Yes, Focus on the Family hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller are a hoot!

Yes, Focus on the Family hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller are a hoot!  My kids LOVED them! 

What an honor to be a guest on Focus on the Family radio today!

I have listened to Focus for years – long before I had any children.  I think even before I met Mr. Wonderful himself.

Before you have children, building a happy marriage is a lot simpler.  After all, you only have to think about serving ONE person.

Then after baby number one (and maybe two, three, four, five, etc.), you have MORE people to pour into and serve.  Thankfully, God is into multiplication.  Instead of your love being a game of subtraction; it actually multiplies when you give it away.  And it never runs out with the Holy Spirit’s help, no matter how many mouths there are to feed around the table.

Yet with the addition of children, you have to be especially vigilant to keep your marriage as the priority relationship in the home.  Husbands don’t whine, nag, throw tantrums, and hissy fits on the kitchen floor (usually), so they tend to be overlooked while needier (louder) children take center stage.

I’ve found when you put your marriage first with little acts like:

Daily kissing

Whispering “I love you”

Holding hands

Saying thank you

Giving foot massages

It’s a lot easier to stay close during the parenting years!   I hope you enjoyed listening to today’s Focus on the Family episode Building a Dream Marriage During the Parenting Years.  I’d love to know what your take away was.

And if you haven’t had a chance to listen, you can listen here.

Here are a few more photos of our wonderful time at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs:

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Arlene Pellicane

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