Post # 1
I hate self-help books, but I was hoping to find a good book of questions for couples to talk about, fun stuff, serious stuff, etc. for us to talk about as we get ready and maybe on the honeymoon. Anyone found something good? Amazon just frustrated me today.
Post # 3
There’s this series of books called, "If…" I think one of them are general life questions, one is like sex, and I forgot what the other one is about. Anyway, my friend got these books for a birthday present one time and we spent hours reading the questions and answering them as a little game. It was pretty fun!
If you are looking for some more traditional relationship books, I have suggestions. We actually took some marriage-building books on the honeymoon, and my husband read to me every night. It was super romantic, and it really helped us focus on each other and our relationship instead of just having fun (although this was also a big part of our honeymoon!). Here’s my list:
"Emotional Infidelity: How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Relationship" by Gary Neuman
"His Needs, Her Needs" by William F. Harley Jr.
"Love Busters: Protecting Your Maariage from Habits that Destroy Romantic Love" by William F. Harley Jr.
"The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate" by Gary Chapman
Post # 4
Gary Chapman is a fantastic author. We have read several of his books and also attended one of his conferences before we became engaged. At the conference he gave out the book called "The Marriage You Always Wanted" and suggested that couples do one chapter each week or every other week. Once the wedding planning slows down a bit or maybe after our honeymoon we plan on working through it. The chapters are short and have great questions at the end. "Five Love Languages" is also a wonderful book! My fiance loved it and we plan on re-reading it before the wedding.