The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenging time for a lot of marriages, and this is especially true for marriages that may already have been struggling before the pandemic ever began.

Here at Focus, we want to do all we can to help couples whose marriage may be in trouble. Through Hope Restored, our marriage therapy intensive program, we have witnessed story after story of marriages on the brink of divorce that have been turned around.

One of the resources used by our marriage counsellors is the recently released book, 9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage, by trusted experts Dr. Greg Smalley and Robert Paul.

Lies about marriage are rampant in our culture and in the church. They’re killing marriages. But the corresponding truths can strengthen marriages and even save the most troubled relationships. In this book, Greg Smalley and Robert Paul identify the lies, explain how they work and reveal the truths that can not only improve marriages but rescue those that are floundering.

Hope Restored, the renowned program created for Focus on the Family, is the template for discovering and understanding these lies and their impact. Dr. Greg Smalley, a general marriage expert, and Robert Paul, the therapeutic director of a program that resuscitates nearly dead marriages, bring an unusual but powerful combination of perspectives that can restore hope and healing to any marriage.

Included in 9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage are several self-tests to help you assess the extent to which your own marriage has been affected by each of these nine lies.

If any of this resonates with you and you’re wondering where to turn next, we encourage you to contact us for a free, one-time counselling consultation. We’re here for you!