Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage podcast

Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage podcast

Greg and Erin Smalley

Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

May 1, 2023

What does an abusive relationship look like? What are the signs you should be looking for? Join Greg and Erin as they talk with Gary Thomas about what a physically abusive or an emotionally abusive spouse looks like. Plus, we’ll hear from Christian counselor, Tim Sanford, about what practical steps men and women can take to get out of an abusive relationship.

About Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage podcast

Did you know the Hebrew root word for marriage is the same as mess? Okay, maybe not, but it wasn’t a stretch to believe, right? This is the podcast for Christian married couples who are in the middle of a messy moment. They need to laugh. They need clear, practical advice. And they need to hear from someone with an actual degree in this thing. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are those people. They have reached millions of couples through their counseling practices, books, events, and work at Focus on the Family.

About Greg and Erin Smalley


Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the Vice President of Marriage at Focus on the Family. He develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage.


Erin Smalley serves as the Marriage Strategic Spokesperson for Focus on the Family's marriage ministry. In addition to her work at Focus, Smalley is a conference speaker. She presents with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide husbands and wives in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages.