We often get questions about products that we use or tools we recommend, so I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your marriage needs.
I’ll add to this list over time as we find more fantastic tools (and feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for other “best of” resources). We recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience.
Here’s a handy listing of each area covered below. Just click on the topic to jump right to it:
- 15 Minute Marriage Makeover (our book)
- Health & Fitness
- Natural Family Planning
- Marriage Preparation & Dating
- HELP! My Marriage is in Trouble
- 15 Minute Marriage Makeover – Refresh Your Relationship, Add Sizzle to Your Sex Life & Be Happier in Just Minutes a Day
We wrote this book based on our own experiences and the requests we heard over and over from the EM community. If you’re looking to get the spark back in your marriage and reconnect with your spouse like never before, you need to read this book.
It’s full of simple, but powerful, 15-minute experiences that you and your husband or wife can share to feel closer than ever.
For most couples, the absolute most important thing you can do to improve your finances is to make a budget.
I have tried every budgeting tool out there, and I take great pride in recommending YNAB as the best resource you should use to improve your finances. The link above will bring you to my detailed review of this great tool, and if you want to check it out for yourself please click here to try it for yourself.
Trust me, you’ll love how easy it makes it to manage your money!
I don’t know about you, but one of the areas we have consistently struggled is in our food costs, especially when it comes to eating out.
Check out this simple service we use to save a ton of money in feeding our growing family – plus, you’ll discover some amazing new dishes!
I love Dave Ramsey’s “God’s and Grandma’s advice” approach to finances, and this book will give you the step-by-step plan you need to get your finances under control and get ahead with money.
While I thought the idea was a little cheesy at first, I’ve found this to be a favorite resource for bringing the sexy back to your marriage – using your cell phone, no matter how busy your day may be.
Check it out and grab the free “3 Magic Texts” that you can start using today.
I have to say that when it comes to making Romance happen in your marriage, you’d be hard pressed to find a better resource than the amazing gals over at The Dating Divas.
Eleven women – the divas themselves – contribute awesome ideas for dates, how to serve your husband, tips on keeping the romance alive in your marriage, and so much more!
In The Ultimate Date Night Book, they gathered all of their TOP dates (voted by readers and Divas) plus fresh, never before seen or published date ideas…and compiled them into an awesome DATE ebook!
This is the perfect book to have on hand for planning fun, unique and sexy date nights!
The Dating Divas gathered their best marriage tips – the secrets behind the success in their own marriages and compiled them into The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage!
They share touching, enlightening, and humorous stories to demonstrate each marriage tip. By applying these simple, yet valuable tips, you’ll start to experience a different, happier marriage right away.
I’m a big believe that the right mindset makes all the difference when it comes to enhanced intimacy in your marriage. Treating sex as a sacred and intimate form of communication with your spouse will open you up to more and better lovemaking in your marriage.
However, that’s not to say that sexual techniques and lovemaking tips aren’t helpful.
Michael Webb is a bit of a legend when it comes to sharing lovemaking tips – he’s even done it on Oprah – and he’s compiled over 500 of his best lovemaking tips in this classic resource.
When couples love each other but one (or both) are suffering from a low sex drive, it can be very difficult.
Gina Parris is a friend and performance coach who has put together a really remarkable program to help couples enjoy great sex even when they’re not in the mood. Check it out and see if it may help your relationship get that spark back.
When it comes to the topic of married sex and intimacy, my go-to resource is my friends Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo with ONE Extraordinary Marriage.
Their first book Stripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage (autographed paperback and audio here or on Amazon here) is a must-read that will open your eyes to the power of intimacy both inside and especially outside of your bedroom.
And if you’re looking to really commit to each other and create a spark in your sex life, I’d encourage you to check out their latest book The 7 Days of Sex Challenge. It leads through a spiritual (and physical) journey that will absolutely improve your intimacy.
This is one book EVERY married couple should read. It’s really that important.
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.
I really was enlightened by this book, and my wife Bethany counts it among her favorites. Also, be sure to check out my interview with Dr. Chapman for more insights.
