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10 Christian Books on Marriage
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 NIV
Here are some suggestions on books to strengthen your marriage.
There is no better book to strengthen a marriage. Read it together as a couple.
Love & Respect
A wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy.
Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?
Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose in marriage.
The Power of a Praying Wife
Stormie joyfully inspires you to develop a deeper relationship with your husband by utilizing the amazing power of prayer. This uplifting resource is packed with practical advice.
If you desire a closer relationship with your spouse, you will appreciate the life illustrations, encouraging Bible verses, and the assurances of God's promises and power for your marriage.
The 5 Love Languages
Dr. Chapman guides couples through the different ways we communicate love. The 5 basic love languages are quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Includes a personal profile worksheet to determine your love language.
The Love Dare
This book was featured in the movie Fireproof. It leads you through daily devotionals, and ends each day daring you to perform a simple act of love for your spouse. This 40-Day challenge helps husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love.
When Sinners Say "I Do"
"The cause of our marriage battles is neither our marriage nor our spouse." Harvey says. "It's the sin in our hearts entirely, totally, exclusively, without exception. This is taught clearly and consistently in Scripture, from the first sin to the final judgment." When Sinners Say "I Do" however, does not bemoan the problem but clearly exults in the solution—the gospel! God's grace can revolutionize Christian marriages.
The Meaning of Marriage
Based on the acclaimed sermon series by bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Uses Biblical principles to show how marriage was intended to bring us closer to God and to bring more joy into our lives.
Stories that strike an emotional chord, Scripture readings, provocative questions, prayers, and personal commentary from the Dobsons encourage men and women in their homes and spiritual lives. More than just another devotional, Night Light is a practical, uplifting guide for every couple who longs to experience the joyous, intimate, “three-person” marriage covenant God intended.
What Did you Expect?
A longtime Christian counselor presents reconciliation as a lifestyle for all marriages and illustrates this grace-based approach with six daily commitments that will equip couples to navigate the day-to-day realities of married life.
Do you have a favorite Christian Marriage book?