There are so many great marriage-related website and blogs on the internet. Many focus on the needs of wives, some on husbands, some on sex & intimacy, and some have all these and more. Resources galore, great posts and advice – I just wish we all had time to immerse ourselves in all of them. Our marriages would be greatly blessed by them.
Our ministry decided to ask Twitter devotees who they thought were the Best Marriage Sites for 2012, and sent out a call for votes…..and wow, did they come in. Not quite American Idol-esque – but Twitter folks know how to get involved when they want to.
What follows are the top 12 vote getters, and thereby – the Winners, the Champions, the Best of the Best – Marriage-Related Websites/Blogs as voted on Twitter. Our hope is that you will visit these great friends, and that you will get involved in what they are saying/doing – so that your marriage, and those you touch, will be ministered to, grow and flourish – all for God’s glory.
Speaking of God – Our judging included only those sites that we felt presented a Bible-based, Christian view of marriage/relationships. There are many other sites that do not, but that was the key factor in determining our winners. So – let’s dive in and explore these great sites:
In No Particular Order….
Happy Wives Club – http://www.happywivesclub.com
Wives are miserable. Marriages usually fail. Husbands eventually cheat. This is what so many have come to believe. But this is not everyone’s reality. It is certainly not mine. I am a happy wife. I love being married. I adore my husband. And I am not an anomaly. We’re searching for at least 1 million happy wives all over the world. Those like us who enjoy being a wife, absolutely adore their husband and are still head-over-heels in love.
Foundation Restoration – http:www.foundationrestoration.org
Foundation Restoration believes that marriage is the foundation of society and, therefore, aspires to have a global impact by promoting a positive message of the true benefits, blessing, and importance of healthy marriages and relationships. Through Christ-centered education, preparation, equipping, and encouraging of people at every stage of life, Foundation Restoration hopes to unlock the full potential of marriages, relationships, families, and ultimately, society as a whole.
Stupendous Marriage – http://www.stupendousmarriage.com
Stupendous Marriage was launched in April of 2011. This website – Stupendous Marriage – has a weekly podcast and a section of our writing about strengthening marriages. Many great and practical tips, and some honest, engaging conversations with two great marriage champions.
To Love, Honor and Vacuum – http://www.tolovehonorandvacuum.com
Sheila’s passion in this life is to help strengthen families–to equip women to be the best wives and mothers they can be, and especially to cultivate marriages that are rock solid. She has written four books for women, including To Love, Honor and Vacuum. You will love this multi-faceted resource.
Marriage Today – http://www.marriagetoday.com
Since founding MarriageToday in 1994, Jimmy and Karen Evans have encouraged and coached countless couples in building rewarding marriages and healthy homes. With more than 50% of unions in America ending in divorce, the Evans are committed to sharing proven truths that can make the most troubled marriage good, and any good marriage great. They bring more than 25 years experience equipping and teaching couples to MarriageToday’s mission to restore the dream of marriage in America.
The Generous Wife – http://www.the-generous-wife.com
Lori started The Generous Wife as a way of encouraging women to build their marriages. Along the way, people began to look to her to talk about theological concepts of womanhood.Reluctant to enter the fray, we are all thankful that her ongoing joy is to infect others with the desire to bless their spouses. A great resource.
Marriage Works – http://www.mymarriageworks.org
Because of the circumstances of their past, the Bullard’s are sold-out to changing the circumstances of their future. Because of their experiences, and their hearts for Christ, they are passionate about the cause of healthy, functional marriages. Another great resource for us all.
The Romantic Vineyard – http://theromanticvineyard.com
Tom and Debi started The Romantic Vineyard in November of 2008. Married for 32 years, it is their desire to help marriages grow strong in order to produce a rich harvest of fruit for those following behind them. The blog has date night ideas, great conversation starters and rich resources to help their readers grow their own Romantic Vineyard for God’s glory.
Eye to Eye Marriage – http://eyetoeyecommunity.com
Located In Oklahomas City, Eye to Eye’s passion is to promote God’s ordained purpose for marriage by strengthening and equipping families to leave a Godly legacy for the next generation. More great ideas and resources.
The Marriage Bed – http://site.themarriagebed.com
Another venue by Paul and Lori that primarily focuses on intimacy and sex-related issues in marriage. Someone needs to talk about it, and thankfully TMB does. A wealth of great material and resources on issues that greatly affect all marriages – even Christian ones. Don’t miss it.
One Flesh Marriage – http://www.onefleshmarriage.com
God placed a burden on Brad & Kate’s hearts for couples seeking to have a Christ-centered, one flesh marriage! It is out of that burden and much prayer that, One Flesh Marriage Ministries was born. Join them as they share how He has led them, and how he transformed their marriage. We all still have more to learn on the journey toward a one flesh marriage!
The Marriage Dance – http://marriagedance.org
The vision of MarriageDance is to enhance unity and partnership in Christian marriages so couples experience more of God’s good intentions for marriage, reflect the Biblical principles of marriage to the world around them, glorify God and advance His Kingdom on earth.
There you have it. 12 Wonderful resources to further equip, encourage and bless your marriage. Visit all of them, and often!
Keep living deliberately. Your marriage was never intended to be lived apart from God. Put Him first, and He will work out the rest.