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Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Christian Premarital books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. From Me to We: A Premarital Guide for the Bride- and Groom-to-Be (2017)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedMarriage is not for the faint of heart. Men, look at Ephesians 5:28: “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.” Men, are you ready to make a commitment such as this? Ladies, are you ready to hop on his train? Consider Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” How are you both going to work out that verse as a couple? Anyone fighting yet? From Me to We is a transparent, surprisingly honest, and widely informative guide that…
Author(s): Lucille Williams

2. Before You Say “I Do”®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples (2019)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedAt a time when more people are delaying marriage or writing it off altogether, couples ready to walk the aisle will appreciate a frank and trusted resources to help them start marriage on the right foot.  This interactive guide will help you explore your relationship in depth and will Engaging and easy-to-use, Before You Say “I Do” is full of tried-and-true wisdom to help you plan for your future and build a lasting relationship with the one you love. #10,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #48 in Devotionals #79 in Christian Marriage (Books) #94 in Christian Devotionals (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): H. Norman Wright, Wes Roberts

3. I Do!: A Marriage Workbook for Engaged Couples (2019)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedStrengthen Your Bond, Strengthen Your MarriagePlanning a meaningful wedding is important. Planning for a happy and satisfying marriage is critical. Through in-depth, thought-provoking exercises, I Do! A Marriage Workbook for Engaged Couples helps prospective partners grow their love and solidify their partnership as they prepare to walk down the aisle together.From money to intimacy, this marriage workbook helps you dig deep into your relationship over the course of 7 chapters―each focusing on a different part of married life. Gain insight into each other and discover ways to feel closer before you finally and happily say, “I do!”I…
Author(s): Walkup LMFT, Jim

4. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married (2010)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & Ranked“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage,” No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent.   Bestselling author and marriage counselor, Gary Chapman, hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates.   So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving,…
Author(s): Gary Chapman

5. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God (2013)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedBased on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to…
Author(s): Timothy Keller, Kathy Keller

6. Christian Premarital Counseling: Preparing the Two to Become One (2014)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedAll you need to conduct premarital counseling! How does one implement premarital counseling? Developing a new curriculum is time consuming. Though Christian leaders would like to assist young couples at the outset of this lifetime commitment, they are not sure how to proceed. Christian Premarital Counseling provides the plan you need to go with ease into these counseling sessions. • A curriculum that places God’s Word at the center! • An overview of what needs to be done during the six sessions of the counseling course! • Details on how to work through each session! •…
Author(s): Paul J Bucknell

7. Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook (2015)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedPulling off a successful wedding is one thing but fortifying a lifelong relationship is an entirely different endeavor. Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields invite couples to take a proactive approach to their marriage union—one that doesn’t shy away from sticky areas and tough topics—in order to develop a solid course from the very beginning. Jim and Doug apply decades of frontline experience working with couples into this fresh and practical resource. Organized in nine highly relevant sessions, each centered on key biblical and relational touchstones, Burns and Fields equip participants to…
Author(s): Jim Burns, Doug Fields

8. Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting Marriage (2016)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedAdvised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of many premarital counseling sessions, shares that the joy, fun, companionship, and love couples hope for before marriage are not only possible, they are actually God’s plan for marriage. But none of these wonderful things happen automatically when you tie the knot. A strong and satisfying marriage must be intentionally built on…
Author(s): Rob Green

9. Ready to Wed: 12 Ways to Start a Marriage You’ll Love (2015)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedYou’re engaged, and the checklist for the day of your dreams is a mile long. In the who, what, where, and how of planning, the why can be forgotten.Ready to Wed discusses 12 Traits of a thriving marriage and offers a variety of topics to guide and advise those preparing to say, “I do!”Learn to: Loaded with advice, tips, and instructions, this valuable resource is ideal for soon-to-be-newlyweds and those who support them! #47,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #517 in Marriage #289 in Christian Marriage (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Greg Smalley, Erin Smalley

10. Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook: Knowing the Person You’re Going to Marry (2016)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedThe saying goes “When you marry, you don’t just marry an individual, you marry a whole family.” But more specifically, you are marrying the influences that family has had on your spouse. Our families have shaped our views on everything from religion to finances to sex, and, whether helpful or harmful, these views are brought to our marriage and can unknowingly affect it. Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook helps engaged couples and newlyweds: Through interactive exercises, couples discover the roots of their beliefs, sight potential problem areas,…
Author(s): Dianne C. Sloan, Jerry Hardin

11. Before You Tie The Knot: A Premarital Counseling Workbook for the D.I.Y. Couple (2014)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedCongratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve set the date, let’s start planning for a great married life. Don’t live your life by chance, instead live it on purpose. Before You Tie The Knot – A Premarital Counseling Workbook for the D.I.Y. Couple isn’t filled with simple compatibility test questions, but questions about real life issues. Before You Tie The Knot is the first in Dr. Angela Butts Chester’s series on premarital counseling. These books provide a do-it-yourself, counselor-guided alternative to office counseling; framework by reinforcing…
Author(s): Angela B. Chester

12. Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (2006)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedThis proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling.New Sections include: #89,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #43 in Christian Counseling (Books) #70…
Author(s): Gary R. Collins

13. The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2003)

 Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & RankedThe Power of Two Workbook teaches the communication and conflict resolution skills that can enable you to enjoy a great marriage. With this practical step-by-step guide you’ll learn how to evoke interest, not antagonism, when you speak about sensitive issues; and to listen without becoming defensive. You’ll discover secrets to effective dialogue, techniques for cleaning up after inadvertent "toxic spills," and ways to ensure that apologies yield healing—plus you’ll learn the three-step waltz of smooth shared decision-making, how to keep the anger ceiling low, and strategies for…
Author(s): Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch

Best Christian Premarital Books Reviewed & Ranked

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