Post # 1
A book can’t provide a step by step process for how to have a good marriage but it can offer some suggestions.
I like to read bible-based books about relationships (romantic, friendship, family). I’m currently reading Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. In the past, I’ve read books by Dr. Myles Munroe and Min. Timothy Keller.
Any other Christians read books about marriage, love, relationships? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
The Five Love Languages is a must read!
Post # 4
Yes, we’re reading this together. I read it alone about 5 years ago. It’s an awesome book!
Post # 5
@TaurianDoll: “Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar” Its a compilation of texts about marriage and courtship. It gives a lot to think about.
While I haven’t read it: “Marriage: Love and Logic” seems to be a decent one for dealing with each other’s imperfections.
Post # 6
I’ve read Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll, and eventally I’ll get to reading This Momentary Marriage: a Parable of Permeance by John Piper. But I’ve also read The Act of Marriage by Tim and Beverly LaHaye.
Post # 7
The Love Dare is a good one, and so is Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility.
Post # 8
Not Christian, but a must read–anything by John Gottman. Seriously best books to help keep you marriage healthy!
Post # 9
OH!! BOOKS!!! I have some 🙂
Saving your Marriage Before it Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott; this is a really good one we are going through in premarital right now – So far it is touching on some things that I am SO happy to have an opportunity/excuse to discuss… and the workbooks that go along with it (you each fill them out separately) are really nice because I feel like I get an inside look at what my Fiance might otherwise not feel necessary, or just forget to share with me.
Also some that our pastor recommended to us the last time we met with them for premarital:
(all by John Gottman)
-7 Principles for Making a Marriage Last
-Science of Trust
-Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
I read that another poster suggested John Gottman as well and said that he was not a Christian author, but I dont think our pastor would have suggested them to us if they were not at the very least in accord with Biblical principles.
Post # 10
I try to avoid a lot of the specifically Christian marriage books, for various reasons.
I did enjoy Men are From Mars though… very helpful. An oldie but a goodie. I also like some of the psychonalytical/counselling books which deal with conflict resolution. They’re usually designed for people with some clinical knowledge, but you can get ones which discuss conflict resolution in non-clinical patients.
Post # 11
His needs and her needs- it talks alot about partners seperating but its good to read stories about how lack of communication and emotion could lead problems in marriage. Another one my husband and I loved was ‘ things i wish i had known before i got married’
Post # 12
like pp said, “The Five Love Languages” is an excellent read, it really bolstered communications between my husband and I. We also read “The power of a praying husband” and “The power of a praying wife” by Stormie Omartian. Every evening we’d read a chapter and compare. Our premarital counseling pastor gave the books to us, we really enjoyed them.
Post # 13
I always recommend: Men are like Waffles & Women are like Spaghetti; as well as Power of the Praying Husband/Wife books.
Post # 14
I highly recommend “Love & War” by John and Stasi Eldridge.
Post # 15
Danny Silk’s series “Defining the Relationship” is an awesome course my fiance and I took while we were dating (we actually got engaged while we were taking it… it musta worked 😉 Anything from his “Loving on Purpose” stuff is excellent!
Post # 16
@TaurianDoll: I can recommend Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs