Healthy Relationships Resources

Bringing our best 

How can we bring our best to the relationships in our lives? Whether you’re dating, getting married, already married, parenting littles or teens, you want to thrive in your relationships. You want to know God’s plan for you and those you love.

On this page you’ll find some books, videos, and Bible studies that may help you take your next steps. If you’re looking to participate in workshops or groups at Willow Crystal Lake, click HERE to let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you with some suggestions.

Created and distributed during the One Big Happy series, these Conversation Cards are a great, simple way to start meaningful discussions with your family and friends.

The Relate Podcast

Those on the go may appreciate a podcast you can listen to rather than have something to read or watch. If that's you, check out the RELATE podcast that explores how to do life better by building better relationships. Join host Casey Sundstedt and friends from Willow South Barrington for a conversation about all things relationship—friendships, co-workers, marriage, family, and more. You’ll be challenged and encouraged by fresh concepts that make your relational world richer and more rewarding. 


If you’re interested accessing the RightNow Media library to view the 1,000s of videos available to you free click HERE. If you don’t yet have a free membership, subscribe to the Willow Crystal Lake e-news HERE. If you’ve already subscribed but misplaced your login information, email Dawn to receive login credentials.

For daily bible and devotional reading plans that can help you grow on your journey with Jesus, YouVersion is a great resource online, and as an app. Whether you are looking for general growth and encouragement, or something tailored to your experience as a man, woman, husband, wife, family, student, professional, etc., there is a reading plan and study for you. This page from their website is a great place to get a taste of some of the reading plans that are available.

Marriage

Created for Connection Sue Johnson

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, Emerson Eggerichs

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas

Boundaries in Marriage, Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Parenting & Grandparenting

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children, Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Parenting : 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place, Andy Crouch

52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid: How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!, Jonathan McKee

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children: Discover How to Pray God's Purpose for Their Lives, Jodie Berndt

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance, John Trent and Gary Smalley

Dating

The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley

Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships, Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Relationships

Emotionally Healthy Relationships, Peter Scazzero

Friendships

Not Alone: A Study on Friendship, Jennie Allen