Family web resources
Learn what love language you and each of your family members speak.
Focus on the Family “provides relevant Christian advice on various family topics. You can also find practical resources for every age and lifestage on their site.”
Putting Familiy First “works to raise awareness about the crucial connections between parents and children, and helps families find balance in their lives.”
The Relationship Resource Group strives to “challenge people to positive families and personal resources that encourage and promote growth.”
The Family Dinner Project “is a start up grass roots movement of food, fun, and conversation about things that matter.” You will find wonderful ideas to help you start and maintain a fun, meaningful tradition of family meals…and your family will reap the benefits!
Positive Health Wellness provides information to help you and your family live a more positive, healthier, and happier life. One of the most important aspects of healthy parenting is taking care for yourselves. This site may help you do just that. They provide information on everything from diet to daily routines to managing stress to fitness.
Here is a list of additional written resources I have found helpful in promoting healthy families.
Christenson, L. (1970). The Christian family. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany Fellowship, Inc.
Chapman, G. (2007). The heart of the five love languages. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing.
Doherty, W. (1997). The intentional family: How to build family ties in our modern world. Perseus Books.
Duda, K (Ed) (2003). The American family. New York, NY: H.W. Wilson Company.
Gardner, TA (2002). Sacred sex: A spiritual celebration of oneness in marriage. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press.
Gottman, J.M., DeClaire, J. (2001). The relationship cure: A 5 step guide to strengthening your marriage, family, and friendships. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
Hass, Aaron. (1994). The gift of fatherhood: How men’s lives are transformed by their children. New York: NY: Fireside.
Leman, K. (1999). Sex begins in the kitchen. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House Company.
Leman, K. (1998). The birth order book: Why you are the way you are. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.