Family Frameworks

Struggling Books

Healing your Marriage

The unfortunate reality is that Christians are separating and divorcing at the same rate as the unbelieving world. But does separation have to mean the end? You may not feel like reconciling. You may not see hope for a reunion. But the biblical ideal for a separated couple is reconciliation. So how do you do it?
When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren’t working out, and even when your spouse has abandoned your trust, there is hope. Hope for the Separated will show you through God’s Word that your marriage can be restored. Recognizing that restoration will not happen for everyone, Dr. Chapman also gives insightful advice for those who experience the pain of divorce.

Isolation is the number one problem in marriages today. However, it is possible to defeat “marital drift” and experience the miracle of oneness. Staying Close provides couples with a positive, workable strategy for keeping their marriage vital and intimate.

Learn how your marriage can be healed by answering three simple questions. If you’re about to give up on your marriage or know someone about to give on theirs, this book is for you. Before, you give up, won’t you answer three questions? Includes a “Help Me Help My Friend” guide!

So often when couples fight, tempers flare, tongues loosen, and behavior occurs that can cause major damage. This insightful resource provides expert advice and practice to ensure that future conflicts don’t create permanent scars.

Nancy DeMoss explains how forgiving like God does is a choice that frees us from the burdens of bitterness, anger, and isolation. If you struggle with long-held hurts, God’s truth holds help in healing for you.


Let’s Talk Each Other’s Language

Do you know how to speak your spouse’s love language? If not, he or she may not know you’re expressing love at all. Discover your spouse’s love language, and learn how to effective express love and truly feel loved in return.

Are you stuck in the “crazy cycle”? Do you want to feel close and valued? You can experience marriage the way God intended. The Language of Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can learn to meet each other’s needs quickly, easily, and biblically.


Money, Money, Money!

Every marriage has conflict. And many of those conflicts are related to finances. Russ Crosson assists readers to think correctly about marriage and about money, rather than default to the way the world sees these areas of life. To avoid pitfalls, he offers a game plan couples can use to achieve harmony in their marriage, no matter what their financial situation.


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.