For Women

Beneath the Surface: Steering Clear of the Dangers That Could Leave You Shipwrecked by Bob Reccord

In this little book, Dr. Reccord compares King David’s failure in sexual temptation with Joseph’s victory, warning readers not to be complacent about their own vulnerability and drawing lessons for today’s culture.

Beneath the Surface

Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman

A practical guide to help married couples discover the importance and beauty of sexual intimacy according to God’s plan.

The Alchemy of Love and Lust: How Our Sex Hormones Influence Our Relationships by Theresa L. Crenshaw

A general-market book, also quoted in For Men Only, provides clinical insight on how the biochemistry of the male and female bodies affects love and sex.

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy by Douglas E. Rosenau

A licensed psychologist/Christian sex therapist answers specific questions about sexual topics, techniques, and pleasure.

You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Communication by Deborah Tannen

Another excellent general-market book, this one by a PhD linguist, about differences in communication.

Men are Clams, Women are Crowbars: Understand your differences and make them work by Dr. David Clarke.

Men Are Clams, Women Are Crowbars looks at the widely-divergent ways men and women approach emotional issues, then offers solutions for those couples who want to bridge the gender gap.

Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps by Barbara and Allan Pease

This fascinating book, a top seller in the general market, has some extremely well-researched information explaining many of the hard-wire differences between men and women. While the authors occasionally veer into interpreting data with a liberal ideological slant, and their ideology may have led the authors to ignore other explanations for their findings, most of the book is top-notch. Fun reading and highly recommended.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This book will help you identify what makes your spouse, specifically, feel loved.

LoveTalk by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Couples consistently name “improved communication” as the greatest need in their relationships. Love Talk is a deep yet simple plan full of new insights that will revolutionize communication in love relationships. Includes The Love Talk Indicator, a free personalized online assessment.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver

Relationship experts offer rigorous scientific procedures via a series of in-depth quizzes, checklists, and exercises to analyze the marriage relationship.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray

The classic, and still highly recommended.