Family Frameworks

Marriage Resource Books

Is Marriage Forever?

Marriage is one of the most important relationship in one’s life. To make it last forever, a couple must actively seek ways to strengthen their marriage bond.

Your marriage relationship affects not only your and your spouse, but your children, extended family and community as well. When couples stay together they increase their life span by as much as 10 years!

Couples who have a happy marriage, are less stressed and more productive at work. Couples are more successful financially when they stay married forever.

Being married and staying married is worth it!

Book Resources:

God’s Plan for Your Marriage

What if God is more interested in changing you than in changing you than in changing your spouse? What if God’s main intention for your marriage isn’t to make you happy, but to make you more like him? Look at your marriage in a different light- as a spiritual discipline and laboratory to cultivate the image of Christ in each other.

Dennis and Barbra Rainey tell how a decision to pray together daily strengthen their understanding of one another, reduce conflict, and knit their hearts together in a deep, spiritual bond. Their thirty days of reflections can do the same for your relationship-start today!

Ted has a surprising definition of marriage: a man and a women enjoying lie together. A funny, real-life guide to bore-proofing marriage, Fun Loving You is a refreshing look at how marriage can be the source of joy God always meant it to be.

Couples will flourish together with devotions for husbands and wives, as well as romance tips, quotes, and notes. Articles and insights by Dennis and Barbra Rainey examine many of the issues facing husbands and wives.

Learn the true secrets to spiritual growth between you and your spouse with this book from best-selling authors. These 365 daily devotions help you get started or continue growing in your quiet times together.

Military Marriages

  • Making Your Marriage Military Ready- by Mike and Linda Montgomery & Keith and Sharon Morgan

Facing deployment can be a challenging time as the reality of separation sinks in. Many questions arise, and one the biggest is “Will my marriage be okay?” This six- session small group study is designed to help you strengthen you marriage before deployment and bring you closer to each other and God.

You can strengthen your marriage in practical ways like coping with limited resources, overcoming communication problems while separated by deployment, and protecting your marriage with sexual accountability and love. This is top-notch training for you and your spouse to weather your unique challenges.

Take Two- Step Families

Learning expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blend family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

 

In the Bedroom

Every couple has those questions they don’t know how or whom to ask! This highly acclaimed, medically and biblically accurate book covers all the bases about sex in marriage with a sensitivity and frankness that every couple will appreciate.

 

Make your marriage sizzle with Simply Romantic Nights in your marriage – helps put the “wow!” back into your marriage. Filled with creative ideas to kindle sensational encounters and encourage intimacy.

 

It’s a Girl Thing

You want to spend time with God each day — and you’d love to find great joy in doing so— but it’s not easy! Encouraging you to try to try again. The Quiet Place offers fresh and relevant reflections on the attributes, purpose, and character of God.

Dismayed by Hollywood depictions of marriage and the seemingly easy solution of divorce, Barbra Rainey sees a desperate need for a voice of a mentor who can encourage, coach, and care. In these heartfelt letters, she answers the tough questions, addresses the realities of marriage, and provides the tools to help you become a godly wife and determine you part in achieving a better marriage.

In 31 Creative Ways To Love And Encourage Him Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous

 

The Man Cave

Dennis Rainey calls men to seize the moment and take action, stepping up to responsibility and inspiring others in the process.

In Finally Free, Dr. Heath Lambert lays out eight gospel- centered strategies for overcoming the deceitful lure of pornography.

In 31 Creative Ways To Love And Encourage Her Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous.

 

This Parenting Thing

Christian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God’s story of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Peer pressure. Eating disorders. Decisions about love, romance, and sex. Academic demands. Life goals and how to achieve them. These are just some of the challenges that girls face today―and the age at which they encounter them is getting younger and younger. As a parent, how are you guiding your daughter on her journey to womanhood? Are you equipping her to make wise choices? Whether she’s still playing with dolls or in the midst of the often-turbulent teen years, is she truly secure in her identity as your valued and loved daughter? In the New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Girls, Dr. James Dobson will help you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.

With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it’s no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. In the runaway bestseller Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.

Is a willful little darling driving you to distraction? The New Strong-Willed Child is the resource you need―a classic bestseller completely rewritten, updated, and expanded for a new generation of parents and teachers. Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character―if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today’s most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. If you are struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules, The New Strong-Willed Child is a must-read!

Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it’s Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline-a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works-this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to – understand why children misbehave and what to do about it – foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries – set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges – and much more Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can’t go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package.