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Must Reads for the Basics

The areas of gender roles, chores, communication, personality differences, family of origin, and conflict resolution are covered in these resources

The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.                                                                                                       

Marriage Tune Up DVD Series by Jeff and Debby McElroy

Fit To Be Tied  by Bill Hybels

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It by Jerry B. Jenkins

Wholehearted Marriage by Dr. Shawn Stoever and Dr. Greg Smalley

 

Premarital


Prepare To Last by Jeff and Debby McElroy

Before You Say I Do by Wright, Roberts

Preparing for Marriage by Dennis Rainey

Starting Out Together: A Devotional for Dating or Engaged Couples by  H. Norman Wright

Ten Great Dates Before You Say “I Do” by David & Claudia Arp

The Most Important Year in a Woman’s/Man’s Life: What Every Bride and Groom Need To Know by Wolgemuth & DeVries   

 

Blended Families

The Smart Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal

Step-Parenting 101 by Dr. Kevin Leman

 

Conflict Resolution

The Anger Workbook by Minirth & Mieir

The DNA of Relationships by Smalley & Paul

Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed by Dr. Gary Chapman

The Five Languages of Apology by Chapman & Thomas

When Sorry Isn’t Enough: Making Things Right With Those You Love by Dr. Gary Chapman and Jennifer M. Thomas

 

Finances

Financial Peace Planner by Dave Ramsey

The Complete Financial Guide For Young Couples by Larry Burkett

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money by Crown Financial
 

Parenting

Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

Making Your Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman

The Birth Order Book  by Dr. Kevin Leman

Adolescence Isn’t Terminal by Dr. Kevin Leman

Getting Out of Your Kid’s Faces and Into Their Hearts  by Valerie Bell

Faith Shaped Kids: Helping Your Child Grow Spiritually by Valerie Bell

Triggers: Exchanging Parent's Angry Reactions For Gentle Biblical Responses by Lia and Speake

 

Marriage with special needs

Marriage And A Special Needs Child by Dr. Gregory Popcak

What Color is Monday?: How Autism Changed One Family for the Better by Carrie Cariello

Married with Special Needs Children by Marshak and Prezant

In the Waiting by Marsha Day

Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship by Dr. Gary Chapman

The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome by Shonda and Curt Schilling

 

Sex

Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman

Intended for Pleasure by Dr. Ed Wheat

Pillow Talk by Karen Scalf Linamen

Birth Control Comparison Chart

Birth Control Information

Christian Perspective On Birth Control

 

Spiritual Growth

Marriage on the Rock  by Jimmy Evans

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian

Achieving God's Design for Marriage: Couples Together Growing Toward Oneness by Gillougly

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

 

 

 

 

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