HE Gets It Right

One of the strongest objections I’ve heard from wives goes something like this: “He doesn’t love me like Christ loved the church. Why would I submit to him?” …

Read →

When Pigs Fly

Sometimes when you’ve been praying for something for what seems like all your life, you tend to think God doesn’t care or, maybe you haven’t been good enough. …

Read →

When Your Husband Sins

Scripture instructs us to humbly and lovingly confront the sin of a fellow believer—even if that believer is our husband—as a brother in Christ. …

Read →

Young Love

Returning to seasons of young love can refresh a weary heart—young marital love as well as young love for the Savior. …

Read →

A Resolve to Commit

A lack of commitment is normal in our society. It's like it’s even expected. Think of how often you hear “no commitment necessary.” …

Read →

A Self-Righteous Wife

My first year of marriage was a mixture of trying to be this perfect wife while trying to change my husband. By the grace of God, I have changed—and so can you. …

Read →

A Strange Transformation

When I was a girl, I was fascinated by a couple who would occasionally drop by. I’d pull up a chair and eagerly listen to her stories of travel and adventure. …

Read →

Can't He Tell Time?!

If we're supposed to be somewhere at 6 p.m., I want to be there by 5:45. My husband, on the other hand, is perfectly happy with a 6:15 or 6:20 arrival . . . …

Read →

Do All Men Cheat?

Sometimes I think we see ourselves as more spiritual than our men. The Truth is the Holy Spirit lives in men who know Jesus as vibrantly as it lives in us. …

Read →

Following Your Man

I kept looking in my rearview mirror to see if George had realized the error of his ways, turned around, and joined the caravan. To my utter dismay he did not. …

Read →

He Never Helps Out!

Two errors wives can believe about home making: One, we expect our husband to be our helper, and two, we resent our husband when he doesn’t help us at all. …

Read →

I'm a Better Leader

“From now on you do what you want to do and I’ll do what I want. I’m not going to keep going back and forth with you about who’s going to lead this family!” …

Read →

Is Your Marriage Morphing?

As we have lived through so many life experiences together, we changed individually, and our marriage also changed. But our pursuit of God has been constant. …

Read →

Kim's Marriage Miracle

I know it may be hard for you to believe, but Kim was not always as sweet as she is today! She is a trophy of God’s grace. But then, so are most of us . . . …

Read →

Marion and Jim

As Jim ranted on and on, Marion looked into his glaring eyes and said softly, with deep sincerity . . . “I love you, Jim.” …

Read →

Marriage Sustains Love

Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to the church, and its most ultimate purpose is to put THAT relationship on display. …

Read →

Men Hear with Their Eyes

I took it personally when he didn't agree with me, adding hurt to the emotional mix I now had to process. I didn't know how to communicate with my husband. …

Read →

Steel Cut Oatmeal

Now, if you're like me, you've never heard about steel cut oatmeal, and probably don't know what's so special about it . . . …

Read →

Steel Magnolia

There’s one Southern phrase that I’m quite drawn to: “Steel Magnolia.” I love the phrase, because to me it speaks to the essence of womanhood. …

Read →

The Power of a True Woman's Fierce Beauty

Are you a "fierce woman"? God delights when you use your strengths to live out His purposes, but when that beautiful fierceness turns destructive, relationships are damaged. Kim will share how her fierceness almost destroyed her marriage. She'll also explain the root issues behind a woman's destructive fierceness, and provide you with practical help to live as a beautifully fierce ...

Kimberly Wagner Kimberly Wagner Kim will explain the root issues behind a woman's destructive fierceness, and provide practical help to live as a beautifully fierce woman–single or married.  Continue Reading →

Marriage Panel: Truth and Hope for Hurting Marriages

Whether your marriage is suffering or you desire to minister to those in difficult marriages, you’ll receive encouragement and biblical counsel from four women who understand. Be renewed with hope as we cling to the truth and grace of our great redeeming God!

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff Vicki Rose Vicki Rose Kimberly Wagner Kimberly Wagner Leslie Bennett Leslie Bennett Whether your marriage is suffering or you desire to minister to those in difficult marriages, you’ll receive encouragement and biblical counsel.  Continue Reading →

Help for Hurting Marriages

How can we walk alongside women who are afraid they don’t have what it takes to sustain a lifelong romance with the man they promised God they would love? Discover how to help tired, teary, tense women find hope, rest, and peace from our restorative God.

