Society requires years of preparation for
almost any significant career endeavor, but demands no preparation for
one of the most crucial undertakings in life: marriage. In an age of
disposable marriages and information overload, couples can only turn to
one place for real answers that will make their relationship work—to
God. Marriage on the Rock clearly details God’s principles that will
strengthen good marriages and turn disillusioned, divorce-bound
marriages into satisfying, dream relationships.
"Love Talk" - Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
In Love Talk, the Parrott’s help readers
discover their and their partners' communication style, and how the two
can best interact. In this no-nonsense book, "psychobabble" is
translated into easy-to-understand language that clearly teaches couples
what they need to do—and not do—for healthy communication. Learn how to
take your conversations to a deeper level and engage in the most
important conversation you and your partner will ever have. Follow the
deep yet simple plan prescribed in Love Talk and begin communicating
your way into a happier, healthier, and stronger relationship.
"Love & Respect" - Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Psychological studies affirm it, and the
Bible has been saying it for ages. Cracking the communication code
between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that
unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is
for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks!
"The Creative Marriage" - Ed & Lisa Young
Disposable relationships and throw-away marriages permeate our culture. When the dream fades and the realities of life set in, many just throw in the towel. In their book, The Creative Marriage: The Art of Keeping Your Love Alive, Ed and Lisa Young take a penetrating look at what it means to have a lasting marriage in today s world. After more than twenty years of marriage, Ed speaks openly and honestly about the hard work involved in a creative marriage and the lasting rewards of doing it God s way.
"Boundaries in Marriage" - Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Boundaries in Marriage show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They 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.
Scriptures on Marriage
Love is patient and kind; love does not
envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own
way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong
doing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all
things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to
the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the
head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior. Now as the
church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to
their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church
and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her, having cleansed
her by the washing of the water with the Word...
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Now concerning the matters about which you
wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a
woman.” But because of the temptation of sexual immorality, each man
should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband
should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to
her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but
the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his
own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps
by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to
prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you
because of your lack of self-control.
1 Corinthians 7:1-5
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Let marriage be held in honor among all,
and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually
immoral and adulterous.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Do not be unequally yoked together with
unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or
what fellowship has light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14
But I say to you that everyone who
divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her
commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that
if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live
with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is
an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce
him. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and
the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your
children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. But if the
unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother
or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
1 Corinthians 7:12-15
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own
husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won
without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your
respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the
braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you
wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the
imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight
is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used
to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands.
1 Peter 3:1-11
And the rib that the Lord God had taken
from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the
man said, This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she
shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man
shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and
they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked
and were not ashamed.
Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
1 Timothy 3:12
Knowing their thoughts, he said to them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house
divided against itself will stand.
But from the beginning of creation, God
made them male and female. Therefore a man shall leave his father and
mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So
they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined
together, let no man separate.
When you make a vow to God, do not delay
to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed.
Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.