A Small Marriage Lending Library

Pastors, this library belongs to one of our board members, Judy Peterson.  She is generosely willing to lend some of her excellent resources on marriage. They are all DVD sets. Email alifelongmarriage@gmail.com if you'd like to see about borrowing something.

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood (by Dennis Raney) Published By: FamilyLife

Two types of Events: Can be presented as a day/weekend event or a ten-week series.

Each participant will need their own Stepping Up book by Dr. Dennis Raney

 “There is a lot of confusion about manhood these days. Some say a man is made by the job he holds, the car he drives, or the woman he’s with: while others judge him by his steel-like emotions and strong will. But there are qualities that matter so much more-qualities like faithfulness, integrity, leadership, and influence.  These bring a man peace and make him strong”.

Based on his book Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood Dennis Raney hosts this video event.  Featuring stories and insights from Christian leaders and pastors Mark Driscoll, Robert Lewis, Crawford Loritts, Matt Chandler and others, men are challenged to: 

  • Step up to the risks, responsibilities and rewards of authentic manhood;
  • Lead others with courage and compassion
  • Build a life of vital faith
  • Turn fear into bravery and regret into victory
  • Become a generational influencer


The Life Ready Woman (by Shaunti Feldhahn)

Published by: FamilyLife

A nine session video-driven study for women; beginning with an orientation session.

Each participant will need their own Life Ready Woman Workbook.

**The difference between “doing it all” and doing what matters.  God has designed a mission and a plan for every woman’s life; and He wants her to discover it!

The Life Ready Woman is developed for women – to help them set a clear direction for their lives and establish biblical convictions in their priorities and relationships.  In the midst of a fast-paced modern world, filled with wonderful opportunities as well as dangerous pitfalls, today’s Christian women will benefit from the rich biblical insight, practical steps, and personal applications The Life Ready Woman offers as they seek to better manage their lives and find God’s best.


The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design Published by: FamilyLife

Two types of Events: Can be presented as a weekend event or a six-session video-driven weekly series.

Each participant will need their own Art of Marriage Workbook

God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece

Every marriage is unique, expressed by colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives.  Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form – challenging to master but definitely worth the effort.

This six-session series; which can be presented at a Friday evening/all day Saturday marriage event, or a six-session series for small groups, weaves together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes, and much more to portray the hope and beauty of God’s design.  

  • Love Happens: God’s Plan and Purpose
  • Love Fades: Overcoming Isolation
  • Love Dances: Fulfilling Our Responsibilities
  • Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy
  • Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Grace Based Parenting: Creating an Atmosphere of Grace

(By Tim Kimmel) Published by Family Matters

A ten-session series for parents & grandparents.

Each participant will need their own Grace Based Parenting Workbook.

Optional Resource: Tim Kimmel’s book by the same name.

Grace Based Parenting is a refreshing study that shows moms and dads how to love their kids the way God loves his [kids] – with grace!  It gives parents a realistic job description for raising spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose and hope.  Regardless of the health and dynamics of your family configuration, Grace Based Parenting works.

This study will help you:

  • Keep from investing energy in a long list of things that don’t matter
  • Stop fear-based parenting and start parenting with confidence
  • Meet the three driving inner needs of your children
  • Teach your children to navigate their culture, choose better friends and make wiser choices
  • Create an atmosphere within your family that brings the best out of everyone.

Marriage Oneness: closeness for a lifetime (by Tim & Lea Lundy)

Published by FamilyLife

A nine-session series for married couples; beginning with an orientation session.

Each participant will need his or her own Marriage Oneness Workbook.

Optional: Participants are encouraged to take a Marriage Oneness Profile online. This profile will be confidential between you and your spouse. 

The hope of deep soul-level harmony is why we get married in the first place. It’s that good.  But oneness doesn’t just happen.  Couples make it happen – and it can deepen over a lifetime of a marriage. In these dynamic video-based sessions, Marriage Oneness equips you to grow in true intimacy, connection, and purpose – and experience closeness for a lifetime. 

The Marriage Oneness series is developed for married couples – to help them create and sustain a meaningful and satisfying closeness in their relationship that will last a lifetime.

Marriage Oneness trains couples to build a strong and secure marriage using biblical wisdom, practical insights, enlightening discussion, and helpful personal applications. 

Marriage Oneness equips you for oneness in seven key areas:

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Money
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Family & Friends.