marriage and family books

Below is a list of books we recommend for couples to read together. 


Premarital

  • Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrot  
  • Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman  
  • The Smart Stepfamily Marriage by Ron Deal and David Olson  

Enrichment

  • The Blessing by Dr. John Trent
  • Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman  
  • Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerich  
  • Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans  
  • Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas  
  • The Two Sides of Love by Dr. John Trent
  • Trading Places by Les and Leslie Parrot  
  • Smart Love by Dr. David and Dr. Jan Stoop  
  • Grace Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel  

Restoration

  • Love and War by John and Stasi Eldredge  
  • How We Love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich  
  • From Anger to Intimacy by Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham  
  • Let’s Get Real by Dale and Jena Forehand  
  • Freedom From Your Past by Jimmy Evans  
  • How to Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen by Sharon Morris May  

Family

  • How to Really Love Your Child by Ross Campbell  
  • How to Really Love Your Teen by Ross Campbell  
  • Relentless Parenting by Dr. Brian and Angela Haynes
  • Love and Respect in the Family by Emerson Eggerichs  
  • Growing Kids God’s Way by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo  
  • The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal  
  • Safe House by Joshua Straub and Meg Meeker