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I have a passion for improving my marriage and becoming a better wife. I realize way too often I tend to 'coast' in this area and take my dh for granted. I find reading a good book on marriage helps me to keep my focus on being what I should be . So with that said I want to build a library of good Christian books on all aspects of marriage so that I can always have one on the go as well as loan out to friends. So I'm looking for recommendations. Of course if I can find them here, that would be great, but I'm willing to actually buy a really good one!
Here's a list of ones I've read to get the recommendations started:
Sheet Music - Kevin Leman (one of my favorites on intimacy)
Intimate Issues - Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus (also excellent on that subject)
The Excellent Wife - Martha Peace
Feminine Appeal - Carolyn Mahaney and Nancy Leigh Demoss (excellent book!)
The Power of a Praying Wife - Stormie Omartian
The Act of Marriage - Tim LaHaye
For Women Only - Shaunti Feldhahn (there is a companion also for men by Jeff Feldhahn)
Love and Respect - Emerson Eggerichs
I just ordered Red Hot Monogamy by Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel (can't wait ;-)
Those are the main ones off the top of my head. Let's get the recommendations rolling and help each other be better wives (I realize there are men on here - but you are in the minority - sorry!).
I know many don't like this one, but DH and I really got alot of good from Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray. And also His Needs Her Needs was a good one for us. We read them at the beginning of our marriage (before kids!) and still use mny of the principles to this day!
I would add to the list The Five Love Languages by ???? I have found this book a help to understand what was really standing in our way. I also hear of Spark by ???? That is really good and I know have to look it up.