Marriage with Mari: Foster Thankfulness in Your Marriage

Paul commands us, among other things, to “be thankful” (Colossians 3:15, ESV). Much like anxiety, un-thankfulness doesn’t build relationship, it erodes relationship. Take a moment to think about attitudes and postures that stem from a pattern of ingratitude and entitlement–envy, strife, coveting, fights, and quarreling. Be intentional with your spouse Un-thankfulness can work itself out in a number […]

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Marriage with Mari: The Dangers of a Controlling Spouse

Focus on the Family Podcast May 11, 2021 As you’re getting to know your spouse, it’s easy for things to come up that you weren’t expecting. John talks with Greg and Erin about the struggles they overcame in their marriage. They’ll also provide hope for those who feel stuck in a controlling relationship. Featuring Dr. […]

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Marriage with Mari: Online Dating

Transformation Radio Show- ONLINE DATING Online dating can be a viable way to meet a future marriage partner. Mari and her husband Rob discuss their personal journey through online dating. They share some practical ways to navigate through this experience!  

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Marriage with Mari: Take Off The Boxing Gloves!

Transformation Radio Show-Take Off the Boxing Gloves! Mari and her husband Rob, share how they have taken off the boxing gloves in marriage and have successful conflict resolution. They share some practical ways and tips that can help every couple.

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Marriage with Mari: Top Traits of Happily Married Couples

           Rob and I used The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make during our pre-marital counseling. Authors Bill and Pam Farrel asked couples to list the best traits of their long-term marriages. Here are a few that were repeated amongst the surveys: We make room for each other. We maintain […]

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Marriage with Mari: EXTEND GRACE WHEN YOUR SPOUSE BEHAVES BADLY

DECEMBER 31, 2020 During those moments when your spouse is acting rude, can you extend grace in spite of how they’re showing up? Can you protect your marriage by not reacting or not engaging in an unkind way? A challenging moment “Will you help me move a chair in my office?” my wife, Erin, asked […]

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