Resources

Marriage Books, Relationship Books, Marriage Videos, Marriage Podcats, Relationship Links

There are great marriage and couples resources available for you that pertain to the topic of relationships. There are numerous books, websites, articles and other resources that provide couples information and help as needed.

This website is here to help you as well.

It is my greatest desire to help you go the distance in your relationship and have the most connected and intimate marriage that you find fulfilling, happy, fun, and full of passion.

Along the way, let me know if you have come across a resource that has really helped you and I will pass it along to others on this page.

My hope is to share relationship ideas and resources to give you something that is genuinely just for your relationship.

There are personal favorites that I have listed because they give you the right information to really help couples.

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Here’s a list of recommended marriage and relationship books.

Please use the direct links to see more information or to order from Amazon.com.

Marriage & Relationships

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
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By John Mordechai Gottman, Nan Silver
Dr. Gottman’s work is unprecedented and inspiring. Dr. Gottman reveals surprising facts about couples who stay together: they engage in screaming matches and they certainly don’t resolve every problem. Learn more of his “secrets” in this enlightening book.

Fighting for Your Marriage : Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love
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by Scott Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg, Howard J. Markman, Dean S. Edellby Scott Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg, Howard J. Markman, Dean S. Edell
“Fighting For Your Family” can help you and your partner beat the odds and master the skills that can prevent marital stress and divorce. This book presents the widely respected and research-based PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach to improving marriage. Couples learn to: Discuss difficult issues safely and clearly; Use ground rules to contain destructive arguments and resolve conflicts; Enhance fun, friendship, commitment, spirituality, and intimacy.

How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together : Breakthrough Strategies to Resolve Your Conflicts and Reignite Your Love
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by Susan Page
Susan Page’s groundbreaking approach to relationships gives readers the tools and encouragement they need to bring positive changes to their relationship, even when their partners are unwilling to do the work.

Hope for the Separated : Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed
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by Gary Chapman
“Separation places you in an arena in which you can develop an new understanding of yourself and your spouse. Separation is not necessarily the beginning of the end. It may be only the beginning.” Gary chapman believes that the biblical ideal for a separated couple calls for reconcilliation. Through small, simple steps, marriage counselor Gary Chapman shows that you may be able to achieve reconcilliation with your mate.

The New Intimacy : Discovering the Magic at the Heart of Your Differences
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By Judith Sherven & James Sniechowski
By weaving clear explanations, examples, personal experiences and exercises, Doctors Sherven and Sniechowski invite the reader to develop skills and awareness necessary for mature, robust love.

After the Fight : Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship
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by Daniel B. Wile
A good read that looks at the thoughts behind the therapist as well as the client. Author Daniel B. Wile gives readers some insight into the therapeutic process and how to develop better abilities of “interpreting” each other.

10,000 Ways to Say I Love You
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By Gregory J. P. Godek
A clever and practical resource and an ultimate collection of fun, unique and outrageous ways of expressing love. Greg was interviewed on the Marriage Matters, LLC show and it is available on our site!

Should you Leave?
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By Peter D. Kramer
Peter D. Kramer presents a series of couples, at least one of whose members is contemplating leaving. He uses hypothetical treatments to explore how and on what bases therapists respond to requests for advice. Thought provoking and intelligently written.

101 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills Instantly
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By Jo Condrill & Bennie Bough
A quick reference and an easy to use guide for communication challenges in many areas of life.

Sex & Relationships

You Can Be Your Own Sex Therapist: A Systematized Behavioral Approach to Enhancing Your Sensual Pleasures, Improving Your Sexual Enjoyment
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By Carole Altman, PH.D.
A step by step guide on how to improve and enhance your sexual pleasures and to overcome sexual problems or inhibitions. The techniques in this book are excellent, productive, and effective.

I’m Not in the Mood : What Every Woman Should Know About Improving Her Libido
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By Judith Reichman (Editor)
“Libido maintenance is complicated,” admits Judith Reichman, M.D., the frank “hormone maven” you’ve seen on PBS, The Today Show, and Oprah!. Few physicians are able to help or are comfortable helping women whose dwindling sexual urge interferes with sexual pleasure, intimacy, and expression of affection. I’m Not in the Mood examines the medical reasons for the loss of libido as women age.

