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Subject: Recommendations for dating and marriage/relationship books
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 10:55 AM ET
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I have one son dating and another getting married.  I have previously encouraged them to Christian related relationship books and was wondering what recommendations others might have (maybe I've missed some good ones)--and they don't have to be Christian if they are worthwhile :-)


Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:50 PM ET
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Fran, if you can find a copy of it, Marital Blitz by the Berenstains (same people who write The Berenstain Bears books) is a hilarious cartoon book about the quirky institution of marriage.  And I am not being flip in recommending it, because sometimes humor is the thing that defuses a problem situation.

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 11:11 AM ET
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One of my pre-marital counselling books was Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell, the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  I thought it was fantastic book with lots of great insight.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 10:02 PM ET
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Marriage Plus :: Ray Mossholder

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Date Posted: 7/31/2009 10:45 PM ET
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The 5 Love languages byGary Chapman http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781881273158-The+Five+Love+Languages+How+to+Express+Heartfelt+Commitment+to+Your+Mate

THe Love Dare http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780805448856-The+Love+Dare

Emotional Infidelity http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780609608234-Emotional+Infidelity+How+to+Avoid+It+and+10+Other+Secrets+to+a+Great+Marriage

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Date Posted: 8/3/2009 5:45 PM ET
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Subject: New Book - Return to Your First Love
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2009
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Teresa Jones

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:44 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2008
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Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.  Wonderful book for anyone, married, dating, or marriage on the rocks.  It has truly opened my eyes!

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 9:38 PM ET
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Dr. Laura wrote a couple of really good ones.