Latter-day Saint Life

10 Books for Every Kind of Marriage


Marriage has its ups and downs, and there's always room for improvement. Whether you feel your relationship is on the rocks or smooth sailing, these recommendations might make you think about your marriage in a different way. 

by Nick Greenwood and Mendy Greenwood

Fall in love with your spouse all over again with these creative ideas for fun, meaningful dates. Whether you’re newly married, busy parents, or seasoned empty-nesters, you’ll find activities tailored for your stage of life that will keep your relationship strong and vibrant.

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by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the 10 most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

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by Richard J. McClendon and Debra Theobald McClendon

In recent decades, prophets have repeatedly emphasized how a strong marriage and family is the basis of a robust society; they have counseled and warned of the many modern obstacles that can erode healthy family life. This book draws on inspiring personal stories, research from sociology and psychology, and teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ to present key principles that, when applied, will help a marriage thrive.

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by Ben Carraway and Al Carraway

Author of the bestseller More than the Tattooed Mormon, Al Carraway and her husband, Ben, remind you that marriage isn't supposed to be "serious and hard." A successful marriage is one that you build as a team—emphasizing constant communication, working through hard times together, and (above all) remembering to put God first.

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by Mark Chamberlain and Geoff Steurer

How does pornography harm a marriage? “There's nothing virtual about the damage pornography does to a relationship, " says authors Mark Chamberlain and Geoff Steurer. The good news is that the marriage itself can be a couple's most powerful tool in healing in a pornography habit. This helpful, informative, and insightful book will help couples learn how to harness that strength to make their marriages more fulfilling than they ever imagined possible.

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by Anthony Hughes

For many faithful members, counsel from bishops and even therapists may not be enough when it comes to marital intimacy. Focusing strictly on what other books missed, this insightful volume goes into respectful but needed detail to discuss common problems and solutions and separate myths from facts. Whether you're newlyweds or long-cherished partners, learn how to strengthen your marriage today by improving your physical relationship.

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by John L. Lund

Popular speaker, author, and marriage counselor, Dr. John L. Lund shares his wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor on the all-important topic of improving communication and strengthening marriage relationships. In this four-talk set, you will laugh as you and your spouse see yourselves in Dr. Lund's descriptions of the differences between men and women and how we communicate.

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by Laura M. Brotherson

This is a book about physical intimacy and marital ONEness that is comprehensive, in-depth and frank, yet respectfully reverent while shining a light into the mysteries of the female heart and mind. And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment is the ultimate how-to handbook—power-packed with hope and help for creating a mutually fulfilling intimate relationship.

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by Lynn G. Robbins

We all know that actions speak louder than words. We may say “I love you,” but do our actions back up that claim? Elder Lynn G. Robbins teaches us that love is more than a feeling—it is a commitment, a promise to be responsible, respectful, and responsive to the needs and experiences of other. And like any other action we undertake, perfecting the act of love requires a lifetime of practice and good choices.

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by Wendy Watson Nelson

For 30 years as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Wendy Watson Nelson worked with people who struggle with relationship problems. In Rock Solid Relationships, Dr. Nelson offers powerful solutions to conflicts and concerns. She concludes, “Experience has taught me that the word of God is more powerful than anything else in healing and strengthening relationships.”

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