Marriage ministry

If you've been married for more than a month, you know marriage is amazing and wonderful, but it's also hard work.  It takes more than strong feelings; marriage takes intentionallity, effort, sacrifice, and commitment to make it last.  And just because you're both Christians does not make marriage any easier.  In fact it probably makes it harder.  Once you are married, God wants you to be with the person forever.

We have come up with a few resources that you and your spouse can use.  We are also always open to talking and helping in any way we can.  A great marriage is the foundation of family ministry!  Let us know if we can help!

Top 5 favorite christian marriage books

The Marriage Book By Nicky and Sila Lee

Most couples come into marriage with BIG expectations.  How can we be happily married to one person for our entire lifetime?  How do we resolve conflict?  How do we continue to develop intimacy in our marriage?  Full of practical advice and personal inventories, this best selling book by Nicky and Sila Lee is easy to read and a real source for building a healthy marriage!"

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Modern Culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential.  but these modern-day assumptions are wrong.  timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious.

Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another.  Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage--and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for.

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

A wife has one driving need--to feel loved.  when that  need is met, she is happy.  A husband has one driving need--to feel respected.  When that need is met, he is happy.  When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy.  Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

What if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy...but holy?  Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier.  It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives.  Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom form Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.

getting married?

Are you getting married soon?  Need someone to talk to about marriage?  Come on in or call us and we would love to talk with you about marriage.  We may not know everything but we will for sure listen to all your concerns!