Marriage is one of the great canvases that God paints his gospel on in this world. It’s one of the ways we begin to understand the love of the Father in more tangible ways, but it’s also one of the places the enemy attacks most heavily. While we are hard wired to live in relationship, it doesn’t mean that it comes easy to us. We all have areas we can grow, things we can learn, and ways we can improve. The truth of the matter is that we don’t accidently stumble into a healthy, life-giving marriage. It takes work. At South Fellowship Church we want to be helpful, we’re here for you!
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“Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won’t matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength.”
The Meaning of Marriage
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Tim Keller’s book The Meaning of Marriage is one of the best books on marriage EVER! If you’re look for a trite book on romance, please don’t read this book. However, if you’d like a theologically informed deep look at the reasons God designed marriage and how to drink deeply of his grace through marriage, then this is the book for you!
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
In Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more.
Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? In Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other.
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
South has offered many classes over the years based on Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It’s a powerful book that invites couples to consider the things that need most out of a relationship. The book is great; read it and stay tuned for another class to be offered soon.
When Sinners Say ``I Do`` by Dave Harvey
Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say “I Do” is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.