No matter the stage or status of your marriage…whether you just said “I do” or are celebrating decades, whether you are hanging on by a thread or feel incredibly united…all of us should be seeking to strengthen that relationship with God’s help. Where do you go to find resources to help, and once you are there, how do you sort through the plethora of options?
In order to help resource you, our team has sorted through some of the options and compiled a list of some of our favorite marriage resources. You can also watch, re-watch or share Clayton and Sharie King’s message from Sunday about how to fight for your marriage here.
Books & Devotionals
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. God invites husbands and wives to distinctly different responses to one another. This book offers great insights for husbands on how to love and for wives on how to demonstrate respect.
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. What if God designed marriage to make us holy, not happy? Thomas will help you to yearn to grow in your relationship and in Christ.
His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr. Harley gives some practical guidelines that will not only “affair-proof” your marriage but keep you connected.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Chapman invites you to examine the best way to express love to your spouse, while understanding when you most feel loved by your spouse.
Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. This book contains seven questions to ask before and after you marry. It is one of the most widely used premarital help books available.
12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Clayton and Charie King. Clayton King and his wife, Charie, reveal a revolutionary biblical perspective–at the heart of a godly union is a heart of service.
A Christ-Centered Wedding by Catherine Strode Parks. This book is a great resource for planning your wedding.
Saving Your Second Marriage Before it Starts by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot. For those entering or part of second marriages, this book addresses nine key questions.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Chapman invites you to examine the best way to express love to your fiancé, while understanding when you most feel loved by your future spouse.
Devotions for a Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas.
Two As One by Ryan and Selena Frederick.
Websites to explore:
Family Life Today has some great resources and podcasts that will encourage you as a spouse and/or parent.
Fierce Marriage provides good reads, vlogs, and resources.
Sunday Morning Marriage Class:
Join other couples in the room above the gym for a group study on marriage at 9am on Sunday mornings through December.
Couples that grow in their marriage tend to be very intentional. They are intentional about carving out time together and using it purposefully. They are intentional about exposing themselves to great resources and to other couples that are growing. But, most importantly, they are intentional about moving from theory to practice. May God bless you as you pursue Him…and one another.
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