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The 20 Best Marriage Books That Will Change Your Life

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

Best Marriage Books You Need to ReadIt’s hard to believe, but we recently celebrated the 8-year anniversary of Engaged Marriage!

Over this time, we’ve been blessed to interact with tens of thousands of couples across the world who share our belief that the best way to enjoy the marriage of your dreams is to get engaged and make it happen.

After publishing over 500 posts, getting to know most of the top voices in marriage and self improvement, and reviewing dozens of wonderful books, we’ve pretty much seen it all on the marriage enrichment front.

Today, we want to give YOU a gift in celebration of our anniversary and the incredible community we share here.

I’m excited to share the ultimate guide to the best marriage books in the world.

The Best Marriage Books You Need to Read

Here are the best books you should read to enrich your marriage and your life based on our own experience and feedback from the Engaged Marriage community.

In no particular order, here’s the list:

1. Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

2. Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver

3. 15 Minute Marriage Makeover by Dustin Riechmann

4. Stripped Down by Tony & Alisa DiLorenzo

5. The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex by Sheila Gregorie

6. Marriage Rebranded by Tyler Ward

7. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

8. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

9. Pursuit of Passion by Jeffrey Murphy & Julie Sibert

10. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

11. Hot, Holy & Humorous: Sex in Marriage by God’s Design by J. Parker

12. The Bible by God

13. The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick

14. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Dr. Gary Chapman

15. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

16. Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

17. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

18. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

19. Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

20. Boundaries In Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Best Marriage Books

What book would you add to this list?  Tell us your favorite marriage book in the comments below.

Marriage Therapy at Home?

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews , Help

As you can imagine, I’m a big fan of utilizing technology to improve our lives.  This is especially true in our relationships where it’s so easy fall into patterns where we rely too heavily on our electronics and let it have a negative impact on our roles as spouse and parent.

Of course, as an Engaged Marriage reader, you’re taking the initiative to use the power of the Internet for good.  And I am excited to share the work of a friend who “gets it” and has found a way to combine her abilities as a therapist with the power of online availability to help many couples – from engagement through marriage refresher.

Meet Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Lisa is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Marin County, California.  Through her practice, she’s able to help many couples in the San Francisco area, and while that’s fantastic, it’s also limiting.

So, Lisa has found ways to make a positive impact on many more marriages by taking her expertise online.  I probably first encountered her on Twitter, and I was immediately impressed by her site and the resources available there.

Therapy-At-Home Workbooks

While she is quick to note that these resources are not a replacement for face-to-face therapy for those who need it, Lisa has developed several fantastic resources to help couples right from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.

There are currently two e-book based courses in this series:

I had the privilege of reviewing a copy of The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook, and I definitely recommend it for couples who are looking for a therapist-led refresher on the big issues that are impacting their relationship.

This workbook is intended to help couples:

  • Remember Why You Married in the First Place
  • Strengthen Your Communication Skills
  • Increase Your Emotional Safety
  • Explore Your Relationship Balance
  • Identify Problematic Family of Origin Issues
  • Explore Your Marriage Logistics and Roles
  • Develop or Revisit Your Personal, Couple, Family Goals and Marriage Vision
  • Learn Tips about How to Work Through Three Common Marriage Problems

As you can see by the topics listed, The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook is really intended to get back to the basic (and vitally important) foundational issues in your marriage and strengthen your relationship from there.  For many couples, this kind of focus will have a dramatic impact on the quality of their marriage and family life.

I encourage you to go check out the overview page for The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook for all the details.  If you’re not married yet or are newly married, check out what Lisa’s offering with The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples.

These are great resources available in a super-accessible format.  I love that!

15 Minute Marriage Makeover for $2.99 plus $30+ in Bonuses!

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

15MMM Flash SaleFor today and tomorrow only, you can get our best-selling book 15 Minute Marriage Makeover for just $2.99.

This book is a practical guide for busy couples to reconnect and enjoy each other the way you did before life got so hectic. Here’s what you can expect to accomplish when you follow the book:

  • Control over your time so you can put your relationship first & keep it there
  • A renewed connection that leaves you both anxious to talk like you did when you were dating
  • A plan for everyday romance that will keep the passion between you strong even when “life” tries to get in the way
  • A deeper, more powerful and more frequent sex life that satisfies you both

Not only do you get the Kindle version of the book (and you can read Kindle books on ANY device with Amazon’s free apps) for $2.99, but we’re including over $30 in bonuses as well:

  1. 15 Minute Marriage Makeover audiobook
  2. Exclusive interview with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages
  3. “Winning at Romance in 15 Minutes a Day” audio program
  4. “More Time Now” time management e-book
  5. The Perfect Love Letter Checklist

You’ll find the bonuses inside the book. 🙂

Enjoy and please share with your friends! And don’t forget, the sale price ends Thursday 11/20.

