Marriage web resources

Smart marriages offers a tremendous amount of information (including articles, conferences, news items, and more) related to marriage.

Click here to find marriage information, articles and resources offered on the Focus on the Family website.

Kyria offers Christian resources for marriage as well as parenting and family.

The Relationship Resource Group offers links to several other good marriage resources.

The California Healthy Marriages Coalition has published several excellent brochures that give a concise and readable review of research on the positive effects of marriage on woman, children, health, fathers, and society. Click on the links for individual brochures in PDF format.

Family Life offers weekend marriage enrichment programs, marriage getaways, articles, blogs, and practical tips to strengthen your marriage.

Marriage Intensives offer emergency services for marriages on the brink of separation and divorce. Here are four intensive programs that may help you move your marriage away from the brink and back on the road to health.

  1. Marriage Restoration! The Official Smalley Marriage Intensive Program
  2. The Hope Weekend
  3. Love and Respect Intensives
  4. Marriage Rescue Associates

Marriage Bibliography includes several additonal resources (alphabatized by author) that I have found helpful in promoting healthy marriages.

Boteach, Schmuley. (1999). Kosher sex. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.

Chapman, G. (2007). The heart of the five love languages. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing.

Chapman, G. (2010). Things I wish I’d known before we got married. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing.

Clarke, D. (2009). I don’t want a divorce. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.

Clinton, T., Clinton, J. (2000). The marriage you’ve always wanted. Nashville, TN: Word Publishing.

Cloud, H., Townsend, J. (1999). Boundaries in marriage. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

Doherty, W. (1997). The intentional family: How to build family ties in our modern world. Perseus Books.

Eggerichs, E. (2004). Love and respect. Brentwood, TN: Integrity Publishers.

Feldhahn, S. (2004). For women only: What you need to know about the inner lives of men. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Publishers.

Feldhahn, S., Feldhahn, J. (2006). For men only: A straightforward guide to the inner lives of women. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Publishers.

Gardner, TA (2002). Sacred sex: A spiritual celebration of oneness in marriage. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press.

Gottman, J. (1994). Why marriages succeed or fail. New York, NY: Fireside.

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.

Gottman, J.M., Silver, N (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work: A practical guide from the countries foremost relationship expert. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Johnson, S. (2008). Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

Kendrick, S., Kendrick, A. (2008). The love dare. Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group.

Laaser, D. (2008). Shattered vows: hope and healing for women who have been sexually betrayed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Larimore, W., Larimore, B. (2008). His brain, her brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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.

Markman, H., Stanley, S. Blumberg, S.L. (1994). Fighting for your marriage: Positive steps for preventing divorce and preserving a lasting love. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Parrott, L., Parrott, L. (1995). Saving your marriage before it starts. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

Smalley, G. (1996). Making love last forever. Dallas, TX: Word Publishing.

Spring, J.A. (1996). After the affair: healing the pain and rebuilding trust when a partner has been unfaithful. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Thomas, G. L. (2000). Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.