We’ve recommended a number of good books in the pages of our site. They’re gathered here for your convenience.
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DEVELOPING A SEXUAL THEOLOGY
A CELEBRATION OF SEX – Dr. Douglas E. Rosenau
A Passionate Sex Life = An Intimate Marriage + Mature Lovers + Time + Energy. This book will help you ask those critical questions and guide the process of falling deeper in love and making love with passion.
INTIMACY IGNITED – Dr. Joseph & Linda Dillow and Dr. Peter & Lorraine Pintus
Part marriage manual, part commentary, and part Bible study, this is a great resource for understanding the place sex can have in a happy marriage.
GETTING READY FOR MARRIAGE WORKBOOK – Jerry D. Hardin & Dianne C. Sloan
Our families have shaped our views on everything from religion to sex to finances (both helpful and harmful). This workbook will help you sound through all your differences as you head for the marriage altar.
A Celebration of Sex for Newlyweds by Douglas E. Rosenau
THE IRRESISTIBLE HUSBAND – Jason Gratehouse
The promo says, “Are you ready to restore the passion back into your marriage? In The Irresistible Husband, you will learn time-honored, Biblical principles for doing so…” and Jason delivers on that promise. This book is all about what you can do to change how your wife thinks and feels about you. It is an easy read because it is broken into concise, bite size chapters. The book is fairly short, but there is no fluff or filler, so it is dense with quality advice on becoming the husband that she simply can’t resist!
THE RESOLUTION FOR MEN – Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, & Randy Alcorn
WILD AT HEART: DISCOVERING THE SECRET OF A MAN’S SOUL – John Elderedge
THE SEXUAL MAN – Archibald D. Hart
GENTLEMEN START HER ENGINE – Steven Andrew Guerrero
FOR MEN ONLY – Shaunti Feldhahn
THE RESOLUTION FOR WOMEN – Priscilla Shirer
PASSION PURSUIT by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery
THE SEXUALLY CONFIDENT WIFE – Shannon Ethridge
INTIMATE ISSUES – Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
SECRETS OF EVE – Hart, Hart Weber, and Taylor
MAKING SENSE OF THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE – Dr. Kevin Leman
FOR WOMEN ONLY – Shaunti Feldham
THE SCIENCE OF SEX & GENDER
THE FEMALE BRAIN – Louann Brizendine
THE G SPOT – Alice Ladas, Beverly Whipple, and John Perry
THE ALCHEMY OF LOVE AND LUST – Theresa Crenshaw, M.D.
LOVE CYCLES – Winnifred B. Cutler, Ph.D.
THE HORMONE OF DESIRE – Dr. Susan Rako
RECOVERY FROM ABUSE
HEALING THE WOUNDED HEART & WORKBOOK – Dan B Allendar
DEALING WITH PORN & EROTICA
UNWANTED – Jay Stringer
This book is about the how and why of pornography use. It’s amazingly insightful and the last part of the book is about healing from your emotional and sexual wounds (that are foundational to porn use).
FALSE INTIMACY – Dr. Harry Schaumburg
UNDERSTANDING SHAME – Jonathan Daugherty
This is a workbook designed to help individuals overcome the emotionally crippling effects of shame in their lives. The best discussion of this issue we have ever seen!
HANDBOOK FOR HURTING WIVES – Stephen Cervantes
THE FANTASY FALLACY – Shannon Ethridge
PULLING BACK THE SHADES – Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery.
DEALING WITH MARRIAGE STRESSORS
THE EMOTIONALLY DESTRUCTIVE MARRIAGE by Leslie Vernick
Discover how to initiate effective changes to stop the cycle of destruction and restore hope for the future (identify damaging behaviors, gain the skills to respond wisely, promote healthy change, and more).
DIVORCE BUSTING – Michele Weiner-Davis
THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE – Michele Weiner-Davis
LOVING SOLUTIONS – Gary Chapman
HOPE FOR THE SEPARATED – Gary Chapman
SURVIVING AN AFFAIR – Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr. and Dr. Jennifer Harley Chalmer
LOVE BUSTERS – Dr.Willard F. Harley, Jr.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO MONEY – Dave Ramsey
THE 3RD ALTERNATIVE – Stephen R. Covey
LOVE & RESPECT – Emerson Eggerichs
CHERISH – Gary Thomas
Turn your marriage toward appreciation, honor, and delight. The book is full of stories that show everyday actions and words can make the difference.
GRACE FILLED MARRIAGE – Dr. Tim & Darcy Kimmel
This book shares a deeper understanding of the concept of grace (forgiveness, security, significance, acceptance, approval, intimacy) and how it can transform first you, and then your marriage.
THE INTIMATE MYSTERY – Dan Allender & Tremper Longman III
Learn to leave, weave and cleave. An excellent book that shares the necessary tools for growing and maturing your marriage relationship.
THE 7 PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK – John M. Gottman
This book shares seven principles that will help couples create strategies for making their marriage strong. Science based. Non-Christian.
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES – Gary Chapman
How does your spouse speak love? Find out and learn to speak their language. Share your love language too! Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment.
THE 5 LOVE NEEDS OF MEN & WOMEN – Dr. Gary & Barbara Rosberg
The Rosbergs share a great deal of information based on a survey of 700 married couples with practical suggestions for growing your marriage.
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