My wife and I have been to the Weekend to Remember marriage retreat and we highly recommend it whether you’ve been married briefly or for many years. As stated on their website, “Since 1976, FamilyLife® has been committed to helping you find biblical help for your marriage and family relationships. Through the Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways, FamilyLife Today® radio broadcasts, The Art of Marriage® video event, and our many other resources and content, God has used FamilyLife to restore hope for millions of couples and transform their lives. It’s never too late to apply God’s truth to your relationships, and we stand ready to help.”
J. Parker’s blog is primarily about sex in the context of a Godly marriage and the primary target audience is women. However, I’ve found her writing to be very biblically sound and she strives to make sure her advice aligns with scripture. As stated on her website, “I have been writing the Hot, Holy & Humorous blog since December 2010. What I started as a once-a-week hobby has grown into a full-fledged ministry, reaching millions with now-thrice-weekly posts. My mission is to reclaim sexuality for our marriages as God intended. Thus, my tag line: Sex & Marriage by God’s Design.”
This site is operated by Sheila Wray Gregoire. Besides giving sound biblical advice on a variety of topics related to marriage, I have been inspired by Sheila’s overall ministry endeavors. She and her husband do part-time RV travel in conjunction with their ministry. She writes, she does a wonderful job with videos, and she offers online courses and e-books. Many of my future plans are built around ideas I’ve garnered from her. As stated on her website, “I love family. I love my family first and foremost, including my three children (one in heaven) and my husband. But I also love family because I believe that God made families as the primary vehicle to show His love. Probably part of this love stems from the fact that growing up, my family wasn’t healthy. My dad left when I was two, and I saw the damage that divorce does, even though my mom was amazing (and still is, as we take missions trips together!) So my 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.”
These three websites, along with a couple of others, are owned and operated by Paul and Lori Byerly. What I admire about Paul and Lori is their heart for ministry. They are currently living a full-time RV life, traveling periodically and ministering in churches and communities. The following are excerpts from the information about their websites. The Generous Husband is a daily blog “about learning how to ‘go the extra mile’ for your wife, rather than doing only what you think is ‘required’. True generosity is giving someone what they most want and need, even if they don’t know they need it. Being a generous husband requires being a student of your wife – knowing her, learning what blesses her, what comforts her, what turns her on, what makes her feel secure, and so much more.”
The Generous Wife is also a daily blog. Lori writes, “My husband, Paul, and I work together and actually enjoy it. We continue to invest in our marriage and reap the benefits of it (we are best friends and hugely in love with each other). A few years back I got a wild hare and decided that sharing some ideas would be a good thing and The Generous Wife was born…. May I encourage y’all to consider generosity as a way of life? Aside from the good you can do, the return benefits are great. God will bless you in surprising ways and you’ll be swamped with the back wash of generosity and kindness that comes with that kind of lifestyle (yes, there are some wounded folks who won’t respond well, but most folks will). Pray and practice. The more you do it, the better you get at it.”
Finally, The Generous Journey gets updated when the Byerly’s are actively traveling. I am inspired by their format as we head out (in 2018!) and plan to emulate a similar approach in my own blog. It was fun to watch them travel (virtually)!