How to Be Happy in an Unhappy Marriage


The articles in this resource will help you deal honestly with the hurts, frustrations, and disappointments in your marriage as you consider how God’s Word can guide your mindset and response to hardships. You’ll find wisdom and insight from women who’ve journeyed through profound unhappiness to eventually find renewed love and intimacy in their marriage. You’ll discover guidance from counselors who’ve seen couples make a change for the better. And you’ll encounter inspiring principles to help you turn things around in your own spiritual life even if things feel hopeless in your marriage.

As you read these articles and consider the Reflect questions, our hope is that you’ll find comfort in God’s loving presence. He is faithful to you—and he is at work in your life—even when life just plain hurts. Through his power, he can help you live as the Christian woman you desire to be....and he might just transform your marriage in the process.

A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.

Unhappily Ever After?
by Kelli B. Trujillo

Leader’s Guide
How to use “How to Be Happy in an Unhappy Marriage” for a group study.

Find Joy (Even in a Painful Marriage)
Begin by asking the right question.
By Leslie Vernick

What's Wrong with Happiness
When marriage fails to satisfy, check your expectations.
By Gary Kinnaman with Annette LaPlaca

Busting the Myths of a Christian Marriage
Unrealistic expectations can lead to heartache and dissatisfaction.
By Judy Bodmer

When Marriage Gets Tough
Heartache and hurt can yield good fruit in our lives.
By Dawne Yrene

The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done
Moving from a marriage fantasy to a realistic hope
By Sherry Van Zante

Additional Resources
Books, articles, Bible studies to help you further

Total number of pages - 44 pages

Format: PDF


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