Dr. Greg Smalley is a sweet guy. As vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family, he helps couples prepare to have life-long marriages, helps good marriages get better, helps marriages going off the rails recover, and he’s an amazing friend of Perry and Shawna Mornings! First, preparing for marriage starts with the reality that we can’t prepare for everything.
Then, dark times in marriage are where we develop the grit that says, “We can make it through anything!” Next, pre-marital counseling creates the muscle memory to get help when you’re married. Then, thriving as a single longing to be married.
Then, Greg comforts a Perry and Shawna Mornings listener whose marriage has died. Next, the key to actor Samuel L Jackson’s 41 year marriage. Then, what Greg learned from his counselor in the past week about his anger. Next count on the unexpected in marriage, Perry’s son Taylor and his bride are facing her cancer just 21 months in. Finally, wedding gifts that will count! Please share the show.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.