Marriage

Websites:

Ministry Develpment:
Association of Marriage & Family Ministries – www.amfmonline.com
Smart Marriages – www.smartmarriages.com
Handbook for Implementing a Community Marriage Policy – www.marriagedoneright.com
A Manual to Create A Marriage Savers Congregation – www.marriagesavers.org

Mentor Programs:
The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring by: Les and Leslie Parrott
Prepare/Enrich Marriage Mentor Package – www.prepare-enrich.com

Engaged Couples:
FOCCUS – www.foccusinc.com
Mentors Guide to FOCCUS – www.marriagesavers.org
Prepare/Enrich – www.lifeinnovations.com
Zoe – www.zoescore.com

Marriage Enrichment/Strenghtening:
PREP – www.prepinc.com
Marriage Encounter – www.marriage-encounter.org
Empowering Couples (group program) – www.lifeinnovations.com
ENRICH – www.lifeinnovations.com
The Marriage Course (lay led, by the Alpha people) – http://themarriagecourse.org
Focus on the Family – http://resources.family.org
Family Life couples study Home Builders Series – www.familylife.com
Dynamic Marriage – www.familydynamics.net
Dr. Gary Smalley – www.smalleyonline.com
Dr. Gary Chapman – www.garychapman.org
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs – www.loveandrespect.com
Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott – www.realrelationships.com
Ten Great Date – www.marriagealive.com
Marriage LINKS – www.nojerks.com
Active Relationships (9 curricula) – www.activerelationships.com
Marriage Mentoring – www.marriagementorsite.com
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage video Seminar – www.laughyourway.com
The Second Half of Marriage (10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters) – www.marriagealive.com

Reconstruction of Troubled Marriage:
Family Life Weekend to Remember www.familylife.com
Marriage Lifeline – www.laughyourway.com
Marriage Mentors – http://marriagementor1.com
Retrouvaille – www.retrouvaille.org
The Couple, The Strongest Link – www.familywellness.com
The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring – www.marriagementorsite.com

Reconciliation for the Separated:
Retrouvaille – www.retrouvaille.org
Marriage 911 www.reconcilinggodsway.com
Choosing Wisely Before You Divorce – www.beforeyoudivorce.org
Divorce Care starter kit – www.churchinitiative.org

Step Family Support:
Successful Stepfamilies – www.successfulstepfamilies.com
Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies – www.designingdynamicstepfamilies.com
Developing a Successful Stepfamilies Ministry, order from – www.marriagesavers.org
Survival Skills for Healthy Families – www.familywellness.com
National Stepfamily Resource Center – www.stepfamilies.info

Singles, Dating and Mate Selection Skills:
How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk(ette) – http://nojerks.com
Within My Reach – www.withinmyreach.com
Within Our Reach – www.prepinc.com

Special Events/Retreats:
Marriage Encounter www.wwme.org
Retrouvaille www.retrouville.org
Family Life Weekend to Remember www.familylife.com
Laugh Your Way www.laughyourway.com

Recommended Readings:

Cohabitation:
Cohabitation and Marriage Research
Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers by: Mike & Harriet McManus.
Before You Live Together by: David Gudgel

The Case for Marriage by: Linda J. Waite & Maggie Gallagher.
Why Marriage Matters by: Glenn T. Staton
Covenant Marriage by: Steven Nock, Laura Sanchez and James Wright

Pre-marriage:
First Years of Forever by: Ed Wheat
Preparing for Marriage by: David Boehi and Brent Nelson
Before You Get Engaged by: David Gudgel and Brent Gudgel
I Kissed Dating Goodbye by: Joshua Harris
Preparing Him for the Other Women by: Sheri Rose Shepherd

Enrichment
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.
Covenant Marriage by: Gary Chapman.
The Five Love Languages by: Gary Chapman
Home Builders Series by: Family Life
10 Great Dates by: Dave and Claudia Arp
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Rocking the Roles by: Robert Lewis
A Blessing for the Heart by: James Sheridan.

Reconstruction/Reconciliation:
Marriage 911by: Joe and Michelle Williams
Love Must Be Tough by: James Dobson
The Dance of Restoration by: Abel Ortega and Melodie Fleming
Choosing Wisely Before You Divorce by: Divorce Care
The Great Commandment Principle by: David Ferguson

Step-Families:
Preparing to Marry Again by: Dick Dunn.
Willing to Try Again – Steps Toward Blending a Family by: Dick Dunn.
Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce by: Elizabeth Marquardt