With Valentines Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to focus your reading on love and marriage. Submitted here are a few selections we've enjoyed, and we hope they bless your life as well.
What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew about Men by Patrick M. Morley. Hardcover.
Every day women are waking up next to snoring strangers, purportedly their husbands, who share no resemblance to the man they married, and they moan, How could this have happened to me? Patrick Morley, author of The Man in the Mirror, offers wives insight into solving their marital dilemma. He touches on all the hot spots: communication, work, companionship, fathering, appearance, pressure, resolving conflict, and more. But he doesnt just point a finger at wives or advise serving dinner in a Saran Wrap outfit. He reveals the real man behind the remote control and shares ways for wives to help their husbands. And he even has a section in each chapter for men with questions to make them think, like the Are You Working Too Much? quiz.
Love for a Lifetime by Dr. James Dobson. Hardcover.
No list of marriage and family books would be complete without a Dobson book. This bestselling Gold Medallion giftbook has encouraged millions of marriages for over ten years.
Lord, Bless This Marriage by William and Nancie Carmichael. Hardcover.
I have been a fan of Nancie Carmichaels writing for years. As editor of Virtue magazine and others, she chronicled her family life and applied scripture to her practical observations. Here she teams up with husband Bill, to share what theyve learned as lifetime companions. A wonderful way to map the spiritual growth in your marriage, this book offers a meaningful group or individual Bible study for couples that becomes a keepsake journal.
Before You Say I Do by H. Norman Wright & Wes Roberts. Paperback.
I think this practical 95-page workbook should be required reading by all engaged couples. Just going through the interactive surveys, thoughtful questions, and real-life examples will help the happy couple as they have fun identifying their differences. Equipped, they can clarify role expectations, spiritual direction, handling of finances, establishing family relationships, and all those other deal-breakers before they take the plunge.
After You Say I Do by Wes & Judy Roberts and H. Norman Wright. Paperback.
Every good wedding needs good follow up and this is the book to do that. Recently updated and expanded, it is full of practical insights, thought-provoking questions, and marriage-related scriptures.