The following are Web Site Links and descriptions of various resources that can help in dealing with different problems that occur within marriage. We pray you will find them to be helpful for your own relationship.

Scriptures to Address Marriage Problems and Questions: To view what Christian Bible Studies.com has posted to help you, please view the link above.

Focusonthefamily.comThis is the web site for the great ministry of Focus on the Family which actually DOES focus on issues important to the family and how they relate to each other and to Christ. One of the many features of this web site can be found when you place your cursor over the top bar that says “Relationship and Marriage.” A drop-down box will show up and you can select your choice of related topics that have articles you can read. They also have past broadcasts you can listed to as well as resources you can obtain that will help you in whatever area of marriage and family life you need help.

Familylife.com This the web site for the ministry of Family Life Today, which is a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. This is a terrific ministry and they have a great web site that you could find very helpful. They give help to people in all areas of family life — too numerous to name all of them. But a few are radio broadcasts you can either listen to on your computer, or read the transcripts, conferences you can sign up to attend, articles you can read, e-mail tips on a variety of subjects you can sign up to receive, great resources you can read about and obtain. We truly appreciate this ministry more than we can say!

Focus on the Family – Global Outreach This is the web site page for the ministry of Focus on the Family which shows their international ministries. On this web site page you will be able to read about the countries they are broadcasting in but also you can access the web sites which are located in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and South Africa. You can do that by selecting the web site link provided, for the country you want to visit.

Justmoved.org Just Moved is committed to the spiritual growth and emotional well-being of women who are going through the transition and adjustment of moving. They are committed to strength and minister to the family through Biblical teaching; providing truth, hope and encouragement so they will know and understand the love of Christ. Using God’s word and His Biblical principles, Just Moved ministers through their Web site, radio broadcasts, teaching materials, books, videos, conferences, speaking engagements, Newsletters, prayer support, and their Moving On After Moving In classes that  are currently offered in over two-thirds of the U.S. and in countries throughout the world.

• Lesandleslie.com This is the web site for Dr Les and Dr Leslie Parrott who are a husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University —a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. Their web site has devotionals and free videos that you can view, which gives relationship advice on many different subjects to help you in your married lives together. We highly advise that you visit their web site to see what they can offer you.

Liferelationships.com The mission of The Center for Relationship Enrichment (with Gary Oliver) is to help students, individual, couples, families, churches and organizations cultivate healthy relationships through Christ-centered consulting, education and enrichment at a local, regional, national and international level. Their goal is to impact relationships for a lifetime. You will find all kinds of articles and a question and answer section, etc. If you go into the section titled “Resources” and then select “articles” you can “select a category” that pertains to the marriage problem you want to address. Also in that same area of the web site you can select “Q&A” which will answer various questions.

Loveandrespect.comThis is the web site for the ministry of Love and Respect with Emerson Eggerichs. By far, he and his wife Sarah, put on one of the best marriage conferences we’ve ever attended. The ministry of Focus on the Family endorses these conferences and with good reason. God speaks powerfully through what is presented. You can go to their web site to check out where the conferences will be presented or to see what else they make available (some of it for free) to enrich your marriage and help you with other problems you may be having —particularly if they pertain to communication.

Marriagebuilders.comIn this web site you will be introduced to different ways to overcome marital conflicts and some of the quickest ways to restore love. It is the web site for Dr Willard F. Harley, Jr. who has helped thousands of marriages work through the pain of unresolved conflict and has helped to build marriages to be healthy and productive.

Prisonmarriageministry.orgThis is the web site for the National Marriage Encounter Prison Ministry. As they say, “Any married inmate or their spouse can tell you that. If you are one of these couples, and you’re serious about staying together and strengthening your marriage, National Marriage Encounter Prison Ministry can help. It is our hope to provide meaningful support while you are suffering the stress of incarceration.” They do this several different ways. They offer short segments of the Marriage Encounter program, plus support materials. They have a book they offer, and they also have Marriage Encounter programs for Chaplains.

Theintentionallife.com This web site ministers to others through Christ-centered communication. They build healthy family relationships with biblically-based advice from Dr Randy Carlson and other experts on issues facing today’s families.

Todayschristianwoman.comThis is a woman’s magazine for Christian women. They have a variety of helpful information that today’s Christian women can use to help them. Some of the topics are “Heart” —which includes marriage, parenting, family, home, and hospitality to name a few, plus “Soul” —which includes spiritual issues, “Strength” —which includes health, self-improvement, survivors, work, and more. You’ll find a lot of material and recommended resources that can help you with various marriage problems.

