There are many good books available to guide couples towards healthier relationships. Here are several that we recommend:
Boundaries for Marriages by Dr Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
The review from states it this way:
“Learn when to say yes and when to say no―to your spouse and to others―to make the most of your marriage Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. “
Drs. Cloud and Townsend offer principles and practical insight into how a husband and wife can have a marriage that involves responsibility and freedom to love in an empowering way.
Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud
Dr. Cloud helps the reader understand four basic tasks that need to be addressed in order to understand your past and ensure a healthier future. When we address our own personal hurts and learn how to separate the good from the bad, we can then move towards making choices that will allow us to mature as individuals and in our love relationships.
Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Based on scientific and biblical research, as well as many years of counselling practise, Dr. Eggerichs guides couples to understand and change the way you talk to, think about and treat each other. Most couples long to feel close to each other but not all couples know how to achieve that closeness. Intimacy grows when we apply the principles of love and respect.
Sacred Marriage by Dr. Gary Thomas
This book provides insight on the spiritual aspect of the marriage relationship. In a society where we are very focused on our own pleasures, Dr. Thomas points us in a direction of finding a deeper, more significant and spiritual meaning to our marriage relationship. Dr. Thomas shows us how our marriage can help us discover and deepen our relationship with God .
The Good Fight; How Conflict Can Bring You Closer by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
This book provides insight and tools on how to allow conflict to bring you closer and actually enrich your marriage relationship.
The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Chapman is the well-known author of The Five Love Languages as well as other relationship books.
In The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Dr. Chapman addresses common marriage problems and offers wisdom and practical insight on how to work towards marriage oneness.