(Closed) Good Marriage books?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I skimmed “How to Save Your Marriage Before It Starts” and REALLY liked what I saw. I plan to buy it soon.

Post # 4
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The Five Love Languages. It’s a must read.

Post # 5
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My officiant is recommending that my fiance and I read, “The Love She Wants, the Respect He Needs” or something like that. But I don’t know if I really have the time or desire to do.

I’ve heard that The Five Love Languages is really good. I do plan to read this one day.

Post # 6
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Five Love Languages and Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work are two of my favorites.

Post # 7
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d recommend anything by John Gottman

Post # 8
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Birdee106:  +1 and his other book The Four Seasons of marriage 

Post # 9
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@joleegirl:  also, if you’re Christian, the power of a praying wife. 

Post # 11
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs. Coyote:  +1

I’m reading Seven Principles for Making Marriage work right now and really liking it!

Post # 12
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Love & Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.

Post # 14
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Love & War, by John and Stasi Eldridge.  I also recommend John’s book for men (Wild at Heart) and Stasi’s book for women (Captivating.)

@Cyanfire:  My Darling Husband is a pastor and does a lot of pre-marriage counseling.  He uses that book in his sessions.

Post # 15
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I too like the John Gottman books because he’s a statistician and a marriage counselor so he always has data/facts from his “love lab” to use as examples.  He can predict divorce with 91% accuracy and has other studies that involve children too.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert… by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by John PhD Gottman

Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America’s Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship by
John M. Gottman

5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great by Terri L. Orbuch

The last one is a very small book and a quick read.  It talks about unmet and unknown expectations and how to real yourself back to reality.

Post # 16
516 posts
Busy bee

@sienna76:  Lol! I just clicked on this post to suggest “The Five Love Languages,” then saw that it had been repeatedly suggested, so as I got ready to click out of the post I saw the name Terri Orbuch.

She was our next door neighbor when my family lived in Michigan- she’s a really sweet person and seems to have it together.  I’m glad you enjoyed her book!

Random . . .


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