If you’ve been azing and wonderful, but it’s also hard work. It takes more than strong feelings; marriage takes intentionality, effort, sacrifice, and commitment to make it last. And just because you’re both Christians does not make marriage any easier. Christian marriages are particularly vulnerable to the Devil’s schemes – he would love nothing more than to see two people who are united in Christ become divided and broken.
It’s both easier and harder than ever to find good resources to help your Christian marriage thrive. It’s easier than ever, because we have so much great information at the tips of our fingers. But it’s also harder than ever, because there are a lot of voices out there telling us what to do and what to believe, and it can be hard to know which of those to trust.
25 Best Christian Marriage Resources to Help Your Marriage Thrive
That’s why we’ve created this Christian Marriage Resource Guide. In this guide you’ll find 25 trusted, highly recommended books, podcasts, blogs, conferences and workbooks that are packed full of wisdom, tips, insights and hopeful encouragement to strengthen your marriage. These are expert voices who have taken all of their wisdom and shared it with us so that we can reap the benefits of their hard work.
Yes, marriage is hard, but it’s also possible to make your marriage last. It’s possible to bear good fruit and find more joy than you thought possible in your marriage. We hope that these resources will help guide you and your spouse into greater intimacy, trust and love as you live out your calling to love one another all the days of your life.
Editor’s Note: We have not been asked or paid to endorse any of these authors, blogs, ministries or books, and none of the links provided are affiliate links or make us money. We simply love these resources and want you to know about them.
Our Top 5 Favorite Christian Marriage Books
“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 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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”