Simultaneous Orgasm & Other Joys of Sexual Intimacy
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By Michael Riskin, Anita Banker-Riskin (Contributor), Deborah Grandinetti & Barbara Keesling
This book is solely dedicated to helping couples achieve simultaneous orgasm. This work is based on the premise that seeking new experiences and intimacies within a relationship is crucial to its health and longevity.

Hot Sex : How to Do It
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by Tracy Cox
The title says it all.

Fun Sex: Exciting Ideas for Better Lovemaking
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by Sally Bishop
Fun Sex takes you right from the beginning of sexual bliss with First Steps, which sets the scene for satisfying love-making; through Foreplay; Fantastic Feelings, which explores sensual skin tactics to get you in the mood; Fantasies; Fulfillment; and of course, Fun, which features 50 red-hot games and ways to naughty nights and sexy days.

The Pocket Book of Foreplay : Your Guide to the Art of Sexual Excitement
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by Richard Craze.
This handy volume contains a wealth of practical information, hints and tips, techniques and exercises for helping the reader find better and more meaningful sexual experiences. Beautifully illustrated with original artwork and 70 color photographs.

Parenting

Raising Children with Character: Parents, Trust, and the Development of Personal Integrity
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By Elizabeth Berger, M.D.
This is a supremely intelligent and comprehensible guide for parents who are raising children. We are taught to navigate the path to helping our children develop character and integrity.

How to Stop the Battle With Your Child
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By Don Fleming & Linda Balahoutis
A Practical Guide to Solving Everyday Problems With Children. This is a wonderful & systematic way to manage your difficult child’s behavior. I recommend it to clients all the time!

Perfect Parenting: The Dictionary of 1,000 Parenting Tips
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by Elizabeth Pantley & William Sears, MD
William Sears, MD, is a reknowned pediatrician and autor who has many books to help guide parents. This one is a quick, handy guide for hundreds of typical parenting challenges. The book is filled with quick tips you can refer to in the middle of a situation.

How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!
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by Sal Severe Ph.D.
Like it or not, a lot of what our children do is a result of how we act. So looking at our own behavior and helping kids translate situations they’re having difficulty with is what Dr. Severe helps us do. This book is honored and recommended by the Parent Council, Parents’ Choice Foundation, and the National Parenting Center.

What to Expect the First Year
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by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, Sandee Eisenberg Hathaway
An invaluable book if you’ve just had a baby! We used it when our son was born and it answered many questions and cleared up hundreds of myths about what to expect from babies.

Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids
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By Audrey Ricker & Carolyn Crowder
Backtalk–fairly easy to recognize–may be wrecking your family life. It may be holding your children back at school, and ultimately in life. Ricker and Crowder have teamed up to create a four-step program–simple but not easy–to create a backtalk-free home.

General Life Improvement

How to Win Friends and Influence People
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By Dale Carnegie, Dorothy Carnegie (Editor)
The grandfather of all people-skills books. A must read to improve your chances at love, jobs and almost anything! Everyone from top corporate executives to students with difficult social problems can benefit from this timeless masterpiece.

The Ten Rules of High Performance Living
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By Barnet Meltzer, Barney Meltzer, Carl Lewis
Dr. Meltzer was a guest on our “Web-Talk” Show and is a fascinating man. His ideas can help motivate you to get your life going where you want it to go!

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff With Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily Responsibilities and Household Chaos from Taking over Your Life
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By Richard Carlson
“While it’s easy to allow little things to take over our lives, there are things we can do to make life around the house less stressful,” writes Richard Carlson. In this collection of 98 brief essays, Carlson (author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … And It’s All Small Stuff) meditates on small, but meaningful ways to avoid being overwhelmed by life, particularly family life.

Mental Health Issues

An Unquiet Mind
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By Kay Redfield Jamison
An international authority on manic-depressive illness, Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at an American University. This is a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic depression and how it shaped her life.

I Don’t Want to Talk About It : Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
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by Terrence Real
A seldom discussed topic, Terrance Real (who is a psychotherapist), looks at the very human side of depression.

 

 

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