5 books to strengthen your relationships as a Christian
Two as One: A 30-Day Couple’s Devotional by Ryan and Selena Frederick
Ryan and Selena Frederick, bloggers at FierceMarriage.com and co-authors of “Two as One: A 30-Day Couple’s Devotional,” released the “instavotional” as a new format for devotional content with Instagram-like inspiration. Each day includes four sections: See, an image with a thought-provoking quote; Read, with commentaries and verses for the day; Reflect and Apply, offering discussion questions; and Pray, with writing space for his and hers short prayers.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Find a deeper connection with your loved ones by figuring out how you and your partner best receive love. Gary Chapman goes through the five love languages to help you figure out which approach resonates most for you: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time or physical touch. At the end of the book, you can take the quiz to figure out which areas you score the highest.
Boundaries in Marriage: Understanding the Choices That Make or Break Loving Relationships by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Boundaries in Marriage discusses understanding and articulating your personal boundaries in order to enhance your communication with your partner. While “marriage” is in the title, this is a helpful read for those in new relationships and mature relationships, whether breaking or thriving.
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff
Bob Goff shares his whimsical approach to living that has led to an incredible life of love and joy. Each chapter he shares an interesting story as an example of how he lives his life as an invitation from God. Goff’s faith and unwavering love for life makes you want to love deeper, care more, and give life all you’ve got.
The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love by Ty Tashiro
Exploring the science behind how to choose an ideal partner, Dr. Ty Tashiro translates scientific studies and research data to change the way we search for love. His research pinpoints why decision-making abilities sometimes fail when it comes to choosing mates and how we can make smarter choices.