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. This resource addresses questions like:
How can we be happily married to one person for our entire life?
How do we resolve conflict?
How can we discover and rediscover sexual intimacy?
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The Meaning of Marriage
Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
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 instruction 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.
Only when you and your mate know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.
Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage – and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for.
Boundaries in Marriage will help you:
Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse
Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage
Protect their marriage from different kinds of “intruders”
Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries – or work with one who doesn’t
You don’t have to let your marriage head toward separation or divorce. Discover how boundaries make life better today!
Dr. Eggerichs addresses the two needs in a marriage- the desire to be loved and the need to be respected- by walking through the different ways that people feel loved. Couples are provided with clear tools for strengthening their relationship through this workbook.
Told through both Jeremy’s and Audrey’s voices, A Love Letter Life tells a passionate and persevering story of relatable struggles, hard-learned lessons, practical tips, and devout commitment. In these pages, they encourage you to stop settling for convenient relationships, offer perspective on male and female differences in dating, tackle tough topics like purity, give their nine rules for fighting well, suggest fun ideas for connection in a world of technology, and provide fresh advice on how to intentionally pursue a love story that never ends.
Aaron and Jennifer Smith, popular marriage bloggers at HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com, transparently share their journey from a marriage in crisis to a marriage built on Christ’s redemptive love. Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. You will discover the signature marks of a marriage after God, find principles for building an unshakable marriage foundation, learn how to let God’s story take the lead in your love story, and recognize the tools God has already equipped you with for a missional life together. Filled with helpful illustrations, this thorough and practical book will empower you and your spouse to dream, decide, and do as you step hand-in-hand into God’s ultimate purpose for your marriage.
Fierce Marriage is a call to put Christ at the center of your marriage, measuring everything you do and say to each other against what Christ did for you. With passionate personal stories and practical, gospel-centered advice, the Fredericks help you handle five key areas of marriage: priorities, communication, money, sex, and conflict. Their hopeful approach will help you to see marriage as not just a relationship you should try to keep healthy but also one worth fighting for—in every situation.
Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It helps readers become holier husbands and wives. The revised edition has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing depth. It clarifies points, expands on the most popular teaching, and takes into account contemporary changes in marriage.
John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy.
Become the most connected couple you know with this revolutionary guide, combining behavioral science, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neuroscience to help you and your partner recapture joy, enhance closeness, and experience the reward of a deeply fulfilling relationship.
Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus–focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.
According to Pope John Paul II, if we live according to the true meaning of our sexuality, we “fulfill the very meaning of [our] being and existence.” The human body is a “theology” because it is meant to be a sign of God’s own life and love in the world. With clarity and precision, Christopher West unpacks John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, translating it into a language everyone can understand.
Laura Doyle’s marriage was in trouble. After five years, her husband had become distant. He seemed checked out of their relationship, preferring watching TV to making love. There were frequent fights that ended with tense silences and even threats of divorce. Marriage counseling actually made their problems worse. Each session seemed to reinforce the feeling that she and her husband were just too far apart.
Desperate to avoid divorcing the man she loved, Laura tried something different. Rather than consulting with experts or professionals, she simply started talking to women who’d been happily married for more than fifteen years. What she discovered shocked her: Everything she had heard in marriage counseling was wrong. Laura realized that there are basic truths that can help women maintain loving, intimate marriages.
After seeing her own marriage transform, Laura set out to help other women do the same. In this book, you’ll learn Laura’s “Six Intimacy Skills,” which have been used by over 150,000 women who have transformed their previously unhappy marriages into blissful unions.
Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises?
Changes That Heal by renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Combining his professional expertise and personal experience, Dr. Cloud guides us through four basic ways to become joy-filled, mature followers of Christ.
Grace Filled Marriage: The Missing Piece, the Place to Start
The missing ingredient in most marriages isn’t love, it’s grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong and committed. More than simply “nice,” grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us—even when we don’t deserve it.
Beating 50 Percent is about having better than average marriages, and giving more than 50% to your spouse. The hope is that our readers, viewers, and listeners would be relentlessly compelled to give more, serve more, learn more, play more, seek more, and love more, always more.
What started out as a marriage blog, has now turned into a World Wide movement encouraging men and woman no matter the season to do relationships God’s way. We are blessed to have over 20 contributing writers who help to create content that’s helping singles and couples do the right things everyday to have healthy God centered marriages. We have two major online conferences a year one for the married folks called The Online Marriage Conference and one for the single folks called: The Online Single’s Conference. Whether you are single as a straw, in a dating relationship, engaged, or married we have something to help you thrive in your relationships by doing it God’s way.
