Some look forward to getting married, while others never wish to be bound in such a commitment. Your outlook on marriage is primarily shaped by the bond your parents shared and modeled for you. However, if you’ve fallen in love and got this you-and-me-forever thing all sorted, then you’re sure to follow God’s plans. Being a wife means you commit yourself to someone for life, and you wouldn’t trade him for the world. Older couples come across as key learning references when it comes to serving and loving one another in a marriage. If you happen to have such godly couples in your family, learn from them, and ask about their experiences, as it’s important to know the truth about marriage before you tie the knot.
If you’re not blessed to have such people to mentor and speak truth into your lives, some great books can help you lead a healthier marriage.
The 5 Best Books for Christian Wives
When it comes to books for Christian wives, the collection is huge. To help you assemble books that you can take reference from to perfect your Christian marriage, we’ve sorted out some gems you’d want to revisit again and again.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
As a wife, there may come a time when you feel your husband speaks a language that you can’t comprehend. Or, maybe you speak a language that he doesn’t understand. After all, men are from Mars, and women are from Venus. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts reflects upon the ways your spouse shows his love without uttering those three words.
Often, they express affection by doing things that you love without even making you realize it. This love language is called the act of service in the book. The writing surpasses romantic relationships and talks about many principles that can help you strengthen your bonds with friends, family, and children. This book helps the couple learn about their language styles and adjust accordingly.
A Wife After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
This book by Elizabeth George can help Christian wives become good partners. The writer advocates making small changes and keeping God a priority. The book reveals how a woman can achieve all that a wife desires, a healthy marital relationship filled with joy, romance, friendship, respect, and mutual love. Elizabeth, a bestselling author, has shared the secrets to having a wonderful marriage by honoring God as a unit, inducing marital intimacy, having fun in marriage, supporting each other, and engaging in effective communication.
In every chapter of this book, you’ll find a section of “Little Things That Make a Big Difference” that discusses how to make a marriage one of its kind with the help of practical guidance. If you’re one of those Christian wives who wish to have a stronger and more fulfilling relationship right from the beginning, this read is for you.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The book is recommended to all women that are either married, engaged, or looking to have a long committed relationship. The book sheds light on prayer and building a spiritual relationship with God rather than changing your husband into how you’d like him to be. The bestselling series of books by Stormie Omartian helps Christian wives discover the power prayers have on a marital relationship. It urges you to pray for your husband and devote time to utilize its amazing powers.
The Power of a Praying Wife specifies areas that impact husbands in a relationship, such as faith, leadership, spiritual strength, decision-making, future, role as a father, and fears. The author has put together Bible verses to appreciate life’s moments, the power of marriage, and assurance of all the promises that God has made.
For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
This book by Shaunti Feldhahn lets you in the mind of men and helps develop a better understanding of your spouse. For a Christian wife, For Women Only may benefit to better serve and love her husband, and most importantly, empathize with him. The author highlights the deep feelings your husband carries for you, his urge to be wanted, desire for his inner self to be understood, to communicate his needs and fears, and things he wishes he could tell.
Whether single or married, every woman would want to know the eye-opening revelations that this book offers, such as sex for him is an emotional need, his role as a provider is very important to him, and why he wishes to be respected more than to be loved. Overall, you get to learn everything about the inner lives of men that they won’t tell otherwise.
Passion Pursuit by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery
Whether you’re newly married or have been together for years, this is considered to be a must-have resource for women. It’s essentially a Bible study that helps those whose love life has fizzled out and need to rediscover their passion for their spouses. Being a psychological expert, Dr. Juli Slattery has written it in a way that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
The book states that intimacy can be both passionate and holy. It covers the matters of the bedroom and that the biology of women and men is different for a reason. If you’re worried about the sexual aspects of your relationship, Passion Pursuit is for you.
Our Final Thoughts
There are so many books that revolve around the relationship between a husband and wife. Some focus on the roles of each partner, and others focus on making lives better together. Working on a relationship needs more than reading a few books, as on a practical level, things can be different.
However, the thing that remains constant is your connection with God while performing your wifely duties. Being a Christian wife, you must support, understand, uplift your partner, and be there for him at every high and low. These books help understand the aspects of your marital life that go unnoticed and require deeper knowledge.
Any book can serve its purpose if it connects with you and makes you realize a thing or two about your married life.