There is no end to the marriage resources available today. The problem is finding the ones that work, that have real solid Biblical marriage principles laid out in a way that is easy to understand and apply to your specific marriage. I get it! As a real Christian wife who has been through several hard seasons, I can relate to the frustration. So today I want to share the Top 70 Marriage Resources That Real Christian Wives Approve and Use. These are Christian Marriage Resources I’ve gathered from my own life and from real women I personally know and trust.
Marriage Resources That Real Christian Wives Approve and Use
What is more helpful? A thick theology book spouting theoretical ideology or a smaller ebook written from the heart of a godly wife who has walked through the trenches of a difficult marriage?
I’d take the e-Book any day, though I’ve read many of the thick ones over the years with little results.
One of the reasons I write in the topic “Marriage advice for wife” is that it takes a wife to speak to the heart of a hurting wife.
Many books promise to fix your marriage in 30-days, increase intimacy in 30-days and so much more but fall short of the promise. So I’ve gathered amazing marriage resources in this list that REALLY work to help in specific areas of marriage.
What criteria did I use to compile the list?
- Does it teach sound Biblical Marriage Principles?
- Is it mostly common language and easy to understand?
- Are there practical tips that you can actually apply today?
And because we are not all big on reading I have compiled a variety of marriage resources:
- Books on Marriage Topics of all sorts
- Marriage workbooks for couples
- Devotionals for wives
- Devotionals for couples
- Online courses for marriage / Marriage Conferences
- Printables to help you be intentional with marriage
- Marriage small group studies DVDs
- Marriage enrichment topics
- Many links to helpful marriage articles
- Ideas on how to have more fun with your husband
- Movies to inspire a healthy marriage
- Resources for Christian Women to grow in faith
Free Christian Marriage Resources
Maybe you are like me (maybe not), but I need whats free or cheap first because our life has to fit into a budget. That is why I love creating and sharing Christian marriage resources with you. And as a perk of being a content creator I get to know other creators and can share their free resources as well.
So as we begin our list of amazing marriage resources I will share the free ones first!
Free Marriage Resources from Hope Joy in Christ
As a valuable member of the Hope Joy in Christ community you can have Free access to a resource library of over 40 Free Faith printable, prayer plans, e-Books and more.
In the category of Marriage are:
- Hope for Marriage Printable Verse Cards
- Reclaim Hope and Joy in Your Marriage ebook
- Verses to Pray over Marriage
- Words of Affirmation Prompts
- Date Night Check List
- Marriage Evaluation Worksheet
- God is Romantic Devotional
- Hope for Marriage ebook – coming soon
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Free Marriage Resources from other Christian Lifestyle Bloggers
- 20 Scriptures Wives Can Pray To Strengthen Their Marriage from Embracing Life
- 30-Day Marriage Prayer Challenge from Dearly Loved Child
- A Prayer Calendar to Pray for your Marriage from Womens Table Top Friendship
- 30 Prayers to Pray over Your Marriage from InstaEncouragements
Amazing Books on Marriage Topics of all sorts
Most of the time I hesitate to talk to people about the real problems in my marriage. I will, however, google the problem, find a book about it and try to fix things that way. Can you relate? The problem is that there are just soooo many books on marriage and it’s hard to decide if they are biblically accurate.
If you learn through reading, these are amazing books on Marriage topics of all sorts to help you grow. And I’ve read them or been recommended them by real christian wives who I trust to know what is Biblical and what is fluff or cultural garbage. Enjoy 😉 !
Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.
Only when you and your mate know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.
Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.
Dancing with the One Your Love: Living Out Submission in the Real World is a good resource if you are struggling with Submission.
Too often submission is represented as repressive servanthood, rather than a voluntary desire to empower a husband’s leadership. And as with many things in our culture, this view of submission has found its way into our churches and marriages. In reality, women desperately want to experience the graceful waltz where both the husband and wife are in harmony – each ‘dancing’ their God-given role. But all too often, there are no realistic, Godly models from which to draw.
Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn
The power to heal-physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually-is in God’s hands. But the choice to be healed is yours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. In this book, Stephen Arterburn outlines ten choices crucial to receiving healing and ten lies that can prevent you from making them. You will find the wholeness God desires for you in a practical and prayerful way through this book.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times bestselling marriage resource The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
Taking Off the Mask by Claire Musters
Have you been hurt in marriage or have you hurt your spouse in marriage? Either way, too often we hide our true selves from the world behind masks we have carefully constructed, but this is not how God created us to be . Through her own personal story Claire Musters shows how it is possible to take off these masks and live a freer and more authentic life.
Through God’s Eyes: Marriage Lessons for Women by Aminata Coote
Do you long for an ideal marriage?
Learn to look at your relationship through God’s eyes. The Bible highlights many couples and their lives stand as a testimony for us. Uncover their secrets and get practical advice to make your marriage the best that it can be.
