Books

Resources to help make your wedding
day vows an everyday reality 

To Have and To Hold:   Strengthening Friendship​ 

 

  • The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

  • Boundaries in Marriage – Understanding the Boundaries that Make or

  • Break Loving Relationships by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

  • Love & Respect – the Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs

by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

  • The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Dr. Gary Chapman

 

For Better or Worse:  Growing through Circumstances 

  • For Women Only – What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men

by Shaunti Feldhahn

  • For Men Only – A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women

by Shaunti Feldhahn

  • The Seven Laws of Love – Essential Principals for Building Stronger Relationships

by Dave Willis

  • Making Love Last – Divorce Proofing your Young Marriage by Laura Taggart

  • Love & Respect – the Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs

by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

  • The Mingling of Souls – God’s Design for Love, Sex, Marriage and Redemption

by Matt Chandler

  • Fight Fair – Winning at Conflict without Losing at Love by Tim & Joy Downs

  • Fighting for Your Marriage – the best-selling Marriage Enhancement and Divorce Prevention Book by Markman, Stanley and Blumberg

  • Couples Who Pray – The Most intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman

by Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt


 

For Richer for Poorer:  Uniting (not fighting) over Money 

  • The Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey

  • 8 Important Money Decisions for Every Couple by Russ Crosson

  • Money & Marriage God’s Way by Howard Dayton

  • Your Money, Your Marriage – the Secrets to Smart Finance, Spicy Romance and their Intimate Connection by Cheri & Brian Lowe

  • Never Enough? – 3 Keys to Financial Contentment by Ron Blue

  • Money Talks and So Can We by Ron and Judy Blue

 

To Love and To Cherish:  Deepening Intimacy 

  • Cherish – the One Word that Changes Everything for your Marriage by Gary Thomas

  • Intimate Issues: 21 Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex

by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus

  • Mingling of Souls – God’s Design for Love, Sex, Marriage and Redemption

by Matt Chandler

  • Kiss Me Like You Mean It – Solomon’s Crazy in Love How-To Manual

by Dr. David E. Clarke

  • The Good Girls Guide to Great Sex by Sheila W. Gregoire

  • Sheet Music – Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Dr Kevin Leman

  • Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships – God’s Prescription for Enhancing your Love Life   by Chip Ingraham

  • Lovers for Life – Strengthening and Preserving Your Marriage – compilations by

Gary Chapman, Kevin Leman, Cheri Fuller, Williard F. Harley, Jr, Steve & Annie Chapman and Bob and Yvonne Turnbull

  • Sexual Intimacy in Marriage – foreword by Tony & Lois Evans,

written by William Cutrer, MD and Sandra Glahan


 

Til Death Do Us Part:  Maintaining Commitment 

  • Indestructible – Your Marriage can be Unbreakable by Jimmy Evans

  • From This Day Forward – 5 Commitments to Fail-proof your Marriage

by Craig Groeschel

  • Highly Happy Marriage – Little Things that Make a Big Difference by Shaunti Feldhahn

  • One More Try – What to do When your Marriage is Falling Apart by Gary Chapman

  • Growing a Strong Marriage by Gary Thomas and Theresa Ingram

  • You and Me Forever - Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis Chan & Lisa Chan

  • A Couple After God’s Own Heart – Building a Lasting, Loving Marriage Together

by Jim & Elizabeth George

  • His Needs, her Needs - Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley Jr.

 Preparing for Marriage 

  • Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS) – by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

  • Take Back your Wedding – Managing the People Stress of Wedding Planning

by William J. Doherty, Ph.D and Elizabeth Doherty Thomas

  • What Every Bride Needs to Know – The Most Important Year in a Woman’s Life

By Susan DeVries & Bobbie Wolgemuth

  • Sacred Marriage – What if God Designed Marriage to Make us Holy More than to Make us Happy?  by Gary Thomas

  • Preparing for Marriage – Discover God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love

by Boehi, Nelson, Schulte and Shadrach

  • Before you Plan your Wedding…Plan your Marriage by Dr. Greg Smalley & Erin Smalley

  • 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Clayton and Charie King

  • 10 Great Dates Before You Say “I Do” by David & Claudia Arp and Curt & Natelle Brown

  • How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk – the Foolproof Way to Follow your Heart without Losing your Mind by John Van Epp, Ph.D



 

When You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling 

  • If Only He Knew- A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving your Wife

by Gary Smalley

  • I Love You, but I’m Not in Love with You - Seven Steps to Saving your Relationship

by Andrew G Marshall

  • The Walk Out Woman – When your Heart is Empty and your Dreams are Lost

by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

  • Alone in Marriage – Encouragement for the times when it’s all up to You by Susie Larson

