From Anger to Affection video series

Please enjoy this five-part video series featuring relationship experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley.

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Episode 1: The Moment Right After Conflict

Go deeper by following these steps:

Step 1
Download the From Anger to Affection discussion questions for additional reflection.

 Step 2
Memorize and meditate on Hosea 2:14
: “Therefore, behold, I will allure her . . . and speak tenderly to her.” Write this verse on an index card and put it in a place you will see every day, such as your bathroom mirror.

Step 3
Find more resources to help you and your spouse navigate marital conflict well.

Step 4

There’s a lot more to understand about healthy conflict and reconciliation than what’s in this video series. Greg and Erin Smalley want to help with their book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage.

Episode 2: The Wrong Question to Ask in Marriage

Go deeper by following these steps:

Step 1
Download the From Anger to Affection discussion questions for additional reflection.

Step 2
Memorize and meditate on James 1:19
: “Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Write this verse on an index card and put it in a place you will see every day, such as your bathroom mirror.

Step 3
Listen to the Focus on the Family BroadcastReducing Conflict in Your Marriage” featuring author Fawn Weaver. Learn how small intentional changes and establishing rules of engagement can limit opportunities for major disagreements.

Step 4

Deepen your spiritual intimacy with one another by reading The Best Year of Your Marriage: 52 Devotions to Bring You Closer, a free devotional eBook by Jim and Jean Daly. 

Episode 3: Telling Your Spouse He or She is Valuable

Go deeper by following these steps:

Step 1
Download the From Anger to Affection discussion questions for additional reflection.

Step 2
Husbands, memorize and meditate on Proverbs 18:22: “A man’s greatest treasure is his wife – she is a gift from the LORD.” 
Wives, memorize and meditate on Song of Solomon 5:16
: “His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, this is my friend.”
Write your verse on an index card and put it in a place you will see every day, such as your bathroom mirror.

Step 3
Watch the Cherish Your Spouse video series by bestselling author Gary Thomas and discover what it really means to cherish your spouse.

Episode 4: Serving Your Spouse and Building Spiritual Intimacy

Go deeper by following these steps:

Step 1
Download the From Anger to Affection discussion questions for additional reflection.

Step 2

Memorize and meditate on 1 John 3:18: “Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” Write this verse on an index card and put it in a place you will see every day, such as your bathroom mirror.

Step 3
Greg and Erin Smalley want to help you go further than what’s in this video series. Check out their book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage to understand more about healthy conflict and reconciliation. Order your copy today.

Episode 5: One Step to Restore Connection in Your Marriage

Go deeper by following these steps:

Step 1
Download the From Anger to Affection discussion questions for additional reflection.

Step 2
Memorize and meditate on 1 Peter 4:8
: “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” Write this verse on an index card and put it in a place you will see every day, such as your bathroom mirror.

Step 3
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