(Closed) Books on marriage-very interesting

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Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve heard excellent things about The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman and Starting Your Marriage Right: What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make it Last a Lifetime,  by Dennis and Barbara Rainey. I have another friend who highly recommends His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley. I personally have read Love & War, by John and Stasi Eldridge and loved it.

ETA:  My Darling Husband is a pastor and does pre-marriage counseling with couples. He also recommends Love & Respect, by Emerson Eggerichs.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@Glowgirl—I’m intrigued because I’ve seen you respond to a few other posts about girlfriends/BM’s perhaps being upset about the bride’s upcoming marriage. Is this something you’ve come across in that book?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

One of my BMs gave me What No One Tells The Bride by Marg Stark having read it herself before her wedding. It’s really good.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nothing about rushing the gap but we’ve web reading 7 Principles for making marriage work by john gottman and I would highly recommend it. It seems a bit geared towards making your relationship better when rocky it doing well but the principles are still valid and we have benefited by only getting through 3 chapters so far! I also second reading love languages and learning about your own as well as each others. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Books say a lot of things- doesn’t make them true! Just something I like to keep in mind whenever I read a book. For example Vietnamese history books tell a completely different story to American history books inreagrds to the Vietnam war. In the self-help section it is normally the writers bias, experience and opinion that comes across more than anything. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the same in anyone elses life.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been meaning to read Committed: A Love Story, by Elizabeth Gilbert. She wrote Eat, Pray, Love, which was life-changing for me. I’ve heard Committed is also good, although not as transcendent.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Brielle:  Thx for the recommendations. One of my friends had also mentioned the 5 Love languages, I think I’ll give it a try

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have been reading Secrets of Fascinating Womanhood. Interesting book for Christian Ladies.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I read the 5 Love Languages, it’s an amazing book. 2 of my coworkers have told me it changed their marriage, and they had been on the brink of divorce before reading it. It will help you understand your FI/spouse even better 🙂 Also, even if you’re not a big reader, it is a super short book and a quick read.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsVoyageur:  A lady at our church actually gifted 5 Love Languages to all the newly engaged couples and as part of our pre-marital counseling we were supposed to read it. I loved it! Reading it with my fiance we would talk about examples in the book and if they pertained to us or not and asked each other questions about our relationship and what makes us feel loved. Very good read!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Glow girl:  Who’s the book by?! I’ve been having friend drama… actually 1 just completely dropped me… hates the fact that Im getting married. Maybe it will help me understand..

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am going to have to pick some of these up!!

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