Looking for general marriage books for new couple

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Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby seeking perspective » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:13 pm

I've been asked for recommendations of books that would be helpful to a couple that is preparing for marriage or is newly married--more marriage in general than specific to sex. What would you suggest?
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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby ledgemoor » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:25 pm

For Men Only and For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn.

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas.

Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

Boundaries by Townsend and Cloud.
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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby Learning1 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:51 am

Below are books we read together, while dating, during engagement and in our first year of marriage:

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

5 love Languages by Chapman

Devotions for Dating Couples by Ben Adams & Sam Young

Boundaries in Dating (we both had read Cloud & Townsands 1st book Boundaries as singles, than we read together Boundaries in Dating we never read Boundaries in Marriage)

Love Language Devotional Bible

Grace Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel

Getting your Sex Life off to a Great Start by Penners

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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby Job29Man » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:53 am

We always give newlyweds the Feldhahn books (For Men..., and For Women Only), now available as a combined book, and we give them "Love and Respect" by Eggerichs.
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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby mickeylover43 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:45 am

Don't forget podcast information!!!

In today's world- so few people actually take the time to read books :(

Sexy Marriage Radio Links from http://simplemarriage.net/

This has been outstanding for us and we have shared with many others.
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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby C_Brown » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:45 pm

His Needs, Her Needs - Willard F. Jr. Harley
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands - Laura Schlessinger
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Re: Looking for general marriage books for new couple

Postby countrygentle71 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:39 am

J @ Hot, Holy andHumorous has several books that might be a help. I've bought one and been married for 21 years.
She is a Christian and is very clean but straight forward!


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