Recommended Resources

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I have compiled a list of marriage resources that I personally recommend. This means that I either have personal experience with them or have reviewed them thoroughly.

Books about Second Marriage

The Heart of Remarriage
This beautiful book is a compassionate look at how we need to look at our heart, in order to gain the healing we need to be successful in our second marriage.



Successful Second Marriages
This is a very interesting book that tells the stories of several remarried couples who have it through their hard time and are thriving in their second marriage.



Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts: Nine Questions to Ask Before – and After – You Remarry
This couple have written several books on marriage and this one focuses on being ready for the challenges of a second marriage.


Books About being a Step Parent

131 Conversations for Stepfamily Success: How to Grow Intimacy, Parent as a Team and Build a Joyful Home (Creative Conversations Series Book 6)
This is a wonderful collection of conversation ideas, great for getting to know each other and building connections. Good for the whole family.


The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Happy Family
This is the first book I ever read about stepfamilies and it helped me a great deal. This is a classic in the field and has just has recently been updated.



StepMonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way They Do
This book tells the unvarnished truth about why it is so difficult to be a stepmother by examining literature, science and real experience.


General Books About Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage: Meditations on the Miracle
This is, hands down, the best book on marriage every written. No practical how-to’s in this volume. Instead, it is a meditation on how wonderous and terrifying it is to be as deeply connected to another human being, as you are in marriage.


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
This classic book helped my husband and I greatly during our first years of marriage. Men aren’t known for liking marriage books that much, but he actually liked this one.



Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires and the Respect He Desperately Needs



Books About Tough Issues in Marriage

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
This book explains why people are verbally abusive and gives you strategies for both dealing with it and for deciding on whether or not you should stay in the relationship.


Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis
This was the book I read when my first husband and I were seperated. It talks about making those tough choices when a partner does not want to be in a relationship. This is a classic that has recently been updated.


Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Controlling and Angry Men
This is another excellent book for understanding verbal abuse and what is happening in the mind of the abuser.



Conversation Games

The Ungame




TABLETOPICS Original – 10th Anniversary Edition: Questions to Start Great Conversations



Websites About Second Marriage

Second Marriage: This is my own website that offers resources and articles about second marriage.

Second Marriage Hope Facebook Page: This is the Facebook page I run about Second Marriage


Websites About Stepfamiles

Smart Stepfamilies: This site is run by Ron Deal, one of the world’s foremost experts on stepfamilies.

Step Mother Support: This site offers a lot of in-depth support for stepmoms.

Step Mom Mag: This online magazine offers great content on step parenting issues.


General Marriage Sites

To Love Honor and Vacuum: This is a website targeted at women offering humour and wisdom for handling marriage.

One Flesh Marriage: This site offers frank, encouraging advice for married Christians who want to honour Christ in their relationship.

Family Life Today: A comprehensive site to help you in all aspects of your marriage.



Prepare-Enrich: This site offers a test that will help you pinpoint weaknesses and strengths in your marriage.

E-Prep: This site offers training online to deal with common marriage issues.


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