This book makes you realize that your way of showing love, may not be the type of love that your partner needs. When it comes to love, knowledge is power, and this can help you get better at providing the kind of love that your spouse needs. Knowing your love language, and your spouse’s love language is key to your marriage; because everyone feels love in different ways.
I feel like everyone should read this before they get married—or even after. Gary Chapman is so lighthearted and funny, and it’s easy to read. Chapman uses his own experience from being a newlywed, and explains that long term relationships require work every day. The topics he discusses in the book are ones that he wishes he had known before marriage.
This book explains how to pray for your spouse, support and encourage one another. It’s so important to pray and lift each other up in your marriage. The author touches on key areas to pray for your husband, personal experiences, and scripture. While you are reading this book, your fiancé/ husband could read The Power of a Praying Husband.
This book was written by a husband and wife that experienced obstacles in their first year of marriage. They write about how they got through those obstacles—everything from in-laws to communication styles.
This book talks about becoming one—and honoring your vows, even when the going gets tough. The book offers encouraging ideas to strengthen your marriage, and become Team Us. Read the reviews on Amazon for this book. While I haven’t read it, this was highly recommended from a sweet friend, and I definitely want to read this one!
I hope you read at least one of these books to help you prepare for marriage. It can be great for you and your future spouse to read and discuss the books together, and a great way to get the conversation flowing. It’s been awhile since I read a book about marriage, what do you recommend reading?
*Disclaimer: I am not a marriage counselor. These are books that I found helpful in my own marriage.*