7.20.2009

Making The Most of My Marriage...

As some of you know, I spoke on God's Proposal for A Great Marriage at The Connection Church this past Sunday. I wanted to follow that up by providing some resources for couples who are wanting to take their marriage to a whole 'notha level. Check out these sites for some great tips on making your marriage the most it can be!
  • Focus on The Family - This website has a ton of resources for married couples on everything from communication and challenges in marriage to dealing with conflict and sex and intimacy. While some of the resources are for sale, this Christian organization offers an enormous amount of marriage helps on there website for free.

  • MarriagePartnership.com - Marriage Partnership is an arm of Christianity Today's publishing that is dedicated to helping couples grow their marriage through Biblical principles while living in the real world with real issues. This site is stocked full of marriage advice from some of the leading marriage counselors in America.

You also might want to check out the following books:

  • His Needs, Her Needs: Building An Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley Jr.
  • Every Man's Marriage by Stephen Arterburn
  • Every Woman's Marriage by Shannon Ethridge
  • Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
  • Your Time-Starved Marriage: How To Stay Connected At The Speed of Life by Les & Leslie Parrott
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

2 comments:

JCJR said...

The Love and Respect book will change the way you treat your spouse, but it will also change the way you react when married friends tell "funny" stories about each other. It made us look at sitcoms with married couples differently as well. God has a plan for marriage, and if you don't follow it, there will be no joy in it.

Darla Peters said...

Hey, Nic-
Kevin and I attended a "date night" with a focus on the 5 love languages in May and it was amazing! Our relationship has changed and grown so much in this short time. My passion now is to encourage those that struggle in their marriages for hope of transformation. FLBC is hosting the same date night Friday at Werner's. If you and Johanna are free, we'd love to have you. Check out my fb page for more info. (free childcare at the church too) Blessings as you enrich others in their marriages! (miss you guys!)