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The Best Seven Books for Couples: Engaged and Married

Updated on July 17, 2017

Some engaged couples can get occupied with the the wedding planning and the courtship that the real everyday life after the wedding and honeymoon is not discussed. Here are some books to help couples start out their new life right.

Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Seven Questions to Ask before and After You Marry

You can gain a lot from book just by the title of the book. The authors of this book are Les Parrott III and Leslie Parrott. They are a husband and wife team, therapist, clinical psychologist who believe in helping others build strong marriages. They have been through the ups and downs of marriage and share their journey in this book. There are two editions of this book.

This book is really big help for engaged couples, newlyweds, and even married couples to examine any of their faulty ideas of what marriage will be like, determining realistic and unrealistic expectations of each partner and day to day things in a marriage.

One thing I love about this book is in the midst of enjoying being in love, we do not want to blindsided to reality of marriage with all the great things as well as challenging times.

This book also gives you tips:

  • To becoming soul mates,
  • Teaching you to learn to address issues before you encounter them,
  • Keys to resolving conflicts,
  • Three important things to having a lasting love
  • Rules in the relationship,
  • Differences in men and women and different ways to communicate and much more.

Some of the questions addressed in the book consist of, Have you faced the myths of marriage with honesty? Can you identify your love style? and you have to read the entire book to get the rest of the questions to ask before and after you marry. There is also a revised version based that the authors wrote based on their experiences with couples on a professional basis



Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott

Starting Your Marriage Right by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

This Book makes a wonderful wedding present. It gives you insights in the things you need to know in the early years to make your marriage last for a lifetime. There are activities and discussions that each partner can do together. It provides helpful things for each person to deal with anything from his or her past, expectations of each other, that was not voiced, making decisions, needs of husbands and wives and much more.


Things I wish I’d known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman

So often when couples are in love, the important daily issues that will come up after the wedding and the honeymoon are not thoroughly discussed. Gary Chapman shares from his own struggles in the early years of his marriage. In this book he provides wonderful ways to start conversations on key issues like finances, roles, family values, traditions, household duties, in-laws, so couples can be equipped to handle them effectively and not be shocked. There are also questions that some couples might not consider before getting married.


The First Five Years of Marriage: Launching a Lifelong, Successful Relationship by Wilford Wooten and Phillip Swihart

In this book, the authors shows you the keys to having a strong marriage that will last a lifetime. .

The Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman

This book is important because most couples believe that the same things that would make them feel loved is what his or her partner would want to feel loved as well. But that is always true. You have to learn to speak your partner's love language. Learn what these love languages are and it will help you understand your partner in a better way.


For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn & For Men Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn

These are excellent books for newlyweds and engaged couples. As couples who are starting out their lives, these books can help each spouse understand one another so they can better communicate.

First, For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn did extensive research on men to help women to understand what’s actually taking place in the hearts and minds of men, how different they think from women, what respect means to them and not respecting them and many more important issues. It helps women to understand her spouse better and so she can fulfill his needs.

Secondly, in For Men Only, show how women think differently and what they need from their husbands, specific things a man needs to do when she is sharing an emotional problems, how emotional security is important than financial security and other great things that may shock a man about women.



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