101 Best Christian Marriage Books for Couples

By David •  Updated: 07/29/23 •  42 min read

When it comes to relationship and marriage books, I’m excited to say that there is a whole lot I’ve read. Interestingly, I still have many more on my reading list.

The truth is, I don’t get tired of flipping through the pages of marriage books. Obviously because I want the best out of my marriage at all times.

Hence, the need to read and re-read very inspiring and exceptional Christian marriage books. I have carefully selected those I consider a must-read for every married couple or even the about to weds.

Whether you’re looking for the best Christian books for married couples to read together; or the best books for couples to read before marriage. I’ve included my top picks in this article.

I’ll take you through a list of 101 Christian marriage books for couples to read together. These books are gems. And trust me, your marriage will definitely be better for it.

Table of Contents

Benefits of Reading Christians Marriage Books.

Reading Christian marriage books can be highly beneficial for individuals and couples seeking to strengthen their marriage and deepen their understanding of God’s design for marriage. Here are some key benefits of reading Christian marriage books:

  • Biblical Guidance:

Christian marriage books are often grounded in biblical principles, providing couples with a solid foundation and guidance based on God’s Word. These books offer insights into God’s design for marriage, the roles of husband and wife, and how to build a Christ-centered relationship.

  • Spiritual Connection:

Christian marriage books encourage couples to grow spiritually together. They emphasize prayer, worship, and reading the Bible as a couple, fostering a deeper spiritual connection between spouses and with God.

  • Communication Skills:

Many Christian marriage books offer practical tips and techniques for effective communication. Learning to communicate with love, respect, and understanding can help resolve conflicts and strengthen the emotional bond between partners.

  • Conflict Resolution:

These books often address common marital challenges and provide tools for resolving conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner. Couples can learn to address issues without hurting one another and find resolutions that honor God and promote unity.

  • Intimacy and Romance:

Christian marriage books discuss the importance of intimacy and romance in marriage, offering advice on building emotional, spiritual, and physical intimacy in the relationship.

  • Building Trust and Forgiveness:

Trust is a fundamental aspect of any marriage. Christian books often address the importance of trust and forgiveness, guiding couples in rebuilding trust after betrayals and extending forgiveness to one another.

  • Strengthening Commitment:

Christian marriage books emphasize the lifelong commitment of marriage. They encourage couples to remain committed through challenging times, offering hope and encouragement during difficult seasons.

  • Encouragement and Support:

Reading about other couples’ experiences and the challenges they faced can be encouraging and provide a sense of solidarity. Christian marriage books often include real-life stories that offer hope and inspiration.

  • Renewed Perspective:

These books can challenge cultural norms and provide a biblical perspective on marriage, helping couples realign their thoughts and actions with God’s design.

  • Continuous Growth:

Reading Christian marriage books is a journey of continuous growth and learning. Couples can discover new insights and strategies to enrich their marriage throughout various stages of life.

  • Strengthening Parenting Skills:

Many Christian marriage books address parenting within the context of marriage, offering guidance on raising children with Christian values and fostering a strong family unit.

  • Community Building:

Couples who read Christian marriage books together may also join small groups or attend workshops, fostering a sense of community and support with other Christian couples.

Christian marriage books provide valuable wisdom, biblical guidance, and practical advice for couples seeking to build a strong, Christ-centered marriage.

Reading and applying the principles found in these books can lead to a deeper connection with God, each other, and a more fulfilling marital relationship.

Below are 101 Best Christian Marriage Books for Couples to Read Together.


  1. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. By Gary Chapman.

The 5 Love Languages is a book with very valuable insights. This new edition has been updated to reflect the intricacies of relationships today. Secondly, it reveals some intrinsic truths

. More so, these truths will help you and your spouse apply relevant, actionable wisdom that works.

Chapman’s proven approach to showing; and receiving love will undoubtedly help you experience richer and deeper levels of intimacy with your partner.

  1. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. By Timothy Keller.

In this amazing book, Timothy, and his wife Kathy,  reveal marriage to be a glorious relationship that’s so greatly misunderstood.

In this book, they both offer instructions on how to have a successful marriage. Trust me; this is definitely essential reading for anyone who desires to know God and love more deeply.

  1. The Power of a Praying® Wife by Stormie Omartian.

Stormie shares with you how God can strengthen your marriage in this book. She also talks about how you can earnestly pray for very vital areas of your husband’s life.

These include his:

You will also be encouraged by Stormie’s experiences; along with the scriptures provided and guided prayers in each chapter.

  1. The Love Dare: New Revised Edition by Alex Kendrick.

This very interesting classic contains 40-day challenge for couples to; both understand and express unconditional love towards each other.

So whether your marriage is hanging in there by a thread, this sensational book is a journey you certainly need to take. First, you will learn the keys to discovering true intimacy and developing a dynamic relationship.