She began this blog to share her journey as a wife, unveiled, uncovered and wide open, to purge her heart of the pain she has encountered and to encourage other women in the world who are, have been, or will soon be wives. Marriage is an interesting and complicated relationship and no one should feel like they are going through it thinking they are the only ones with their problems. This is meant to be an open forum where women can ask questions and share experiences in an effort to be heard and get advice from each other.
A blog devoted to providing ongoing education for couples from engagement through marriage, from hurting to happy, for all ages, races, religions, and countries. It is dedicated to a vision for children to grow up in a world where healthy connected couples are the norm. This blog equips couples with resources that actually work. Join their global community of marriages committed to ensuring an emotionally healthy future for generations to come.
We understand that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is our mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. We are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is our goal to make our services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.
CanaVox is a grassroots marriage movement founded by mothers. We form reading groups around the world to study and discuss the importance of marriage in our communities. Drawing from the sciences, natural law reasoning, and personal stories, we learn to talk about the beauty of human sexuality and why marriage is such a masterpiece of society.
This blog is about learning how to “go the extra mile” for your wife, rather than doing only what you think is “required”. True generosity is giving someone what they most want and need, even if they don’t know they need it. Being a generous husband requires being a student of your wife – knowing her, learning what blesses her, what comforts her, what turns her on, what makes her feel secure, and so much more. I will discuss all areas of marriage, and the wondrous complexities of the female mind. I will provide hints and suggestions to help you find out who your bride is and how you can be the best, most generous husband possible.
My passion in this life is to help strengthen families–to equip women to be the best wives and mothers they can be, and especially to cultivate marriages that are rock solid. I don’t know exactly how I migrated from mostly talking about parenting and marriage to talking about sex, but sometime in the last five years I became the “sex lady”. And so now I blog and write regularly about how to make sex awesome in marriage!
A non-religious marriage podcast is one way to describe Something Like Marriage. Our podcast is focused on the curious journey of imperfect relationships while being open to a couples’ uniqueness. We may live in a rolling box as we raise our family in an RV, but we are out-of-the-box thinkers! We embrace a community where couples can share who they are authentically and be supported in the challenges of their relationship regardless of their religious views or culture.
Deacon James Keating, PhD, explores the theological and spiritual meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a touchstone, Deacon Keating challenges listeners to go to the depths of what it means to be married in the Lord
Every Wednesday, we release a new episode of the Risen Motherhood podcast. On the show we discuss relevant topics to everyday motherhood through the lens of the gospel. From potty training or cooking dinner, to miscarriage or PPD, no topic is off limits. Each episode is about 20 minutes, so you can fit it into your day when you’re washing dishes, folding laundry or driving to work. Search the archives below and view the Show Notes for each episode.
“Gary and I have been preparing couples of all ages for sacramental marriage in the diocese of Phoenix for over twenty years. In addition, we mentor married couples who have hit a stumbling block and are at odds with each other. Even though Gary has a Ph.D. in Psychology, this is not therapy or typical counseling, but couple to couple mentoring. We each mentor from our male and female perspectives and listen with discerning hearts to the couple’s complaints, frustrations and issues. We shine the light of Christ found in Scripture, Church teaching and the sacraments onto your marriage to assist in addressing the core reasons and solutions to their issues.
We believe the goal of a healthy, happy, holy, sacramental marriage is not to be married fifty or sixty years while living disconnected, unloving lives, but to be more in love with each other than on your wedding day. Our goal is to help couples live their love in a way that allows them to achieve complete intimacy in which their love is a sign to others of Christ’s love for His Bride, the Church.”
You are here because you want to achieve a deep connection again.
You’re committed to your relationship, you wish you could restore the love you once had, and you’ll do anything possible to get you there.
Join us for the Essence of Love Couples Retreat. Rediscover your partner as your chosen lover and soulmate. Infuse your relationship with romance and passion. Uncover the essence of your lover’s deepest desires and sensuality. Explore how to change conflict into soulful intimacy and trust. Plus, meet other fun-loving couples and more!
For anyone who has a marriage that needs work, a couples retreat is the perfect way to reconnect and reestablish the bonds that initially brought you together as a couple. Here at the Relationship Rescue Academy, we have the perfect location to rekindle that fire that every marriage needs to survive.The Relationship Rescue Academy is the place where you and your spouse can come together and just focus on the two of you. You get to focus on your healing and will get help working through your marital issues with certified and skilled marriage counselors. If you are feeling like there is no way to bridge the divide that has become the elephant in the room in your marriage, then you need a retreat with us at the Relationship Rescue Academy. Maybe you’re starting to feel like divorce is your only option because things have become so emotionally charged at the house. A retreat is the perfect location to take a break from the stress of your normal daily life in an environment that is welcoming, supportive, and helpful.
