Tighten The Knot Toolkit

One thing you learned at Tighten The Knot marriage conference is that it takes more than a day to build a life. 

Marriages are made, one decision, one moment at a time. The tools below have been curated to equip you for every season of marriage. Empty-nester? Just getting started? It’s never too late to build something great.

Take a Next Step

  • Find support and encouragement in a NewSpring Group. Use this form to join a group near you.
  • Invite others to pray for you. The altar is a place of healing, not a place of pity. If you’re struggling, come borrow someone else’s faith. Take to your campus Care Team and let them pray with you and for you. 
  • Marriage counseling is a great way to break old patterns of thinking and believing. If you need help finding a counselor, your campus Care Team can help. 

Read the Bible Together

Use this study to understand what the Bible says about marriage and navigate those tricky conversations every married couple faces — from how to love each other when you disagree, to what it means to put your spouse before your kids or extended family. 

Learn More about God’s Design for Marriage

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Podcast recommendations

MarriageToday - Hosted by best-selling author and speaker Jimmy Evans, MarriageToday is a daily program that provides hope and help for marriage and family relationships.

Five Minute Fatherhood - In this a five-minute weekday podcast Jeremy Pryor and Jeff Bethke share practical and tactical tips to equip fathers on their journey. 

Fight Hustle, End Hurry - Listen as Jeff Bethke and author and pastor John Mark Comer discuss hustle and hurry, how they harm our spiritual lives, and what we can do about them. 

Book recommendations

The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian
Learn how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for key areas in your husband’s life. Be encouraged by Stormie’s experiences, sample prayers, and related Bible verses.

The Power of a Praying Husband” by Stormie Omartian
Packed with real-life examples and refreshing honesty, Stormie encourages husbands to intercede in every area of their wives’ lives.

Total Forgiveness” by R.T. Kendall
One of the core messages of the gospel is that of total forgiveness — not only that we can be totally forgiven by God, but also that we must, in turn, totally forgive others.

The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy and Kathy Keller
This book shows everyone — Christians, skeptics, singles, married couples, and those about to be engaged — the Bible’s vision of marriage. You’ll learn how to have a successful marriage as well as how to know God and love Him and others more deeply.

Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas
In this popular bestselling book, Gary Thomas uncovers how marriage can be the doorway to a closer walk with God and each other.

Keep Dating One Another

The text challenges are over, but your pursuit of your spouse is not. Use these date ideas to keep making memories together. 

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