The Book List
books for couples
This book based on Ephesians 5 is a great book which irons out specific ways you can better understand you spouse and enrich your marriage.
The Five Love Languages - Chapman
I have found on many occasions during the course of marriage therapy that couples have been expressing their love to one another in a way that was not understood by their partner. Chapman explains this in a way which makes sense and can help individuals understand their married partner in a way they never have.
Covenant Marriage: Building Communication & Intimacy - Chapman
Another wonderful book from Chapman which describes how you can have better communication and intimacy in marriage
The Meaning of Marriage - Keller & Keller
This book offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage and to know God and love more deeply as a person.
Why You Do the Things You Do: The secret to healthy relationships – Clinton & Sibcy
This is a great book and how to understand relationships and how to have more successful ones.
Real Marriage: The truth about sex, friendship & life together – Driscoll
If you want to have on long lasting, fulfilling marriage then you should read this book.
Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? – Thomas
This book helped me to form my own ideas about the purpose of marriage in our lives here on earth.
His Needs Her Needs: Building an affair-proof marriage – Harley
An ingenious book about how to fulfill one another’s needs in marriage.
Fall in Love Stay in Love – Harley
This book is a follow-up to His Needs Her Needs which fleshes out more of his first book.
This is a book by Greg Laurie about oneness and harmony in marriage.
The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A devotional journey to draw you closer to God and each other – Dungy
A great devotional for couples written by Tony and Lauren Dungy
The Love Dare – Kendrick & Kendrick
Have you seen Fireproof the movie? Great follow-up book for the movie!
Boundaries in Marriage – Cloud and Townsend
An incredibly insightful book about understanding boundaries in your marriage.
books about sex
Sheet Music – Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage – Leman
The concept of sex in a committed marital relationship
Have a New Sex Life by Friday – Because Your Marriage Can’t Wait Until Monday – Leman
Another great book by the author of Sheet Music.
Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage – Wheat
Experiencing joy and fulfillment in your sexual encounters, solutions for sexual problems, and much more!
books for women
Adorned: Living out the beauty of the gospel together – Wolgemuth
This book is one of my wife’s favorites and has a lot of good information on the topic of submission in a biblical marriage.
The Power of a Praying Wife – Omartian
How to ask God for a great blessing on your man’s life which will in many ways lead to your own happiness in marriage.
For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men – Feldhahn
Women need to read and understand this book the same way men need to read “Every Man’s Battle”
Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making? – Dillow and Slattery
How to have passion in your marriage!
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds – Wilkin
A great Bible study resource.
Lies Women Believe, Updated – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
In this book, Nancy exposes common lies women believe that keep them from life fulfillment and living in God’s grace.
Submission is not a Four-Letter Word – Llewellyn
On the subject of submission in marriage
Worthy of Her Trust: What You Need to Do to Rebuild Sexual Integrity and Win Her Back
A great book for rebuilding after infidelity in any form.
books for men
Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart – Weber
This is a great book about the role of a man in life and as a Christian man his responsibilities according to biblical principles.
Biblical Headship: Making Sense of Submission to Authority – Polis
How not to abuse your God-given authority in the home and instead be the sacrificial man Jesus wants you to be.
The Measure of a Man – King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. on what it is to be a man. Two influential sermons on the measure of a man.
A book about God’s standards for men who wished to be godly fathers husbands and mentors to other men.
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women – Dobson
One of the first books I read from Dobson about marriage and women.
Being a Dad Who Leads – MacArthur
So… this book is short but sweet and lines out the steps to being a good Christian man, parent, and friend.
A Man After God’s Own Heart – George
Aspects of a man’s life often unattended to are addressed in this study.
40 day study to being a better person and godly man.
Every Man’s Battle – Arterburn & Stoeker
A book addressing the use of or addiction to pornography.
Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free – Chester
Becoming a porn-free man who understands what women are and doesn’t objectify them.
Boundaries: When to say yes when to say no to take control of your life – Cloud & Townsend
A great read for anyone but especially for those who feel overextended and troubled about when to say no to friends and relatives in their lives.
What’s Good About Feeling Bad? – Thomas & Habermas
A book about depression and anxiety in the Christian life.
Hope and Help for Your Nerves – Weekes
One of the best books I have ever read on the process and help for anxiety and panic disorders. See this article
Essential Help for Your Nerves – Weekes
Another great book from Weekes about anxiety. See a video
Overcoming Anxiety & Depression – Phillips
Recognizing triggers, replacing catastrophic thinking, and making lifestyle decisions which will make you feel better.
books for parents
The New Dare to Discipline – Dobson
Parenting in light of today’s political climate and helping your child to know the difference between right and wrong. Read an article
The Five Love Languages of Children – Chapman & Campbell
Your kids have love languages as well.
Gospel Powered Parenting – Farley
“I wondered, as I closed the cover, “could this be the best book I’ve ever read on parenting?” … what I do know is that it told me exactly what I needed to hear at this moment and did so more than any other parenting book I’ve read. It had just the right combination of affirmation (your struggles are universal struggles, your joys are universal joys) and exhortation to both encourage and challenge me in all the right ways. I highly recommend it to any and every parent.”Tim Challies
for those seeking God
Putting Away Childish Things – Seamands
A book about reaching your potential as a Christian.
This is an in-depth study of the Christian walk which is incredibly insightful.
Hearing God’s Voice – Blackaby
A follow-up to Experiencing God for those who are ready to listen.
Great book on understanding about this life.