14 Best Christian Premarital Counseling Books You Must Read
June 5, 2017

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With so many Christian premarital counseling books, which are the best? These Christian books made it to our list of top books and we’ve compiled them to make it easy for you to find them. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews).

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1) Preparing for Marriage: Discover God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #1

Created by one of the county’s leading marriage and family ministries (Family Life) this fabulous program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and biblical marriage.

Dennis Rainey’s Preparing for Marriage includes eight sessions of enjoyable, romantic study.  Couples will identify areas for growth in their relationship to become stronger before they say “I do.” The author – who is the president and CEO of FamilyLife, teaches couples how to read God’s will for their relationship, how to handle finances, how to clarify their roles and responsibilities, how to create a loving sexual relationship and much more!

Preparing for Marriage: Discover God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love

 

2) Preparing for Marriage Devotions for Couples: Discover God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #2

When you’re engaged it can be easy to get caught up on the event (the wedding) and lose focus on the after-event (the marriage).  Bestselling authors Dennis and Barbara Rainey present a companion devotional  to Preparing for Marriage that includes fifty short devotions.  Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic program created by FamilyLife, one of America’s leading marriage and family ministries.  The program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a solid, lasting, and biblical marriage.

Preparing for Marriage Devotions for Couples: Discover God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love

 

3) Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #3

In Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance author Craig Groeschel clearly and honestly lays out the choices and commitments you can make now to build the relationship of your dreams.

We’ve all, sadly, seen marriages fail time and again. Even relationships you thought were strong didn’t last or eroded into lovelessness. No wonder that for Millennials, “getting what you want” is often a substitute for love and marriage.

However, a long-term, love-blessed marriage is possible, says Groeschel.

Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance

 

4) Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

 

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Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #4

Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman wrote this practical book, to help couples achieve the wonderful relationship they long for.  The book is packed with wisdom and tips Gary wishes he had been given before his own marriage.

Not simply a book, but an experience, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married introduces five key ways that dating couples can experience a healthy dating relationship. The book also includes information on interactive websites, other books that will enhance the couples experience and a thought-provoking appendix.

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

 

5) Preparing for Marriage Gods Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #5

Nathan and Wayne Mack present a sold marriage counseling books that utilizes thoughtful self-examination to reveal the unique personalities, backgrounds, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your relationship. Via rigorous Bible study and three follow-up lessons to use after your marriage, this book will help you not only prepare for marriage, but for a life together after “I do.”

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding

 

6) The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

 

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Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #6

I think we can all agree, falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard!

How can you keep your relationship fresh over time?  Dr. Gary Chapman will show you how in the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages.  This gold-standard Christian pre-marital counseling book is both practical and  insightful. It’s been updated to reflect the challenges of relationships today and this new edition shares relevant, actionable tips and a Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your own love language.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

 

7) Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

 

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Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #7

When you’re getting to know the love of your life, it’s easy to learn about their family and friends, educational background, athletics, hobbies and more.

However, learning about this special someone’s theology is a bit more thorny if you even think to ask at all.  On www.desiringGod.org, seasoned pastor and theologian John Piper compiles for couples a questionnaire Preparing for Marriage

In his original questionnaire (that is now chapter 1 of this book) Piper asks some of the typical stuff  (like friends and entertainment), but then he dives deeper. There’s questions far too many couples don’t ask each other when they’re dating.  Questions about theology, worship, devotion, the roles of husband and wife and more. This book is of immense value to couples getting to know each other or couples that have been together for decades.

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

 

8) A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #8

Authors Catherine Parks and Linda Strode have a great point:  Americans spend so much time focusing on the parts of a wedding that are not everlasting, like the dress or the cake.  The average cost of a wedding now surpasses $25,000 and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong it’s easy to forget what is truly important.

A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day reminds us that the most important part of the wedding should be  to portray the relationship of Christ with the church and to reflect the gospel to all in attendance.  In this book they’ll artfully show you how.

A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day

 

9) First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #9

Let’s be completely frank:  the first year of marriage can be tough!  However, authors Ashley Kusi and Marcus Kusi have a way to make it easier:  First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life.

The couple provides lessons come from their own first-hand experience and knowledge. They share their struggles and how they overcame adversity to build a strong foundation for the extraordinary marriage they have today.  This book is a game changer.

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10) Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before — and After — You Marry

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #10

 

Did you know, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, has been printed in more than 15 languages and is the most widely used marriage prep tool in the world?

It’s a must have addition to your bedroom library.  In it, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you launch lifelong love like never before.  More than a book, it’s truly an experience.  By utilizing the 40 exercises and 7 questions in the book, you’ll be rewarded with deeper intimacy with the best friend you’ll ever have.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before — and After — You Marry

 

11) Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook: Knowing the Person You’re Going to Marry

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #11

Dianne C. Sloan and Jerry Hardin bring us Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook: Knowing the Person You’re Going to Marry.  This interactive book will help you learn not only about the person you’re marrying, but the family behind him/her.  As the saying goes “When you marry, you don’t just marry an individual, you marry a whole family.” This is an important contribution to Christian pre-marriage books.

Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook: Knowing the Person You’re Going to Marry

 

12) Before You Say “I Do”®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #12

H. Norman Wright and Wes Roberts present a fun and interactive book to help you prepare for marriage.  This book will help you answer some important questions, like:  What makes you feel loved? How do you handle conflicts? Do you plan to have children? What are your priorities when it comes to money? Designed to do with your partner, you’ll strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond.

Before You Say “I Do”®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples

 

13) 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

 

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Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #13

Relationship expert and author Monica Mendez Leahy is on a mission to help readers make their marriage last. She has thought up 1,001 questions to ask before you get married. These great questions offer a mirror for couples on the marriage path, illuminating just how much they have yet to discover about each other.

Using this book, engaged couples will learn to discuss issues deeper than “paper or plastic” and to tackle subjects that are often ignored before the vows (yet utterly essential for the foundation of a great marriage).

1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

 

14) Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together

 

 

Top Christian Premarital Counseling Books // #14

Like a road map for a healthy marriage, this book is filled with meaningful exercises, hard truths, and wonderful conversations starters.  Written by experienced marriage counselors Jim Burns and Doug Fields, it will nourish and guide your relationship for the big trip to the alter and beyond.  Jim and Doug have worked with many couples and have studied extensively to uncover the essential elements for making marriages thrive. This book is their early wedding gift to you.

Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together

 

 



 

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