There are many resources available to support the health of individuals and their marriage. Some of the ones we’ve found most useful are listed below. Each individual organization is responsible for its content.
Marriage and Family Resources
Since 1976, FamilyLife® has been committed to helping people find biblical help for their marriage and family relationships. FamilyLife provides transferrable, biblically-based help for people at every stage of their marriages and family life. Through the Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways, FamilyLife Today® radio broadcasts, The Art of Marriage® video event, and many other resources and content, God has used FamilyLife to restore hope for millions of couples and transform their lives. It's never too late to apply God's truth to your relationships, and we stand ready to help. For more information, visit http://www.familylife.com/.
Les and Leslie Parrott
Les and Leslie Parrott are a husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University – a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. The Parrotts have written a number of books, devotions, marriage and pre-marriage programs, and have produced videos about marriage. These resources and more can be found on their website. For more information, visit http://www.lesandleslie.com/.
Love Thinks is all about relationships with a mission to develop engaging, entertaining, and informative resources for personal growth and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. All programs are based around the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM), which is a picture of a relationship and the five dynamic bonds that make up a relationship. Love Thinks offers five programs. The PICK Program for singles teaches how to choose a healthy partner and develop a relationship in a safe way. Couple LINKS teaches couples how to rebalance the natural fluctuations in closeness in their relationship and how to deepen intimacy. Home Runs is a family program and provides a framework for building closeness and openness between parents and their kids. Ultimate Spiritual R&R teaches how to build resiliency through exploring and deepening spirituality. And Counseling with the RAM provides professionals a theoretical framework for developing the therapeutic alliance, as well as developing a treatment and follow-up plan. For more information, visit http://www.lovethinks.com/.
Personal Growth Resources
Original Design International (ODI)
Original Design comes from Genesis, with a purpose to see couples, leaders and individuals renewed, revived, and restored to the blessed and productive life of the garden. ODI’s goal is to equip the Body of Christ to “stay above the line,” to live as part of the Kingdom—in the world, but not succumbed to the world. ODI currently has developed four teaching modules (Staying Above the Line, Kingdom Communications – Speak Life, Marriage Empowerment, and Senseless Coaching) that are supplemented with bootcamps, workshops, and seminars, as well as free resources, emails, and books. For more information, visit http://www.originaldesigninternational.com/.
Freedom in Christ Ministries (FICM)
FICM has always been committed to teaching the message of freedom, taking people through The Steps to Freedom in Christ and training individuals to use the “Steps” in their personal ministries. People are encouraged and strengthened by the books and teaching conferences FICM produces and conducts, and many have learned how to minister freedom to others through “encourager training.” FICM-USA has the tools and training needed for community ministries. For more information, visit http://ficm.org/.
Ransomed Heart Ministries (RHM)
Ransomed Heart Ministries (RHM) hopes to change the face of Christianity. RHM desires are to recover the treasure of the Gospel, transform the lives of men and women, and teach men and women to walk with God while living it themselves. RHM desires to equip men to rescue others, provide ongoing nourishment, and show the way to new wineskins. For more information, visit https://www.ransomedheart.com/.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS)
EHS is dedicated to pointing you to an authentic, vibrant and deeply transformational relationship with Jesus. EHS found that spiritual maturity and emotional health are inseparable and has developed a strategy for discipleship that integrates both of these key components with a slowed down lifestyle that puts being with Jesus before doing for Jesus. EHS has a wealth of media rich resources, webinars, experiential conferences and seminars all dedicated to help transform the quality of leaders, relationships, churches and organizations. For more information, visit http://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/.
Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries (GWWM)
At the GWWM website you can Experience the Life of Jesus Christ. God has called you to this experience through the power of Jesus' death and the abundant life of His resurrection power revealed within. GWWM’s passion is to see you and your family Experience Jesus' Life in your everyday life. Through Jesus' resurrection, you were born again to fulfill His original design and specific purpose for your life. Jesus' death and resurrection truly is the power of God transforming you from the dominion of darkness to the liberating experience of Jesus Christ living through you! This reality of Jesus Experience is for everyone that believes in Jesus' resurrection and has received Him into his heart. Then the very nature of Jesus Christ is alive within as Jesus Christ is declared as being Lord. The website has free teachings, sermons, webinars, bible school and much more. For more information, visit http://jesusexperience.com/.
Healing Care (HC)
HC provides help to broken people in two ways: equipping professional and lay caregivers to effectively minister to people through the various aspects of formational prayer, and providing specific venues of spiritual direction/ formational prayer to hurting men, women and children. HC provides seminars, skill development retreats, and written resources that equip professional and lay caregivers to minister to broken people through the various aspects of formational prayer. HC provides specific venues of care for men, women and children who are struggling with deep emotional wounding. These include Extensive Care Retreats, personal spiritual direction and formational prayer. For more information, visit http://www.healingcare.org/.
The Daniel Plan
The Daniel Plan program will equip you with practical tools and resources to bring health into every area of your life. What makes it different from other wellness programs is that The Daniel Plan was built with “love” as the motivation. It’s a reflection of God’s love for us. It’s a story of abundance, not deprivation. A step by step approach that helps you make small changes that lead to big results. Your journey is one of progress, never perfection. The Daniel Plan is framed around The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – life areas that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. Faith is the foundation with God as the source of the power and the energy behind all transformational change. As you follow The Daniel Plan, you will discover that you have a part to play in getting healthier, but God will energize your efforts. We have learned that doing The Daniel Plan in community, with a group of friends is the “secret sauce”. People who do the program together lose 50% more weight! For more information, visit http://danielplan.com/.