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“Haven’t you read,” He (Jesus) replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?  So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

— Matthew 19:4-6


We recommend HomeBuilders small group Bible studies as well as a variety of helpful books addressing everything from marital instruction, to recovering from infidelity, to issues with sexual intimacy, to training with finances.



HomeBuilders includes the most comprehensive series of small group studies for military couples. FamilyLife developed HomeBuilders to help couples build marriages and families according to God’s design.

HomeBuilders can be used in a

• home;

• chapel;

• other small group setting.

Each small-group study focuses on real-life topics, practical application, and biblical truth. lists the HomeBuilders Couples and Parenting Series. The four military HomeBuilders studies were written by Military Ministry staff.

Defending The Military Marriage

Four sessions designed to address four primary issues military couples face;

• life in the military;

• communication;

• finances, and

•sexual accountability.

This is a great starter study for any military couple but especially for those who are new to the military or to small groups.

Making Your Marriage Deployment Ready

Six sessions to help equip couples facing deployment. This can be a challenging time as the reality of separation sinks in. Many questions arise, and one of the biggest is: “Will my marriage be okay?” This study is designed to strengthen your marriage before deployment and bring you closer to each other and to God. The study ends with a recommitment ceremony and presentation of a two-piece marriage commitment coin.

The FamilyLife HomeBuilders Couples Series


For tips on the many ways to use these and other HomeBuilders studies,  Read more.

More Marriage Reading Resources

Torn Asunder: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair
by Dave Carder

The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Before The Last Resort

If your friend has given up hope for their marriage, pray for them relentlessly! This book reminds us that with God nothing is impossible. . . through prayer. The appendix of the book includes a powerful tool: a special section called “Help Me Help My Friend.”

Moments with You by Dennis & Barbara Rainey

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Strike the Original Match by Charles Swindoll

Chuck Swindoll draws on the best marriage-survival guide -- the Bible -- and his many years of marriage to show couples how to survive, flex, grow, forgive, and keep romance alive in their marriage.

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

Intended for Pleasure by Dr. Ed Wheat


"Is this what marriage was supposed to be?"

Three thousand miles apart, God was dealing with Steve and Carleene and their marriage.  Read their story.

Holding Hands–It Means More Than You Think

Doing something simple, like holding hands, can mean more to your marriage than you think. Read more . . . .

Scripture Prayers for Struggling Marriages

Why not pray the very words of God for your marriage when it is struggling? Read more . . .

A Renewal of Covenant Marriage Vows

These vows remind us that “I did,” “I do,” and “I always will.”  Read more . . . .

WWII and Beyond--A Story of Commitment

Married for two days; apart during WWII for 3 ½ years. The story of Eugene and Louise.  Read more . . . .

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