12 Books to Support a Christ-Centered Marriage

A Christ-centered marriage doesn’t just happen and sometimes we need a little direction to help cultivate it. Help is here…

We love books on marriage, especially during February since romance, love, and relationships are on everyone’s minds during this month. There are so many ways to pour into your marriage, strengthen it through faith, and enrich your life together with your spouse. This month we’ve gathered 12 of our favorite books for different stages of your marriage to help your relationship thrive as you feast on God’s Word.

Preparing for Marriage:

These books are the perfect gifts for a couple who is recently engaged or talking about engagement to help prepare them for marriage. 

Ready or Knot?by Scott Kedersha

Ready or Knot? is a book designed to help couples talk through important issues and make sure they are aligned before they get engaged or during their time as an engaged couple.

The Ready or Knot Prayer Guide by Scott Kedersha

Scott Kedersha’s second book in this series, The Ready or Knot Prayer Guide is a devotional prayer guide designed to strengthen a couple’s spiritual intimacy and lead them into a habit of prayer. There’s nothing better for keeping a marriage strong and healthy than regularly praying together and spending time in God’s Word together!

Preparing for Marriage by David and Meg Robbins

Finally, Preparing for Marriage by David and Meg Robbins is another book designed to help engaged or serious couples through tough conversations before they make a lifelong commitment.

Building a Thriving Marriage:

For couples who have been together for many years, maybe it’s time for them to reinvest in romance in your relationship. These books by Willard F. Harley Jr. explore how a couple can reignite their romance, nurture their romance, and make sure it lasts for a lifetime.

Both books below are classic Christian bestsellers and for a good reason. They are excellent practical resources while being honest (and not at all shy) about what each person in the couple needs for true intimacy.

His Needs, Her Needs: Making Romantic Love Last

Five Steps to Romantic Love, Revised and Updated Edition: A Workbook for Readers of His Needs, Her Needs and Love Busters

Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick

Fierce Marriage is another excellent resource to help your marriage thrive. It’s full of practical, gospel-centered advice on putting Christ first in five key areas of your relationship, as well as Ryan and Selena Frederick’s powerful personal story.

Loving Your Spouse Well:

We can’t have a list of books about marriage and not mention the wonderful resources from our Club31Women founder, Lisa Jacobson, and her husband Matt! From devotionals that inspire your love, to specific ways to show your husband just how much you care, we are so thankful for these books written for newly married couples, couples who’ve just hit a many-decades anniversary, and everyone in between.

Loving Your Husband Well: A 52-Week Devotional for the Deeper, Richer Marriage You Desire

Loving Your Wife Well: A 52-Week-Devotional for the Deeper, Richer Marriage You Desire

100 Ways to Love Your Husband: The Simple, Powerful Path to a Loving Marriage

100 Ways to Love Your Wife: The Simple, Powerful Path to a Loving Marriage

100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear

100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear

Marriages, like any other relationship, can have times of difficulty but also bring us so much joy. We hope these books strengthen your marriage, or at least inspire you to spend some quality time together with your spouse. They’d make a great engagement or wedding gift too!

Let us know on Facebook which marriage book has been a game-changer for you!

Happy reading,

Team Club31Women

100 Words of Affirmation Your Son/Daughter Needs to Hear

Matt and Lisa Jacobson want you to discover the powerful ways you can build your children up in love with the beautiful words you choose to say every day–words that every son and daughter needs to hear.

These affirmation books offer you one hundred phrases to say to your son or daughter – along with short, personal stories and examples – that deeply encourage, affirm, and inspire.

So start speaking a kind and beautiful word into their lives daily and watch your children–and your relationship with them–transform before your eyes.

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