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The Irresistible Husband (By Jason Gratehouse)
The promo says, “Are you ready to restore the passion back into your marriage? In The Irresistible Husband, you will learn time-honored, Biblical principles for doing so…” and Jason delivers on that promise. This book is all about what you can do to change how your wife thinks and feels about you. It is an easy read because it is broken into concise, bite size chapters. The book is fairly short, but there is no fluff or filler, so it is dense with quality advice on becoming the husband that she simply can’t resist! [Kindle, Nook, or PDF]

Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives (by Richard Swenson, M.D.)
While not a marriage book, Margin could very well save your marriage. Busyness and stress are killers of relationships. We need to slow down, appreciate our loved ones and build a sane lifestyle. [Paperback or Kindle]


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Sexual Intimacy
Growing Your Marriage

Lifestyle
Prayer and Study
A Little Romance
Engaged / Newlywed
For Men
For Women
Resolving Conflict
Dealing With Marriage Difficulties
Recovery From Abuse
Sexual Problems / Addictions
Scientific Materials

Sexual Intimacy

The Fantasy Fallacy
Shannon Ethridge

An amazing and challenging book. More and more people are caught in sexual woundedness and sin; God wants to help, heal, and set us all free. This is an amazing tool that can help.

Paperback

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The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex
Sheila Gregoire

A wonderfully encouraging book that addresses a lot of sexual issues usually ignored. Puts sex into a healthy perspective, exploring not just the physical side of sex, but also the emotional and spiritual aspects of sex. And, boy howdy, she will make you laugh.

Paperback

Kindle

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Sheet Music
Dr. Kevin Leman

Sheet Music is subtitled “Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage.” This book is a frank discussion of the many things that can build a wonderful sex life.

A Celebration of Sex
Dr. Douglas E. Rosenau

A Celebration of Sex is an excellent book that addresses a number of difficult issues with fresh biblical insight and compassion.

Also available

A Celebration of Sex for Newlyweds

Intimacy Ignited
Dr. Joseph & Linda Dillow & Dr. Peter & Lorraine Pintus

Intimacy Ignited is a verse-by-verse exploration of the book Song of Solomon designed to help couples build a passionate marriage. Eight week Bible study included.

Sex In Marriage is Not OK – It’s Amazing!
Phyllis & Glenn Hill

Sex in Marriage is Not OK is a frank, passionate, and often humorous book about married sexuality. Includes practical sexual advice, suggestions for teaching your children about sexuality, and more.

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Growing Your Marriage

Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

By Mark and Grace Driscoll

Being friends with your spouse is important – what a concept! Mark and Grace deal openly about honesty, openness, dealing with sin, and sex. They cover real marriage in a real way, with plenty of real life examples drawn from their own marriage. Among other things we love about this book is that Mark says it’s the principles, not the methods that are important. We also appreciate that the book both provides fish and teaching couples how to fish.

Kindle version

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
John M. Gottman

Decades of clinical research make this book different from any other marriage book you’ve ever read. Forget about theories and guesses, Gottman knows what kills marriages, and what makes marriages stronger. Not a light read, but an outstanding resource for anyone who wants a better marriage.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

Cracking the Communication Code
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Continues the Love and Respect theme with this new book about communication skills. Would make an excellent study book for couples.

Cracking the Communication Code
The Five Love Languages
Gary Chapman

This book shares good insight into communicating and receiving love. Study guide included in book.

The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women
Dr. Gary & Barbara Rosberg

The 5 Love Needs of Men & Women is an unusual book. The listed needs will surprise you and the sound wisdom of this book will benefit your marriage.

Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage
Dennis Rainey

Staying Close is a wonderful book dealing with building healthy and intimate marriages. This book is designed for personal or group study.

Building Your Mate’s Self-esteem
Dennis & Barbara Rainey

This book offers practical and sound advice for strengthening and building up your spouse. There are end-of-chapter projects that give you a chance to make the book’s content real to your marriage in a practical way.

Personality Plus for Couples: Understanding Yourself and the One You Love
Florence Littauer

Personality Plus for Couples explains the various personality types, helps you to identify your type and your spouse’s type, and gives suggestions for dealing with marital “personality clashes.”


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Lifestyle

Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Richard Swenson, M.D.

While not a marriage book, Margin could very well save your marriage. Busyness and stress are killers of relationships. We need to slow down, appreciate our loved ones and build a sane lifestyle.

PaperBack
Kindle Edition

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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Bob Goff

You will laugh, you will cry, and you will be changed. Love Does is all about whimsy, with a distinctly Christ like flavour. Bob Goff does not see people as projects, he sees them as an opportunity to love and give. Problems are chances to learn, and closed doors sometimes need to be kicked in.

Paperback
Kindle

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Simplify
Joshua Becker

This book will help you sort out your values and dreams and point you toward a sane and simple lifestyle. Great marriage building tool.

Kindle
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Prayer and Study

The Love Dare
Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

This book is 40 days of teaching and encouragement. It includes daily challenges and questions to help you explore how to personally apply the teachings to your marriage. It would also be good to take the better part of a year and focus on one challenge a week to give God a chance to really work the lessons into your life and marriage. From the movie Fireproof.

