Marriage and Family


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


  • 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.)


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


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


  • 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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