Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage

Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley

Unpacking 'Unsung Hero'

April 22, 2024

Greg and Erin talk with Luke and Joel Smallbone and their sister, Rebecca St. James talk about their own family story behind the Unsung Hero movie. The movie follows the family' s mother, Helen Smallbone , as she uses her faith to hold her husband and children together by turning struggles into an adventure and exercise their faith in God Later we will have our always fun conversation starter segment. We wrap the show with a listener question about settling while you are dating.

 

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Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage (Softcover)
Every couple who wants a happy marriage will appreciate the revitalizing secrets in Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage. In it, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley explore the traits of a healthy and thriving marriage. Based on research of thousands of strong couples across the country, the twelve essential elements outlined are not only biblically based; they also chart a course for a romantic adventure that will last a lifetime. With practical advice and stories from their own marriage and counseling experiences, Greg and Erin guide couples to find ways to work around roadblocks in their current relationship and to intentionally create communication patterns that will take them to emotionally safe places. Yes, marriage can have its twists and turns. But the detours don't necessarily have to lead couples off course. Greg and Erin help couples map out a journey for their marriages so that they can enjoy the passionate and intimate relationship that God has promised.

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Greg and Erin continue their discussion with Dave and Ashley Willis about setting boundaries with your in-laws. Later Joannie DeBrito joins the show to weigh in on how to set healthy boundaries with your in-laws with your spouse. We wrap with a listener question from Jay about a spouse being unreceptive toward their feelings.   Get Dave and Ashley's book for a gift of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
April 15, 2024
How do you set boundaries with in-laws? Today, Dave and Ashley Willis join Greg and Erin to discuss setting boundaries with in-laws. Plus, Sterling Knight-Pinneo joins to share his thoughts on setting biblical boundaries!   Get Dave and Ashley's book for a gift of any amount!   Interested in the book Boundaries Ashley mentioned? Click here to get it!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
April 8, 2024
What is the key to a healthy marriage? Greg and Erin talk with Brad and Marilyn Rhoads about managing marriage expectations and weekly marriage dates. Plus, Greg and Erin tackle a popular marriage myth!   Click Here to Receive the book The Grace Marriage for your donation of any amount!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
April 1, 2024
Can marriage survive infertility? Today, Chad and Tori Masters join Greg and Erin to talk about their journey waiting for their son, Micah. Plus, Bill Arbuckle gives a devotion about looking for God in waiting seasons!   Check out this article to learn more about how you can thrive, even in a waiting season!   Click here to listen to the Practice Makes Parent Podcast!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
March 25, 2024
What does the bible say about sex in marriage? Dr. Juli Slattery joins Greg and Erin to discuss the importance of sex in marriage. Plus, we have an extra long Q&A with some voicemails with some of our listeners!   Get the Juli's book for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
March 18, 2024
How do you know your marriage is over? Gary Thomas joins Greg and Erin to talk about how marriage is hard, but worth it. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters!   Get a copy of Gary's book, Cherish, for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   Click here to read Erin's article about healing separations.   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
March 11, 2024
How can you and your spouse successfully become a team? Mo Isom Aiken joins Greg and Erin to talk about what it's like being a wife and mother battling a "me" mindset. Plus, we'll hear from newlywed's Alex and Megan Seeley about how they learned to being to switch to a team mentality in marriage!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!
March 4, 2024
How does stress affect marriage? On today's episode, Greg and Erin talk to Guy and Amber Lia about how they learned to respond to stress in marriage. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk through some conversation starters!   Get Guy and Amber's book for a gift of any amount!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
February 26, 2024
What makes a marriage work? Ted Cunningham joins Greg and Erin to discuss how you can avoid marital drift. Plus, Greg and Erin will talk about how to build a firm foundation for your marriage!   Get a copy of Ted's book for a gift of any amount!   Want to learn more about the sacred pathways Greg mentioned? Click here to get the book!   Need some help with your marriage? Contact our counseling team today!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
February 19, 2024
Need some Valentine's date ideas? Today, Greg and Erin host a roundtable with some married friends to share some Valentine's day ideas!   Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a couple by taking our free Marriage Assessment!   Check out these conversation starters to use on date night!   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
February 12, 2024
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Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage (Softcover)
Every couple who wants a happy marriage will appreciate the revitalizing secrets in Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage. In it, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley explore the traits of a healthy and thriving marriage. Based on research of thousands of strong couples across the country, the twelve essential elements outlined are not only biblically based; they also chart a course for a romantic adventure that will last a lifetime. With practical advice and stories from their own marriage and counseling experiences, Greg and Erin guide couples to find ways to work around roadblocks in their current relationship and to intentionally create communication patterns that will take them to emotionally safe places. Yes, marriage can have its twists and turns. But the detours don't necessarily have to lead couples off course. Greg and Erin help couples map out a journey for their marriages so that they can enjoy the passionate and intimate relationship that God has promised.

About Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage

Welcome to Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, a podcast from Focus on the Family! Join us every week as Greg and Erin Smalley give you a seat at the table as they dig deep into what a healthy and godly marriage should look like.

About Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley

Greg: Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.

Erin: Erin Smalley serves as the Marriage Strategic Spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry and develops content for the marriage department.

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