His Needs, Her Needs—Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

How can couples experience a lifetime of passion and fulfillment in marriage? By identifying each other’s most important emotional needs and developing habits to meet them.

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs leads couples through the intricacies of a marriage built on Love and Respect. He explores the differences in men and women and how a husband’s need for respect can be balanced by a wife’s need for love.

The Love Dare Book

This book is the instrumental tool used to heal the marriage in the movie Fireproof.

Men’s Relational Toolbox by Gary, Greg, and Michael Smalley

When it comes to significant relationships, men often grab the tools that make them successful in the workplace—and then wonder why they didn’t work. Men can discover the particular set of tools they need to build and repair the relationships that are most important to them.

Discovering the Mind of a Woman by Ken Nair

Husbands need to learn how to understand their wives and respond to them in a consistently Christlike manner. A radically transformed and renewed marriage will be the result.

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

If you’ve tried everything and your child is still more Billy the Kid than Billy Graham, it’s time for this book! Wife, mom, homeschooler and actress Lisa Whelchel offers hundreds of refreshing ways to discipline children. Organized for busy parents, it’s full of ideas for those times when you don’t know what to do.

If Only He Knew: What No Woman Can Resist by Gary and Norma Smalley

Gary Smalley helps men understand their wives and meet their needs in order to establish a loving, thriving relationship that will last a lifetime.

The Husband Project – 21 Days to Loving Your Husband with a Purpose and a Plan by Kathi Lipp

I love this book! The author focuses on the fact that regardless of the state of our marriage, all we really have control of are our own actions. She has put together a 21 day sample plan that is easy to customize.

What Could He Be Thinking? How a Man’s Mind Really Works by Michael Gurian

A fascinating look by a brain scientist at how the physical differences in men’s brains explain many of the differences in the way they behave.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

As usual, Dr. Laura goes after her topic in a direct manner, urging women to overcome their blind spots about how they relate to the men in their lives. Excellent book.

No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex and Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Julianna Slattery

As a researcher, I have a dilemma. I can investigate and explain the starting points that women need to know about their husbands (for example, how much sexual affirmation transforms a man and his marriage), but then I must find others to help each woman go further. Yet it is hard to find good and trustworthy resources. This book hits the mark in a big way; I highly recommend it to anyone who needs real-world yet compassionate answers on how to handle the confusion, hurt, disappointments and just old-fashioned differences about this sensitive subject that affects every single marriage.

Don’t Judge Me When I’m a Little Excited, School Starts Again!

As a contributing regular blogger to, I open up about the struggle in my own life to find balance between family and work. I always have a wistful feeling when the end of summer approaches, and I know the family will be transitioning back into the school year, after several idyllic months of sun, sitting by the pool and…read more →