Are you looking for ways to strengthen your marriage? I can say that studying marriage and your spouse is a great place to start. Each of these 7 books below has made an impact in my marriage and I can say that they are all great reads. If you pick just one, I would choose the Power of a Praying Wife or Power of a Praying Husband. There is so much power in prayer and these books are an amazing place to start, especially if you don’t know where to start. They really walk you through how to pray for your spouse and come alongside you. I cannot recommend them enough.
I always enjoy listening to sermons from Matt Chandler and his books are just the same. They are such a great read and filled with so much truth. He really breaks things down for you in easy to understand ways and doesn’t sugar coat anything.
This was one of the first books I read as a wife and I can truly say it changed how I pray for my husband. If you don’t know where to start, start with this book. It is so incredible.
I can’t say that I have read the husband version but it seems very similar to wife version and I love that. Maybe even pick these up and read them at the same time. That would be a great way to really dig into your marriage with each other.
Francis and Lisa Chan dive into Scripture to help you understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of your soul. They address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a great marriage?
Kevin and I read both of these while we were engaged and highly recommend them. I started by reading For Men Only. As I read through it, I made notes in the book. At the same time, Kevin read For Women Only and took notes in the book. Then, we switched books and they were very personalized to our relationship because of our notes. It really mad the process of reading through these books even better.
A wife has one driving need―to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need―to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
Do you know your spouses love language? Do you know to cultivate that language? Dive into this book to find out exactly how your spouse loves and what you can do to affirm that and bring out the best in each other.