Transforming Your Marriage by Sarah Geringer
Your Mind Is Under Attack. Thousands of thoughts fly through our minds every day, many of them negative. And Satan knows how susceptible we are to these negative thoughts that leave us frustrated and feeling defeated. However, the time-honored practice of Christian meditation can help us find victory in these spiritual battles.
No More Perfect Marriages by Mark & Jill Savage
No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better.
Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection.
The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the “Seven Slow Fades.” That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity.
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives.
Reveals the secret to couples meeting each other’s deepest needs–without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love, and a painful, negative cycle begins.
This is one of the best marriage resources in the list!
Biblical Boundaries Workbook by Cherith Peters
A into the Word of God with that specific focus in mind and read through the whole thing, looking specifically for how it deals with the issue of relational boundaries. This is an interactive workbook format to help you walk through Scripture and then answer the hard questions that will help you apply it in your own life.
You’ll find straight-forward, practical information without the fluff.
Moving Past Procrastination to a Great Marriage by Lori Ferguson
Everyone procrastinates. Procrastination doesn’t just show up in our work life – it’s thriving in relationships also. Our marriage relationships are filled with the poison of procrastination. What happens? Procrastination becomes a real barrier to a life filled with meaning. It also shows up – over time – as a poison that kills our marriages.
Marriage After God by Aaron & Jennifer Smith
What if God has purposed your marriage for something so much more than happily ever after?
Since the very beginning, God’s design for marriage is for husbands and wives to be ambassadors of holy love to a hurting world. Still, so many couples stop short at happy and wonder why they feel unsatisfied. Rather than “you and me against the world,” God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of “you and me for the world.”
Money and Marriage God’s Way by Howard Dayton
Some people adopt an “It’ll all work out somehow” attitude toward marriage and finances. But sadly, it often doesn’t work out. Financial woes and marriage troubles can rob couples of precious opportunities to savor the blessings of companionship, family, and peace that God intends for His people.
The Financial Peace Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Restoring Your Family’s Financial Health by Dave Ramsey
The Financial Peace Planner may be the most valuable purchase you ever make. Dave Ramey’s practical regimen, based on his own personal experience with debt, offers hard-won advice and much-needed hope to people who find themselves in serious debt and desperate for a way out. This book comes in a workbook format, allowing you to frequently monitor your progress and, most importantly, to face your situation honestly. Loaded with inspirational insights that come from personal experience, this set of books will be life-changing for any debt-ridden readers.
When Marriage Gets Messy by Liz Giertz
When Marriage Gets Messy is an 11-week workbook for wives who want to overcome 10 common messes married couples make and transform their marriages into the masterpieces God created them to be. What you’ll find inside: *Biblical Truth *Daily Prayer *Reflection Questions *Practical Application *Tools and Resources for Transformation *Hope for Every Marriage… no matter how messy
Marriage workbooks for couples
If both husband and wife are longing to grow together, a workbook for couples is a great way to begin! Check out these easy to use Marriage workbooks for couples! A great marriage resource for Christian women!
Fierce Marriage workbook for couples by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Fierce Marriage is Ryan & Selena’s story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.
The Love Dare from the movie Fire Proof
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Use The Love Dare to help you in the journey
Society requires years of preparation for almost any significant career endeavor, but demands no real preparation for one of the most crucial undertakings in life: marriage. In an age of disposable marriage and information overload, where can couples turn for real answers that will make their relationships work? Only to God. Marriage on the Rock clearly details God’s principles that will turn disillusioned, divorce-bound marriages into satisfying dream relationships.
Conveniently packaged in sets of two for couples attending The Art of Marriage® events, each manual offers help for you to live what you learn through the six dynamic sessions. More than a workbook, this manual has helpful articles and tips for building a stronger marriage.
Naked and Not Afraid Intimacy Guide by Andre and Timberley Gray
Naked And Not Afraid will help you…
Identify your fear of being naked with your spouse.
Discover what God’s Word says about becoming one flesh.
Complete an Intimacy Assessment with your spouse.
Know how to specifically bless your spouse to meet their needs.
Prepare for spiritual battle with prayers to protect your intimacy.
Devotionals for wives
Are you a Christian Wife fighting for your marriage alone? Or even a wife whose husband is just not into reading or Bible study? No worries, there are marriage resources for you as well!
God honors the wife who is striving to do Marriage God’s Way! Here are some devotionals to help you get started!!!!!
Hope for the Hurting Wife by Becky Hallberg and Jen Stults
“This is the first book about marriage from a Christian perspective that doesn’t gloss over the hard stuff.”
This book is for every wife, whether newlywed or married for fifty-plus years. Most women recognize that healthy marriage requires both commitment and hard work, but how can a wife continue to thrive when marriage goes awry?
