Resources

Below you will find a list of recommended books sorted by category.

Marital Intimacy

  •     Boundaries in Marriage, Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud
  •     Communication, Key to Your Marriage, H. Norman Wright
  •     Four Secrets to a Forever Marriage, Michael Letney
  •     Intimacy Factor, David Stoop and Jan Stoop
  •     Keep Your Love On, Danny Silk/Study Guide
  •     Love and War, John & Stasi Eldredge
  •     Loveology, John Mark Comer
  •     Marriage Takes More Than Love, Jack & Carole Mayhall
  •     Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller (DVD and Study Guide)
  •     Mystery of Marriage, Mike Mason
  •     Praying Through the Deeper Issues of Marriage, Stormie Omartian
  •     Rescue Your Love Life, Dr Henry Cloud, Dr John Townsend
  •     Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  •     Seasons of a Marriage, H. Norman Wright
  •     Seven Levels of Intimacy, Matthew Kelly
  •     Simple Secrets of a Great Marriage, John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  •     The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman
  •     The Making of a Marriage, Brent & Janis Sharpe
  •     The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Gary Chapman
  •     The Mystery of Marriage, Mike Mason
  •     Wired For Love, Stan Tatkin, PsyD
  •     You and Me, Forever, Frances  and Lisa Chan/Study Guide

Emotional Intimacy

  •     100 Ways to Love your Husband, Lisa Jacobson
  •     100 Ways to Love Your Wife, Matthew L. Jacobson
  •     88 Great Conversation Starters for Husbands and Wives
  •     52 Uncommon Dates, Randy Southern
  •     101 Conversation Starters for Couples, Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson
  •     101 More Conversation Starters for Couples, Gary Chapman & Ramon Presson
  •     31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Her, Jefferson Bethke
  •     31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage Her, Alyssa Bethke
  •     Emotional Fitness for Couples, Barton Goldsmith
  •     131 Necessary Conversations Before Marriage, Jed Jurchenko
  •     131 Creative Conversations for Couples, Jed Jurchenko
  •     101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged, H. Norman Wright
  •     Journal for 2, Gary Chapman
  •     201 Relationship Questions (Couples guide to building trust and emotional intimacy), Barrie Davenport

Sexual Intimacy

  •     Brain in Love, Daniel Amen, MD
  •     Sheet Music, Kevin Leman, Ph.D.
  •     More Sheet Music, Kevin Leman, Ph.D

Spiritual Intimacy

  •     Absolute Surrender, Andrew Murray
  •     Brokenness, Surrender, Holiness, Nancy Leigh DeMoss 
  •     Daily Habits of Intimacy with God, Roselene Coblentz, PhD
  •     He Loves Me, Wayne Jacobsen
  •     Humility, Andrew Murray 
  •     The Scared Romance, John Eldredge

Couples Devotionals

  •     Moments Together for Couples, Dennis and Barbara Rainey
  •     Love and War, John and Stasi Eldredge
  •     The One Year LOVE Language Minute Devotional, Gary Chapman
  •     Devotions for a Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  •     Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples, Stephen Kendrick
  •     Night Light: Devotional for Couples, James Dobson
  •     The One Year Love Talk, Devotional for Couples, Les Parrott

Books by Author

    Les and Leslie Parrott

  •         L.O.V.E.
  •         Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
  •         Couples Devotional Bible
  •         Growing a Strong Marriage
  •         Getting Ready for Your Wedding
  •         I Love You More
  •         The Good Fight

    Aaron and Jennifer Smith

  •         Husband After God
  •         Wife After God
  •         Thirty-One Prayers for my Husband
  •         Thirty-One Prayers for my Wife

Restoration

  •     Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken, Cindy Beall

Husband/Men

  •     Every Man’s Battle, Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker
  •     Every Man’s Marriage, Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker
  •     Healing of the Masculine Soul, Gordon Dalbey
  •     The Making of a Man, Richard Exley
  •     The Way of the Wild Heart, John Eldredge
  •     Wild at Heart, John Eldredge
  •     Worthy of Her Trust, Stephen Arterburn, Jason B. Martinkus
  •     Pure Desire, Ted Roberts
  •     Cave Time: God’s Plan for a Man’s Escape From Life’s Assaults, Jeff Voth
  •     The Sling: 5 Stones to Make Every Man a Giant Slayer, Jeff Voth

Wife/Women

  •     Captivating, John & Stasi Eldridge
  •     Every Woman’s Marriage, Greg & Shannon Ethredge
  •     Fierce Beauty, Kim Meeder
  •     Intimate Issues, Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
  •     Mended, Angie Smith
  •     Understanding the Man in Your Life, H. Norman Wright

Personal Growth

  •     Champagne for the Soul, Mike Mason
  •     Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Dr. Daniel Amen
  •     Changes That Heal, Dr Henry Cloud
  •     Healing is a Choice, Stephen Arterburn
  •     Self-Talk-Soul Talk, Jennifer Rothchild, Robin McGraw
  •     Telling Yourself the Truth, Dr. William Backus
  •     Wired That Way, Marita Littauer

Prayer

  •     100 Prayers for Your Marriage, Darlene Schacht
  •     Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, Jeanne Guyon
  •     Fasting, Jentezen Franklin
  •     Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala 
  •     Hearing the Voice of God, Steve Sampson
  •     How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life, Dr Gregory R. Fizzle
  •     Power of a Praying Wife, Stormie Omartian (also Book of Prayers)
  •     Power of a Praying Husband, Stormie Omartian (also Book of Prayers)
  •     Power of Prayer for Couples, 3 in 1 collection, Stormie Omartian
  •     Prayer, Phillip Yancy
  •     Prayer, Richard J. Foster
  •     Prayer, Timothy Keller
  •     Real Presence, Leanne Payne
  •     The Lost Art of Practicing the Presence of the Lord, Jim Goll
  •     Walking With God, John Eldridge

Forgiveness

  •     The Five Languages of Apology, Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas
  •     Total Forgiveness, R. T. Kendall

Step-Families    

  •     Smart Step Family, Ron Deal

Grief

  •     A Grace Disguised, Jerry Sittser
  •     A Grief Observed, C. S. Lewis
  •     When Grief Comes, Kirk H. Neely
  •     The Power of Praise and Worship, Terry Law
  •     I Will Carry You, Angie Smith (miscarriages)
  •     Silent Grief, Clara Hinton (miscarriages
  •     Moving Forward After Divorce, David Frisbee
  •     Aftershock, David Cox and Candy Arrington (suicide)

Grace

  •     He Loves Me, Wayne Jacobsen
  •     Because He Loves Me, Elyse M. Fizpatrick
  •     Grace Works, Dudley Hall
  •     Embracing the Love of God, James Bryan Smith
  •     What’s So Amazing About Grace? Philip Yancey

Spiritual Warfare

  •     Possessing the Gates of the Enemy, Cindy Jacobs
  •     Shaping History by Prayer and Fasting, Derek Prince
  •     Secrets of a Prayer Warrior, Derek Prince
  •     The Fight of Every Believer, Terry Law
  •     Waking the Dead, John Eldridge

Leadership

  •     Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
  •     Spiritual Leadership: Moving People not  God’s Agenda, Henry Blackaby
  •     Spiritual Leadership: A Commitment to Excellence for Every Believer, J. Oswald Sanders
  •     Books by John Maxwell    
    •         Developing the Leader Within You
    •         Maxwell 3-in-1 Special Edtion: Winning Attitude/Developing the Leaders Around You/Becoming a Person of Influence
    •         Make Today Count: the Secret of Your Success is Determined by Your Daily Agenda