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Marriage Resources

Marriage is our most intimate human relationship. God repeatedly uses the husband-wife relationship as a metaphor for his own relationship with his people: the Church is the Bride of Christ. If you are looking to help or grow your marriage relationship, you will enjoy the resources outlined below. 

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Jessica Hayes

→ My marriage favorite: Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. ←

This is the one I always buy for my friends when they get engaged, and one I regularly recommend in the counseling room. In fact, there is a great devotional to go with it: The Meaning of Marriage A Couple’s Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions. Great blessings for any marriage!

Bring on the Books!

Books are a great way to dig deeper into almost any topic. The ten books listed below will bless your marriage, and are regularly recommended in couples counseling.

Boundaries in Marriage
by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
with accompanying workbook available

How To Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny
*Note: not a Christian resource

Dating or Engaged Resources

For those who are dating or engaged, it can be helpful to read marriage-targeted books such as The Meaning of Marriage. (It is not typically recommended to read the sex-specific chapters or books until just before marriage, to help avoid unnecessary temptation.) But there are also some great resources specifically for you! Here are our top recommendations:

Don't Forget Your Wedding Registry!

One of the easiest wedding registries is Amazon Wedding Registry. Everyone is familiar with Amazon, and you can even add items from other websites. And for anything still left on your registry after the big day, you get up to a 20% discount on remaining items.

Resources for Physical Intimacy

God has designed marriage to include physical intimacy, and our marriages are blessed when both spouses enjoy making love together. But in this broken world, there are many difficulties that can limit or hurt a marriage’s experience of sexual union. If you are looking to strengthen this part of your marriage, the following resources will be helpful.

→ Shiela Gregorie is a Christian wife, mom, speaker, and teacher who specializes in physical intimacy within the Christian marriage. She offers several helpful resources: