Marriage Book(s)

I have been asked by a friend to recommend a book for him and his fiancé that would be good for them to read as they prepare for their first year of marriage. That’s an interesting question which I would like others to weigh in on. I have certain books I recommend for marriage, but have not thought about any that would be particularly helpful in the early going. (For me, my first year of marriage was ⅓ of a century ago.)

Any suggestions?

10 thoughts on “Marriage Book(s)

  1. Seth Greenwald

    Amy says for them to read “For Women Only” and “For Men Only” by Shaunti Feldhann. I say to read “Go Dog Go” by Dr. Seuss. It reminds us to always like the hat.

  2. Marriage Builder, by Larry Crabb
    What Did You Expect?, by Paul Tripp
    Love and Respect, by Emerson Eggerichs (some helpful stuff in here, though I wasn’t 100% sold on the entire thing)
    Lost in the Middle, by Paul Tripp (great stuff in here, helpful to marriage)

    and

    Tim Keller’s new book on marriage is being released November 1st!

  3. having recently walked down this path there are 3 books that we read that were very helpful in forming a Biblical view of marriage and each other:

    Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas (one to read and re-read)
    When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey
    Each for the Other by Bryan and Kathy Chapell

    while Jon and I decided in the end to not get married, all three of these books helped us to view our relationship and God in a much more Biblical light and challenged us to truly love each other with the love of Christ.

  4. Adri

    We agree with Chris and Staci re Paul Tripp; we watched the video series, and have passed it on/recommended it to others.
    –ae

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