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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Gary Thomas - Making Your Marriage a Fortress

1/9/2023 00:32:43
Gary Thomas - Making Your Marriage a Fortress
Is your marriage a source of strength or a source of stress? Pastor and author Gary Thomas shares how to make your marriage like a fortress, a safe place in stormy times. You don't have to have perfect circumstances to have a strong marriage; in fact, trouble can bring a couple together. You'll learn how to make this happen in today's conversation about:

3:00 Will trouble bring you closer together in a marriage or tear you apart? 

4:00 This storm is terrible, but it would be even worse if it took our marriage away too

5:40 We all relate to God differently, here are different ways people worship 

7:10 When one spouse is up and one is down 

9:00 The fear of MS was even worse than the MS itself 

10:00 When you lose a child 

11:00 The second year of grieving is often worse than the first 

13:01 A new child means a new marriage, let me explain 

14:30 We are going to get closer to each other twenty years from now 

16:00 When you have a disabled child, how to nurture your other family members too 

18:00 How can you tell if you have the symptoms of over busyness 

22:50 Different drives and how to navigate that wisely 

25:20 Maybe is a very helpful word 

28:00 How to get closer to your spouse starting right away 

Gary Thomas has authored 20 books such as Sacred Marriage that have sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Gary enjoys running and has completed 14 marathons including the Boston marathon 3 times. He and his wife Lisa have been married 38 years and have three adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Learn more about Gary Thomas' newest book: Making Your Marriage a Fortress.

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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don't have to come from a happy home to create one.

Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children.

Inside this podcast, you'll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  


Help for those teen years

As a mom of two boys, I've loved listening to Arlene and her guests share encouragement as I don't feel like my home is always a happy one. #thestruggleisreal. I highly recommend you tune in, especially her episodes on anger and rebellious teens. Oh my!


Arlene has excellent content; fantastic messages of hope. Perfection is not the goal. There are no boney fingers pointed at our sternum pointing out our parenting flaws.Genuine, authentic guests with messages of encouragement."You don't have to come from a happy home, to create one." All with God 's help.