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Resources For Married Couples
God’s plan for husband-wife relationships is taught in a clear, interesting manner. Included are chapters about preparing for marriage; the beginnings of a happy home; the husband’s role as a loving, self-sacrificing leader; the wife’s place in submission and support; and resolving differences and misunderstandings. This book is full of valuable teaching for every husband and wife.
Boundaries in Marriage by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend
Learn when to say yes and when to say no–to your spouse and to others–to make the most of your marriage Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves 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.
The Christian Home by Rueben Koehn
Sound scriptural teaching on home life and the nurture of children. Written as an aid to parents who want to bring their children to mature life in favor with God and man. Topics covered are the home, the parents, the child, mental and social development, discipline, use of money, adolescence, youth, courtship, and more.
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Reading “The 5 Love Languages” has transformed countless relationships. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable. Reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend.
The Five Love Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman, Jennifer Thomas
How many ways are there to say I’m sorry?- Well, it all depends on your language of apology. Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language.
Four Laws of Love by Jimmy Evans
In this deeply personal book, Jimmy Evans outlines the foundational pillars upon which God designed marriage. Without holding back, he tells the story of his own marriage, which was hurtling toward divorce until this self-proclaimed “bad husband” came to recognize and put into practice these four laws. This book sounds a wake-up call for every kind of marriage, including those that are barely surviving and those that seem to operate on autopilot. Couples who follow these simple guidelines ― recognizing the original intent and purpose of marriage―will inject new life into their unions. They’ll see hurting marriages find healing and watch good marriages become great. Each revitalized relationship will play a part in restoring marriage to its sacred role at the center of human civilization.
Happiness for Our Hearts and Homes by Marjorie Hiebert
Meditations from one mother to another, especially mothers with daughters. This book is for those who value harmonious homes and happy relationships with their husbands and children.
Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk
Keeping your love on is a hard thing to do. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non–negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. 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.
Love and Respect by Dr Emerson Eggerichs
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect? A wife has one driving need-to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need-to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically. A workbook is also available.
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