Marriage Connect Resources


The following resources are highly recommended. All of them are available for purchase from


407330: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be
Vulnerable Tranforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and
Lead Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Tranforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
By Brene Brown / Gotham Books

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
729254: He Loves
Me! Learning to Live In The Father"s
Affection He Loves Me! Learning to Live In The Father's Affection
By Wayne Jacobsen / Windblown Media

Do you believe God's love is sometimes fickle or determined by our behavior? Jacobsen reassures seekers and insecure Christians that God's relentless grace is based on who we are---his beloved creation---not what we do. Learn how to live consciously and confidently in the Father's ever-present love! Includes questions for reflection and discussion. 208 pages, softcover from Windblown.
The Cure: What If God Isn"t Who You Think
He Is and Neither Are You? The Cure: What If God Isn't Who You Think He Is and Neither Are You?
By John Lynch, Bruce McNicol & Bill Thrall / NAV Press

Are you constantly striving for a righteousness that seems unattainable? With this resource's biblical wisdom and thought-provoking insight, you'll find the freedom to accept God's grace without trying to earn it; discover who you really are; and experience authentic relationships with God and others! Builds off the concepts of the authors' previously published book TrueFaced. 120 pages, softcover from NavPress.
Bo"s Cafe Bo's Cafe
By Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol & John Lynch / Windblown Media

High-powered California executive Steven is living out his dream---until he rages at his wife one too many times and gets kicked out of his house. His world unravels even more when eccentric mystery man Andy befriends him. Will a series of frustrating yet revealing encounters---and a genuine friendship---lead Steven to discover God's love? 224 pages, softcover from Windblown.
451884: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His
Presence - Devotions for Every Day of the Year Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence - Devotions for Every Day of the Year
By Sarah Young / Thomas Nelson

After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and began listening for what He was saying. With pen in hand she embarked on a journey that forever changed her along with many others throughout the world. The result of these meditations is the classic devotional, Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence. In these powerful pages are the words and scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. A year's worth of daily readings from Young's journals are now available for you, in order to bring you closer to Christ and move you deeper into His presence and His everlasting peace.
791760: Total Forgiveness, Revised and Updated Total Forgiveness, Revised and Updated
By R.T. Kendall / Charisma House

Forgiving is not easy, but this book will give you a game plan and the encouragement to cast out areas of unforgiveness that have kept you from enjoying the best God has to offer you. Learn what forgiveness is and what it is not. Uncover physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of unforgiveness and see why God adamantly encourages you to forgive others. Revised and updated with new testimonies of changed lives.
Telling Yourself the Truth Telling Yourself the Truth
By William Backus / Bethany House

Most of what happens in your life happens because of the way you think. Telling Yourself the Truth teaches you how to handle your thoughts using a life-changing method the authors call Misbelief Therapy. Based on the Bible, it teaches you how to identify your own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth.
12907: Learning to Tell Myself the Truth Learning to Tell Myself the Truth
By William Backus / Bethany House

This workbook is a 6-week program designed to bring immediate and long lasting results to the way a person thinks, feels, and acts. It is to help bring freedom from anger, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. Utilizing the resources of the Christian faith, this stand- alone workbook is designed to provide readers with the directive tools to implement truth therapy into their lives. Through self-evaluation, growth exercises, and the spiritual discipleship unique to a workbook, readers will be enabled to identify their own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth.
Deadly Emotions, Paperback Deadly Emotions, Paperback
By Don Colbert, M.D. / Thomas Nelson

Destructive emotions have toxic effects on the body and result in a wide range of serious illnesses - hypertension, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and even some types of cancer. In Deadly Emotions, Dr. Don COlbert teaches that you do not have to be at the mercy of your emotions. Focusing on four areas essential to well-being - truth, forgiveness, joy, and peace - he shows you how to rise above deadly emotions and find true health for your body, mind, and spirit. Paperback.
73156: The
Five Love Languages The Five Love Languages
By Gary Chapman / Moody Publishers

Dr. Gary Chapman, Christian marriage counselor and author of The Five Love Languages, helps married couples deal with their unmet needs for love. Because a husband and wife often have different communication styles, it is common for a spouse to not feel or recognize the love given to them. In his bestselling book, The Five Love Languages, Dr. Chapman identifies and explains five unique communication methods - Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Then he encourages couples to learn how to speak love in their spouse's primary love language, not their own. Love is something you do for someone else, not yourself. Begin today. Includes a study guide; paperback.
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the
Respect He Desperately Needs Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs
By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs / Thomas Nelson

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, is based on the biblical passage from Ephesians 5:33 (But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands - GODS WORD® translation). His premise is that communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Revitalize the love in your marriage! A Focus on the Family Recommendation; hardcover.

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