Must Read Marriage Books

January 4, 2013

in 2013 Awesome Husband, Aff Link, Change, Must Read Marriage Book

As part of the 2013 Awesome Husband Project, I am going to recommend some must read marriage books. If you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of time for reading so this will be a short list. All the books I recommend have at least one idea you need to understand to be an awesome husband. I will suggest one book a month at most. [Full list here]

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These books provide the basic tools needed to be an awesome husband. I’m pretty good at fixing things without the right tools, but making long-lasting fixes, and doing the job without hurting yourself or doing damage to anything requires using the right tools. That’s what this list of books is about: giving you the tools you need to be an awesome husband for the long haul, without hurting yourself or breaking anything!

A few thoughts and disclosures up front:

  • Not all of the books are about marriage. A couple are more about life, but teach something you must know to be a good husband.
  • Not all of these books will be Christian. I am not going to list anything at serious odds with Christian doctrine, but there is great stuff out there from people who are not followers of Jesus. Truth is truth, and wisdom is wisdom.
  • I am going to include affiliate links to the books when possible, but my motivation for listing these books is not making money; I really think you need to read these books! If you can borrow the books from a friend or get them for the library, great. You can find many of these books at used book stores. If you know a low-cost source for any of the books I mention, please post it in the comments.
  • If time is a problem for you or if you just hate reading, you might try audio-books. I will list audio-book sources when possible.
  • If you’re a pastor, or have the ear of your pastor, I highly suggest you make sure all these books are in your church library.
  • There are some great books I will not mention because all their ideas are found within the other books I mention.

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Justin @ Do Not Disturb
Justin @ Do Not Disturb

5 Love Languages is definitely on our must read list...but is "The Meaning of Marriage" going to make your must read list? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. :)

J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)

This book is also on my short list for couples! In fact, we took the online Love Languages quiz the other day again, to remind ourselves how we're doing now.


Certainly one of our most highly recommended resources as well. Can't wait to see your other suggestions.


One of the best books for anyone to read if they want to do better in any relationship! But, it particularly applicable for marriage and applying its principals can make a huge difference. Two thumbs up and an AMEN from me :)

The Generous Husband
The Generous Husband

Justin - I must confess I've not read it yet - but it's on my list. I have the next two set in my mind, but beyond that I am rereading several and reading some new books. I am looking for those that have someting other books do not.

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