Resources for Marriage Ministry
Pre-Marriage Survey for Counseling Engaged Couples: Symbis Assessment
Pre-Marriage and Marriage Survey: Prepare-Enrich
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs is a best-selling, but problematic, book. It does not align with Free Methodist beliefs and therefore should not be used in FM churches.
2008 National Survey: Egalitarian Marriages Happier than Complementarian Ones (This link downloads a .pdf)
Created for Connection by Sue Johnson
Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman (secular book)
Be sure and check out other resources by looking up publishers, denominations and/or authors here, or researching their stands on marriage equality for yourself.
Combatting Common Misconceptions
Men are not sex-fueled robots by Micah J. Murray
Motherhood is not a woman's primary calling, but rather part of the cult of domesticity foisted on women by the reformation:
Is motherhood the highest calling for women? by Marg Mowczko
A Medieval Makeover: Women’s Roles Before and After the Reformation by Michele Arndt
God's Protection of Women: when abuse is worse than divorce by Herb Vander Lugt
Humor: If Men Got the Titus 2 Treatment by Rachel Held Evans
See also videos on our video page such as:
Does God Say, "I Hate Divorce"?
Headship in Ephesians
"What Were You Wearing?"
The Theology of Gender