One of my goals for 2017 is to be more intentional in my marriage by thinking of ways to make it better .  One of the ways I intend to do that is by reading books and implementing some of things I will learn to my everyday life.  There are tons of marriage books out there but I thought I would be great to provide a list of books that will carry you through different seasons of life and marriage.

No matter the stage of your relationship, these books teach you that you can only change yourself.  Once you change yourself, you will begin to see a change in the type of people you draw (if you’re single) and your marriage.  They will also help you build a strong foundation and teach you how to get back on track.  Best of all they are all under $20.00.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance: Joshua Harris

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye

This book totally changed the way I looked at dating.  If you’re looking for a book that will turn your ideal dating scene upside down, then check this book out.  This love is all about self respect, love, purity, and living the single life on purpose.

Saving Your Marriage before it Starts: Seven Questions to Ask before and after You Marry: Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott

Singles, engaged couples, and singles can take advantage of the tools given in this book. I read this book 3 years before I got married and loved every page.  Filled with more than 40 fun exercises, this book will give you the tools needed to develop a solid foundation whether you’re single or married.   Be sure and grab the workbook here.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts:  Gary Chapman

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The 5 Love Languages

How can you learn someone else’s love language if you don’t know your own?  Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read this book will help you discover not only the way you need to love your mate but how you need to be loved as well.

Things I’d Wish I’d Known before I Got Married: Gary Chapman

A practical book that gives tips that will help singles and engaged couples needed to help them resolve disagreement, how to forgive, and much more.

Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage: Ken Leman


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Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of     Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

Written beautifully, Sheet Music helps those with no sexual experience, sexual abuse, and sexual freedom in marriage.

The 4 Seasons of Marriage:  Gary Chapman

Whether you’re in summer or winter, this book helps you cope during the various stages of your marriage.

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs: Dr. Emerson Eggerich

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The Love She Most Desires:; The Respect He Desperately Needs

This book sheds light on why women need to be feel loved by their husbands and why men needs respect from his wife.  Whether you read it alone or with your spouse, it will change your life.

Marriage Meetings: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted:  Marcia Naomi Berger

Learn how to effectively communicate with your spouse each week by simply meeting 30 minutes a week. This book will help you with everything from showing appreciating to assigning chores.  It teaches you to be intentional in your marriage.

These are just some of my favorite books that reference from time to time.  What are some of the books that you love?


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