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Growing A Strong Marriage

These downloadable documents are part of the biblically-based series of resources that can be used to counsel and encourage premarital couples as well as strengthen and nurture discussion with couples of all ages.

Affection, Love Languages, and Gender Differences In Marriage
Both males and females are created in the image of God, according to His design. This article has several areas to consider with your fiancé/spouse within the topic of Affection, Love Languages, and Gender Differences. Dive deeper in how God has designed males and females differently and the different love languages you have.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Communication in Marriage

Your communication can determine the course of your marriage by strengthening or weakening it. Therefore, you must closely watch your words and the way you communicate with each other. Love your spouse and consistently make sure your words support that love. This article breaks down the communication cycle and give guidance in the communication area.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Conflict Resolution Skills in Marriage


Occasional conflict in marriage is both normal and inevitable. However, how the two of you handle conflict (submitting yourself to the flesh or the Spirit) determines whether it harms your relationship or helps you to grow. In this article, learn practical applications that can be applied during those times conflict arises.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Developing the Spiritual Union in Marriage
When husband and wife join together as one and establish a covenant between themselves and God, they are developing a spiritual union. With the help of scriptural direction, Biblical principles and practical application will help guide you to develop a union that honors God.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Leaving & Cleaving
Scripture provides the blueprint for a marriage relationship that involves the process of leaving, cleaving, and weaving together to become one. This article gives additional guidance in the process of leaving your parents and cleaving to your spouse, including a section for parents.
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Money Matters in Marriage
Money matters can be a real source of contention if couples do not understand and apply God’s timeless truth to their financial situations.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Personality & Spiritual Gifts in Marriage
In your marriage you have the opportunity to help each other grow and develop in a unique way based on how God has designed you. Learn more in this article on the different personalities and spiritual gifts that each of you may have and bringing those into your marriage.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Priorities and Stewardship of Time and Talents in Marriage
In order to maintain a biblical focus while reaching for your goals and priorities, you must think about the implications and possible sacrifices you will need to make in order to ensure you keep God at the center. This article provides scriptural direction, Biblical principles and practical application to guide couples with their priorities and stewarding their time and God given talents.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Decision Making in Marriage
Society’s standards for marriage and for the roles and responsibilities of husbands and wives are ever-changing and often do not align with Scripture. Couples must regularly consult the Bible for direction and guidance as it reveals God’s design for marriage. This article will guide your marriage in when it comes to roles, responsibilities and making decisions together.
For further information, including couple questions and exercises, please see the full document.

Sexuality in Christian Marriage


Contemporary media and society portray sexuality as a mere means of recreation and physical gratification. The reality is what society claims as freeing is enslaving. Since the Fall this beautiful gift given to us has been distorted, misused, abused and has led to devastating consequences. We do well to consider the purpose and place sex should have in our lives based on our Creator and Designer.
For more information on healthy biblical sexuality in marriage, please review the following documents:

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