Books on Marriage

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42621: Beloved Unbeliever: Loving Your Husband into the Faith


Beloved Unbeliever: Loving Your Husband into the Faith
By Jo Berry
Author Jo Berry shares how to be a suitable helper, shoulder spiritual responsibility, and deal with hurts, heartaches and hindrances.

93983: A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage

A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage
By S. Stanley, D. Trathen, S. McCain & M. Bryan
A Lasting Promise offers solutions to common problems--facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues within a religious framework. With the ultimate purpose of upholding the sanctity of marriage, this essential resource offers Christian couples a well-researched and proven method for dealing with conflicts and resolving problems in their marriage. The strategies outlined can help husbands and wives improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and even enhance their sex life.

45297: Connecting

By Dr. Larry Crabb
Dr. Crabb envisions a day when communities of God's people -- ordinary Christians whose lives connect as husband to wife, brother to sister, friend to friend -- will accomplish most of the healing that we now depend on mental health professionals to provide.

God has deposited within us the power to heal soul-disease and that power is released to do its work as we relate to each other in revolutionary new ways. In challenging, practical language, Dr. Crabb shows us how. This revised and updated edition now includes a full workbook for those who want to better learn how to connect with the hearts and souls of those around them.

032493: The Family, 3rd edition: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home

The Family, 3rd edition: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home
By Jack O. Balswick & Judith K. Balswick
A popular resource among college and seminary faculty, pastors, and counselors, the Balswicks' guide is now updated to reflect current research. Generously illustrated, their insightful and comprehensive text analyzes theological and social perspectives on family life, including marriage, parenting, sexuality, communication, social dynamics, and the effects of modern society--all from a strong Christian perspective.

70060: Peacemaking For Families

Peacemaking for Families
By Ken Sande with Tom Raabe
Bless your family by learning and implementing the valuable principles found in Peacemaking for Families: the Peacemaker's Pledge, the Seven A's of Forgiveness, and the PAUSE principle of negotiation. With the help of engaging real-life stories, you'll learn how to create a harmonious environment based on basic conflict resolution skills found in Scripture.

32196: Reconcilable Differences: Hope and Healing for Troubled Marriages

Reconcilable Differences: Hope and Healing for Troubled Marriages
By Virginia Todd Holeman
When a relationship is really damaged, returning to "how things were" is not good enough. Discover practical steps for bringing hope and healing to hanging-by-a-thread marriages. Drawing on the latest psychological studies of forgiveness and repentance, Holeman's biblically informed and theologically rich handbook will help you foster true reconciliation amidst seemingly hopeless situations.

832440: Forgiving & Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

Forgiving & Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope
By Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
Psychologist and counselor Everett Worthington, the leading Christian researcher on forgiveness, says that forgiving is a gift we give to others. When we offer forgiveness to others as an altruistic gift, it is more effective than when we forgive only for our own benefit in an effort to "get over" the hurt. True forgiveness is accomplished through a careful process of understanding both the offense and the offender, and taking active steps to forgiveness. In this insightful and practical book, Worthington provides a clinically proven stategy and a wealth of resources for moving toward forgiveness.

17803: Preparing for Marriage

Preparing for Marriage
By Dennis Rainey
Congratulations on your engagement! As you dive into the ocean of details concerning the wedding don't forget to spend time Preparing for Marriage. In this incredibly helpful book Dennis Rainey will guide you through six sessions and five special projects that will help you to lay a solid foundation for a Christian marriage. His and Her copies are a must!

85563: Rekindling the Romance

Rekindling the Romance
By Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey & Bob DeMoss
By God's design, romance is supposed to be the flame in the fireplace of marital intimacy. Yet far too many Christian couples feel cheated because their marriage produces as much spark as a book of wet matches. Others have neglected to fan the flames of passion for so long that they have lost hope of experiencing romance. This book is organized into short, biblically based chapters. Packed with practical insight, this tastefully candid and inviting resource provides the Christian couple with the keys to unlock their relational and sexual intimacy.

78249: The New Building Your Mate"s Self-Esteem

Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem
By Dennis Rainey
Understand how to identify low self-esteem. Learn creative and practical ways to help your mate feel more successful--and strengthen your marriage at the same time.

17544: Moments Together For Couples, Hardcover

Moments Together For Couples
By Dennis Rainey
Strengthen your commitment to God and each other with this powerful 365-day devotional! Designed to accommodate schedules from five minutes to a half hour, this guide will give you vital quiet time together. Each reading provides a dynamic selection plus discussion and prayer questions that will help you apply God's truth to your lives.

312105: 6 Secrets to a Lasting Love: Recapturing Your Dream Marriage

6 Secrets to a Lasting Love: Recapturing Your Dream Marriage
By Dr. Gary Rosberg & Barbara Rosberg
Remember the feeling you had on your wedding day? Your hearts brimmed with hope, promise and the dream that your marriage would be perfect and your love would last forever. Then, like all couples, you entered the real world. It's time to recapture your dream marriage, rekindle the romance with your spouse, and experience levels of love, commitment and intimacy beyond your wildest dreams. Marriage experts Dr Gary and Barbara Rosberg share the six secrets that will help you and your spouse recreate the marriage you dreamed of.

42397: 5 Love Needs of Men and Women

5 Love Needs of Men and Women
By Dr. Gary Rosberg & Barbara Rosberg
What do they want? Find out and transform your marriage relationship. Based on surprising results from a national couples' survey, this resource dispels long-held myths, exposing and explaining the unexpressed needs of husbands and wives. Practical insights will help you deepend your understanding of your spouse, enhance communication, and develop a truly great marriage.

451876: Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs
By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, is based on the biblical passage from Ephesians 5:33 (But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands - GODS WORD translation). His premise is that communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Revitalize the love in your marriage!

455075: Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate"s Language

Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate's Language
By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Communication is one of the main stress points of marriage-what is your mate really trying to say to you? Decipher the confusion with this highly anticipated follow-up to Dr. Eggerichs' best-selling book Love & Respect. You'll begin to understand and speak each other's unique language to build strong, godly bonds.

204487: Married But Not Engaged

Married But Not Engaged
By Paul & Sandy Coughlin
Living under the same roof, but failing to connect? Find ways to cultivate intimacy and uncover the keys to bring your husband into an active role in the relationship. Filled with inspiring instruction, you'll take yourself from resentment to rewarding intimacy--and find the husband you once knew.

18241: Intimate Allies

Intimate Allies
By Dan B. Allender
Hailed by J.I. Packer as "something of a landmark," Intimate Allies honestly and sensitively probes the state of marriage today. Combining their distinct expertise in biblical studies and counseling, Allender and Longman address five questions in the marriage relationship:

  • Who are we as husbands and wives?
  • What are our roles as husbands and wives?
  • How will we work together as husbands and wives?
  • How do we experience the deepest, most profound intimacy of body and soul?
  • How do we, two sinners, learn to live with each other?

Each question is thoroughly explored by:

  • presenting a slice-of-life story of a couple struggling with the issue
  • exploring what the Creation story says about God's design of marriage
  • examining other biblical passages and integrating the biblical principles into your marriage through discussion questions
  • returning to the slice-of-life story and showing how the couple begins to move towards marriage wholeness as they understand and apply the biblical principles