Additionally, this second edition features a special link to an online marriage evaluation that is absolutely free.

  1. Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs. By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.

This book will help you discover the greatest secret to a successful marriage. Love and Respect reveals the reasons spouses react negatively to each other.

It also shows you how to deal with conflict easily, quickly, and biblically. Thirdly, you will learn how to crack the communication code between you and your partner. Love and Respect is a classic and a must-read for all couples.

  1. Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It? By Kim and Penn Holderness.

In this incredible book, the authors share their ten most common fight fails and how to tackle them.

Throughout the book, they provide scripts for starting, continuing; and successfully closing difficult conversations.

You and your spouse will also emerge equipped to engage and understand. Not fight – and laugh a little more in your relationship.

Their central message in this book is this; everybody fights. Marriage is work. Marriage is messy. But marriage is worth it. So fight for it!

  1. Four Things Women Want from a Man by A. R. Bernard.

As a longtime pastor, Bernard has witnessed couples in all stages of life; he’s been with many as they experienced unspeakable tragedies, joys, and everything in between.

After decades of teaching, preaching, and counseling, Bernard reveals the four qualities every woman wants in a man. Interestingly, these are qualities that contribute to a happy and satisfying relationship.

  1. #Staymarried: A Couples Devotional: 30-Minute Weekly Devotions to Grow In Faith And Joy from I Do to Ever After . By Michelle Peterson.

This book gracefully blends Scripture readings and best therapeutic practices to help couples bond. With the author’s understanding and advice; couples will also learn to grow closer to each other and God.

Next, they will discover real solutions to problems. They will also acquire skills to help them build a healthier and stronger relationship that will last for a lifetime.

  1. Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? By Gary Thomas.

This book uncovers the ways your marriage can become a doorway to an intimate walk with God and with your spouse. The author also invites you for two reasons.

One is to see how the Lord can use your relationship with your partner as a discipline. Two, is to motivate you to love more and reflect the character of Jesus.

Summarily, Thomas reveals how you can love God and your spouse well by fostering a healthy sex life. And a rich spiritual and strong prayer life.

  1. The Power of a Praying® Parent by Stormie Omartian.

In this book, Stormie shares how you can pray through every stage of your child’s life, from childhood to adulthood. Secondly, you will learn how to commit your child’s life into God’s loving hands. Especially in some critical areas like their:

  1. Designed to Last: Our Journey of Building an Intentional Home, Growing in Faith, and Finding Joy in the In-Between. By Ashley and Dino Petrone.

This incredible book brings hope and light to relationships. It also give you a glimpse into the home and relationship of the authors.

Summarily, the insights provided in this book will help you design your life and relationship intentionally. You will also grow faithfully and have a beautiful marriage that will stand the test of time.

  1. Outdated: Find Love That Lasts When Dating Has Changed. By Jonathan “JP” Pokluda.

This book addresses the misconceptions we have all believed about dating. And it replaces them with God’s truth.

This book with many true stories about healed relationships; and those who found love reveals and explains two things. One is God’s purpose for singleness, dating, and marriage. Two is, why you should date, who you should date, and how.

  1. Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close . By Lysa TerKeurst.

This book offers 100 devotions that will inspire women in every stage of life; by giving them a godly perspective on the issues they face each day. The 100 devotions, daily Bible verses, and prayer prompts will equip you to:

  1. Find freedom from the struggles that have held you and your spouse hostage.
  2. Learn new ways to experience the love of God.
  3. Surrender your hurts by processing them in a godly way.
  4. Hear God speak to your heart by learning how to seek His direction.
  5. Spend guided time with God each day and so on.

14. The Power of a Praying® Husband by Stormie Omartian.

Stormie takes you on a walk on how to find the hope and excitement that come from inviting God; who hears and answers prayers.

Packed with real-life illustrations and refreshing sincerity regarding her own marriage; Stormie encourages you to intercede for your wife in all aspects of her life, such as her:

  1. Priorities
  2. Fears
  3. Emotions
  4. Motherhood
  5. Sexuality, and so on.

15. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away. By Gary Chapman.

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. But with this inspiring book, you’ll learn how to turn things around in you relationship.

This book basically teaches you how to:

Meanwhile, in this book, the author mainly addresses those whose spouses are; irresponsible, controlling, workaholics, uncommunicative, unfaithful, depressed; addicted to drugs or alcohol; as well as physically, verbally, or sexually abusive.

  1. Husband in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Wife Well. By Ryan Frederick.

In this terrific book, the author offers a gospel-centered approach toward loving your wife well. He also aims to help you intentionally pursue your wife so you can transform your marriage.

In this book, you will also:

  1. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex . By Michael Todd.

In  Relationship Goals, the author tells his story of heartache and healing.

Two, he unravels some truths from the Scripture to help you win at relationships in every aspect of your life. Three, he tackles some of the questions we often have about relational success.

