When my husband and I got married, we definitely got married with the whole, ‘till death do we part, in mind. I wanted him to be the only man to accompany me on all the date nights forever and ever, amen. While I knew that our marriage wasn’t going to be filled with cake pops and sprinkles, I thought that we would be prepared to tackle any and everything on our own! I definitely underestimated exactly how wonderful outside resources would be for our marriage.
Marriage is the deepest level of commitment that we can have with another person, and it takes a constant level of attention and intention to thrive. Sometimes, we need the help and support of those around us to cover us, lift us up in prayer, and minister to us.
My husband and I have seen lows and highs in our marriage and I am so thankful that we had (and still have, ‘cus let’s be honest, we still use quite a few of these) resources available to us, and that we were open to using them. Whether it’s been a book, blog, video, or podcast, my husband and I have personally used each of these resources, together and separately, to strengthen our union.
Wanting resources for your marriage doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re struggling in any area or that you’re on the brink of divorce! You could simply want to encourage a part of your marriage that has been going well and you want it to be better, or you want to find a new way to do things. There should be no shame attached to getting the support you need for your marriage.
Marriage is such a sweet reflection of Christ and his church and it is so worth the time and effort to seek out. We need support, counsel, prayers, and encouragement from others if we are going to have successful marriages! Here are 10 resources that have helped my marriage. I pray that from this list, you and your spouse can get the wisdom and insight to make your marriage as wonderful as it can be