From Drab to Fab E-Book Bundle – 15 Awesome Books for $1 Each!

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

From Drab to Fab E-Book Bundle - 15 Awesome Books for $1 Each!

I’m really excited to share a fun and super-useful e-book bundle sale that’s being hosted by our friends at the Dating Divas this week.  Check out the details below (our book is included)!

Hello from the Divas!  We want to bring out the FABULOUS in all of you! With the help of a bunch of our amazing blogger friends, we gathered up 15 of our favorite ebooks – and we’re offering a KILLER deal on them. The focus of this particular ebook bundle? To bring out the FABULOUS in YOU!

From improving your hairstyle, wardrobe, or marriage, to releasing weight and eating healthier for YOU to wowing the holiday company with delicious food and gifts and improving your family life with family dinner, delicious cookies, a more organized home, and fun journaling time with your kids… this ebook bundle is for you!

The Drab to Fab Ebook Bundle: Letting the Fabulous In You Shine Through this Fall includes 15 ebooks for just $15!!!! That’s a steal! With individual prices ranging from $2.99 to $37, this is one deal you just can’t pass up.

This collection is only available until 8 a.m. PST on October 20th. There will be no late sales offered.

Get Your E-book Bundle!Click Here to Check Out the Bundle and Get All 15 Books for Only $1 Each!

  1. The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier Healthier Marriage by The Dating Divas {$9.97} This ebook shared the heart and soul of the Dating Divas and all our best tips for having a healthy and happy marriage. Real women sharing real success stories and advice, put it to use and it could change your marriage forever!

  2. Cookie Cravings: 30 All Time Favorite Recipes by Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod and Heidi of Foodie Crush {$7.99} DROOL! You will never have a need to go in search of a cookie recipe again. This recipe book has every cookie recipe you could possibly need!

  3. Discovering Your Style: In 7 Days or Less by Ashley of Flats to Flip Flops {$6.99} Unless you are a total fashionista, your life may be too busy to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Enter in: Ashley and her ebook! Fashion isn’t always about the latest trends at it is more about YOU – your wardrobe is a reflection of you! Discover your style in this ebook!

  4. The Family Dinner Project by Stephanie of Somewhat Simple and Becca of Blue Cricket Design {$9.95} Looking for a way to have some quality family time? Get your family excited to be around the dinner table together with all of Stephanie and Becca’s fun ideas!

  5. Family Favorites Cookbook by Ruthie of What’s Cooking with Ruthie {$5.99} Ever wish you could cook like the best cook in your family that everyone talks about? Now you can! This book contains the best tried and true family favorites!

  6. Healthy Eating the Happy Gal Way by Jenny of The Happy Gal {$29.97} Tired of diets that don’t last? Try Healthy Eating The Happy Gal Way. More than a collection of recipes, this is a how-to guide for eating healthy, losing weight, and feeling great. The Happy Gal makes it easy!

  7. How to Be a Super Hero Family: The Roadmap by Mom It Forward {$2.99} This eBook provides tips for creating a family mission statement, setting family goals, and information on holding family meetings, identifying roles and responsibilities, and having the right balance of family activities on your monthly calendar.

  8. Life According to Me by Steph of Somewhat Simple {$9.97} Maybe you aren’t the best at capturing your kid’s cute personalities through blog posts and photos, or maybe you just want their life shared through their own eyes. This is the CUTEST journal you could buy and your kids will have a BLAST with it!

  9. No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley of The Tiny Twig {$7.99} The No Brainer Wardrobe is a book to help women learn to love the clothes they have, lose the clothes they hate, and shop for items to fill the gaps. The book contains over 80 pages of content, including images outlining outfit selections, how to shop, and how to build a lookbook.

  10. Organized in 20 Days by Sarah of Organized Mom {$6.99} The name says it all and we’re even including her “tasks and habits” to do lists!

