But because so many of us were raised in families fragmented by the culture in which we live, we lack the living examples and, many times, the biblical knowledge of relationship principles that make family relationships a joy and a blessing rather than a burden. These resources will help fill that gap.
Read your Bible every day! This is THE KEY to success. None of the authors below have greater wisdom than God presents in His Word, if we will heed it.
And, if relationships are a particular problem, then read Proverbs every day as well, chapters 1 through 31, one chapter for every day of the month. Every month, every year. Do this in addition to any of the other books and resources you might be reading from the following list.
Biblical wisdom for relationships is summed up in The Golden Rule: Do Unto Others. Keep it always in the forefront of your heart, and mind.
Study the Family Foundations posts here on A Little Perspective.
Solve Family Problems, by Dr. S. M. Davis, has biblical teaching videos on just about every aspect of personal relationships.
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, and The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage, by Dr, Laura Schlessinger.
Ten Stupid Things Women – Men – Couples – Parents – Do to Mess Up Their Lives, Relationships, and Kids, by Dr. Laura Schlessinger.
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, by Mark Gungor.
Raising Godly Tomatoes, by L. Elizabeth Krueger.
Read everything here! Especially see Elizabeth’s review of both hyperscheduling and attachment parenting methods.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Classes, by Anne Elliott. Highly recommended.
The Four Foundations of Lifelong Learning, by Anne Elliott. Highly recommended.
Growing Kids God’s Way, by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp.
Saturation Love, by Jim Wilson: One of the most important essays on parenting I have ever read.
Download this very short essay, or get the book it appears in, How to Be Free from Bitterness.
Thank you for sharing! I love the idea of reading through Proverbs every month.
Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments Jenni!