Great marriages do not happen by accident. Even Christian marriages need large amounts of work, sacrifice, and attention. Whether your marriage is thriving or in need of a little help, the following resources offer Biblical marriage principles and support.
Christian Marriage Books
In Boundaries in Marriage, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the New York Times bestseller Boundaries, teach us that healthy boundaries are the property lines that define and protect you and your spouse as individuals. Once you have them in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.
In Sacred Marriage, bestselling author Gary Thomas uncovers the ways that your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and with each other. Join over one million others who have already uncovered Thomas's tips for fostering a sacred marriage.
Full of practical advice, this bestselling book by Nicky and Sila Lee is easy to read and designed to prepare, build, and even mend marriages. The Marriage Book is essential reading for any married or engaged couple.
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever but merely for now, and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instructions on how to have a successful marriage and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.
In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn't have to stay that way. The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.
A great sex life is something you make, not something you find. If you feel confused or frustrated about your sex life--or simply wonder, Is there more to it than this? Married Sex is exactly what you need to make your marriage stronger, in and out of the bedroom.
Including the stories of real-life couples, research results from hundreds of comprehensive surveys, and professional perspectives from a bestselling spiritual writer and a licensed counselor.
Lies about marriage are rampant in our culture―and in our churches. But the corresponding truths can strengthen your marriage and even save it from collapse. 9 Lies That Will Destroy Your Marriage identifies the lies, explains how they can disintegrate your marriage and reveals truths that can rescue it and help it to become the marriage of your dreams.
Christian Marriage Podcasts & Blogs
The hosts of the Marriage After God Podcast encourage, edify and build up couples with the Gospel as their foundation. They publish weekly episodes sharing openly and honestly about their marriage struggles and victories, with a "his & hers" perspective. They share from the Word of God; They do Q & A's, and they cover popular marriage topics without shying away from things like intimacy. They aim to make it enjoyable for all listeners, the newlyweds, and the seasoned couples.
Check out 7 secrets from LCBC Church that will give you practical steps to a satisfying marriage, whether you just tied the knot or you’re celebrating 50 years together.
Discussing all things marriage: sex, communication, finances, priorities, purpose, and everything in between. During each episode, the hosts encourage listeners to ask questions with the potential of it being answered/read during the show!
If you're married — or soon to be — you've got questions. What makes this relationship work? How do I fix it when it breaks? Where do I go when I need help? Host John Fuller and marriage experts Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley help answer those questions with practical, down-to-earth insights based on God's design for marriage.
Studies & Additional Resources
In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley's three key teachings help you transform your expectations
Based on the bestselling book of the same name, The Five love languages website offers countless podcasts, articles, and digital resources for all families
The Marriage Course is for couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship, while others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help you build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. "There's no counseling, no airing of dirty linen in public, no group therapy – and it seems to work."
The mission of TWO=ONE is to bring health and wholeness to individuals and create stronger marriages. Birthed from Jimmy and Irene's heart to see individuals turn their pain into gain – TWO=ONE has various expressions to provide teachings, resources, and Christ-centered content to realign couples with one another and with God. They believe stronger individuals create stronger marriages - which results in thriving organizations, churches, and homes.
While the resources above may benefit your marriage, it is important to remember that there are no quick fixes or easy solutions. No Christian relationship book has all the answers. Marriage at every stage requires work and time. Before you engage with any resource, we encourage you to talk with God and seek his guidance in your marriage. God is not a stranger to marriage. Marriage is God's design, and he knows what your marriage needs.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
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