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Healthy Marriages at Hyde Park

Hyde Park affirms the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment and shared fidelity.

Find resources to maintain a healthy marriage below, including books, websites, workshops and small groups. Resources are sorted by stages of married life; however, each resource can offer insight for every stage of marriage. If you are in need of a pastor, please contact the Rev. Danny Bennett, 813.253.5388. If you need more help with resources, please contact John Barolo, 813.253.5388.


 

Explore – Before You Say “I Do”

“The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
Discover unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. [More]

 

Start — So You’re Married … Now What?

“iMarriage” by Andy Stanley
Giddy with excitement and burning with love’s fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Then comes the marriage and if … [More]

“Boundaries in Marriage” by Henry Cloud
Two lives becoming one: That’s the marriage ideal. But maybe that seems easier said than done. How do couples solve problems? How do they establish healthy communication? How do they work out conflict and deal with the struggle of differing needs? [More]

 

Deepen — Keeping Your Love Strong

“Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix
Investigating why his marriage dissolved led him to start looking into the psychology of love. Marriage, he ultimately discovered, is the “practice of becoming passionate friends.” [More]

“10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage” by David and Claudia Arp
Small groups of couples can learn important skills and revitalize their marriages with this fun and unique approach. [More]


Financial

“Financial Peace” by Dave Ramsey
Understand the forces behind financial distress and how to set things right financially, emotionally and spiritually. [More]

“How to Debt Proof Your Marriage” by Mary Hunt
This resource covers everything couples need for managing their money harmoniously, including how to reconcile different money behaviors and beliefs, let go of financial fears, understand the basics of practical money management … [More]


Workshops

Marriage Encounter
A “Marriage Encounter” is a weekend away from home, family and responsibilities where in a comfortable, secluded environment, a couple is guided in the discovery of new techniques of communicating and sharing with one another. It is not a retreat, but a program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, their weaknesses and strong points, their attitudes toward each other and toward their families. Couples are given the opportunity to look at themselves, privately with their partner in an honest, face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter. [More]

Better Marriages
A healthy, mutually-satisfying relationship with the one we love is the goal of every marriage. [More]

Imago Relationships
When relationships get tough, it can be hard to listen, and impossible to feel heard. Imago shows couples how to reconnect through a new way of listening and speaking, called the Imago dialogue. Couples discover what lies underneath relationship conflict and how to resolve it together. [More]