National Marriage Month

Neither man nor woman can go it alone or claim priority. Man was created first, as a beautiful shining reflection of God—that is true. But the head on a woman's body clearly outshines in beauty the head of her "head," her husband. The first woman came from man, true—but ever since then, every man comes from a woman! And since virtually everything comes from God anyway, let's quit going through these "who's first" routines.

Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11 (The Message)

February is National Marriage Month 2009. Here's a list of worthwhile resources.

Organizations that support marriage:

Operation Us ( offers articles, workshops, forums and other resources to spread the word about the importance of healthy, loving and safe relationships to our communities.

The National Organization for Marriage ( is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.


What Kind of People Succeed in Marriage? ( by David P. Gushee for PRISM Magazine (July-August 2009)

Marriage Is for Life ( by Janis Balda for CBE

Marriage as a Mystery ( by Dr. Robert Hicks for CBE

Reclaiming the Black Marriage ( by Harold Arnold for Saved Magazine

"Evangelical Separation Anxiety: What the Bible says about divorce" ( by David Instone-Brewer for the Wall Street Journal (4.6.07)

Books and reviews:

For marriage resources written specifically with black couples in mind, check out the writings of psychologist Harold Arnold. (

Love & War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of ( by John and Stasi Eldredge (Random House, 2009) encourages husbands and wives to fight (for each other)!

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