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Married

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

  • Scared Marriage– By Gary Thomas

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.

  • Two Hearts Praying As One – By Dennis and Barbra Rainey

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!

  • Fun Loving You- By Ted Cunningham

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.

  • FamilyLife Marriage Bible

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.

  • Moments with You- By Dennis & Barbra Rainey

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.

  • Defending the Military Marriage- By Lt. Col. US Army Jim Fishback, USA (Ret.) and Bea Fishback

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.