This private couples retreat works with one couple at a time (whether you’re a married couples or not…) to heighten intimacy, improve emotional connection, and resolve conflicts. Or recover from a painful affair.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.
Retrouvaille offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage. Tens of thousands of struggling marriages headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program, which begins with a Weekend Experience that is followed by a series of follow-up sessions to help keep your healing on track and further develop the tools learned.
A Marriage Encounter weekend is a process that married couples experience in the course of two or three days. This weekend gives spouses an opportunity to grow in their marriage through open and honest communication, face-to-face sharing, and heart to heart encounter in a comfortable, relaxed setting. NME invites and encourages married couples of all ages and faith expressions to share in this experience and to become an integral part of this journey.
We are a cheerful marriage movement that offers reading groups to friends who support the historic understanding of marriage.
By bringing people face to face to engage in the art of conversation with others, we explore the various issues affecting the marriage culture in a calm, thoughtful setting, free from the hostilities often found in today’s public discourse. We are a forward-thinking and solutions-focused network of friends for marriage.
The Marriage Bed is a Christian alternative for married and engaged couples looking for information on sex and intimacy.
We take the truth of the Bible with a lot of science thrown in to teach, encourage, and equip you to build your sex life and marriage relationship. Whether you are starting out as newlyweds, struggling through some problems, or just want to improve an already great marriage, we offer a great selection of information and resources from a safe, biblical perspective.
“Welcome to Fathers for Good, an initiative for men by the Knights of Columbus.
Whether you are a seasoned dad, a new dad, a dad to be, or a single guy wanting to know more about fatherhood, this Web site is for you.
There is a role only a father can fill and gifts only a father can give. In a culture that often does not favor fatherhood or masculine virtue, we wish to highlight the unique contributions of men, husbands and fathers. The world would be lacking without them.
We also welcome wives who want to support their husbands in becoming the best fathers they can be.”
NFP Outreach is a comprehensive clearinghouse for accurate, practical, up-to-date information on Natural Family Planning, its practice, its effectiveness, its benefits and its underlying moral principles.
Inspired by Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae, the Saint Paul VI Institute is a preeminent leader in reproductive health research, education, service, and ethics. From these cornerstones, the Saint Paul VI Institute seeks to extend to families worldwide authentic healing, strong marriages, and medicine that fully adheres to God’s design for human sexuality and reproduction. Taking its direction from the wisdom and teachings of the Roman Catholic tradition, the Saint Paul VI Institute stands firmly on the rock of faith, and by the light of this faith, provides hope and healing to women, couples, and families.
“Teams of Our Lady is a movement of Christian Marriage Spirituality, which brings together couples united by the Sacrament of Matrimony, and who wish, together, to deepen the graces of their Sacrament.
It offers married couples a pathway toward love, happiness and holiness.
This movement’s aim is to help couples live fully their Sacrament of Marriage.
“Teams of Our Lady have as their essential aim, to help couples strive after holiness—no more, no less.” (Fr. Henri Caffarel, founder of the Teams of Our Lady) “
We specialize in strengthening and restoring unity in couples. We are a cross-cultural Christian couple with over 30 years of professional experience working with families. We integrate our psychological training with our graduate education in Sacred Scriptures and Christian spirituality.
“Marriage: Unique for a Reason offers resources to assist with the education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. Each of the videos in this initiative, with its companion written material, is intended to be used by a priest, deacon, catechist, or teacher.
While the materials are primarily intended for a Catholic audience, it is hoped that Marriage: Unique for a Reason can be of assistance to all people of good will who seek to understand the truth and beauty of marriage. The truth about marriage is accessible to everyone because it is grounded in the nature of the human person. Promoting and protecting marriage witnesses to the dignity of every person and serves the common good.”
The mission of the Institute for Marital Healing is growth in spousal self-knowledge and in the good habits that can strengthen Catholic marriages. This site uncovers the leading psychological causes of marital conflicts, especially excessive anger, selfishness, control, and emotional distance and provides effective approaches to diminish them. Also included are the luminous writings of St. John Paul II on marriage and family life, as well as the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church.
Together in God’s Love uniquely combines cultural perspectives, modern psychology, and Catholic theology as couples prepare to become one in Christ through matrimony. Using very practical, multi-sensory, and active learning techniques, the program focuses on the areas of Faith, Communication, Sexuality, and Stewardship to express marriage as a communion of persons, just as the Holy Trinity is a communion of persons. It is attentive to various learning styles as well as cultural diversity through the use of language, games, role playing, and self-assessments.