MARRIAGE

COACHING/MENTORING

If you and your spouse or fiance feel you could benefit from coaching, reach out to any member of the Marriage Team or the Newstart Staff. You will be paired with a trained coaching couple who will lovingly walk beside you as you learn new skills and habits that will serve your marriage for a lifetime.

Small Groups

Blended and Blessed – We understand that remarriages are vastly different than first marriages. That's why we formed this group geared toward preventing re-divorce, while supporting and strengthening stepfamilies and blended families. For more information, contact Kristin Engler. 
Other Groups? – We understand that remarriages are vastly different than first marriages. That's why we formed this group geared toward preventing re-divorce, while supporting and strengthening stepfamilies and blended families. For more information, contact Kristin Engler. 

Recommended Books/Readings

Recommended Podcasts & Sermons

General:

Blended Family/ Remarriage: 

  • The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal
  • The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal
  • Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts: Nine Questions to Ask Before -- and After -- You Remarry by Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott
  • Remarriage Checkup, The: Tools to Help Your Marriage Last a Lifetime by Ron L. Deal and David H. Olson
  • The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family by Ron L. Deal and David H. Olson
  • The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive by Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge
  • The Smart Stepdad: Steps to Help You Succeed by Ron L. Deal
  • Life in a Blender By Ron L. Deal
  • God Breathes on Blended Families (Second Edition) by Moe and Paige Becnel

General:

  • Marriage: An Introduction - Alistair Begg
  • The Christian Family: Husbands - Alistair Begg
  • The Christian Family: Wives - Alistair Begg
  • The Meaning of Marriage - Tim Keller
  • What is Marriage? - Matt Chandler

Enrichment:

  • Christ-Centered Relationships (3 part series) - Francis and Lisa Chan
  • Communication and Trust in a Marriage - Patrick Doyle
  • Marriage as Commitment and Priority - Tim Keller
  • Major Keys to Marriage - Michael and Natalie Todd

Crisis:

  • Hope for Hurting Marriages, Part 1 - Greg Laurie
  • Hope for Hurting Marriages, Part 2 - Greg Laurie 

Blended/Remarriage:

  • Letting Go of the Past & Creating a New Life: Second Marriage - Awesome Marriage