Also, he examines the most common pitfalls in relationships and ways to get past them.

Summarily, you’ll learn to align your longings with God’s purpose for your life.

  1. How We Love, Expanded Edition: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage. By Milan Yerkovich.

The authors of this book explore how your childhood creates an intimacy imprint that affects your relationship.

Their practical ideas and stories will help you:

  1. Men Are Like Waffles–Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences . By Bill Farrel.

This book will help you discover how your partner processes thoughts and feelings. Two, you’ll learn to energize your communication with proven strategies.

Three, it will equip you to ignite a romance with new ideas to spice up your relationship. Next, it will empower your parenting with the insights provided in this book.

Lastly, you’ll discover what it takes to live, work, and win together.

  1. The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great . By Gary D Chapman.

In this book, the author speaks directly to men about the rewards of learning; and speaking their wife’s love language. The pages will also rouse your inner champion. As well as empower you to master the art of love.

  1. Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. John Townsend.

In this book, the authors show couples how to apply the ten laws of boundaries that can make a difference in their relationship. As well as help them understand the severe hurts, betrayals, and friction points in their marriage.

Lastly, how to move beyond the mutual care, respect, and intimacy they both desire.

  1. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married. By Gary Chapman.

This is a book that’s more of an experience than a read. First, it has heartfelt discussions dating engaged couples will benefit so much from.

Secondly, it has insightful “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions. It also provides information on interactive websites and books that will enhance the experience of couples.

Furthermore, the author seeks to help you understand and balance the five key aspects of life. In sum, couples will experience a healthy dating relationship afterwards.

  1. Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age. By Ben Stuart.

In this fabulous book, Ben Stuart aims to help you navigate through the four different stages of relational life. Two, he shows you how to look at the truths and intentions God has established for you.

Generally, you will discover how to:

  1. Before You Say “I Do”®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples. By H. Norman Wright.

This interactive Christian marriage guide will help you explore your relationship in depth. Secondly, it provides new insight into your spouse and how the two of you relate to each other.

Thirdly, it will help you establish your needs as two individuals and then as a couple before your marriage starts.

Furthermore, it reveals how family background and life events can ininfluence decision-making in:

Finally, it will help you plan for your future while building a lasting relationship with your partner.

  1. The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional: A 365-Day Devotional for Christian Couples by Gary Chapman.

In this book, Chapman raised and provided answers to some crucial questions such as; are you and your partner speaking the same language?

Two, does he send you flowers when you want to talk. Three, does she give you a hug when what you’re in dire need of is a home-cooked meal?

According to him also, the problem isn’t love―it’s your love language. Hence, he stated that this devotional is your daily guide for expressing heartfelt love to your spouse.

  1. Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication And Boundaries by Danny Silk

This amazing book reveals the Jesus kind of love―love that stays no matter what.

Danny’s stories and examples will leave you with the strength and power to communicate in love; draw healthy boundaries, and ultimately protect your connections with each other; so that you can love against all odds.

In sum, this book will transform your relationship.

  1. Single & Secure: Break Up with the Lies and Fall in Love with the Truth by Rich Wilkerson Jr.

This book is a great guide for living a fulfilling life. His message in this book is very clear: Life is evidently made of seasons. Secondly, he says that no season is lost or lasts forever.

Rich also explains that marriage does not produce true contentment. Rather, true contentment comes from learning to find value in the season you’re currently experiencing.

  1. A Little God Time for Couples: 365 Daily Devotions . By BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

This spiritual couples book with 365 devotions is designed to help husbands and wives apply God’s Word to their relationship. Next, it will help them build intimacy. And most importantly, strengthen their commitment to God and each other.

Additionally, it offers fresh insights on relationships, encouraging Scriptures, and inspirational prayers.

On a final note, this book will help you intentionally engage God and your spouse.

  1. The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended by Sheila Wray Gregoire.

In this book, the author seeks to help you develop a truly biblical view of sex. Especially where passion, mutuality, and intimacy reign.

Secondly, to expose all the misconceptions that wreck sex for many couples.

Not only is this incredible book a long-overdue corrective measure to church culture. But it’s also poised to set couples free from repressive and unsatisfying sex lives.

So that they can truly experience the kind of intimacy and wholeness God intended.

  1. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity. By Francis Chan

In You and Me Forever, the authors address the question many couples often ask: “How do I have a healthy marriage?”

Their goal is to help you understand what it means to have a relationship that truly satisfies even the deepest parts of one’s soul.

In sum, this book will shift the way you see the most important relationship in your life.

  1. 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H. Norman Wright

With 101 Questions, engaged couples will become much more confident about whether or not they want to continue pursuing marriage.

Especially after completing the in-depth and personal questions. The author also addresses the delicate subject of calling off a wedding if you discover that a potential mate isn’t actually meant to be your life partner.