Hope for the Hurting Wife is a thirty-day devotional journey that meets hurting and heartbroken wives right in the midst of a difficult marriage and gently encourages them to find hope that truly lasts. Rebekah and Jen know many wives truly wish to avoid divorce, but the pain and suffering experienced when marriage doesn’t go as planned is very real. Through personal stories of heartache and scriptural insight.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stromie Omartain
Today’s challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including…
his spiritual walk
and his emotions
his role as a leader
and his security in work
his physical protection
and his faith and his future
You will be encouraged by Stormie’s own experiences, along with the Bible verses and sample prayers included in each chapter. Join the millions of women who have been blessed by this life-changing look at the power of a wife’s prayers.
Wife After God by the Unveiled Wife
Wife After God is a refreshing and inspirational 30 day marriage devotional for wives who desire to have a deeper more fulfilling relationship with God and their husbands.
This devotional study was prayerfully composed with 30 days of biblical concepts and practical challenges to help you nourish your relationship with God and your relationship with your husband in marriage into ones that are captivating, intimate and extraordinary.
Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
In this bestseller, Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan’s deceptions: God’s truth!
Devotionals for couples
When you as a couple are trying to grow your spiritual intimacy a devotional for couples can be an amazing set of Christian marriage resources!
Wife After God / Husband After God by Aaron and Jennifer Smith
This 30-day Christian marriage devotional was written for husbands who want to experience a deeper relationship with God and a stronger marriage. This is a powerful resource that leads men to gain a better understanding of their role as a husband and spiritual head of their home. Each chapter is designed to motivate and challenge men to draw closer to God and closer to their wives.
by Aaron and Jennifer Smith
Marriage is one of the most beautiful things God ever created & prayer for your marriage is one of the most essential parts of sustaining a Christian marriage.
Prayer is the gift God gave us to be able to have direct access to His throne room to communicate with Him.
Fierce Marriage Curriculum Kit by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Fierce Marriage is a call to couples to put Christ at the center of their marriage, measuring everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them. Now this powerful book is accompanied by an equally powerful curriculum designed for small groups and couples.
Love and War: Devotionals for Couples by John and Stasi Eldredge
In this eight-week devotional, John and Stasi will guide you and your spouse to see God’s heart for your marriage more clearly. This life-changing guide includes new insights, encouraging Scriptures, and practical exercises that will help you develop a personal plan for a vibrant marriage.
Online Courses/ Conferences to Help your Marriage Grow
Maybe reading isn’t your thing and you are too nervous about going to a marriage class. Honestly, I get that too. It’s so hard to share the real facts when Marriage is hard and to get the help you need.
Have you considered an online class, or e-Course on Marriage? Here are a few marriage resources like that to check out!
Meet 9 real wives who have faced many difficulties in marriage and come through shinning God’s love and grace. This is a free video led conference with worksheets and printables to help you grow!
In this 9-week video based Bible study you will learn how to live out marriage God’s way.
Take your marriage through a complete overhaul. Learn how to love God’s way, forgive daily and get back to joy and hope in your marriage!
What is the Marriage Communication Class?
The Marriage Communication Class is 10 lessons, teaching 10 Marriage communication exercises to help couples communicate better. Theses are 10 must know communication skills delivered through 10 lessons, 10 videos and a printable workbook.
Looking for Marriage Communication classes near me?
Yes you found them! These classes have been pre-recorded so you can access them digitally! That’s as close as anyone can get
Are you separated and fighting for your marriage? Are you getting all kinds of advice from every direction?
Beth Kelly, writer at Blogging for Her, is a Certified Biblical Life Coach & Marriage Breakthrough Coach, and creator of Making Sense of Boundaries When Separated.
Making Sense of Boundaries When Separated was designed to teach wives how to create healthy boundaries when separated that promote reconciliation.
Printables to help your Marriage Grow
As you strive to grow a healthy marriage it can be helpful to have Marriage resources that are easy to print, use and reuse.
Our words have the power to bring life or death in a Christian Marriage. It can be hard to find the right words to encourage our Husband. It’s easy to point our the negative, but sometimes we need a little help finding the words to build him up.
This printable pack covers every area of a mans life:
and so much more
There is a card for each week of the year.
Marriage small group studies DVDs
Do you lead a small group that is eager to grow in marriage or improve in some area of marriage? These are great for a group of 2 – 10 couples. They are easy marriage resources to follow and apply!
Links to helpful marriage articles
These are some great marriage articles from others that are literally “Marriage advice for wife by wives”!
Ideas on how to have more fun with your husband
Movies that inspire a Healthy Marriage
Sometimes you just need to fix a bag of pop corn, cuddle on the couch and be inspired. You can find great encouragement from these Christian movies!
Which of these Marriage Resources that Real Christian Wives Approve and use will you check out today?
As Christian wives we need Christian Marriage Resources that work! These are my top picks but I’d love to know if there are any you love that I missed. Comment below so we can find them!