(Closed) Book that helps prepare for marriage?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Bostongrl25: We read The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and really liked it.

Also, it’s more geared towards women, but on the recommendation of someone on the board, I’m currently reading “If It Was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon” by Jenna McCarthy. It’s hilarious but insightful at the same time. 

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@misspeanut: You beat me to it! I came into this thread to recommend 7 principles.

Post # 5
40 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I definitely recommend the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. My Fiance and I aren’t married yet, but I read it and I think all serious couples should.

Post # 6
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissMeow: Yes, I was going to also recommend 5 Love Languages!

Post # 7
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010


Saving your Marriage before it Starts by Les and Leslie Parrot. This book also has workbooks, one for you and one for your SO, filled with a plethora of different things that are a good idea to look into before saying, “I do”.

Here are some links with more information: http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Your-Marriage-Before-Starts/dp/0310492408 and http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Marriage-Before-Workbook-Before/dp/0310265649/ref=pd_sim_b_1

This book also covers the love languages and communication types/skills.

Post # 9
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@misspeanut: @bostongrl25 @missmeow 


Those same books!

My fiancee and i decided to read The Five Love Languages on our own, along with taking the time to read and go through The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work. We refer back to those books often and talk about how much we learned. Definitely useful and such good insights. Brought us A LOT closer and helped us learn so much about each other!

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