Resources for Married Couples


From I Do to We Do
Just Released – From I DO to WE Do:  The First Five Years

It started with “Hello.” A chance encounter that led to dating which led to the words, “Will you marry me?” and the response, “I do!” But what do you say after you say “I do?” How do you go from “I do” to “We do?”

This book is a guide for the first five years of marriage. It is designed to help you navigate those crucial early years of married life that set the stage for your life together.

For all newly married couples, it includes information on adjustment, communication, time management and other issues related to those early years as well as a chapter on second marriages. Written from a Catholic Christian perspective, it includes information that is helpful to couples regardless of their faith background.

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For the cost of a card, you can give newlyweds a gift that will help them have a healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime!


Marriage Moments:  100 Reflections on Married Life

From the first hello, through early years, parenting, career challenges, retirement and golden years, MARRIAGE MOMENTS offers vignettes of married life to inspire and sustain marriages. Each reflection is designed to give an insight into married life, the joys and the challenges. They may be read alone or together as a couple. The perfect gift for an anniversary or for newlyweds.

All proceeds from this book go to support Marriage Matters Jackson’s mission to promote, prepare and preserve marriages. To purchase, click here.

Laugh and cry as you see your own marriage in these reflections on married life!

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Marriage Moments II – Michigan Edition:  More Reflections on Married Life

Whether watching the sun rise over Lake Huron, or set over Lake Michigan, visiting Mackinaw Island or the Detroit Institute of Art, riding the Falling Waters Trail or skating on a frozen lake, Michigan is a great place for couples to live and raise a family.

Marriage Moments II – Michigan Edition, features reflections on married life by writers from Jackson, Michigan. The meditations are meant to help couples reflect on their life together, the challenges and the joys.

All of the proceeds from sales of this book go to support the mission of Marriage Matters Jackson to prepare, promote and preserve marriages.

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Containing contributions by Brad Flory and Ken Wyatt.


Daily Meditations (with Scripture) for Busy Couples, David Fortier and Patricia Robertson

All married couples will find inspiration, wisdom, insight and joy in this delightful collection of daily reflections and Bible quotations.

My mom gave us this book because she thought we would find it interesting.  What an understatement!  I read the passage for each day first and then leave it on my husband’s chair to read and then we discuss it.  Sometimes  we know exactly what they are referring to and other times it doesn’t seem  to apply.  Either way we stop and reflect on the bible verse and the  interpretation and discuss what it means to us. We truly enjoy reading this  book each day!

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