02/14/2018 in: On Saleon
Happy Valentine’s Day! We would send you all flowers and chocolate if we could… but instead, we decided to discount some of our top Marriage and Family resources. This is the kind of gift that keeps on giving!
Scroll through this blog and see if anything catches your eye. You can’t go wrong!
TOP MARRIAGE AND FAMILY TITLES
LOVE LANGUAGES DEVOTIONAL BIBLE (NLT)
Grow toward God—together. This devotional by Dr. Gary Chapman comes with
- Scripture reading plan, making it easy to read through the entire Bible in a year
- 260 daily devotions, one for each weekday
- 52 feature articles, one for each weekend
- Prayer guides, reducing awkwardness by providing specific cues
- Select readings addressing a wide variety of couple-oriented topics
- Bible book introductions providing context and essential background information
THE DEVOTIONAL BIBLE NOTES
Experience the heart of Jesus with popular author, Max Lucado. This devotional Bible is great for anyone needing to read something relatable that is encouraging and speaks truth.
COUPLES’ DEVOTIONAL BIBLE NOTES (NIV)
Read this daily devotional by Zondervan with your significant other. You’ll find entries from Dale Evans (wife of TV cowboy Roy Rogers), Frank Peretti (author of “This Present Darkness”), and 141 other evangelicals.
FAMILY MINISTRY: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
Author Diana Garland takes a three-pronged approach to family ministry, which includes developing families grounded in Christian faith, helping families live the teachings of Jesus with one another, and equipping and supporting families as they learn to serve others. The insights gained are organized into four main sections:
- The Context for Family Ministry
- Family Formation
- Family Dynamics
- Leading Family Ministry
BIG PICTURE FAMILY DEVOTIONAL
Want to teach your children about God and the Bible, but unsure where to start?
Intended for families to use three times per week, each 5–10 minute lesson includes:
- A basic Bible question with an accompanying answer in the form of a memory verse
- Carefully-chosen Scripture passage to read aloud
- A devotional paragraph designed to help kids connect the Scripture passage to the Bible’s overarching message
- Reflection questions for the whole family to ponder and discuss together
THE TOP 10 MOST OUTRAGEOUS COUPLES OF THE BIBLE
Christian psychologist Dr. David Clarke provides both biblical teaching and real-life counseling expertise to help you see what will work—and not work—in your marriage today. Written with plenty of humor, The Top 10 Most Outrageous Couples of the Bible proves that “outrageous” isn’t a bad thing—as Clarke says, “It’s not always pretty. But it’s always powerful.”
THE GODLY HOME
With an introduction by J. I. Packer, this book includes topics for those passionate about families or those teaching on the characteristics of a godly family. Richard Baxter covers topics such as marriage, children, and family worship methodically and comprehensively through both hypothetical and real-life questions and concerns that arise in family dynamics.
THIS MOMENTARY MARRIAGE
Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.
This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.
LOVE DARE: THE 40 DAILY DARES
The New York Times best-selling book The Love Dare now has a devotional companion: The 40 Daily Dares. Strengthen your marriage through these 40 days of challenging, but rewarding, lessons.
In Married. Happily., Pastor Greg Laurie opens God’s Word to show husbands and wives how to find oneness and harmony in their lives together – and how to avoid the common snares and perils along the way.
HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR WIFE: A 31-DAY GUIDE
This book is for all husbands who wish to better understand how God made their wives and how they can pray biblical prayers for them.
The study guide at the end of the book, designed to help pastors and leaders in their teachings on marriage, draws from the themes of the book’s daily readings and can be adapted for men’s Bible studies, men’s retreats, premarital counseling, or discipleship meetings.
EXPLORING GRACE TOGETHER
Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us an alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” Designed for the whole family, this collection of gospel-centered devotionals will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.
This resource contains 40 devotionals for the family.
FROM ME TO WE
Getting married? Check out this premarital devotional for brides- and grooms-to-be.
From Me to We is a transparent, surprisingly honest, and widely informative guide. It will inspire readers to safeguard their marriage by tackling tough questions and issues before they say, “I do.”
Lucille Williams, pastor’s wife and trained Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator, offers straight-talk about marriage as well as challenges and discussion questions—a must-have tool for premarital counseling.