Marriage and Family

STUDY THE BIBLE

  • Do this weekly devotional with your spouse: One Devotional : 52 Weekly Marriage-Building Devotions for Thriving Couples by Jimmy Evans

LEARN FROM OTHERS

  • Men
    • Read His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr
  • Women
    • Read Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
  • Parents (Parents Only)
    • Read God, the rod, and your child’s bod: The art of loving correction for Christian parents by Larry Tomczak (This books was written in the 1980s so many of the references are dated but the principles are timeless.)

DO SOMETHING

  • Memorize Ephesians 5:33. Recite it for your coach.
  • Schedule a weekly date night with your spouse.
  • (Parents Only) Schedule a weekly family night.

PASS IT ON

  • Invite a (serious) Chi Alpha couple out on a double date and talk to them about healthy romantic relationships.

DEBRIEF

  • After completing all the tasks in this module, talk with your coach about marriage and family in ministry.

FURTHER STUDY (not required)

  • Marriage
    • Read Marriage On The Rock: God’s Design For Your Dream Marriage by Jimmy Evans
    • Read The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by Shaunti Feldhahn
  • Parenting
    • Read On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Robert Bucknam M.D. and Gary Ezzo M.D.
    • Read Growing Kids God’s Way: Reaching the Heart of Your Child with a God-Centered Purpose by Gary Ezzo and Anne Marie Ezzo
    • Read Help! I’m Raising My Kids While Doing Ministry by Josh Mayo

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