  1. Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Henry Cloud

In Boundaries in Dating, the authors answer several questions relating to dating. They also share their advice for adding healthy boundaries to your dating life; in order to help you avoid the pitfalls of dating.

Next, they identify a scripture-based path for developing intimacy; self-control, and freedom.

All the tips provided in this book are aimed at getting you to know yourself. So that you can solve your problems, and enjoy dating and the journey of finding your life partner.

  1. Preparing for Marriage by Dennis Rainey

This exceptional is a book designed to help you prepare for life your partner after the wedding. Inside this book also, you’ll find eight sessions of romantic; fun study that will enable you to target areas for growth in your relationship.

  1. Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud

The authors share the lessons they have learned after decades of working with families across the country using faith-based principles; such as self-control and respect.

The insights provided in this book will undoubtedly change the way you view healthy boundaries; regardless of where you are, in your parenting journey.

With wisdom, they both take you through the ins and outs of instilling the right character in your children; that will help them lead productive, balanced, and fulfilling adult lives.

  1. Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliott

To learn what it truly means to be a woman, you need to start with God. Working from Scripture, the author, shares her observations and experiences in several essays on what it really means to be a Christian woman; whether married, widowed, or single.

  1. The Sacred Search: Updated & Revised by Gary Thomas

Thomas’ unique perspective in this book, will both inspire and prepare you for a satisfying and enriching marriage. He also seeks to help you make wise marital choices by rethinking what basis your choices should be.

Additionally, you’ll be encouraged to think beyond finding your life partner. Furthermore, you’ll be equipped to search for someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey.

Finally, this book casts a vision for building a relationship around shared spiritual mission. As well as doing marriage with eternity in view.

  1. Marriage on the Rock 25th Anniversary: The Comprehensive Guide to a Solid, Healthy and Lasting Marriage by Jimmy Evans

This is a guide to a healthy, solid, and lasting marriage. While many people desperately desire a marriage that works, only a few genuinely believe they can experience success in it

. In this book also, the author discusses real-life challenges and offers tips for a thriving and healthy marriage.

The truth is, whether you’ve been married for several years or you’re only preparing for the marital journey; this book is unarguably an essential resource that will transform your relationship.

  1. A Wife’s 40-Day Fasting and Prayer Journal: A Guide to Strategic Prayer by Kaylene Yoder

This is a journal that’s designed to bring wives to the feet of Jesus through prayer. As well as many other spiritual disciplines. It also contains devotional readings; prayers to pray for your husband, amongst others.

The aim generally, is to help you place your marriage in the hands of God, who designed it. Each day’s reading will equip you with wisdom and encourage your faith and spiritual growth.

  1. Marriage: 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make by Paul David Tripp

In this book, Tripp encourages couples to make six biblical commitments to God and each other.

These commitments, which include forgiveness, appreciating differences; a lifestyle of confession, and building trust; will equip you to cultivate a thriving, joy-filled Christ-centered marriage.

  1. Four Things Women Want from a Man by A. R. Bernard

Bernard has developed a simple system for understanding how couples relate to each other in this book.

He reveals maturity, consistency, decisiveness, and strength to be the four things women want and need most from men.

In this book also, Bernard teaches you how to identify and cultivate these four traits toward a happy; loving, and long-lasting relationship. Especially one built to weather any storm.

Greg identifies the lies, explains how they disintegrate marriage. Secondly, he reveals the truths that can save it and help it become a dream marriage.

Generally, this book offers a powerful combination of perspectives that can restore both hope and healing in any marriage, including yours.

  1. Mr. & Mrs. 366 Devotions for Couples | Enrich Your Marriage and Relationship by Rob Teigen

The 366 Devotions in this book are primarily for couples. Each entry will guide you and your spouse into a deeper level of intimacy with each other and with God.

Each daily reading offers a Bible verse, short inspiring devotion, and powerful prayer. Whether it’s five or thirty minutes you spend, this devotional book will help you grow in your faith and relationship.

  1. Loving Him Well: Practical Advice on Influencing Your Husband by Gary Thomas

In Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas delves into Scriptures to help women gain deeper biblical insight to influence their husbands. Based on the research of neuroscientists, abuse victim advocates, and counselors; the author presents an all-time classic to you.

  1. Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart by Gary Chapman

This book teaches couples how the five love languages can help their blended family.

You’ll discover how to:

  1. The Meaning of Marriage: A Couple’s Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions by Timothy Keller

In this 365-day devotional, the authors share instructions on how to have a thriving marriage. Additionally, they offer inspiring stories, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts to help couples know God and love more deeply.

  1. Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting Marriage by Rob Green

In this book, Rob offers soon-to-be-married couples an efficient vision of Christ-centered marriage; which is not only realistic but hopeful and actionable.

