Resources (Top Picks)

For the last several years, I've been collecting podcasts and books that I felt helped men understand the motivations, thoughts and needs of women and vise versa.  I've learned that much of the pain and hurt people experience in relationships with the opposite sex is directly related to not understanding the differences God designed into men and women.

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Recommended Marriage Conferences (also on DVD)
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs has some of the most helpful content of anyone out there. Love and Respect is available as weekend conference, weekend/14 session DVD study, Download for computer/iPod or the book.  There are lots of different sets and options available at the online storeThis is one of those things that I wish was available when we got married.  If I had to pick one, this is it.

Mark Gungor will have you laughing and learning in his video marriage series entitled, "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage".
FamilyLife has several weekend conferences and home Bible studies so you can go back and get more material several times.  This one has a lot of great material but you really need to schedule time to process it after the weekend conference. The website has lots of online resources including articles, media, small group studies and more.
A Glen Eyrie Marriage GetAway is not an intensive time filled with meetings and it is not a time for counseling. It is exactly what it claims to be: a time away with the one you love in a romantic setting unlike any other. You’ll be treated like royalty at the century-old Glen Eyrie Castle, tucked away on 800 gorgeous acres.



ABOVE:  The Castle at Glen Eyrie

Left: The room we had for the conference.  It was a wonderful weekend!


Recommended Podcasts: (directions to subscribe)
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FamilyLife Today
Dennis Rainey

Listen to the best of the best on your own or as a series of dates.  When listening together stop and asked questions to see if what is being said is true for your spouse.  If you really believe, understand and apply what's presented here it will change your marriage.  Guaranteed!

MP3s for women to understand men
MP3s for men to understand women
Cracking the communication code

MP3
Focus on the Family
MP3
Mars Hill Church
Genesis, Ruth and Proverbs messages are excellent with many references on marriage.
Pastor Mark Driscoll
MP3 and VIDEO

Recommended Books/Articles:

Families Where Grace is in Place: Getting Free from the Burden of Pressuring, Controlling and Manipulating Your Spouse and Children

by Jeff VanVonderen

A great book for teachers, parents, husbands and wives!
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a great first stop at making the connection that a husband and wife have different needs.
Marriage Helper 911
Bill and Pam Farrell Have some very good marriage resources. They discussed this book on Focus on the Family (Part 1) (Part 2)
Other popular books include: Red Hot Monogamy, The Marriage Code, The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can MakeMen Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti,The Before You Marry Book of Questions 
Shaunti and her husband, Jeff, teamed up for a second book for men (complete with an executive summary inside the cover: For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women. Men you can understand your wife and what she needs and wants!
If you want to know what's going on inside the man in your life, Shaunti Feldhahn has surveyed over 1000 men for her book For Women Only. A GREAT book for wives!
Understanding your Husband's Sexual Needs 9 part article from Focus on the Family excerpted from No More Headaches by Dr. Juli Slattery is very helpful for young wives to understand the why and blessing of your husband's sexual needs.
Understanding your Husband's Sexual Needs 9 part article from Focus on the Family excerpted from No More Headaches by Dr. Juli Slattery is very helpful for young wives to understand the why and blessing of your husband's sexual needs.
Sick of Sex by Robyn McKelvy was discussed on FamilyLIfe Today.

SOS:SICK OF SEX is filled with humor and reality and gives the reader the opportunity to laugh, cry, pray and not settle, at all, for the enemy’s imitation of intimacy. Filled with a fresh perspective with other women’s stories, how we view our bodies and all the things that attack our intimacy, SOS will keep the reader intrigued."