This page is dedicated to giving your family the tools and resources you need to thrive as a family. You will find books, websites, articles/blogs and more. There is even a place to request a resource that you don’t see listed here.
Scroll down for topics: Marriage, Men/Manhood, Women/Womanhood, Divorce & Remarriage, Blended Families, Parenting, Family Discipleship/Worship, General Family Websites, Resource Request Form
“Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas. This book points us to the central focus of marriage…our relationship with Jesus. Everyone could benefit from reading this one!
“The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. This book will help you to better communicate your love to your spouse and to help you appreciate their love for you.
“Sexual Intimacy In Marriage” by William Cutrer. This book can help couples deal with some difficult-to-discuss issues and grow your marriage
“What Did You Expect?” by Tedd Tripp. This book is great for young couples who are still feeling their way through the early years, and it’s pretty good for the marriage veterans as well.
“The Exemplary Husband” by Stuart Scott.This book deals primarily with self-sacrificing and leadership needed to be a great husband.
“Every Man’s Battle” by Stephen Arterburn. This book deals with sexual temptations that all men face. This book is good for “every man” to read.
“Tender Warrior” by Stu Weber. This book deals with biblical manhood as it pertains to fathers and husbands.
“Lies Women Believe” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. This book exposes areas of deception and most commonly believed lies about sin, marriage and emotions. Tells women how they can be delivered from bondage and walk in God’s grace, forgiveness and abundant life.
“The Power of a Praying Woman” by Stormie Omartian. This book challenges and encourages women to take their needs, hopes, longings and fears to the Lord in prayer.
“Calm My Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow. A book to help you explore the calmness and contentment promised in Scripture. Discover what the Bible says about contentment and ways to apply it.
“Mom Enough” by Desiring God Ministries, contributors: Rachecl Jankovic, Gloria Furman, etc. This book will help you learn how to treasure God and depend on His all sufficient grace.
“Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full” by Gloria Furman. This book will help to reorient your vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. Treasure Christ no matter how busy you are.
Divorce & Remarriage
Smart Step Families: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, by Ron Deal. There are few good biblical books written on this subject, and this is one of them. Ron Deal has authored several books in the “Smart Step Family” series.
“Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp. This is simply put the best parenting book I have ever read. The earlier in the parenting process you read the better, but it’s never too late.
“Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family”, by Paul David Tripp. Written by Tedd Tripp’s brother this book is a great companion to “Shepherding a Child’s Heart.” It’s more of a big picture philosophy of parenting to help keep us oriented in the right direction. You will be convicted and encouraged by this book.
“Dare to Discipline” by James Dobson. This is a great guide to practical parenting from a Christian perspective.
Christ-Centered Parenting Summer 2018 @ FBC Gadsden, This takes you to our youtube playlist page where you’ll find the “Christ-Centered Parenting” playlist. In this series we talk about overlaying the biblical themes of Law and Grace onto your parenting.
Join us for our quarterly Discipleship Dinners, where we tackle key parenting issues.
“Family Worship” by Donal Whitney. Age: Parents, This small volume is perfect for those who want help to get started worshiping with their family.
“The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Age: 0-5, This is just a great yet simple Bible story book, especially for your preschool children.
“The Big Picture Story Bible” By David R. Helm. Age: 0-5, This is a wonderful book that walks your family through the whole story of the Bible.
“The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New” by Marty Machowski. Age: 6-12, This is a great book to help you teach the doctrines of the bible to your child.
“Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book” Age: 4-10, by Starr Meade. Another great little Bible story book, good for older children.
General Family Websites
These websites deal with many of the topics above. Some Websites have also been listed under individual topics.
Focus on the Family– General Family issues
Family Life– General Family Issues
The Gospel Coalition– Current Theological, Church and Family issues
Westminster Book Store– Great one stop shop for books. You can’t go wrong with anything in their family section.
Smart Step Families- The best website and resource for blended families.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood– Dealing with family as well as cultural issues surrounding biblical gender roles.