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Top Christian Marriage Books

Learn How to Love and Last in Marriage


Marriage is an important issue in the Christian life. Vast numbers of books and marriage counseling resources are dedicated to the subject of marriage preparation and improving communication in marriage. This list compiles a wealth of marriage resources from the leading Christian books on the subject of marriage.

1. Sacred Marriage

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Author Gary Thomas explores the question, "What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?" Discover how to enrich your marriage by allowing God to develop Christlike characters, such as forgiveness, love, respect, and perseverance in each of you.

2. The Five Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
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Author Gary Chapman studies the 5 ways in which couples communicate with each other. Understanding these primary love languages will help husbands and wives achieve more successful marriage relationships. The basic principles actually apply to all relationships. Incredibly, The Five Love Languages was first published in 1992 and still ranks in the top 10 best-selling Christian books!

3. Every Man's Marriage

Every Man's Marriage
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Authors Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey present every man's quide to learning and fulfilling what every wife desires most. With time-tested biblical wisdom and down-to-earth applications, this book teaches Christian men how to discover their wife's secret desires and win her heart.

4. Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
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Dr. Emerson Eggerichs helps couples have a happier, more fulfilling marriage by learning the different communication styles of men and women. Husbands and wives will learn biblical keys for talking to, thinking about, and treating each other. Real testimonies of transformed marriages are also shared in the book.

5. Hidden Keys of a Loving, Lasting Marriage

Hidden Keys of a Loving, Lasting Marriage
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Author Gary Smalley teaches couples how to work together to understand, appreciate, and honor one another. This book gives proven techniques for saving a trouble marriage.

6. Intended for Pleasure

Intended for Pleasure by Ed & Gaye Wheat
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Authors Ed Wheat, M.D. and Gaye Wheat have put together a practical Christian manual for sexual intimacy, complete with illustrations, for cultivating joyful and enjoyable marital relations.

7. The Act of Marriage

The Act of Marriage by Tim & Beverly LaHaye
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Authors Tim & Beverly LaHaye offer valuable help to Christian couples for discovering new joy and sexual fulfillment in marriage.

8. The Act of Marriage After 40

The Act of Marriage After 40
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Authors Tim & Beverly LaHaye continue with help for couples over 40, covering issues such as hormones, diet, exercise, impotence, and desire.

9. Quiet Times for Couples

Quiet Times for Couples by H. Norman Wright
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Author H. Norman Wright presents a daily devotional for couples, designed to nurture oneness in Christ through quiet times of meditation and prayer.

10. Romantic Lovers

Romantic Lovers: The Intimate Marriage
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Authors David & Carole Hocking offer a guide for establishing a more joyful and satisfying relationship with your partner. Biblical principles for physical intimacy in marriage are taught through the study of the Song of Solomon.
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