The nine-session study guides you through issues like conflict, communication; expectations, intimacy, finances. It also shows how each of these elements can be successfully resolved with Jesus at the center of the relationship.

  1. His Needs, Her Needs Participant’s Guide: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Jr. Harley

In this life-changing book, Harley and his wife, Joyce, explain the important concept of the Love Bank. They also teach couples to meet each other’s emotional needs for sex; affection, intimate conversation, companionship, family commitment; openness, physical attractiveness, admiration, and honesty.

As couples go through the study together, they will undoubtedly remember why they fell in love in the first place. They will also be able to renew their commitment to each other and rediscover their passion.

  1. Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Kevin Leman

Leman offers a practical guide to sex in this book. First, it addresses a broad spectrum of people; from those with past sexual problems to those with no sexual experiences.

This book also adopts a friendly and warm tone; that will help you and your spouse overcome awkwardness when discussing sex-related issues.

  1. The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective by Martha Peace

The Excellent Wife is a scriptural based blueprint for women who want to be the wives God intended them to be. Based on Proverbs 31:10; this book answers all the difficult questions married women ask. Within its pages, you’ll discover what a godly wife should be.

Lastly, the author demonstrates that excellence is only attainable with God’s grace.

  1. When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey

In this book, Dave addresses the life-transforming power of God in the unpredictable journey of marriage. Next, he seeks to help you embrace the truth as he speaks honestly about sin; and how to overcome it.

Additionally, he opens the delightful truth of Scripture; and encourages you to see the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say “I do.”

  1. The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope by Leslie Vernick

Vernick offers a personalized path in this book. Based on many years of counseling experience, her biblical advice will teach you how to establish boundaries; so that you’ll break free from emotional abuse.

More so, you’ll also learn to:

  1. Newlywed Couple’s Devotional: 52 Weeks of Everyday Scripture, Reflections, and Prayers for a God-Centered Marriage by Christopher Bailey

Chris and Jamie Bailey address the challenges of newlywed couples in this devotional. They also provide both inspiration and guidance. Additionally, the 52-week devotionals explore common issues every couple experiences; such as love, intimacy, commitment, finances, household duties, and so on.

  1. Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage by Gary L. Thomas

In Cherish, Thomas shows that there are countless marriages consisting of just going through the motions. Interestingly, he provides tangible ways this pattern can be reversed. And to him, it’s when couples learn to cherish each other in proven, loving words and actions.

  1. Devotions for a Sacred Marriage: A Year of Weekly Devotions for Couples by Gary Thomas

In these Devotions, Gary Thomas explores how God reveals Himself to us through our marriages. He also explains how God helps us grow closer to Him as well as to our partner.

Additionally, this devotional provides:

  1. The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love by DeVon Franklin

In The Wait, DeVon and Meagan share a life-transforming message; which is that waiting, instead of rushing a relationship, will help you find the person you’re truly meant to be with.

This book is also filled with great tips on how waiting for the right time in everything; from sex to dating can transform your relationship; and help you find a deep connection based on patience, faith, and trust.

  1. 5-Minute Couple’s Devotional: 150 Days of Love, Reflection, and Prayer by Jake Morrill

This devotional for couples helps both new and old couples connect more deeply through guided conversations and prayers.

Together, you and your partner will move through simple devotions rooted in God’s Word. You’ll also explore everything from gratitude and grief to bravery and forgiveness.

  1. The Pursuit: Reframing Purity as a Relationship, Not an Accomplishment by Josh Livingston

In The Pursuit, the authors address the misconceptions and lies revolving around sexuality.

They introduce God’s better story of sex. Hence, readers will understand how God’s intention for sex and purity is far more meaningful; beautiful, more powerful than anything they’ve been taught before.

  1. The Naked Marriage by Dave Willis

In this book, Dave explains that Naked Marriage means to be naked physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

In addition, husbands and wives will rediscover all marriage can be; and how they can have a thriving, naked marriage with a lifetime of laughter and love together.

  1. Kingdom Marriage: Connecting God’s Purpose with Your Pleasure by Tony Evans

Kingdom Marriage shows couples the key to influencing society; and the world with a lasting impact in solidifying biblical marriage.

Especially in the way God originally intended. According to him, it starts with both husband and wife reflecting God and his image. As well as modeling that reflection within the roles and responsibilities of their marriage.

  1. Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting by Marcus Kusi

Marcus teaches married couples how to deal with communication problems in this book. According to him,  anger, frustration, and resentment can all be overwhelming. Hence, this book aims to teach you how to communicate with your partner without fighting – even if you have a problematic partner.

Regardless of the communication issues you’re struggling with; you’ll learn how to communicate effectively with your partner with the help of this book.

  1. The 6 Pillars of Intimacy: The Secret to an Extraordinary Marriage by Alisa DiLorenzo

This book is based on Alisa’s personal experience observing several couples she has worked with to improve their marriage. Inside this book also, you’ll discover what the six pillars (intimacies) are, and how to use them.

