Here are is a compilation of books from the Christian Post shelves that are great reads for new and seasoned wedded couples who want to work on their marraiges.
Date Your Wife: A Husband's Guide by Justin Buzzard
An Intensely Practical Guide for Husbands Looking to Strengthen, Save, or Spice up Their Marriage
Justin Buzzard says most men don’t know how to date their wives. They did it before, but they’ve forgotten how, or they’re trying but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Buzzard helps men re-learn this all-important skill from a position of security in the gospel of grace. As a father of three boys and husband to a very happy wife, Buzzard offers guys a helping hand, good news, and wise counsel, along with practical ideas, action steps at the end of each chapter and personal stories and real-life examples.
All types of marriages—good ones, mediocre ones, and bad ones—will experience a jumpstart as a result of hearing, believing, and living the message of Date Your Wife.
He Said. She Said.: Eight Powerful Phrases That Will Strengthen Your Marriage by Jay and Laura Laffoon
Your Marriage Is What You Say It Is.
Words are powerful. They have the ability to build someone up or tear them down. And the words you use with your spouse pack an even bigger punch. But if communication is one of the keys to a healthy and happy relationship, how do you know which are the right words to say?
Practical, witty, and fun, He Said. She Said. explores the different needs of men and women. Eight powerful phrases--such as "I respect you," "I desire you," and "I believe in you"--will revolutionize communication between husbands and wives. Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. He Said. She Said. also includes discussion questions for church classes and small groups.
The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie written by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson
For some lighter reading, try this memoir that became a movie last year.
Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.
When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.
And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.”