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Subject: Do you like marriage books - recommendations?
Date Posted: 6/19/2008 9:01 PM ET
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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!).


Date Posted: 6/19/2008 9:26 PM ET
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I would recommend HELP ME, I'M MARRIED  by Joyce Meyer. It is on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 12:04 AM ET
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I recently read Becoming the Woman of His Dreams by Sharon Jaynes, and I really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 11:53 AM ET
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My favorite is Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell.  It paints a beautiful, practical picture of what it means to live out a Biblical marraige.

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 12:02 PM ET
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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!

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 10:54 AM ET
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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.

Date Posted: 6/22/2008 1:30 AM ET
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Love is a Decision

Night Light by Dobson (I think that is the title its a devotional)

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 4:15 PM ET
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Wild at Heart will help you understand your husband.   John Eldridge

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 7:41 PM ET
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Marriage and Divorce by J. Vernon McGee. Note that only two chapters of this book cover divorce, the rest is about keeping a Biblical marriage.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 8:14 PM ET
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This is the best by far and I have read many. 

Hidden Keys of a Loving Lasting Marriage by Gary Smalley.