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Top Christian Books You Must Read Before Marriage

We’re sure you’ll feel more confident and happy about your future life together after these powerful books

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We know how it can be. Being engaged is a strange middle ground where you’re just… waiting. Wondering.

We feel it’s also a perfect time to get more prepared before you get married. The word of God guides us in many situations, and the authors of the books in this list understand that. For instance, Randy Schroeder does an wonderful job of explaining common situations you’re bound to find yourself in with your fiancee. To get those sorted and clear before you enter your eternal bond, these books do a great job. Not something to take a shortcut with, then!


Simple Habits for Marital Happiness by Dr. Randy Schroeder

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Dr. Schroeder has worked with nearly 2,000 couples throughout his career and provides actionable tips that couples can use right now to help repair their marriage if it’s in trouble, or simply to improve it even more if they’re already happy.


The Five Step Action Plan to a Happy & Healthy Marriage by Shlomo Slatkin

This product was recommended by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin from The Marriage Restoration Project

The 5 Step Action Plan to a Happy and Healthy Marriage was written for a Judeo Christian audience. It teaches individuals the secretsto making a marriage work and provides foundational insights into why we pick who we marry, what conflict means, and how to get conscious about all past relationships and how they impact our current and future ones.


Intended for Pleasure By Ed Wheat MD

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from QuickQuote

This book deals with sexual intimacy biblically, respectfully, realistically, and practically. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for a healthy and fulfilling sexual experience. Dr. Wheat (author) prepares couples with realistic expectations.


Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

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If you are newly married or struggling with marriage, then you should read this book. It teaches us how you can be closer to God by loving your spouse.


The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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The Five Love Languages Gift Edition was designed with gift givers in mind. If you’ve benefited from the Five Love Languages books and want to pass along the wisdom to newlyweds or couples you know, this beautiful hardcover book with its two-color interior, ornate foil-stamped cover, satin ribbon, and deckled edges makes a perfect high-quality gift for any occasion.


Preparing for Marriage by David Boehi

This product was recommended by M. Ammar Shahid from SuperHeroCorp

This book is worth reading for both engaged and married Christian couples. It describes the essential steps to prepare for a happy marital life in the light of the Bible. I highly recommend this book to new couples who are about to begin their marital journey.


Beyond the Celebration by Jerry McColgin

This product was recommended by Jerry McColgin from Shocking Marriage Ministries

This is a book written for engaged couples that want to plan their upcoming marriage in a way as to honor God. Using scripture and Christian principles throughout, this book guides a couple through a process of questions, and discussions that will help eliminate unpleasant surprises, manage expectations and create a lasting vision for marriage.


Dr. Bob’s Guide to a Healthy Marriage by Dr. Robert DeMaria

This product was recommended by Dominic DeMaria from Drugless Doctor

I am suggesting this book because I was privileged to be part of the creative and writing process. I’ve also an actual product of their marriage and everything that they discuss in the book: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health is something that I have seen my parents actually do and continue to do each and every day.


Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage by Dr. Greg Smalley

This product was recommended by Laila Schell from The Good Wives Blog

I love this book. It is probably one of my all time favorites. Do you ever think about why you and your spouse fight? I mean not just why you fight, but WHY you fight? Probably not. You’re probably just like everyone else and look at the issue at hand. But have you ever realized that most arguments have very little to do with the actual issue at hand? It’s actually much deeper. We all have reactive triggers that have been formed long before our spouses came along, and this book does a wonderful job of opening your eyes to those issues and teaching you ways to communicate them to your spouse. It will teach you ways of using your conflicts to build intimacy. Imagine if every argument you had in marriage could actually promote intimacy instead of building barriers. This book is an absolute game changer and I you are absolutely going to love it!

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