Monday, June 3, 2013

4 Must-Read Books for a Better Marriage

There are approximately one hundred twenty gazillion books out there designed to give you advice on how to better live your life and improve your marriage.  I'm going to save you time by telling you the four that are indispensable from my experience.  That doesn't mean that these are the only four that are useful, and that all others are a waste of time.  It only means that it you are only going to read four books to help your marriage, then these are the four that I would recommend.  They would also make fantastic gifts for a newlywed couple!

#4:  Intended for Pleasure by Ed and Gaye Wheat

For couples who have faithfully waited until marriage before having sex, this will be a wonderful new experience.  Intended for Pleasure will help them to get the most out of this precious gift that God has designed to be enjoyed in their marriage.

 #3:  Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Learning to handle money together is a challenge that every new couple faces.  The stress of financial problems also has a way of making other problems much worse.  Dave Ramsey has some great advice for finding "financial peace" within the home.

#2:  Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

This is my absolute favorite book on marriage.  It does a fantastic job of teaching a couple how to treat each other.  The approach is simple, novel, and biblical.  Every marriage would be improved by applying these principles to avoid the "crazy cycle" and treat one another the way that God intended.

#1:  The Holy Bible by God

Let's not forget that God invented marriage.  His instructions are ALWAYS for our benefit, and we are much better off if we follow them.  One of the best things that can be done for a marriage is for the couple to grow closer to God.

So there you have it!  What books have you found to be wonderful helps to your life?