United Methodist Marriage and Family Ministries

Best Practices Articles and Recommended Resources

 

GENERAL

Getting Started in Family Ministry

Expanded Family Ministries Survey

Why I am Passionate About Marriage and Family Ministries

Strengthening Marriage and Family Ministries in Your Area

United Methodist Marriage and Family Ministries: Not for Couples Only

Nurturing Families, Nurturing Disciples

Communicating for Connection Model and Teach

Communicating for Connection Worksheet

Cultivating Compassionate Connection

Developing a Marriage Ministry in Your Church

Marriage and Family Ministry Starts at Home

Annual Conference Initiatives for Strengthening Marriages and Families

National Marriage Week
    National Marriage Week Survey
    National Marriage Week Bulletin Insert
    National Marriage Week Press Release

New Webinar Series

Self Awareness and Empathy

Boundaries in Relationships Resources

Healthy and Effective Communication of Anger

Safe Conversations

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Best Practices in Marriage Preparation

Marriage Mentoring

Marriage Preparation Ministries Around the United Methodist Connection

Marriage Preparation Resources for Pastors and Mentor Couples

Premarital Inventories

Resources for Couples Preparing for Marriage

Resources for Couples Preparing for Second Marriages

Long Distance Marriage Preparation

MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT

After the Wedding

Why Marriage Education and Enrichment

Marriage Education and Enrichment Reading List for Couples

Marriage Education and Enrichment Organizations and Websites 

New Offerings From Marriage Education and Enrichment Organizations

Marriage Education and Enrichment Reading List for Pastors Church Leaders and Counselors

Marriage Education and Enrichment Curriculum Materials

10 Great Dates Resources for Marriage Education and Enrichment

Spiritual Practices and Devotional Resources for Couples

Couple Relationships and Money Issues

Six Steps for Holding a Courageous Conversation With Your Spouse

Helping Individuals Transform Their Marriages

Relationship Repair Review

Easy Access Marriage Enrichment

Radical Marriage

Self Awareness and Empathy

Making Marriage Simple Book Review

 

PARENTING

Empowering Parents

Help Parents Successfully Raise Responsible Children

Review of Parenting is Heart Work 

Protecting Our Children

Promoting Internet Safety

Countering Mass Media's Negative Influence

Fifty Shades of Grey: How to Respond

RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS

Cultivating Compassionate Connection

Equipping Youth to Build Healthy Relationships

The Sacred Search Book Review

spreading Happiness and Joy

MINISTERING WITH CLERGY FAMILIES

Strengthening Clergy Families

Resourcing Clergy Families in Crisis and Transition

Summary of Responses From Survey of Bishops and AC Leaders

My Marriage and My Ministry

Marriage and Family Ministry Starts at Home

Meeting Needs of Clergy Families

MINISTERING WITH THOSE IN CRISIS AND TRANSITION

Guidance for Navigating Change

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

In the Valley of the Shadow of Death 

Caring for Widows and Widowers

Dealing With Depression Book Review

Ministering with Those on the Brink of Divorce

Desperate Marriages

Divorce Care and Recovery Ministries

Helping Stepfamilies Thrive

Shedding Light on Domestic Violence

Facing Up to Pornography and Sexual Addictions

Infidelity: Prevention and Recovery

When a Spouse Has Suffered Childhood Sexual Abuse

When I or Someone I Love Was in Prison