  • Married…but Lonely - Stop Merely Existing.  Start Living Intimately by David E Clarke

  • I Don’t Want a Divorce - a 90-day guide to Saving your Marriage by Dr. David E Clarke

  • One More Try - What to do when your Marriage is falling apart by Gary Chapman

 

When There Has Been an Affair 

  • Torn Asunder - Recovering from an Extramarital Affair by Dave Carder

  • Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken - Finding Forgiveness & Restoration          by Cindy Beall

  • Rebuilding a Marriage Better than New - Healing the Broken Places, Resolving Unmet Expectations, Moving your Relationship Forward by Cindy Beall

  • Unfaithful - Hope and Healing after Infidelity by Gary and Mona Shriver

  • A New Season – A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption

by Al & Lisa Robertson

Women’s Interest

  • What’s it Like to be Married to Me (and other dangerous questions) by Linda Dillow

  • For Women Only – What you Need to Know about the inner lives of Men

by Shaunti Feldhahn

 

Men’s Interest

  • Dude’s Guide to Marriage – 10 Skills Every Husband Must Develop to Love His Wife Well by Darrin & Amie Patrick

  • If Only He Knew - A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving your Wife

by Gary Smalley

  • The Love Dare – by Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick

  • For Men Only – A straightforward Guide to the inner lives of Women

by Shaunti Feldhahn

Couple’s Devotionals & Short Stories

  • Mosaic Marriage – Naturally broken, discovering completion by David Barringer

  • Stay Married for Life – One-minute reflections for couples

by Dan Seaborn & Peter Newhouse with Susan Lewis

  • The Love Dare – Day to Day, a year of devotions for couples

  • Love & War Devotional for Couples – an 8 week adventure that will help you find the marriage you always dreamed of by John & Stasi Eldredge

  • Moments Together for Couples -365 Daily Devotionals for drawing near to God and one another by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

  • The One Year Love Talk by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

  • Preparing Your Heart for Marriage – Devotionals for Engaged Couples by Gary Thomas

  • Before You Say I Do Devotional – Building a spiritual foundation for your life together by H. Norman Wright

  • Devotions for a Sacred Marriage – A year of weekly devotions for couples

by Gary Thomas

  • Kingdom Marriage – Daily inspirations for pursuing God’s purpose as a couple

by Tony Evans

  • The 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge – One Question a Week.  One Incredible Marriage.

by Jeff & Lora Helton

  • Couples Who Pray – The Most intimate act between a Man and a Woman

by Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt

  • The Duck Commander Devotional for Couples – by Al & Lisa Robertson

  • Quiet Moments with God for Couples

  • Draw Close – A Devotional for Couples by Williard F Harley, Jr. & Joyce S. Harley

  • Couples of the Bible – A One Year Devotional Study to draw you closer to God and each other by Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth

  • The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional Book by Gary Chapman

  • Devotions for Couples – For busy couples who want more intimacy in their relationships

by Patrick Morley

  • Devotions for Ministry Couples – by Stand & Linda Toler

  • A Book of Prayers for Couples – by Stormie Omartian

Blended Family

  • https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended

  • The Smart Stepfamily – 7 Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron Deal

  • The Smart Stepmom – Practical Steps to help you Thrive by Ron L. Deal & Laura Petherbridge

  • Help for Stepfamilies – Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love by Winston T. Smith

  • Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild by Bob Barnes

  • The Smart Stepfamily Marriage – Keys to Success in the Blended Family by Ron L Deal and David H. Olson

  • 101 Tips for the Smart Stepmom – Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another

by Laura Petherbridge

  • The Smart Stepdad – Tips to Help you Succeed by Ron L Deal

  • Co-Parenting Works!  Working Together to Help your Children Thrive

by Tammy G. Daughtry

  • Matrix of the Blended Family – by Gina Debrincat

  • Living in a Stepfamily without Getting Stepped On – Helping your Children Survive the Birth Order Blender by Dr. Kevin Leman

  • Blending Families – Creating Harmony as you Build a New Home Life

by Maxine Marsolini

  • Becoming Family – How to Build a StepFamily that Really Works

by Robert Laurer & Jeanette Laurer

  • But I’m NOT a Wicked StepMother!  Secrets of Successful Blended Families by Kathi Lipp & Carol Boley

 

Online Resources

  • Financial Topics – RonBlueInstitute .com

  • Devotional & Bible Reading Plans – YouVersion.com

  • Familylife.com

  • Focusonthefamily.com

  • PureDesireMinistries.org  [Develop Sexual Integrity/ Restore Your Broken Marriage/ Establish Healthy Relationships]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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