Paperback
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Audio

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Loving Your Spouse Through Prayer
Cheri Fuller

This book is a nice resource for learning to pray for your marriage using the Word of God as a guideline.


The Power of a Praying® Husband
Stormie Omartian

This is a wonderful tool for men who want to learn how to pray effectively for their wives.

The Power of a Praying® Wife
Stormie Omartian

This is a very useful tool for those who want to learn to pray effectively over key areas of their husband’s life.

The Song of Songs: A New Translation
Ariel Bloch & Chana Boch)

The Song of Songs is a new translation of Song of Solomon with an insightful commentary.

Moments Together for Couples
Dennis and Barbara Rainey

This is a great devotional for couples.



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A Little Romance

Simply Romantic Nights
collected by Dennis & Barbara Rainey

This book is a collection of romantic ideas by a number of respected writers. The book also has lots of fun extras – cards, stickers, etc..


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Engaged / Newlywed

Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook
Jerry D. Hardin & Dianne C. Sloan


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For Men

The Irresistible Husband
Jason Gratehouse

The promo says, “Are you ready to restore the passion back into your marriage? In The Irresistible Husband, you will learn time-honored, Biblical principles for doing so…” and Jason delivers on that promise. This book is all about what you can do to change how your wife thinks and feels about you. It is an easy read because it is broken into concise, bite size chapters. The book is fairly short, but there is no fluff or filler, so it is dense with quality advice on becoming the husband that she simply can’t resist!

Kindle, Nook and PDF

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The Resolution for Men
Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, and Randy Alcorn

Based on the movie Courageous, this book challanges men become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.

Paperback
Kindle

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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
John Elderedge

Wild at Heart is a work designed to help men recapture their masculinity. It deals with the wounds that keep a man from being everything God wants him to be. This is not really a marriage book, but it can have a profound effect upon a man’s marriage.

Gentlemen Start Her Engine
Steven Andrew Guerrero

This book is a unique tool for customizing your efforts to understand and romance your wife, a “must read” for any man who wants to win his woman’s heart.

The Sexual Man
Archibald D. Hart

The Sexual Man is based on groundbreaking nationwide research. It refutes the current myths surrounding male sexuality, providing a psychologically sound, biblically respectful view of what men secretly think and feel about important sexual issues.

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
Shaunti Feldhahn

This is a wonderful resource to help men understand their wives.


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For Women

You’re Already Amazing
Holley Gerth

Reading this book is like a hug, a great cup of coffee and the best encouragement you’ve ever had all rolled into one.

Holley walks you through a number of simple exercises to discover your unique design and, in doing so, helps you toss a load of lies and wrong expectations off of your back. Each page offers an insight, a bit of wisdom or an encouragement.

I walked away from it with a renewed appreciation for who God created me to be and an excitement for my life’s journey. I also saw more clearly the dangers of the comparison trap.

Paperback

Kindle

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Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior
Kimberly Wagner

This is a very challenging book. From my perspective it is about integrity and allowing God to shape how you express your inner strengths, particularly in the marriage relationship. The book would be great for personal study or small discussion groups. There are truckloads of very challenging questions and you get a bird’s eye view of the author’s personal struggle in this area. I found her story to be very encouraging and insightful.

Paperback
Kindle

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The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex
Sheila Gregoire

A wonderfully encouraging book that addresses a lot of sexual issues usually ignored. Puts sex into a healthy perspective, exploring not just the physical side of sex, but also the emotional and spiritual aspects of sex. And, boy howdy, she will make you laugh.

Paperback
Kindle

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You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream
Holley Gerth

In this encouraging push, Holley helps you explore your dream and gather the know how and the motivation to run after it (even in the busyness of everyday life).

Paperback
Kindle

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The Resolution for Women
Priscilla Shirer

This book is about making wise choices and being integrity driven. I was deeply impressed.

Paperback
Kindle
Audio

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Who Calls Me Beautiful
Regina Franklin

Who Calls Me Beautiful is a book that tackles a subject which has become so prevalent in our image obsessed society. For those of us who have struggled with seeing ourselves as truly beautiful, or have a daughter who will undoubtedly face the challenges of living in a society fixated upon outward perfection, this book is a must. The chapters are short and engaging, and I particularly enjoyed the Personal Reflection questions featured at the end of each of them. This book is a journey to self discovery, greater confidence, and a call to women everywhere to find our beauty in that which is of true value, rather than in the illusion of outward perfection.

Who Calls Me Beautiful?
The Sexually Confident Wife Shannon Ethridge

The Sexually Confident Wife is an insightful book about married sexuality. I was deeply impressed with Shannon’s personal transparency and ability to discuss frankly, yet graciously, some of the more challenging bedroom issues. Beyond that, I was sincerely encouraged by her wisdom, humor and grace. This book is an invaluable tool for wives in search of sexual wholeness and marital intimacy.

Intimate Issues
Dillow & Lorraine Pintus

Intimate Issues is a remarkable book for women about married sexuality. Comes with a twelve-week Bible study.