  11. The Ultimate Date Night Book by The Dating Divas {$37.00} Dating your spouse doesn’t get easier than this! The Dating Divas compiled their TOP Date ideas in one beautiful ebook to help you and your spouse have more FUN on date night.

  12. Reuse-Refresh, Repurpose: 20 Ways to Breathe New Life into Old Clothes by Kristen of The Frugal Girl {$3.99} 57-page ebook, is filled with 20 useful, practical, manageable ideas that will help you get the most out of your clothes.

  13. The Ultimate Hairstyle Handbook: Everyday Hairstyles for the EveryDay Girl by Abby of Twist me Pretty {$10.00} You’ve probably pinned Abby’s hairstyles on Pinterest but haven’t taken the time yet to look at the steps and do it – here you have it all in one place and her beautiful photos show you exactly how to create the cutest hairstyles!

  14. 15 Minute Marriage Makeover by Dustin of Engaged Marriage {$7.99} Explore the Four Pillars of a happy marriage, spending one week on each: Communication that Counts, Real Romance for Real Busy Couples, Better Sex & Deeper Intimacy, Control Your Finances…Together. Watch your marriage improve with these extra 15 minutes a day spent on it!

  15. 20 Gifts Under $5 by Kristyn of Lil’ Luna & Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime {$9.97} Easy and fabulous gift idea for anyone on your list, for any occasion. This E-book will save you so much time and every single project looks like so fun to make. Includes all the printables needed for each project!

Get Your E-book Bundle!Click Here to Check Out the Bundle and Get All 15 Books for Only $1 Each!

**Remember, this deal only lasts THREE MORE DAYS!**

Hurry & grab your bundle today!

The Romantic Marriage Book Bundle!

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

Marriage E-Book Bundle for $7.40

As a member of the Engaged Marriage community, there’s a good chance you like the idea of taking your marriage to the next level.

And if you’re reading this post, then you can…well…read.

Great news!  My friend Mandi from Bundle of the Week has put together an awesome package of 5 top marriage e-books.

I’m proud to have 15 Minute Marriage Makeover included in such fine company.

Click here to go pick up the bundle or check out the line-up of books below.

The Marriage E-book Bundle

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this week’s bundle is packed full of resources to strengthen your marriage!

Whether you’ve been married for 6 months or 25 years, you’re sure to find something new and fresh in this collection from top Christian marriage authors and bloggers. Get all 5 ebooks for only $7.40 (a savings of over 80%) for one week only.

15-Minute Marriage Makeover by Dustin Riechmann
15-Minute Marriage Makeover is more than an ebook; it’s a plan designed to refresh your relationship, add sizzle to your sex life and bring more happiness to your marriage. And all of that in just 15 minutes a day!

The exercises in this book focus on the four pillars of  a happy marriage — communication, romance, intimacy and finances — with time management tools, mini lessons, couple time tasks and a weekly date night to review the topic of the week.

A Simple Marriage by Corey Allan, PhD
Written to help you experience more in your marriage, A Simple Marriage: The Path to Experiencing More in Marriage and Life is a compilation of Corey Allan’s experience as a husband and counselor.

Not only will it show you the foundational principles that are present in every marriage and an understanding of where you currently are in your relationship, but it also provides the encouragement, tools and steps to help you invest in your marriage today, whether your spouse is interested in participating or not.

Stripped Down by Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo
In Stripped Down: 13 Keys to Unlocking Intimacy in Your Marriage, this husband and wife duo show you how to create a solid marital foundation by placing God at the center of your relationship, establish family boundaries, improve communication, make your bedroom a sanctuary, have fun together and much more.

With frank conversation and practical advice, this ebook will walk you through exercises to invest in intimacy and reconnect with your spouse.

Entangled by Amy Bennett
Through her own story, Amy gives readers an honest, detailed look into an emotional affair and how God restored her marriage.

In Entangled: Recognizing Your Emotional Affair & Restoring Your Marriage, she shares what an emotional affair looks like, how to get out of one and — most importantly — how God can meet your deepest need for the love you’re seeking.

The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Marla Taviano
With Marla’s candid humor, The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky clues guys in to the way their wives operate and gives them practical suggestions for being husbands their women want to make love to.

Although it’s written primarily to men, The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky provides insight for both men and women into what makes their other half tick and how to achieve a fulfilling sex life.

The Marriage bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 2/11. Get yours today at www.engagedmarriage.com/bundle


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