  1. A Couple’s Guide to a Growing Marriage: A Bible Study by Gary Chapman

This book will teach you how to have a brief daily sharing time with your partner. You’ll also learn to cultivate deeper friendships with your spouse. Additionally, you’ll be able to share your life more fully with God. And as your relationship with God deepens, so will your relationship with your partner.

  1. The Rhythm of Us: Create the Thriving Marriage You Long For by Chris Graebe

In this book, Chris and Jenni invite you to discover the essential core rhythms. Secondly, you’ll find out how they work and the amazing results they will have on your relationship if you practice them. With inspirational guidance and real-life examples, you’ll also learn how to envision the marriage you long for. More so, you’ll be able to identify the ruts that are keeping you stuck. Lastly, you’ll learn to bring your priorities and deepest passions to life in your relationship.

  1. 52 Uncommon Dates: A Couple’s Adventure Guide for Praying, Playing, and Staying Together. By Randy Southern

52 Uncommon Dates is not only a book; it’s also an experience. Each date will set the scene for you and your spouse. It will also walk you through how to make it happen. Secondly, you’ll both learn how to speak each other’s love language. Thirdly, how to incorporate prayer in ways relevant to real life. Lastly, you’ll discover scriptures that fit the theme of each date.

  1. Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ’s Relentless Love by Ryan Frederick

The central message of this book, is for married couples to put God first in their relationship. Meanwhile, husbands and wives will learn how to measure everything they say to each other and do against what Christ did for them.

In addition, they will begin to see marriage not only as a relationship they should try to keep healthy. But also as something worth fighting for in every situation. With insights from the Scripture, the authors offer help and hope for everyday struggles in marriage.

Including sexual frustration, communication problems, financial stress; family tension, and unrealistic expectations.

  1. The Art of Intimate Marriage: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Sexual Intimacy by Dr. Jennifer Konzen

This amazing book provides a road map to experience growth toward a more rewarding sexual relationship. Especially if your sexual relationship has been full of frustration, pain, and discouragement. Or if you need some answers.

The third category are those who have some medical issues which make sex difficult. With the insights provided in this book, you’ll be able to rekindle experiencing mutually pleasurable sex in your marriage.

  1. Ready or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage by Scott Kedersha

Scott offers Christ-centered guidance for couples in this book. Through true stories from different couples about their decisions; he asks the difficult questions so you can break free from the Hollywood version of marriage.

Lastly, you’ll be able to build your life together with your spouse on the proper foundation – God’s unchanging Word.

  1. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide by John Gottman

The Seven Principles teach married couples new approaches for resolving conflicts; creating common grounds, and achieving greater levels of intimacy.

Gottman also offers resources and strategies to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve all their problems; whether they’re dealing with issues related to money, sex, work, religion, family, or anything else.

  1. A Year of Us: A Couples Journal: One Question a Day to Spark Fun and Meaningful Conversations by Alicia Muñoz

In only a few minutes daily reading, you’ll deepen your bond with your spouse with this fascinating couple’s journal.

First, it covers everything from the lighthearted to the heartfelt. Secondly, this book will help you strengthen your connection with your partner. Especially as you explore very engaging yearlong prompts.

  1. Night Light: A Devotional for Couples by James C. Dobson

Night Light will help you renew your love and intimacy with your spouse and with God. It’s perfect for both the newlyweds and couples already married for several years.

This daily devotional also offers personal, biblical, and practical insights that have sustained the Dobsons’ marriage for more than forty years.

  1. No More Fighting: The Relationship Book for Couples: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship by Alicia Muñoz

No More Fighting takes an understanding approach to navigating complex relationship issues.

Not only will couples learn how to tackle specific obstacles. But they will also develop a communication toolbox that will help them maintain both a healthy and happy relationship.

  1. Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage by Dale Mathis

In the words of Dale, common sense and research indicate that engaged couples will eventually have stronger and more successful marriages.

Especially if they receive good premarital counseling. According to him also, even though many churches now require such counseling, many Christian couples will still go into marriage unprepared. He wrote this book to fill that void.

Hence, couples will discover new things about each other; and themselves as individuals. As well as their compatibility and relational skills as couples.

  1. Preparing Your Heart for Marriage: Devotions for Engaged Couples by Gary Thomas

This devotional is specifically designed to guide and encourage you through the challenges ahead. It aims to help you grow a marriage filled with love, joy, grace, and blessing.

In addition, you’ll learn how to create a more profound and passionate relationship with your partner.

This book also provides entries that will equip you deal with common issues such as:

  1. Together With Christ: A Dating Couples Devotional: 52 Devotions and Bible Studies to Nurture Your Relationship by Chelsea Damon

Together with Christ lays the foundation for a lifetime of understanding, love, and faith; with curated scriptures for navigating the ups and downs of dating. More so, you’ll strengthen your relationship and faith with insightful Bible devotions.

