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Marriage Enrichment Ministry Resources

Ministry Leader: Reverend Elton and Toni Ford
Email: prbcmarriage@aol.com

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, and thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


The Marriage Enrichment Ministry  meets on the 2nd & 3rd Sundays at 9:30am at the Main Campus and 4th Sunday at 8:15am at the East Campus in the Word Center, Room 210. This ministry is designed to help Christian couples maximize the sacred union of a man and woman to fulfill God's purpose. This ministry teaches men and women how to communicate more effectively, recognize each other's needs, and work together to produce and maintain a spiritual household. The Marriage Enrichment Ministry includes pre-marital consultation, wedding facilitation, couples coaching, and marriage workshops.

Check out these fantastic books to enrich your marriage!

Liberation Thru Submission by P.B. Wilson

Bunny" Wilson's bestselling book, Liberated Through Submission (over 140,000 copies sold), now has a new look and offers more readers a biblical perspective of God's plan for submission. A strong woman married to a strong man, Bunny Wilson struggled to understand godly submission. Society has scared women into thinking that submission to their husbands will lead to abuse and disrespect. Nancy and author of Liberated Through Submission, Bunny Wilson, discuss how submission is for everyone, and why it leads to true freedom and joy.

The Purpose & Power of Love & Marriage by Myles Monroe

To live successfully in the world, women need to know who they are and what role they play today. They need a new awareness of who they are, and new skills to meet today's challenges. Best–selling author Myles Munroe examines societies' attitudes toward women and helps women to discover who they are. He addresses vital issues such as: Are women and men equal? What are the purpose and design of the woman? Are women meant to be leaders? Whether you are a woman or a man, married or single, this book will help you to understand the woman as she was meant to be.

Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

More than a million couples can’t be wrong! And with this updated edition of their award-winning book, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you launch lifelong love like never before.  This is more than a book—it’s an experience, especially when you use the his/her workbooks filled with more than 40 fun exercises. Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage and get ready for deeper intimacy with the best friend you'll ever have.

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman

Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage,” No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent.  Bestselling author and marriage counselor, Gary Chapman, hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates. 

Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman

In this book, the author identifies the emotions, attitudes, actions, and climate of the relationship associated with each of the four seasons of marriage: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Find out which season your marriage is in and discover the secrets of a loving marriage.

Communication: The Key to Your Marriage

By H. Norman Wright

What does it take to make a marriage intimate, loving, and fun? It all starts with communication, the key to a vibrant, happy, lifelong partnership. In this new updated edition of the bestselling classic, trusted marriage and family counselor Dr. Norman Wright does not just show readers the different ways men and women communicate. He shows how to do it right!

Readers will find practical ways to reduce marital conflict, manage anger, build up one another's self-esteem, and listen and understand each other at deeper and more satisfying levels. This updated edition also includes all-new reflection questions at the end of each chapter for couples or groups.

Her Needs, His Needs

By Willard F. Harley

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

This revised and expanded edition has been updated throughout and includes new writing that highlights the special significance of intimate emotional needs in marriage.

Fireproof

By Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

INSIDE BURNING BUILDINGS, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER. Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.

Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks.

Love Dare
(an addition to Fireproof)

By Alex Kendrick

Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.

The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.

Five Love Languages

By Gary Chapman

Not many authors can claim to have forever changed their industry with one of their books. That is exactly what Dr. Gary Chapman did with The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts.

Dr. Chapman explains how important it is for couples to understand how each other and themselves both give and receive love. It is possible for couples to truly love each other, but to truly feel unloved because they don’t think the same about giving and receiving love.

Everybody generally has their own primary love languages for receiving love and giving love. It may be the same for giving/receiving, and it may be different. If a husband does not meet the primary love language of his wife, she might not sense his true feelings and start to be unsatisfied with their relationship.

Now You Are Speaking My Language

By Gary Chapman

This book encourages husbands and wives to offer steadfast loyalty, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment to resolving conflict, thus encouraging each other in spiritual growth. With great clarity, Dr. Chapman shows how communication and intimacy are key points in developing a successful marriage by focusing on these principles: Lasting answers to marital growth are found in the Bible, Your relationship with God enhances your marriage relationship,

Communication is the main way two become one in a marriage, and Biblical oneness involves sex, but also intellectual, spiritual,emotional, and social oneness.

National Marriage Week is February 7th-14th

National Marriage Week USA (February 7th to 14th) is a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a culture that fosters strong marriages. We know that marriage greatly benefits children and prevents poverty.

10 Bible-based Tips for Building Your Marriage

Check out these practical pointers for building your marriage the right way - on God's Word.

What's Your "Love Language"?

Take the test to determine your love language below! A love language expresses how we feel love. We all have a primary and a secondary love language. How you show love may not necessarily be the way your spouse prefers. This shows how to communicate love to your spouse in their preferred love language. (Source: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman)

Romantic ideas for your Valentine

It doesn't have to be February 14th to show your spouse some love! Check out these romantic ideas to show your husband or wife how special they are.

15 Steps to Clear Communication

One of the most important aspects a successful marriage is clear communication.
(Source: National Marriage Week USA website)

Why Marriage Matters

Does it matter if couples are married? In Why Marriage Matters, a diverse group of leading family scholars summarizes the findings on the difference that marriage makes in our lives.

Marriage 101 Workshop

The Marriage 101 workshops are informative and interactive classes that discuss the areas of Communication, Finances, Love & Respect, and God’s Blueprint for Marriage. The Marriage 101 is held quarterly on two consecutive Saturdays. Engaged couples are required to attend BOTH classes in order to be married at PRBC or use one of our associate ministers.

Premarital Requirements

The sacred relationship between a husband
and wife is one which must be established upon each person’s individual relationship
with Jesus Christ.
If you are planning to have your wedding at PRBC or use one of our associate
ministers to officiate your wedding at PRBC or another venue, please read the following premarital requirements.

Marriage Resources

The marriage union is established by God and designed to be a visible portrayal of Jesus Christ’s relationship with His Bride, the Church.
Check out these websites, books, articles, and other resources for enhancing your marriage, including faith-based tips, clear communication, romantic ideas, and more. 

Annual Marriage Retreat

Our annual retreat offers an opportunity for couples to reconnect and gain new insights and fresh perspectives about your marriage relationship. Speakers and topics vary each year, but participants always learn ways to improve their relationships and become an inspiration to others and a beacon to the world for what is possible with God.

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