RESOURCE DESCRIPTIONS:

Choosing to Cheat: Who Wins When Family and Work Collide? -written by Andy Stanley, published by Thomas Nelson. As Dr John Maxwell says about this book (which we agree): “This is a life-changing book and extremely relevant to our modern way of life. Author Andy Stanley confronts us with truth and transparency. Just as he had made a commitment in his own life to balance his family time with his work, he encourages us to make similar commitments. One of the main reasons it is life changing is because a godly man who makes choices in his own life to never sacrifice his family for success has written it. If he wins the world but loses his family, what has he gained? Every couple, every parent, and every leader needs to read this book and consider the question: Who wins when my family and work collide?” This book presents a strategic plan for resolving the tension between work and home. You’ll find ways to deal with the busyness that wreaks havoc with the relationships you consider most important.”

Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime -by Zig Ziglar, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. This is a warm, loving book that talks about how a couple can still be romantic once the initial ecstasy fades. In this bestseller, Zig Ziglar shows couples how a warm, loving, respectful commitment can stay —and even grow stronger —throughout the years together. His commonsense approach, which includes examples from life, helpful personal anecdotes, scientific data, and quizzes, will help couples keep romance alive.

Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth and Encouragement -written by Jim Burns, published by Bethany House Publishers. As author Jim Burns says, “My hope and prayer is that the words in this book will bring as much healing and health to your relationship as they have to mine. Our daily radio program which broadcasts all across America and on the Internet, is also a great resource for you. I hope we not only develop a relationship through this book but also continue that relationship through the many avenues of service we provide at Home Word.” He goes on to say, “I have created a section at the end of every chapter that will help you ask and answer questions that will cause you to go deeper in your relationship with your spouse and within your own life as well. I really encourage you to take time to read the chapters together and then answer the questions. There is a set of questions for you alone to answer (Questions for Me), and one for your and your spouse to answer together (Questions for Us). A final set of questions are to help you put into practice some of the principles taught within that chapter.”

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage -by Dr Willard Harley, published by Revell. In this book, Willard Harley identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs. This best-seller identifies the causes of marital difficulties and instructs couples on how to prevent them, guiding them to build a relationship that sustains romance and increases intimacy.

I Love You More: How Everyday Problems Can Strengthen Your Marriage -written by Drs Les and Leslie Parrott, published by Zondervan. This book is written on the principle of “how to make the thorns in your marriage come up roses.” It aims to “turn you marriage’s prickly issues into opportunities to love each other more as you learn how. Plus you “get an inside look at the very soul of your marriage, and how connecting with God can connect you to each other in ways you never dreamed.”

Your Marriage Masterpiece: God’s Amazing Design for Your Life Together -written by Al Janssen, A Focus on the Family Book, published by Tyndale House Publishers. This is an outstanding book which focuses on the Biblical foundations to marriage and helps you to see clearer what God’s design and model is for marriage. In today’s world marriage is often undervalued and isn’t appreciated enough. But this book “takes a fresh look at the exquisite design God had for your marriage and brings to light the reasons your union was intended to last a lifetime. It helps to promote the “institution of marriage as a permanent, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, regardless of trials, sickness, financial reverses, or emotional stresses that may ensue.” It helps to answer the fundamental questions: “Why marriage? Why bother with the obligations, sacrifices, and even the joys of marriage? Why risk lifelong unhappiness if marriage is nothing more than a legal arrangement between two adults? why remain in a tough marriage if there is little hope of lasting improvement?”

The Best Thing I Ever Did for My Marriage: 50 Real Life Stories -written by Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby, published by Multnomah. This book contains 50 eye-opening, often humorous true stories—including contributions from Cynthia Heald, Dee Brestin, Rosemary Jensen, and Donna Otto—that will inspire you with moments that build stronger marriages. It inspires you to: bring down walls between you and your husband, adjust to differences in your personalities, deal with the damage and heartbreak of betrayal, and go on living when everything goes terribly wrong.

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted How To Grow A Stronger, More Intimate Relationship -written by Tim Clinton and Julie Clinton, published by Word Publishing. This is an interactive Couples Guide on how to grow a stronger, more intimate relationship. In marriage, everyday pressures build. Unless a couple guards against it, a downward spiral of unexpressed expectations, feelings of failure, negative perceptions, and increasing self-preservation eats away at the fabric of their marriage, tempting many couples to give up and split up. The good news is that this “cycle of disaffection” can be broken! In this book you will find out how to: Recognize the four warning signs of emotional “distancing,” and how to break harmful patterns that have begun to take root, Recapture the closeness you once experienced as a couple, and Build a “fortress for three” around your marriage, where together with God you can build a plan for the rest of your lives together. Each chapter contains an important topic for discussion, a Bible study, and optional activities.