Jani Ortlund Jani Ortlund How can we walk alongside women who are afraid they don’t have what it takes to sustain a lifelong romance with the man they promised God they would love?  Continue Reading →

Fierce Women

Kim shares how God helped her rescued her and her marriage from what she calls the "fierce women/fearful men" cycle. She provides practical insight for breaking out of that cycle and building a marriage relationship that is joy-filled and God-glorifying.

Kimberly Wagner Kimberly Wagner Kim shares how God helped her rescued her and her marriage from what she calls the "fierce women/fearful men" cycle.  Continue Reading →

What Your Husband Wishes You Knew About Being ...

Do you wish your husband would engage more at home? Do you ever feel jealous of work and hobbies that keep him away? There may be some changes you can make to encourage your husband to engage and initiate more. In this series Bob Lepine takes you inside the mind of man.

Bob Lepine Bob Lepine There may be some changes you can make to encourage your husband to engage and initiate more. In this series Bob Lepine takes you inside the mind of man.  Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Marriage Vows

Marriage is a sacred covenant relationship. There are forces in our culture that work to weaken our commitment to the vows we made, causing us to drift toward isolation. This workshop will help deepen your commitment to your vows, provide practical wisdom for strengthening your marriage and safeguarding it against the attacks of the enemy, and give you a vision ...

Crawford and Karen Loritts Crawford and Karen Loritts Deepen your commitment to your marriage vows, provide practical wisdom for strengthening your marriage and safeguarding it against the attacks of the enemy.  Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Marriage Vows

Marriage is a sacred covenant relationship. There are forces in our culture that work to weaken our commitment to the vows we made, causing us to drift toward isolation. This workshop will help deepen your commitment to your vows, provide practical wisdom for strengthening your marriage and safeguarding it against the attacks of the enemy, and give you a vision ...

Crawford and Karen Loritts Crawford and Karen Loritts Deepen your commitment to your marriage vows, provide practical wisdom for strengthening your marriage and safeguarding it against the attacks of the enemy.  Continue Reading →

Mayra’s (Not So) Picture-Perfect Life (Profile Video)

As vice president of a company that managed several health clubs in Santo Domingo, Mayra de Ortiz felt like she had a picture-perfect life. But in reality, everything was far from perfect. As Mayra discovered her husband's mounting debts, she told him it would be better if he were dead. Since Federico couldn't face her and considered himself a rat, ...

Mayra Ortiz Mayra Ortiz Hear how God used this, plus a True Woman Conference, to finally lead Mayra to surrender control of her life to God.  Continue Reading →

Kim’s Marriage Miracle (Profile Video)

Kim Wagner's marriage began so idyllically, yet quickly degenerated to the point that her once-confident pastor husband was depressed and experienced a faith crisis. While Kim was in the Word regularly, she—self-admittedly—was a shrew at home. Hear how God convicted her and completely restored their marriage!

Kimberly Wagner Kimberly Wagner Kim Wagner's marriage began so idyllically, yet degenerated to the point that her once-confident pastor husband was depressed and experienced a faith crisis.  Continue Reading →

Vicki’s Gnawing Emptiness (Profile Video)

Growing up in New York City, Vicki had always thought that being rich, famous, and in Women's Wear Daily would bring happiness and fulfillment. But after all those things had happened, she was still empty.

Vicki Rose Vicki Rose Vicki had always thought that being rich and famous would bring happiness and fulfillment. But after all those things had happened, she was still empty.  Continue Reading →

Message 11: Need Help Lovin' That Man

Whether you have a strong marriage or whether it’s hanging by a thread, Dannah’s transparent story will encourage you to go even deeper in your love for your husband. You won’t want to miss the surprise guest appearance as well.

Dannah Gresh Dannah Gresh Dannah’s transparent story will encourage you to go deeper in your love for your husband.  Continue Reading →

Message 12: An Unexpected Blessing

Independence has always come easier for Robyn than submission. But seeing as submission is God’s idea, Robyn has sought to do just that. Lean in as she explains what godly submission is—and what it is not.

Robyn McKelvy Robyn McKelvy Is independence more your style than submission? Robyn can relate. Lean in as she shares what godly submission is—and is not.  Continue Reading →

Message 7: The Truth About Marriage

We all have cravings and desires. What we must admit is that our cravings always deceive us and never satisfy. Only Jesus can meet your deepest desires.

Dannah Gresh Dannah Gresh We all have cravings and desires. What we must admit is that our cravings always deceive us and never satisfy. Only Jesus can meet your deepest desires.  Continue Reading →