Virtually everyone has been through at least one college class at the community college or university level. Think about how many books you had to read for that one class. Depending on the course, you may have been required to read one, two, or three books for it. And that's just for one class. Now think about how many books you've read for classes if you went to college for two years, four years, or more. That's a lot of books! However, most married couples have never read any marriage books and then wonder why marriage can be so difficult. You wouldn't be able to get an A in a college course without reading the assigned readings would you? Likewise, with marriage. You can't expect to get an A in marriage without reading marriage books. Welcome to my personal recommendations on the best marriage books!
Best Marriage Books
1-Total Marriage Refresh: Top 6 steps to marital satisfaction by Dr. Wyatt Fisher
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Of course I'm biased because I wrote it, but this book would be my top recommendation to start. It covers the top six steps to marital satisfaction I cover in my Total Marriage Refresh seminar plus a whole lot more, including extra tools, application exercises, and personal testimonies throughout. If you're looking for a marriage cookbook full of tools to help you have a lasting, successful marriage, this is the book you'll be going back to again and again.
Dr. Gottman is considered the god father of marriage research and this book is the culmination of all his work. The first third of the book begins with all the behavior you should stop doing or else you'll increase your risk of divorce and the remainder of the book shows you what to start doing to have a successful relationships. Some couples get discouraged during the first part of the book because it can make them feel doomed for divorce. Instead, view the section as a warning of behaviors you must stop in order to save your marriage.
This classic book goes through differences in how partners want to feel loved in marriage. It's a common mistake to love our spouse in the way we want to be loved. Instead, we must learn their top needs and strive towards meeting them in order to have a successful relationship. You may not agree with Harley's list of of what he says partner's top needs are, but consider the spirit behind his words that we all have certain needs in marriage and wise couples discern what they are and act on them.
This incredible book is wonderful for couples to read together to enhance their understanding of sexual intimacy. It's a wonderful blend of practical insights and research to help you understand your sexual functioning on a whole new level. It will help you develop compassion for your partner and enhance your intimacy for years to come.
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