Most couples are madly in love on their wedding day. They’re infatuated, passionate, and convinced they’ll always feel this way.
Over time, however, the sizzle begins to fizzle. There’s the first big argument, then little annoyances creep into the relationship, and the couple soon gets caught up in the daily grind of life. Before long, one spouse or the other begins to wonder, “Is this all there is to our marriage? Where did our love go?”
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How to Stay Crazy in Love with Your Spouse,” my colleagues Greg and Erin Smalley are with us to inspire couples to build a lifelong, loving relationship utilizing “love secrets”:
- True love commits
- True love seeks God
- True love fights for peace
- True love honors
- True love needs time to grow
- True love embraces
- True love endures
We’re discussing what true love looks like and how married couples can express that love to each other in meaningful and godly ways throughout their lifetime.
Greg and Erin say marital conflict is painful in the short term, but it offers you an opportunity to experience something better in your relationship. As James 1:2-4 reminds us, “trials” should be viewed with “joy” because they produce steadfastness in our lives.
Greg serves as vice president of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. Erin develops content for Focus’ marriage department.
If you and your spouse are struggling, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)
Greg and Erin’s book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance is available for a gift of any amount, money that goes right back into ministry, providing hope and help to families just like yours.
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