If you’ve come here searching for some hope for your marriage or simply ways to improve it, then you’re in the right spot. Along with our book, Hope for the Hurting Wife, my co-author Rebekah Hallberg and I have compiled a list of Christian marriage resources that we have used and recommend for any marriage.
Some of these books are specific to the marriage relationship, while others are books we have found helpful as we walked through our own difficult times in our respective marriages.
While the Bible itself is our greatest authority and prayer the best available tool for fighting for a healthy marriage relationship, we have found these marriage books (and other books) incredibly helpful!
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Christian Marriage Resources – Books We Love:
Hope for the Hurting Wife: 30 Days of Practical Encouragement for Your Marriage by Rebekah Hallberg and Jen Stults
Obviously, we love this book, and not just because we wrote it. 😉
We love it because it’s a testimony to the power of God to work real and lasting change in marriage, even marriages that are currently on the rocks!
Rebekah and I both know the pain of living in a struggling marriage, a seemingly hopeless and broken marriage. Yet we also know the power of God’s redeeming love and the changes that take place when women of God humble themselves, seek His face, and pray like Warrior Wives!
If you’re looking for some hope to cling to, please take a look at what this book has to offer!
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Every Wife’s Choice: Loving Beyond the Mood of the Moment – by Sarah Fairchild
Sarah is my (Jen’s) amazing and creative sister, who has also lived through some difficult times in marriage and found the abundant life that lies on the other side of those trials. This book, however, is for EVERY wife – newly married, happily married, struggling, looking for more, or celebrating fifty-plus years!
Sarah’s well-written book focuses on the biblical definition of real love by taking an in-depth look at 1 Corinthians 13. She uses a combination of Greek key-word study and hilarious anecdotes from her own experience. Every Wife’s Choice is one of my favorite christian marriage resources!
It will make you laugh, and maybe even cry, all while illustrating important truths about agape love.
Learn how the choices you make affect your marriage!
A Wife’s 40-Day Fasting and Prayer Journal: A Guide to Strategic Prayer – by Kaylene Yoder
Kaylene has been a friend of mine for years now, and she, too, has struggled through some tough seasons of marriage. What I love most about Kaylene is her fierce desire to be the wife God wants her to be. This book is also for EVERY wife – learn to harness the power of prayer and fasting in your marriage!
And if the word “fasting” scares you a bit – don’t worry! Kaylene’s ideas for fasting extend beyond food. 🙂
The Power of a Praying Wife – by Stormie Omartian
Omartian’s book guided me through a particularly dark season of marriage. I’m convinced that without the hand of God during that time, my husband and I would have likely ended up divorced.
After reading the first few chapters, I was really tempted to put it down and walk away because I felt convicted. I’m so thankful I didn’t!
Omartian doesn’t pull any punches with the truth, but she also offers much encouragement. Fight for your marriage using the powerful weapon of prayer! The Power of a Praying Wife is another one of my favorite marriage resources. 🙂
Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer – by Priscilla Shirer
I haven’t yet completed this study, but it’s on my to-read list because I know from experience the power of prayer. And if your marriage is in trouble, then friend, prayer is your first and most important resource. Invite the God of the impossible to step in and have His way with your marriage!
Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs – by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
My husband and I attended a Love and Respect seminar, and found Dr. Eggerichs’ description of the crazy cycle to be immensely helpful. This book has practical tips for breaking the crazy cycle and finding your way back to a healthy dynamic in marriage.
I must admit, I don’t agree with everything written in this particular Christian marriage resource, but it was still helpful enough to make our list!
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – by Gary Chapman
I have long appreciated this book because my husband and I have very different love languages.
We so often forget to show love for each other in our spouse’s love language rather than our own, don’t we? And what a difference it could make if we choose to love our men as they wish to be loved!
This Christian marriage resource is helpful for marriages at any level – new marriages, seasoned marriages, happy marriages and hard marriages. All marriages can benefit from this good read!
Christian Marriage Resources – Devotionals We Recommend:
When Words Won’t Come – by Leah C. Adams
My friend Leah shares encouraging words in this daily devotional for women who are struggling in their faith or going through hard times! The benefit of this devotional is it only takes a few minutes a day!
Trust Without Borders: A 40-Day Devotional Journey to Deepen, Strengthen, and Stretch Your Faith in God – by Arabah Joy
This book written by my friend A.J. (as I call her) uses everyday illustrations to help us understand God’s character and the nature of real trust! It’s also a daily devotional that will help you grow in your faith!
Trust in God is key when dealing with a difficult marriage relationship, which is why I’m eager to recommend this Christian marriage resource to any wife who struggles.
The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples – by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Remember the movie, Fireproof?This Christian marriage book can help make your marriage fireproof, too.
The Love Dare is full of both encouragement and practical ways to demonstrate love to one another. 🙂
The One Year Love Talk Devotional for Couples – by Les and Leslie Parrott
Nothing strengthens a marriage quite like spending time in God’s presence together! Use a devotional like this one to study the Word together and pray over your relationship together. See more options for devotionals specifically meant for couples below in this list of Christian marriage resources!
Night Light: A Devotional for Couples – by James and Shirley Dobson
NIV Couples’ Devotional Bible – by Zondervan
Marriage Resources – Becoming a Better Wife Course
This course from my friend Kaylene (author of one of the above books!) is seven lessons in being the wife God wants you to be. If you’re not sure if you’ll like her book, try out this course first as she introduces many of the key concepts that are central to her book!
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