Important Books for Couples
The following books are ones that I have personally read and that I have found to be very informative and useful in marriage counseling. If you read them with your spouse and they are designed for couples, remember to read them with a focus on yourself and not your spouse so as to promote an environment of "What can I do to improve" as opposed to "See! I told you so!"
You will find that the books below can improve your outlook as a person, improve your marriage, and even make your life more fulfilling!
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.
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.
Another wonderful book from Chapman which describes how you can have better communication and intimacy in marriage.
This book offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage and to know God and love more deeply as a person.
This is a great book and how to understand relationships and how to have more successful ones.
If you want to have on long lasting, fulfilling marriage then you should read this book.
This book helped me to form my own ideas about the purpose of marriage in our lives here on earth.
An ingenious book about how to fulfill one another's needs in marriage.
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.
A great devotional for couples written by Tony and Lauren Dungy
Have you seen Fireproof the movie? Great follow-up book for the movie!
An incredibly insightful book about understanding boundaries in your marriage.
Important Books About Sex in Marriage
The concept of sex in a committed marital relationship
Another great book by the author of Sheet Music.
Experiencing joy and fulfillment in your sexual encounters, solutions for sexual problems, and much more!
Important Books for Women
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.
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.
Women need to read and understand this book the same way men need to read “Every Man’s Battle”
How to have passion in your marriage!
A great Bible study resource.
In this book, Nancy exposes common lies women believe that keep them from life fulfillment and living in God’s grace.
On the subject of submission in marriage
Important Books for Men.
This is a great book about the role of a man in life and as a Christian man his responsibilities according to biblical principles.
How not to abuse your God-given authority in the home and instead be the sacrificial man Jesus wants you to be.
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.
One of the first books I read from Dobson about marriage and women.
So... this book is short but sweet and lines out the steps to being a good Christian man, parent, and friend.
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.
A book addressing the use of or addiction to pornography.
Becoming a porn-free man who understands what women are and doesn’t objectify them.
Important Books for Individuals
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.
A book about depression and anxiety in the Christian life.
One of the best books I have ever read on the process and help for anxiety and panic disorders. See this article
Another great book from Weekes about anxiety. See a video
Recognizing triggers, replacing catastrophic thinking, and making lifestyle decisions which will make you feel better.
Important Books for Parents
Parenting in light of today’s political climate and helping your child to know the difference between right and wrong. Read an article
Your kids have love languages as well.
"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
Important Books for Christians Seeking God.
A book about reaching your potential as a Christian.
This is an in-depth study of the Christian walk which is incredibly insightful.
A follow-up to Experiencing God for those who are ready to listen.
Great book on understanding about this life.