We do not like to see the wheel unnecessarily re-invented and the following links and downloads are from well known sources. Theses resources are aimed at building healthy marriages and families, thus the transformation of communities. We have not read or reviewed all content and would therefore be grateful for your feedback – please make your suggestion(s) through our ‘Contact Us’ page .
Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. He is also founder and president of The Urban Alternative and author of over 100 books, booklets and Bible studies. The first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University.
Amongst his writings are a number of free ebooks that we would particularly draw to your attention and they are “A Victorious Marriage” and “God’s Portrait of a Kingdom Family”. These booklets are great for a married couple to read and study together. They can also be used within an appropriately focused small group. The link below is to his web sites “Free Christian Ebook” page to download these and other titles (email etc. required).
Drs Les & Leslie Parrott
Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples.
Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married of decades. Their book and dvd course on mentoring is available in Australia from Christian bookshops and elsewhere. Learn more about these resources and others from the Parrotts.
Global Family Challenge (from Transform World)
“Because God created the family as the foundation of human life it has been under continual attack from Satan and his demons.
Whatever God loves, Satan hates. Whatever God desires to build, Satan seeks to tear down.
In this booklet we will explore four urgent reasons why our churches must have a plan to minister to families:
- Families are suffering.
- God’s institution of the family is under spiritual and cultural attack.
- Justice and safety depend on strong marriages and families.
- God created families and churches to partner together to advance the Gospel.
Because of these realities, every local church needs a biblical strategy to build families, strengthen marriages, train parents,
and connect the generations. When we strengthen families, we strengthen our churches……”
Download the series of 3 booklets created by the team at ‘Global Family Challenge’. These booklets address:
- ‘The Family in Crisis: An Urgent Appeal to the Global Church’,
- ‘What is Family Ministry? – Uniting Churches and Families for the Gospel’
- ‘How We Build: Process in Establishing the Family Discipleship Culture’ :
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