Reviews of Christian Marriage Books & Movies

I started reading marriage books to improve the condition of my relationship with my husband. I felt led to write reviews that included how each resource helped my marriage to encourage other couples to use some of these tools to promote growth in their relationships and to give better understanding of what each resource is. I want to urge all husbands and wives to nurture their marriages by choosing the right resources based on their needs.

Book Review – The Meaning Of Marriage Chapter 1 – The Secret Of Marriage

The Introduction I don’t want to hesitate to tell you that The Meaning Of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy and Kathy Keller is an excellent book and a great resource to encourage growth in marriage.  I decided to review this book in parts in correlation to the chapters, that way you can follow along with me and see how this book impacts my marriage!   Timothy and Kathy have been married over 37 years.  Much of their marriage experience, along with Timothy’s experience as a Pastor are the major contributing components to the awesome content in this book.  Timothy is the main author of The Meaning Of Marriage, while Kathy adds splashes of her insight. In the

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Movie Review – Courageous

  Courageous is a film by the creators of Fireproof.  This movie was a great story regarding a group of men and their response to faith in Christ and assuming their responsibilities as men of integrity, including their roles as fathers and husbands.  I recently watched Courageous with my husband and we both enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Courageous reveals truths about God’s intentions for men to live up to His standards.  These men are faced with financial hardships, relational struggles, and even death-threatening situations.  It was awesome to see how some of these men experienced a change of heart and saw life in a different perspective.  I really appreciated that because it helps us view our life through a different lens.  It is

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Untapped Responses

Walking down the hall towards the bathroom, I hear thunderous footsteps approaching quickly.  My husband chases me into the bathroom tickling me the whole way.  He wraps his strong arms around me and kisses my cheek, while fits of laughter take me over. In that instant I had an overwhelming joy and an intense love fill my heart.  The moment we encountered was spontaneous and surprising.  It’s funny how such a small action can add so much value to a relationship… and that is when I had this thought: How many “untapped” positive responses are couples missing out on because they don’t speak each other’s love language? Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s book about the 5 love languages.  You can

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Soul Surfer Review

I have been waiting to see Soul Surfer for a while now, I love watching movies based on true stories.  I had some time to spare so I rented it online through Amazon.  As I began watching the screen I immediately got enveloped into the story, almost forgetting about the reason this movie was made.  Then came the moment when Bethany, a young surfer girl was attacked by a shark.  The scene was dramatic and emotionally painful to watch, as her friends struggled to help get her and themselves safely to shore.  Bethany was hurried to the hospital where the doctors rushed to save her life.  My own insides churned as Bethany’s mother and father were in shock to see their baby girl being brought

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Weekend To Remember By Family Life: Review

A few months ago my husband and I found out about Family Life and their passion to help build healthy, God-centered marriages.  We became huge supporters of this ministry immediately.  A few weeks later, we went to FUSE, the marriage ministry at our church, and a couple, who use to attend our church, were guest speaking.  They shared a beautiful testimony with us, explaining how God led them to Family Life and how it has blessed them in many ways.  We continued to find out more about Family Life, including their marriage getaway called Weekend To Remember! Some of you reading this have already attended this event with your spouse, maybe even numerous times:) Please leave your testimony, explaining how Weekend To Remember has impacted

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UW Book Review – The Power Of A Praying Wife

At the beginning of April I picked up The Power Of A Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian.  It has 30 short chapters – a perfect challenge to read one a day for a month – each one a different topic encouraging wives to pray for their husbands.  The title alone empowers wives, prompting them to take action in protecting their family!  The writing style is very comprehensible, making it a very easy read.  Stormie took 30 topics that are faced in marriage and provides a guided prayer for each one.  She also includes “Power Tools” – awesome verses – that reinforce why we need to keep God in the center of our marriage, why prayer is an important part of that, why praying for husbands

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