“For All Eternity” By Dr. John L. Lund
Whether you are newly married or have been married for 25 years, there is so much to learn in this book. It’s seriously amazing and it’s surprisingly funny and entertaining too. I would say the main focus is on communication, but Dr. Lund covers everything from gender differences to the art of giving an apology and how to use active and reflective listening skills to solve disagreements.
“The Language of Love and Respect: Cracking the Communication Code With Your Mate” By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
My parents gave me this book when I got married. They told me that they wished the would have read it at the beginning of their marriage, and said it would have saved them a lot of miscommunication. My parents have a great relationship so I was excited to read it, and it did not disappoint. I think almost everyone knows that communication is HUGE in marriage! But not everyone knows how to crack that “communication code”.
Dr. Eggerichs presents a step-by-step approach for how husbands and wives can learn to speak each other’s language. It includes specific how-to’s and tangible points that anyone can mold to fit their own marriage.
“The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict” By The Arbinger Institute
You might be surprised to see this book here because technically it’s not a marriage book. However, it can be a TOTAL game-changer in your marriage, so we had to include it in our list. In fact, when I was looking through the reviews, the first one that popped up was titled “Marriage Lifeline” and described how this book saved her marriage that was days away from divorce. “The Anatomy of Peace” is a book all about resolving conflict.
We learn how and why we contribute to the divisions and problems we blame on others and the surprising way that these problems can be solved. It’s a wonderful book to improve your marriage.
“Strangling Your Husband is Not an Option: A Practical Guide to Dramatically Improving Your Marriage” By Merrilee Browne Boyack
If you’re struggling with your marriage in any way, just grab this book, sit back, and read your way out of frustration. Even if you don’t think you’re struggling at all, it’s full of valuable advice and insight. Because it’s filled with humor, it’s a very entertaining read, but also educational, inspirational, and motivational at the same time. Even though it was written with a female audience in mind, it’s also a great book for husbands to read.