Marriage Connect Resources

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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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