As Christians, our only time of instruction shouldn’t be during weekend worship. Small group Bible studies and ministry events are also important for growth. Aside from those activities, dive into books and studies on topics that interest or even intimidate you. Here are some recommendations from our staff:



  1. Love and Logic by Cline and Faye
  2. False Intimacy by ___
  3. How to Grow a Connected Family by Jackson
  4. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
  5. Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World by Chap Clark
  6. Gospel Powered Parenting by ___

199 Ideas and Suggestions to Honor & Love Your Wife by Vicker, Casey, & Sherlund

Sacred Influence by ___
Fierce Women: the Power of a Soft Warrior by Kimberly Wagner

Healing Hurts
The Five Love Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman & Jennifer Thomas
Forgive and Forget by Lewis Smede
The Love Dare by Kendricks




The Legacy Path by Brian Haynes
How to Grow a Connected Family by Jim and Lynne Jackson
God’s Grand Vision for the Home by Rob Reinow
Strengths Based Parenting by Mary Reckmeyer and Jennifer Robison


The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers (toddlers/preschool)
The Spark Story Bible (preschool/early elementary)
The Jesus Storybook Bible (preschool./early elementary)
God’s Love for You Bible Storybook by Richard and Renee Stearns (elementary)
Hands-On Bible (elementary)
The Action Bible (elementary)

Bible App for Kids:
The Bible Project:
Connected Families:
Faith at Home:


At Plymouth Covenant, we want to help men and women either prepare for or strengthen their marriages. In addition to our marriage ministry mentoring and events [link to Get Connected/Adults/Marriage page], we encourage couples to seek out resources like these designed to help you nurture your relationship with your spouse.

Top Ten Books Recommended

  1. Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns
  2. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldman
  4. For Men Only by Shaunti Feldman
  5. Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman
  6. How to Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen by Sharon Hart Morris May
  7. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Love and Stosny
  8. A Lasting Promise by Scott Stanley
  9. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
  10. 9 Things You Simply Must Do by Henry Cloud


  1. Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman
  2. Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns
  3. Intimate Issues by ___
  4. A Celebration of Sex by ___

Struggles in Intimacy

  1. Safe Haven Marriage by ___
  2. False Intimacy by ___
  3. Sex Is Not the Problem—Lust Is by ___
  4. A Celebration of Sex by ___


Managing finances isn’t easy, and sometimes paying the bills is hard. Thankfully, there are authors who’ve merged lessons from the Bible with smart practices for managing personal or family finances. Here are a few worth reading:

Finance & Budgeting
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey


RightNow Media is free tool that provides video Bible studies to every person in our congregation. Plymouth Covenant Church has a subscription. Use this form to request access. Once Pastor Bob approves your request, you’ll receive an email notification with a link to set up your account. Then, simply log in and start browsing all of the great streaming content that’s available.