5 Awesome Books on Marriage

This is the week my beautiful daughter is getting married. I thought it appropriate to share some books I have read on marriage and being married. I love these books for the truths they offer. Each book gives insight on how to love, respect, and pray for your spouse so you can have a marriage rich in the blessings of God. The greatest marriage secret?…I believe it is to fully love your spouse; if you do just that, nothing will separate you from each other. First Corinthians says it best and it is why it is written into so many marriage vows.

1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. If you saw the movie Fireproof then you know what I am talking about here. This book will help you love your husband/wife more deeply as God had intended. Follow it up by getting the Love Dare Devotional too.

The Respect Dare by Nin Roesner. This book is written for women and is a forty day journey filled with stories from other women, who have been touch by the grace of God, wanting a deeper connection to Him and their husbands. She is offering biblical truths on respecting our husband as instructed by God according to their needs.

 Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel. So true and funny and EYE-OPENING; this is a book I recommend to every couple! We think differently because we are created differently, but it all works together so beautiful if we can learn to understand one another. You might enjoy their you-tube video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1-cyNkNoRk

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If The Love Dare helps us improve the way we love our spouse and …Waffles ….Spaghetti  help us understand how we think and work; Love Languages tells us HOW our spouses want to be loved. You will learn your love language in the process. http://www.5lovelanguages.com/  to find out more, take the assessment, and purchase books and other materials.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. Can read like a devotional, but the book as a whole is a great insight for praying for your husband and she includes a prayer at the end of each chapter. She also has a bunch of other ‘Power of Praying’ books.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Do you have another to add? There are many more….write in the comments and let me know how they helped you.

Blessings to you,

Tammy

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