Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage podcast

Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage podcast

Greg and Erin Smalley

Recognizing Conflict Cycles to Get to Conflict Resolution

November 27, 2023

Are you and your spouse stuck in a conflict cycle? On today's episode, Greg and Erin are joined by Chad and Angela Imhoff who give some great conflict resolution strategies. Plus, Greg and Erin will break down the stages of the conflict cycle and explain some practical steps you and your spouse can take to get out of it!

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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.