Lastly, this couple’s devotional will inspire discussion between you and your spouse. As well as help you renew your bond with each other and God.

  1. The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption by Matt Chandler

In a culture where the foundations of love, attraction, sex, and marriage are rapidly eroding; Chandler offers a counter-intuitive perspective from the book Songs of Solomon. With the help of this book, you’ll successfully navigate through some common marital issues.

On a final note, how you view and approach love will undoubtedly change.

  1. Your Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship by Scott LaPierre

Scott takes a close look at the principles for building a biblical marriage in this book.

Readers will generally gain the tools to:

  1. The Power of Prayer to Enrich Your Marriage by Stormie Omartian

In this highly informative piece, Stormie shows wives and husbands how to pray with power for God’s. Especially for protection against the fourteen most common marital issues; which lead to dissatisfaction, distrust, and sometimes even divorce.

This book will also help you:

  1. From Me to We: A Premarital Guide for the Bride- and Groom-to-Be by Lucille Williams

From Me to We is an informative guide that will inspire you to safeguard your marriage. It tackles tough questions and issues that many ought to know before walking down the aisle. In addition, this compelling and insightful guide covers essential topics. Such as communication, forgiveness, expectations for marriage; sex, and money – all from a biblical perspective.

  1. Husband On Purpose: Your 30 Day Action Plan to Become a Better Man and Build a Better Marriage by A. Conrad Deas II

Husband on Purpose lays out  specific action steps to enable you to love your wife purposefully – the way she wants to be loved. It also reveals the path to becoming an ideal husband.

  1. If Only He Knew: A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving Your Wife by Gary Smalley

In this book, Gary Smalley explains a woman’s deepest needs. Two, he shows husbands how to meet those needs. Three, he provides ten simple steps to strengthen any marriage. Additionally, he presents a blueprint for a better marriage. One that will have both a deep and lasting impact on male folks and their wives.

Finally, men will understand how to respond to a woman’s feelings and how to make her feel important.

  1. Every Woman’s Marriage: Igniting the Joy and Passion You Both Desire by Shannon Ethridge

In Every Woman’s Marriage, the authors show readers how to reignite their relationship with emotional; spiritual, and physical passion—drawing on true stories from both women and men.

As well as lessons from the less-than-satisfying early years of their own marriage. In addition, they offer very provocative insights about what it takes to nurture a great marriage.

  1. Awaken Love: The Truth About Sex that will Transform Your Marriage by Ruth Buezis

Awaken love is built on simple concepts of intimacy. In this book, the author, Ruth, invites women into the delights awaiting them in marriage.

Generally, readers will discover:

  1. God’s design for sex and how it plays out in marriage.
  2. Lies and baggage that impact us negatively about sex.
  3. How to communicate and create excitement with words.
  4. Creative ways to connect with your spouse.
  5. The importance of feeling wanted.
  6. How our bodies work.
  7. Ways to make intercourse amazing, so much more.

In sum, Ruth invites readers into a community ready for change and deeper intimacy.

  1. Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken: Finding Forgiveness and Restoration by Cindy Beall

With sincerity and intimate knowledge of pain; and God’s power to resurrect something new from the debris of betrayal; Cindy reveals how to:

  1. Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage by Ed MD Wheat

Intended for Pleasure is an easy-to-read book that combines biblical teaching on marriage and love. It contains the latest medical information on sex and sexuality. Interestingly, this popular resource mildly encourages husbands and wives to make their sexual relationship the fulfilling experience it was meant to be.

Summarily, this is a complete sex manual for married couples. It has illustrations, basic facts, and frank discussions all related to sexuality.

  1. The DNA of Relationships for Couples by Greg Smalley

This book provides those struggling in their marriages with steps to rebuild and strengthen their relationships. It also provides a tool to help couples identify destructive relationship habits.

Finally, it explains how to start the rebuilding process.

  1. A Year of Marriage Connection: 48 Proven Challenges to Increase Intimacy, Communication, and Connection. By Austin J Holt

This fabulous book is a twelve-month step-by-step guide that will produce a new level of intimacy; better communication, and connection in your marriage.

Based on their work with several couples, Rachel and Austin have distilled a wide range of knowledge, disciplines; practices, techniques, and faith-based principles into an easy-to-read; and easy-to-apply, interactive book.

  1. Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples by Kenneth Sanderfer

The messages contained in this book are simple. One is to forget about learning how to argue better or make romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship. One, by recognizing that you’re attached to your spouse. Two, you’re dependent on your spouse the same way a child is on a parent.

Next,  you can save or improve your relationships with your partner and with God. All you need to do is to stay open, attuned, responsive. As well as to reestablish a safe emotional connection.

