Marriage Resources

Marriage Resources 2017-05-25T14:15:21-05:00

Marriage and dating can be hard . . . “Life” happens and priorities shift. Every couple needs to be intentional in order to strengthen and grow their relationship. But we often spend more time planning our vacations than investing in our marriage. Although there are many aspects to create a successful relationship, the focus of this post is on great marriage books. This list has been created and “pre-approved” by our Senior Pastor Ben Newman, my wife Michelle, and her two good friends Maggie Kowalski and Peg Kothari. Collectively, they have a million times more knowledge than I’ll ever have. Here’s what they recommend, broken into five categories (with links to for more info):

Great Marriage Books

Sacred Marriage – Gary L. Thomas

You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity – 
Francis Chan & Lisa Chan

Boundaries in Marriage – Henry Cloud & John Townsend

For Men Only – Shaunti Feldhahn & Jeff Feldhahn

For Women Only – Shaunti Feldhahn & Jeff Feldhahn

Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti – 
Bill Farrel & Pam Farrel

Fireproof – Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage – Mark Gungor

Fit to Be Tied – Bill Hybels and Lynne Hybels

Love and Romance in Marriage Books

The Love Dare – Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

Sacred Influence (For wives) – Gary L. Thomas

Communication in Marriage Books

The Five Love Languages – Gary D. Chapman

Communication: Key to Your Marriage – H. Norman Wright

Cracking the Communication Code – Emerson Eggerichs

Conflict in Marriage Books

Love & Respect – Emerson Eggerichs

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage – Willard F. Harley, Jr.

Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It – 
Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye

Sexual Intimacy in Marriage Books

Intimate Issues: Conversations Woman to Woman – 
Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus


And, if you like marriage enrichment videos, check out this trailer from The Art of Marriage. Our church is showing segments of this during our “Great Date Nights”. They are open to the community, so follow our church on Facebook or visit our website to find out dates and details.