Our Trusted Marriage & Family Resources

Summary

Our mission is to help bring marriages back to the Bible. Below are Dale and Veronica’s collected and trusted resources, courses, books, podcasts, and articles.

We do not refer anything that we have not read, listened to, or personally experienced. Below you will find a curated collection of our personal products, our favorite books, and a list of podcasts and articles organized by topic. We believe your marriage has a 100% chance of success if you do it God’s way and not your own. It’s our hope that these resources support your pursuit of building a biblical marriage.

Our Internal Resources


One-On-One Marriage Coaching with Dale and Veronica 

Dale and Veronica offer 60-min, video call marriage coaching sessions to Christian couples as their schedules permits. This is a paid service for $249/session. You can apply to book a session here.

6-Week Marriage Mentor Program

We offer a comprehensive, 6-week marriage training program which includes: Six 30-45-min teaching videos, six Marriage Challenge Checklists, and a private online community to connect with other Christian couples. You can enroll here.

3-Day Ultimate Marriage Retreats

Twice per year, we host 15 couples in the mountains of Oregon on a private 250-acre ranch. Each retreat is a three-day experience designed to teach couples how to live out the Bible’s design for a beautiful, powerful, and exciting marriage. Apply to attend here.

The Ultimate Marriage Podcast

A new episode every Wednesday! With almost 100,000 monthly downloads, the Real Christianity podcast ranks as a top 100 Christian podcasts and is currently the highest rated marriage podcast in the world. Listen on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, or Google Play

Free 365 Bible Reading Plan

We believe you can’t build a biblical marriage if you haven’t read the Bible. In just four chapters per day, you can finish the Bible in one year. Download it for free here.

Marriage Books


Sacred Marriage

A profound read and likely our favorite marriage book. The premise: Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully and love him more deeply.  What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Buy on Amazon.

The Meaning of Marriage

A marriage classic that we believe is theologically sound and paints an honest picture of God’s design for marriage. Veronica and I listened to the audiobook in 2016 and have recommended it to many couples since. But on Amazon.

Love & Respect 

This book is based on Ephesians 5:33 “Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” The book makes biblical roles simple—the husband’s role is to love and the wife’s role is to respect. Buy on Amazon.

Marriage after God

Our best friends Aaron and Jennifer Smith have written a book! Through fresh biblical insight and intimate stories of their own struggles and victories, this book will guide you toward a God-centered, ministry-minded, and thriving marriage. Buy on Amazon.

Parenting Books


Shepherding a Child’s Heart

This is probably the greatest parenting book that has ever been written. In our opinion, it is a great book to lay the foundation for God-centered parenting. The instruction is highly practical and heavy in truth. Buy on Amazon.

Parenting 

This is the perfect companion to the book above. Interestingly, the authors of these two books are brothers. Parenting is a more theological and grace-filled approach and compliments his brother’s book which is heavy on biblical truth. Buy on Amazon.

Don’t Make Me Count To Three

A highly practical book for mothers of toddlers. Veronica read this book and immediately implemented its principles into our family. Our favorite tip was a line the author says to her children, “Right away, all the way, with a happy heart.” Buy on Amazon.

Books For Husbands


Wild at Heart

A classic read for all Christian men. Most men are more broken than they even realize. This book helps redeem what manhood is in the eyes of God. Buy on Amazon.

Family Shepherds

Voddie Baucham is a straight shooter with raw truth. This book helps men understand the gravity of their role in leading their family. It’s practical and also theologically powerful. Buy on Amazon.

Every Man’s Battle

For those struggling with sexual sin or pornography, this book offers a strong theological strategy to overcoming sexual brokenness. While I (Dale) don’t agree with everything in the book, it’s a good read for anyone fighting in this territory. Buy on Amazon.

Books For Wives


100 Days of Blessing Devotional

Mothers and wives, this book is incredible! These devotions will challenge, refresh and fortify you as you fulfill your great task of training the next generation who will determine the destiny of this nation. Buy on Amazon.

Home Management: Plain and Simple

Probably one of Veronica’s favorite books. Managing a busy home is a serious undertaking, with many tasks to face and obstacles to overcome This sensible and straightforward how-to manual is filled with systematic procedures, easy-to-understand organizational advice, with tips and hints for managing a bustling home with greater efficiency–all in a way that honors God and builds family relationships. Buy on Amazon.

Marriage & Family Podcasts


Real Christianity

This is obviously our podcast but we didn’t want anyone to not realize that we have a weekly show. With over almost 100,000 monthly downloads, Ultimate Marriage is one highest ranking marriage podcasts in the world. What makes our show unique is how we tackle hard topics that most Christians avoid. Listen on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, or Google Play

Marriage After God

Hosted by our best friends Aaron and Jennifer Smith, they bring a solid biblical perspective to a variety of topics. Each episode will focus on relevant marriage issues including intimacy, healthy living, boundaries, pornography, biblical living, tips for families, parenting and more. Listen here.

Busy Mom with Heidi St. John

Heidi is a family friend and a bold speaker of truth. The mother of seven children speaks deep biblical truths to a broken world. We have enjoyed her shows, guests, and commentary and believe you will too. Listen here. 

At Home with Sally Clarkson

This is one of Veronica’s favorite shows. Sally is an older woman with a trainload of biblical wisdom when it comes to building and making a home. Her soft tone yet uncompromising truth is unique and enjoyable. Listen here.

Courageous Parenting

Courageous Parenting is a weekly podcast for Christian parents who want to equip confident Christian kids in an uncertain world. Listen here.

Faithful Life

This podcast by our mentors Matt and Lisa Jacobson is where they pursue biblical Christianity on the topics of marriage, parenting, church, and culture. Biblical teaching, practical real-life instruction, and lots of encouragement! Listen here.

Articles & Podcasts By Topic


Biblical Sexuality

Walking Out Your Biblical Roles

Conflict & Forgiveness

Managing Money

Children & Family

Biblical Church

 

We are constantly looking for ways to add biblical value to couples. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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