Best Marriage Books
Here you will get Best Marriage Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Author: by Gary Chapman
Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in lovethat’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partnerstarting today.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
2. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
Author: by John Gottman PhD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Over a million copies sold! An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligentand long-lastingmarriage. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages.
John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can makeand breaka marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.
Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
3. The Love Dare: New Revised Edition
Author: by Alex Kendrick
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No.
1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take.
It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers.Take the dare!
4. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book
Author: by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.
The Mastery of Love includes: Why “domestication” and the “image of perfection” lead to self-rejection The war of control that slowly destroys most relationships Why we hunt for love in others, and how to capture the love inside us How to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others”Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love.
When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltec: the Mastery of Love.” don Miguel Ruiz
5. Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Author: by John Gottman Ph.D.
Workman Publishing Company
Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversationson essential topics such as money, sex, and trustfrom two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians. Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effortand it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner.
Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.
Interactive activities and prompts provide motivation to stay open, stay curious, and, most of all, stay talking to each other. And the rangefrom the four skills you need for intimate conversation (including Put Into Words What You Are Feeling) to tips on being honest about your needs, while also validating your partner’s own emotionswill resonate, whether you’re newly together or a longtime couple looking to fortify your bond.
6. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
Author: by Michael Todd
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goalsbased on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sexNo matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer.
Levi LuskoNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITANRealer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions of people in all seasons of life around the world.
Now, in Relationship Goals, Michael tells his own story of heartache and healing, unpacks explosive truths from God’s Word, and tells it to you straight to help you win at relationships in every part of your life. Where did the idea for relationships come from in the first place?
Does God really care who I hang out with? Is it even possible to avoid relational train wrecks? From his plan for intentional dating in the age of social media to handling break-ups well to doing family instead of just being in a family, Michael tackles the questions we all have about relational success.
7. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Author: by Timothy Keller
Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted. The Washington TimesBased on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyoneChristians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engagedthe vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues.
But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.
8. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Author: by Dr. Sue Johnson EdD
Little, Brown Spark
MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SOLD! Strengthen and deepen your relationships with revelatory practical exercises, seven profound conversations, and sage advice from the best couple’s therapist in the world (John Gottman, PhD, bestselling author) Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry?
We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help. Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and the most original contributor to couple’s therapy to come along in the last thirty years, according to Dr. William J.Doherty, PhD.
In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions.
Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection.
9. Love More, Fight Less: Communication Skills Every Couple Needs: A Relationship Workbook for Couples
Author: by Gina Senarighi PhD CPC
Learn to communicate effectively, meaningfully, and lovingly with your partner-even in tense situations. Conflict is part of every relationship, even the healthiest ones. The key to a long-lasting relationship isn’t avoiding fights, but rather seeing them as opportunities to work together.
In her book, Gottman-certified relationship coach Dr. Gina Senarighi gives us the tools and strategies we need to communicate effectively, rebuild trust, and repair past hurts. Love More, Fight Less features: 30 COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES for building self-awareness, identifying and interrupting emotional reactivity, eliminating judgment, separating thoughts from feelings, and more 29 COMMON PITFALLS IN RELATIONSHIPS around issues of intimacy, career, finances, family and home matters, and friendships with other people-and how to navigate them STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE AND EXPERT INSIGHT to help you transform your relationship’s conflict patterns by integrating effective communication skillsThis relationship workbook is for couples who want to learn new skills and build a solid foundation for working through conflicts and moving forward in ways that strengthen their bonds.
10. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth "Updated With New Material"
Author: by Ina May Gaskin
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience.
Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: Reducing the pain of labor without drugs-and the miraculous roles touch and massage play What really happens during labor Orgasmic birth-making birth pleasurable Episiotomy-is it really necessary?
Common methods of inducing labor-and which to avoid at all costs Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth How to avoid postpartum bleeding-and depression The risks of anesthesia and cesareans-what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital And much moreIna May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
11. No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Author: by Robert A. Glover
Running Press Adult
Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! Landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O’Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness.
It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.
12. Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
Author: by Jessica Fern
Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you’re striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of consensual nonmonogamy.
Using her nested model of attachment and trauma, she expands our understanding of how emotional experiences can influence our relationships. Then, she sets out six specific strategies to help you move toward secure attachments in your multiple relationships. Polysecure is both a trailblazing theoretical treatise and a practical guide.
13. Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been
Author: by Jackie Hill Perry
I used to be a lesbian. In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being.
She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?
At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.
Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.
14. The Magic of Thinking Big
Author: by David J. Schwartz
Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life. Set your goals high…Then exceed them!
Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big.Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, andmost important of allfind greater happiness and peace of mind.
The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfactionbut you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.
15. Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It?
Author: by Kim Holderness
A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller Learn how to fight better and end arguments feeling closer, more loved, and better understood by your partner. We take our cars in for oil changes. We mow our lawns and pull weeds.
Why don’t we do maintenance on our marriages? This relationship is the most important one we will ever have, so why not get better at it? For the last several years, Penn and Kim Holderness of The Holderness Family have done the hard maintenance and the research to learn how to fight better.
With the help of their marriage coach Dr. Christopher Edmonston, they break down their biggest (and in some cases, funniest) fights. How did a question about chicken wings turn into a bra fight (no, not a bar fight; a bra fight)?
How did a roll of toilet paper lead to tears, resentment, and a stint in the guest bedroom? With their trademark sense of humor and complete vulnerability, Penn and Kim share their ten most common Fight Fails and how to combat them.
16. Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition
Author: by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.
St. Martin's Griffin
New York Times bestseller with over 4 million copies sold, now fully revised with new insights and lasting wisdom for couples”This soulful and practical handbook helped us build a foundational template for our marriage.” Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Alanis Morissette & rapper Souleye”Take in these time-tested practical steps to love and enjoy the freedom and closeness you deserve.” Daniel J.Siegel, M.D., Mindsight Institute and New York Times bestselling authorGetting the Love You Want has helped millions of people experience more satisfying relationships and is recommended every day by professional therapists and happy couples around the world.
Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt explain how to revive romance and remove negativity from daily interactions, to help you: Discover why you chose your mate Resolve the power struggle that prevents greater intimacy Learn to listen – really listen – to your partner Increase fun and laughter in your relationship Begin healing early childhood experiences by stretching into new behaviors Become passionate friends with your partner Achieve a common vision of your dream relationshipBecome the most connected couple you know with this revolutionary guide, combining behavioral science, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neuroscience to help you and your partner recapture joy, enhance closeness, and experience the reward of a deeply fulfilling relationship.