About The Show
Why do marriages struggle? Why do parents argue with their kids? Why do family events lead to fights and hurt feelings? Why can’t that person in the office just get along with you?
It all comes down to relationships. And that’s where things get tough. Ever wish you could ask someone all those tough questions… and get real answers? Now you can. Everyday Relationships is a daily, hour long call-in program hosted by Dr. Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family and Susie Larson of Faith Radio. Every day, Dr. Greg Smalley and Susie Larson help you solve those everyday challenges to help build strong, healthy relationships; relationships that last.
Listen to Everyday Relationships live weekdays at 5pm Eastern and join the conversation at 1-855-273-5283.
Greg Smalley, Psy.D.
Vice President, Family Ministries
Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Family Ministries at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. He also oversees Focus’ parenting initiatives that equip mothers and fathers with biblical principles and counsel for raising healthy, resilient children.
In addition to serving as a media spokesperson on these matters, Smalley co-hosts “Everyday Relationships,” a nationally syndicated live call-in show, with Susie Larson.
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. He is the author of twelve books including “Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage,” “The DNA of Relationships,” “The DNA of Parent and Teen Relationships” and “The Whole-Hearted Marriage.”
Smalley’s passion for marriage began as a young boy. He is the son of Dr. Gary Smalley, a family counselor, president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and author of 40 books on marriage. Smalley regularly attended his father’s conferences and absorbed the importance of marriage. He frequently had people come up to him at events and say, “Your dad saved my marriage.”
Smalley knew early in his career that he wanted to be more hands-on in helping couples. After receiving his doctorate at the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in Southern California and a counseling degree from Denver Seminary, he and his wife, Erin, led intensive marriage seminars around the world and trained pastors, professionals and lay leaders on how to effectively work with married and engaged couples.
Married since 1992, Greg and Erin live in Colorado with their three daughters, Taylor, Maddy and Annie, and their son, Garrison. Smalley brings at least one child to every age-appropriate event, exposing them to the crucial role marriage plays in the family and society.
The Smalleys – who with help overcame their own struggles together early on – make a point to study a marriage book together every Christmas.
Susie Larson is a radio host, author, national media voice for Moody Radio, and national speaker. In addition to co-hosting Everyday Relationships with Dr. Greg Smalley, Susie hosts her own daily live talk, Live the Promise with Susie Larson. Susie connects weekly with thousands of women through her radio program, devotional blog, and her daily faith questions on Facebook.
As a speaker, Susie has shared the stage with speakers such as Liz Curtis Higgs, Ruth Graham, Mary Beth Chapman, and with national recording artists Sara Groves, Christy Nockles, Desperation Band, and Kari Jobe. As a radio host, Susie has interviewed wonderful guests such as such as Anne Graham Lotz, Max Lucado, John Eldredge, Dr. Warren Wiersbe, Dr. Richard Swenson, Dr. Jack Hayford, Craig Groeschel, Jim Daly, Dr. Juli Slattery, Eric Metaxas, Gabe Lyons, Lisa Bevere, and Lysa TerKeurst.
She comes with a passion to see women everywhere strengthened in their faith and mobilized to live out their high call in Jesus Christ.
Susie is madly in love with her husband of 27 plus years, her 3 grown sons, her beautiful daughters in law, and her pit-bull, Memphis.
Susie and her husband Kevin have worked alongside recording artist Sara Groves and her husband Troy with International Justice Mission (IJM) as advocates for victims of human trafficking and slavery. While in Washington D.C., all four represented IJM concerns in meetings with Congress as part of IJM efforts to abolish and prevent human trafficking and slavery.
*IJM, among other things, rescues young girls from the horrific life of human trafficking. Visit ijm.org.