In the garden, when the enemy weaseled his way between the first marriage union, it caused the hearts in marriage to change forever.
Suddenly, the woman was to be reverent to her husband, honoring him in all she did, and the husband was to be her leader and loyal caretaker.
But, because we have this thing called pride, we all have a really hard time keeping our hearts in line with this divine ordination.
Thankfully, though, we don’t have to flounder about aimlessly in our efforts to honor God through and with our marriage. We have access to many valuable resources that can help us along the way.
Besides the Bible, the books in these lists have, no doubt, transformed our approach to marriage and softened our attitudes toward each other.
So, if you’re looking for a little marriage encouragement, this list is a great place to start.
For each of these books, I have to say, I did not read them, because well… they are for men!
But I can say that the response from my husband during and after the times he was going through these books, was a tremendous blessing and encouragement to both of us.
1. For Men Only
In no particular order, each of these books are great tools for seeking guidance and wisdom in your call as a wife.
This is a companion to the “For Men Only” book above. It does what it says it will do: give you an inside look into your husband’s mind while giving practical advice and biblical teaching.
This book, written by yours truly, comes alongside the reader with daily devotions, prayers, fasting and Scripture writing.
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This book is about the beauty of fierceness, about women who use their strength to honor the Lord by honoring their husbands.
5. The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
This book is a great road map for the wife who desires to put God in the center of her heart and marriage. Martha Peace goes in depth in a lot of different aspects of a wife’s role, then supplies practical ways to apply what you learned.
Elizabeth George delivers another great book. In this one you’ll learn much more than the 12 things promised. I especially enjoyed the “Little Things that Make a Big Differance” section in each chapter.
There is also A Wife After God’s Own Heart Growth and Study Guide available, although I haven’t done it.
This book is loaded with wisdom from twenty-five biblical women who walked the wife challenge long before us and left us with examples on how to rock this wife thing or how to blow it altogether.
For Both Him and Her
This book gave me great insight on how to love my husband the way he needs to be loved, but it also helped me see how I feel most loved.
The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples is also available. This would be an awesome gift to yourself (or ourselves) as a couple!
Once again, besides the Bible, what other Christian marriage books would you add to this list? Tell me in the comments!