Book Recommendations (in no particular order)
Personal and Spiritual Growth:
Podcasts and Websites:
In our opinion, this is the best Bible App out there and is very robust in helping you to build your relationship with God. This app has so many features it's hard to note them all and it's something you need to see to believe. You can download the app here or in your app store. You can also watch this short video tutorial of what's in the app and how to navigate it on our YouTube Channel, https://youtu.be/zMpA5stRdzM
These are devotionals that I have personally completed and they are listed in no particular order. Look through the titles and start ones that grab your attention.
Creatures of Habit - How to develop healthy spiritual habits
Stop The Fighting - Part 1: Breaking The Cycles Of Unhealthy Conflict
Stop The Fighting - Part 2: Breaking The Cycles Of Unhealthy Conflict
5 DAYS to FREEDOM from anger in Your Marriage
It's remembering this statement, "It's always going to be difficult to have a thriving relationship with other people if you don't have a thriving relationship with God." We've got to remember that it all starts with us and our relationship with God and how healthy that relationship is. Our relationship is determined by how we do with these four things, spending daily time in prayer, studying God's Word, active in a local church, hanging out with other Christians. All of these things will determine what our walk and relationship with God looks like.
If we're not healthy spiritually, our relationships with our spouse, kids, and anyone else in our lives, they're just not going to be as healthy as they should or could be! Get your relationship right with the Lord, get close to Him, and the rest of the relationships in your life will start to fall in place and get to where you want them to be.
It Starts With You! Follow this link and consider reading the book.
Well, first off, download the YouVersion Bible app as you see in the question above and do a devotional together.
Another great thing you could do is look at Fierce Marriage. FM is a fantastic resource for many different types of tools, videos, podcasts and more. This is one particular set of tools I would encourage every couple to purchase and start using. Check out more here, https://shop.fiercemarriage.com/collections/devotionals - The Husband/Wife in Pursuit and the 40 Prayers for my Husband/Wife are fantastic!
Be sure to bookmark this page and come back to it often. I am adding new resources and tools all the time that you could begin doing that day.
Below are links to a great video series published by Focus on the Family called, "Blended Families – Overcoming Challenges." It's a seven-part series featuring Ron Deal.
Ron co-authored a book with Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages) called, Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming StepFamily Smart if you're interested in looking into it?
Episode 1 - "Making a Good Blend: Challenges and Opportunities"
Episode 2 - "Triangled: Your Marriage, the Kids, and Your Blended Family"
Episode 3 - "Former Spouses, Co-Parenting, and Between-Home Challenges"
Episode 4 - "The 6 P's of Step-Parenting"
Episode 5 - "Freedom for those Between Homes"
Episode 6 - "Financing Family Togetherness"
Episode 7 - "Turning Points: Research Insights for a Good Blend"
After each video there's a list of great questions to think and talk about and then you'll see a short prayer to pray together!