  1. Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict. By Jonathan Robinson

Communication Miracles for Couples aims to help you repair your relationship and marriage. Whether you’re looking to enhance your relationship or to simply resolve existing conflict; the successful techniques provided in this book will help you develop effective communication. And a lasting relationship with your partner.

  1. The Four Laws of Love: Guaranteed Success for Every Married Couple. By Jimmy Evans

This book sounds a wake-up call for all kinds of marriages. Including those barely surviving and others that seem to be operating on autopilot. According to the author, couples who follow the simple guidelines provided in this book will inject new life into their unions.

Finally, hurting marriages will find healing, and the great ones will become even better.

  1. Our Best Life Together: A Daily Devotional for Couples by Joel Osteen

In Our Best Life Together, Victoria and Joel Osteen want to encourage you in your marriage. They also want to remind you that God brought you and your partner together so you help each other succeed and become all He created you both to be.

  1. Love Life for Every Married Couple: How to Fall in Love, Stay in Love, Rekindle Your Love. By Ed Wheat

This profound book seeks to assist couples in improving their love and lives. Its goal is also to help them build happier and healthier marriages. Overall, Wheat urges married couples to improve their relationship through sharing. As well as appreciating, touching, healing, and focusing on their partner.

  1. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again. By Lysa TerKeurst

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget is a book that’s super loaded. One, it teaches you how to move on when your spouse refuses to change or never says sorry. Two, you’ll discover what God’s Word says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out. Three, you’ll identify what’s stealing trust from your relationship.

Finally, you’ll be able to disempower the triggers hijacking your emotions by helping you embrace the two necessary parts of forgiveness.

  1. The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Relationship. By Nate Klemp

The 80/80 Marriage is a transformative guide for couples seeking greater connection, love, and intimacy. It’s also a book that pushes you beyond the idea of fairness toward a brand new model grounded on shared success and generosity. In sum, it’s a book that calls for each partner to contribute 80 percent to build the strongest possible relationship.

  1. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships. By Michael S. Sorensen

In I Hear You, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable communication skills – validation. Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your partner, navigate difficult conversations; or connect on a deeper level with your spouse, friends, or family; this book provides simple and profound techniques for improving any relationship.

  1. A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy. By Douglas E. Rosenau

In A Celebration of Sex, Douglas answers specific and often unasked questions about sex. Secondly, he presents married couples with detailed techniques to deepen their sexual pleasure and improve their marriages.

Summarily, this book is a definitive guide to marital intimacy for Christian Couples. Especially, those who want to learn how to deepen sexual pleasure.

  1. How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps: Even If Only YOU Want To! By Dr. Lee H Baucom

In this easy-to-read guide, Dr. Lee, presents the process of saving any marriage down to three simple steps. The truth, however, is that this book is not only about saving a marriage; it’s also about transforming your relationship, and your whole life.

In all, you’ll learn how to:

  1. As We Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Married Couples by Korie Herold

In As We Grow, Korie suggests you remember the details of your marriage and celebrate it. She is also of the opinion that you should record the story of how you live and love and pen it down for the purpose of posterity – a valuable thing you can pass to your children and even grandchildren.

  1. Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage by Dave Wilson

In Vertical Marriage, Dave and Ann share an intimate narrative of the journey to reconnecting with God. Two, discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage. They also guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at all levels.

Furthermore, they provide the tools to help you embrace:

  1. Creative Love: 10 Ways to Build a Fun and Lasting Love by Jeremy Roloff

Creative Love is a timeless relationship book for couples that offers practical advice for creating a fun, fulfilling, and forever love story. Additionally, they encourage you to have a healthy, life-giving relationship.

  1. Mindful Relationship Habits: 25 Practices for Couples to Enhance Intimacy, Nurture Closeness, and Grow a Deeper Connection by S.J. Scott

In Mindful Relationship Habits,  Scott and Davenport show you how to have a more mindful relationship. First, by teaching showing you how to apply twenty-five specific practices. Two, by helping you identify habits that will help you and your partner be more present with each other. Next, how to avoid divisive arguments, communicate better. Lastly, how to understand and respond to each other’s needs in a more conscious and loving way.

  1. The Lies Couples Believe: How Living the Truth Transforms Your Marriage by Dr. Chris Thurman

In the words of Chris Thurman, if you’re experiencing hurt, anger, or conflict in your marriage, you don’t need an escape or positive thinking clause. All you need to do is replace the lies you’ve believed with God’s transforming truths. Only then will your relationship become everything it was meant to be.

In sum, this practical book dismantles the most common lies couples believe. It also reveals how you can renew your mind with biblical truths for an enjoyable relationship.


Are you looking to improve your marriage? Look no further; I’ve got you totally covered. With any choice or choices, you make from these 101 Christian marriage books for couples to read together, you’ll be duly equipped to make your relationship and marriage a blissful one.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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