Secrets of Eve
Hart, Hart Weber, and Taylor

The Secrets of Eve is an interesting read on female sexuality (though fairly technical in places) based on interviews from over two thousand Christian women. Highly recommend for general reading, and especially for women with sexual struggles.

Pillow Talk
Karen Scalf Linamen)

Pillow Talk is a delightful humorous book full of profound wisdom. It is subtitled “The Intimate Marriage from A to Z.” You can learn your ABCs the fun way and gain practical insights from her twenty-six chapters about married sexuality.

Making Sense Of The Men In Your Life What Ticks You Off, And How To Live In Harmony
Dr. Kevin Leman

This book shares lots of great insight into the inner workings of your man. The title says it all. 🙂

For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men
Shaunti Feldham

This is a wonderful resource for helping wives understand their husbands.


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Resolving Conflict

The 3rd Alternative
Stephen R. Covey

Not specifically a “marriage” book, but the concepts are so important to dealing with conflict that married couples will benefit. The book talks about creative options that meet the heart needs of those involved in conflict. There are really many possible options beyond the usual two options proposed.

Paperback
Hardback
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Love & Respect
Emerson Eggerichs

Teaches how to break the Crazy Cycle and build love and respect into your marriage.

Hardback

Kindle

Audio

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Dealing With Marriage Difficulties

Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again
Michele Weiner-Davis

The author, a therapist specializing in Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, offers simple and effective divorce-preventing techniques (which can be used even if only one partner participates). She focuses on observable behaviors as she helps couples break unproductive patterns, set attainable goals and make changes that last.

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The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple’s Guide
Michele Weiner-Davis

The author of Divorce Busting tells you why a poor sex life can harm or even end your marriage. The book speaks to well to both the spouse who wants more and the lower drive spouse. Practical suggestions for both spouses create a path to a better sex life for both.

The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple's Guide

Loving Solutions
Gary Chapman

Loving Solutions shares practical insight into dealing with a difficult spouse (the irresponsible, workaholic, controlling, uncommunicative, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abused, unfaithful, alcoholic, drug abusing, or depressed spouse).


Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed
Gary Chapman

Hope for the Separated offers real hope to those in search of reconciliation with their spouse. It is full of practical wisdom.


Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome
Nancy C. Anderson

The author shares her from-infidelity-to-fulfilling-marriage story and offers practical insights on safeguarding and building your marriage.


Surviving an Affair
Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr. and Dr. Jennifer Harley Chalmer

Surviving An Affair offers insight into the different aspects of infidelity and offers hope and direction for the restoration of an infidelity-shattered marriage.


Love Busters
Dr.Willard F. Harley, Jr.

Love Busters teaches you how to identify and defeat those habits that destroy romantic love.


Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money
Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money is the textbook for Financial Peace University. I highly recommend that you attend an FPU near you, but, in a pinch, the book itself is a great resource. Get a handle on your finances before they get a handle on your marriage.

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Recovery From Abuse

Understanding Shame
Jonathan Daugherty

This is a workbook designed to help individuals overcome the emotionally crippling effects of shame in their lives. The best discussion of this issue we have ever seen!

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The Handbook for Hurting Wives: How to respond to your spouse’s secret sexual struggle
Stephen Cervantes

This workbook is designed to help a wife work though her feelings about her husband’s sexual struggle. Will help her learn to cope, give her some insight into his struggle, and provide some clear do’s and don’ts.

Handbook for Hurting Wives
Shattered Innocence
Kelly Vates

Shattered Innocence is a poignant story of sexual abuse, its aftermath and recovery.


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Sexual Problems / Addictions

False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
Dr. Harry Schaumburg

False Intimacy examines the roots of sexual addiction and offers realistic direction to who are struggling. Includes info on cybersex, homosexuality, recovering your marriage, and women and false intimacy.

Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, and Mike Yorkey

While we do not agree with some of what the authors say about masturbation, this is an excellent book for those struggling with lust, pornography, and habitual masturbation.


40 Days of Purity

– What the Bible says about sexual purity
– Keys to breaking temptations
– Daily habits of purity and growth

Updated the Female Ejaculation article with new information and a number of new reference links.



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Scientific Materials

The Female Brain
Louann Brizendine

This is a very readable book about women, hormones and behavioral changes in a woman’s life. Non-christian.

The G Spot: And Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality
Alice Ladas, Beverly Whipple, and John Perry

The G Spot contains interesting information on the G spot and other recent discoveries about human sexuality. Non-Christian.

The Alchemy of Love and Lust
Theresa Crenshaw, M.D.

This book describes the influence that hormones play in our relationships. Very technical. Non-Christian.

Love Cycles: The Science Of Intimacy
Winnifred B. Cutler, Ph.D.

Love Cycles focuses on the biology, psychology, and physiology underlying the outward show of love. Technical. Non-Christian.

Other Good Books:

The Hormone of Desire: The Truth About Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause
Male Body: A Physician’s Guide to What Every Man Should Know About His Sexual Health

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