We have identified a number of key publications and books regarding marriage. If you have any suggestions please send them to us.
"From Anger to Intimacy" and "The Language of Sex," both by Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham
"Love and Respect" has averaged a ranking of #2 for hardcover books among Christian books since its publication. It was also the Family Christian Stores' Book of the Year for 2007, a Gold Medallion Winner, and a Retailers Choice award.
"12 Hours to a Great Marriage," is a hands-on, self-guided book that takes couples through the skills they need to make their love last a lifetime.
The #1 'New York Times' best-selling, "The 5 Love Languages" by Dr. Gary Chapman, which has sold more than5 million copies worldwide.
"10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David & Claudia Arp
"The Marriage Book" by Nicky and Sila Lee. Most couples come into marriage with big expectations. As they leave their wedding through a shower of confetti and meander off into the sunset, they cannot imagine ever not wanting to be together. The long-term reality is different and, potentially far better. The Marriage Book is full of practical advice on what builds a strong marriage for engaged and married people. The Marriage Book is easy to read and is designed to prepare, build and even mend marriages. http://www.alpharesources.org/Updated_The_Marriage_Book_P1086C49.cfm.
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"Treat Me Like a Customer" by Louis Upkins. Using simple principles from what works in the business world, you can build more success in your relationships at home. www.louisupkins.com
"The Power of Commitment" by best selling marriage expert Dr. Scott Stanley shows couples the way to active, lasting love through a deep understanding of what commitment can do to and for a relationship. It combines the latest research and the age-old wisdom of the Bible.
"A Lasting Promise" is for anyone seeking a Christian=based and research-informed book that gives hands-on, practical advice.
"You Paid How Much for That?" is a thorough and practical look at finances, what causes so much strain when it comes to finances, and ways to ensure finances actually help a couple grow more intimate.
"Becoming Parents" is designed to help expectant parents get ready for that little bundle of joy (and fatigue, and stress, and conflict).
"The Case for Marriage" is an important and compelling argument against the prevailing post-marriage culture myths in our society as well as an informative argument for the measurable benefits matrimony provides for partners, their children, and their communities.
"Making Marriage Beautiful: Lifelong Love, Joy, and Intimacy Start with You" by Dorothy Littell Greco
"Lists to Love By for Busy Wives: Simple Steps to the Marriage You Want" by Mark & Susan Merrill
"Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands: Simple Steps to the Marriage You Want" by Mark & Susan Merrill