This beautiful e-book represents the collective advice of over 20 of the top relationship experts in North America, all packaged in a series of short, powerful stories that you can put into action today.
This book is free for you as an Engaged Marriage newsletter subscriber. Just sign up right here, and it will be sent to you instantly. I know you’ll love it!
Health & Fitness
- Happy, Healthy & Hot: A 30-Day Blueprint to Take Back Your Health and Enjoy a Sexy Body No Matter How Busy You Are!
This is the book (an action guide, really) I co-wrote to help you regain control of your schedule, get back in shape and feel great about your body.
The book starts with a step-by-step plan to find the time and motivation to get fit and then provides you a specific workout and nutrition plan to make it happen.
Get rid of “Mom or Dad Guilt” and start feeling fantastic!
This is the popular at-home fitness solution I helped to co-create specifically for busy couples and on-the-go parents.
If you’re interested in shaping up and feeling fantastic with workouts that all take less than 30 minutes, I’d encourage you to check out this informational page and consider joining the hundreds of happy, healthy Thrive90 Fitness graduates.
In addition to developing programs with Fit Marriage co-creator Tony DiLorenzo, I am also an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. Beachbody is the company behind the most popular at-home exercise and nutrition programs in the world – such as P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Brazil Butt Lift and many others.
And since I’m a Beachbody Coach, you can have me coach you for FREE simply by joining our team.
The Team Fit Marriage website provides reviews for most of the popular Beachbody programs, plus it’s home to our popular Beachbody Success Show podcast. If you’re thinking of starting P90X or Insanity, you’ll also want to check out our free programs at those links for helping you maximize your success as a beginner.
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning– these three words may be among the most misunderstood and overlooked in modern marriages.
NFP has been an absolute miracle for our marriage, and spreading the truth about this natural means of fertility awareness has become a real passion here at Engaged Marriage. That’s why I put together this free compilation of the best information I know of on the topic.
It’s a super-easy read presented in question-and-answer format, and it does a masterful job of sharing the truth behind Christian sexuality as well as the teachings of the Catholic Church in this controversial area.
After several years of using the Couple-to-Couple League method, we made the switch to the Marquette Model. We felt that it gave us more flexibility, and we loved the fact that it incorporated a test for fertility hormones.
Marriage Preparation & Dating
Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT is a licensed marriage counselor and a friend who will guide you through all of the key areas of marriage preparation.
While there’s no replacement for face-to-face marriage prep work with a professional, this book provides a really affordable, convenient and effective tool for busy couples.
This book by Dr. Gary Chapman (author of one of favorites – The Five Love Languages) is a real down-to-earth advice guide for dating and engaged couples.
With decades of experience working with couples and being married, Dr. Chapman shares all the top myths about being married and how to prepare for them now before you tie the knot.
Also, be sure to check out my interview with Dr. Chapman for more insights.
If you’re still dating, or you’re involved in a long-distance relationship, I think you’ll really enjoy this.
HELP! My Marriage is in Trouble
If you and your spouse have uttered the word (or thought seriously about) divorce, then I recommend you give this program a try.
From simply feeling disconnected to infidelity to serious financial problems, the experts behind Save My Marriage Today are committed to helping you find a solution that saves your relationship.
I recommend this affordable resource for couples who are looking for a therapist-led refresher on the big issues that are impacting their relationship.
The Marriage Refresher Course is intended to get back to the basic (and vitally important) foundational issues in your marriage and strengthen your relationship from there.
For many couples, this kind of focus will have a dramatic impact on the quality of their marriage and family life.
Licensed marriage therapist Randy Bennett has helped thousands of women better communicate with their man to enjoy a deeper, intimate connection.
If you’re feeling distant from your husband, check out his free video presentation to see if this will help close the gap in your marriage.
If you are about to call it quits or you’ve separated, this program is something you should check out. It’s focused on helping struggling couples (or former couples) with a real emphasis on “getting your ex back” and giving your relationship another shot.
T.W. Jackson uses some unconventional methods, but the results speak for themselves with over 50,000 people helped using The Magic of Making Up.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, Engaged Marriage will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that we have experience with all of these companies, and we recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something.
Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals for your marriage and family.