Useful Resources

Recommended Reading

Note: While the leadership at Equip Family does not endorse every view each author shares in the books listed below, we believe each book is a useful resource to help couples strengthen their marriage.


sacred marriageSacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

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. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy, but holy? And what if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?





love and respectLove & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks, and yet few couples ever find.





sheet musicSheet Music by Kevin Leman

Sex is about the quality of your entire love life, not just the alignment of your bodies. This book will expand and challenge your thinking, help you start your marriage off right, or go for humdrum to exciting if you're already married.






intimate issuesIntimate Issues by Dillow and Pintus

You want sex with your husband to be fulfilling. But can sex be both sensuous and sacred? Written by two mature wives and Bible teachers, Intimate Issues answers the questions women most frequently ask about physical intimacy. Through its solid teaching, warm testimonials and biblical insights, you'll come away with full permission to be the best lover you can be! Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter; a secret, sealed challenge to be read only after you've finished the book; and a 12-week Bible study on becoming a godly and sensuous wife.



Helpful family/Marriage site

Quality family-related resources?

Focus on the Family-

Smalley Relationship Center –

Family Life Today –

Cloud-Townsend Resources

Out how to communicate better with my spouse?

Real Relationships –

Couple Communication

Marriage Encounter

Help with addictions?

Gamblers Anonymous –

PureOnline (pornography) –

Alcoholics Anonymous –

Narcotics Anonymous

Help with our marriage finances?

Crown Financial

Christian counselors?

American Association of Christian Counselors –

Family Entertainment

True Light Christian Store –

Cactus Game Design –