By now you know, that I love to read as many marriage books as I can get my hands on. My marriage is rock solid. I aim to keep it that way due to the fact that I never felt like I had a stable upbringing concerning marriage. I’ve read my fair share of Christian books on marriage through the years. Now, I’d like to share some of the ones that I recommend you read now and implement some of the lessons/suggestions from them. I don’t think your spouse could ask for a better Valentine’s Day gift than the love and respect they desire and deserve.
4 Recommended Christian Books on Marriage
10 Commandments of Marriage by Ed Young –
I was given the chance to review this book thanks to Moody Publications. I half expected it to be along the same lines of my own eBook, Tidbits of Experience for Marriage Bliss, where I shared my own 10 rules for marriage bliss. In some ways, we did share some of the same things. However, we each shared WHY we have those marriage guidelines. Ed Young went in a lot more depth behind his commandments. He also provided quality scripture to back up his suggestions.
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His book was an interesting read! I enjoyed the stories he shared with him and his wife. He also threw in several scenarios about other couples who have gone into counseling for various things. In many ways, it is some of the same things we hear repeatedly. Reading this book is the equivalent of sitting on Mr. Young’s front porch and listening to him share his marriage experiences and knowledge with you.
Lasting Love by Alistar Begg –
This is another book I got to review from Moody Publications. I honestly had mixed feelings about reading this one because Alistair Begg has some strong old school feelings. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mother, I didn’t share his feelings at all. I couldn’t because I was raised up to share them. My mom was a working mother (and the strong memories I have involved her being a single mother working.)
He is adamant that men and women have clear roles to play in the family dynamics. Until I lived that lifestyle according to God’s plan, I couldn’t see how functional it truly was to live. We don’t need the fancy cars and homes! We don’t need to be surrounded by all of the latest gadgets and toys or wear designer clothes to be happy in this world. When we focus on living our lives according to the Master’s plan we are opening up our lives to a life filled with more peace and love in it.
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Alistair Begg has his message well written and on track in his book. It is a bit hard to swallow if you’re a family living a more traditional lifestyle according to societies standards. However, I assure you that once you get use to the change it’s well worth putting into practice.
He is also compassionate about his position in relation to single mothers too. He doesn’t leave them out without a chance of making a positive difference in their lives. He does feel that they can find ways of making money from home either with their current employers or through another avenue to ensure they can live out their roles as mothers.
He also covers everyone else’s roles in the book too, but of course, the wives and mother role is the one I paid the most attention too.
Books for Women
These are some book recommendations from one of my favorite bloggers To Love Honor and Vacuum.
The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex by Sheila Wray Gregoire
I haven’t read this book yet, but it is on my to-read list. I’ve read many book reviews for this book. I can’t wait to read it myself.
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Information from Amazon’s page:
Billions of people have had sex. Far fewer have made love. In the Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, author Sheila Wray Gregoire helps women see how sexual intimacy was designed to be physically stupendous but also incredibly intimate.
Whether you’re about to walk down the aisle or you’ve been married for decades, The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex will lead you on a wonderful journey of discovery towards the amazing sex life God designed you for.
With humor, research, and lots of anecdotes, author Sheila Wray Gregoire helps women see how our culture’s version of sex, which concentrates on the physical above all else, makes sex shallow. God, on the other hand, intended sex to unite us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Gregoire walks through these three aspects of sex, showing how to make each amazing, and how to overcome the roadblocks in each area we often encounter.
Drawing on survey results from over 2,000 people, she also includes lots of voices from other Good Girls, giving insight into how other women have learned to truly enjoy sex in marriage.
Sex Savvy: A Lovemaking Guide for Christian Wives by J. Parker
This is also another book that I haven’t read yet, but it has been on my to-read list. It comes highly recommended from bloggers and also has a solid rating on Amazon too.
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Information from Amazon:
Do you want to be a hottie in the bedroom without sacrificing holiness? Would you like someone to share real-life tips on making the most of God’s gift of sexual intimacy in marriage? Put back the secular sources you flipped through in the bookstore, and pick up this biblically grounded handbook: Sex Savvy: A Lovemaking Guide for Christian Wives. Author J. Parker of Hot, Holy & Humorous gives candid advice for wives on everything from kissing to oral sex to orgasm to sexual positions—all from a Christian perspective. Whether you’re a new bride finding her way around that king-sized mattress or an experienced wife who wants that mattress to sing, this book can boost your sex savvy and improve your marital intimacy.
Have you read any of these books yet? What book would you add to this list?
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