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If you are someone who is just engaged OR about to get into a relationship, you must be looking for books to read before getting married.

Marriage isn’t scary, just that it has to be navigated the right way. This blog gives you all the best books that will help you approach marriage in a better manner.

Books everyone should read before getting married

23 Insightful Books To Read Before Getting Married 

I am getting straight to the list of books you should be reading before you start on your marriage journey. Come, let’s explore together –


You Can Easily Understand Your Partner’s Love Expression With The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Be it a hug OR hours of chatting together OR surprising with gifts, your partner has a way of expressing his/her love. 

This is the love code you need to crack in your relationship, which you could easily achieve with this book. Trust me, it will go a long way in strengthening your relationship.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M Gottman Equips You With All Techniques To Handle Problems in Your Relationship

Arguments and fights with your partner will not end on a peaceful note if you are not handling the situations properly. And for a newbie, you definitely need some help with this.

With his years of experience of working with so many married couples, Gottman gives you ways to solve any issues ranging from small to big in your relationship. This is why you cannot miss reading his work!


Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach Helps You Understand Finance In Your Relationship Post Wedding

Maybe you haven’t started discussing finance with your fiance yet. That’s okay, it’s never too late.

I am sure Bach’s financial soundness will give a good head start to planning money in your relationship!

Also, here is an article titled, Why Money Talk Matters In Marriage, I read in It discusses the importance of discussing finance in marriage with a few examples!


Read The Couple’s Guide to World Travel by Elizabeth Kerian, Rich Kerian If You Are A Travel-Freak!

If you are a travel-loving couple, you need to make the most out of your aspirations together, isn’t it?

Worry not, Couple turned travel authors Elizabeth and Rich who trotted around the world share their experiences in this book. I guarantee you, it will be absolutely informative and interesting! 


The Course of Love By Alain de Botton Gives You A Preview Of Marriage

Who said marriage keeps oozing with love all around the year?

Busting the myth of lovey-dovey married couples, Alain tells you how marriage gives you different experiences under changing circumstances. 

Whether you choose to read it now OR after your wedding, read it, because it is a sure-salvage!


Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson Details An Emotional Way Of Sorting Things Out In Your Relationship

Couples are bonded heart to heart with overflowing emotions.

So when you are actually facing an issue in your relationship, you need to address those emotional aspects first to save your relationship from straining more. 

This is what Sue does for you, within the comforts of this book. Have it handy, I am sure this book will be a major relationship savior for you!


The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller Expresses Marriage In Spiritual Terms

Would you like to understand marriage from a spiritual perspective?

If yes, this is the book for you, where Timothy with his wife Kathy shares marriage values with biblical insights. It is an extremely refreshing read you cannot miss.


How We Love, Expanded Edition by Milan Yerkovich and Kay Yerkovich Saves You From Repetitive Issues In Your Relationship

Since you are about to take your relationship to the next level, you should learn to avoid certain issues repeatedly happening in your relationship.

In this book, you will learn how your childhood and your partner’s could be the root source of so many problems in your relationship. 

Anyways, it is always better to nip such problems in the bud, isn’t it? So better start reading this work by Milan!


The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real Is A Guide To Creating A Healthy Marriage

Who doesn’t aspire for a healthy relationship?

Terrence’s work states clearly that a healthy marriage is one where partners make minuscule changes for one another to keep their relationship unstrained in the long run.

For better insights, you need to get her book!

Also, learn why being mindful is more important in a relationship!


Marriageology by Belinda Luscombe Helps To Forge A Happy Relationship With Your Partner

How about some of Belinda’s wisdom on marriage?

Learn as she guides you to establish a fulfilling marriage, which you need to understand the most right now!

If you are curious to know, check out these 39 signs of a happy marriage!


Read Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner To Maintain a Perfect Relationship Even In Tough Times

If you are looking for some practical advice on marriage, Lerner gives you 12 hard rules that keep your relationship sailing even across rough waters.

For sure, a clear-cut relationship rule book for newbies like you!


Learn 10 Truths About Marriage From Making Marriage Simple by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

Do you know, Harville & Helen, are right here to help you with their 10 powerful discoveries on marriage?

All you need is an open-mind towards your marriage, and you are sure to witness a growth trajectory in your relationship!


On Marriage by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller Is A Relationship Book Drawn With The Help Of Bible

Do you wish to gain some quick insights on marriage based on biblical ideologies? 

For someone like you who is  about to get started on your relationship, this book will help you in ways you never imagined.

Also, I have come up with 20 Spiritual Books To Read With Your Partner. Just check them out if you are interested!


The Art Of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, And Peace by Jack Kornfield Prepares You To Be The Wise Partner In Your Marriage

If you aspire to make peace with everything in your relationship, this book must be your starting point.

Learn to beat bitterness effectively early on in your relationship with Kornfield’s profound stories, lessons, and meditation practices. 


Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Drs Les & Leslie Parrott Is A Book That Gets You Started On Understanding Marriage and Your Partner Better

What if you are offered a guide to introspect about marriage?

Since you are about to be married, this self-revealing workbook by Parrott will give you an amazing start to solidifying a long-term relationship with your partner.


The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu Is A Must-Read For Everyone Who Is Already/About To Get Into A Relationship

Forgiveness is one of the prime attributes of a healthy relationship.

If you wish to establish one, you need to read this book that gives you four important ways to heal through every scarring situation in your life!


First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life by Marcus Kusi and Ashley Kusi

As you are engaged, you need to know how your first year in marriage feels like. You might find it difficult to understand your position as a newly-wed, you would even feel a lot out of place.

But don’t worry, in this book, Marcus gives you all possible ways to deal with such situations positively. 


Learn What Love Is From The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Love is the word you must be drooling over right now.

But do you know, there is more to love than what you see? Read Erich, he will surprisingly make you observe love from spiritual realms!


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Is A Recommended Classic For All Couples

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has undeniably remained everyone’s favorite since ages.

Whether you have read it already OR not, read it again. It is a wonderful novel revolving around marriage and you will not regret reading it!


Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find And Keep Love by Amir Levine, Rachel S.F. Heller

I was startled when I learnt that the relationship I share with my parents could have an impact on the relationship I share with my partner. 

True to an extent, I was surprised at all the insights Amir explains in this book and about the importance of choosing the right partner!


Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

A beautiful relationship is one that has empathy, compassion, love, understanding of the self and the other.

This is exactly what Harville reveals through the course of this book. Who knows, it could turn out to be a life-transforming read for you!


Build An Empathising Relationship With Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment By Gay Hendricks , Kathlyn Hendricks 

Conscious loving is a book that initiates you into a partnership that is transparent, non-competitive, and empathizing.

It allows you to discuss, understand, and set agreements with your partner giving way for a long-term mature relationship.

Also, if you are able to organize things at the very beginning of your relationship, isn’t that amazing? 


Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith Is A Love Story With A Powerful Message

Can love overpower poverty’s toll on your lives?

It can and it is what Betty reveals through this one of the kind adorable love story.


Be it preparing yourself for a relationship OR planning travel with your partner OR managing finances well OR handling conflicts in your relationship OR understanding relationship in terms of spirituality OR striking a lovable partnership, this blog offers it all in a go.

All you need to do is choose one book that addresses your immediate concern and start reading it. 

Also, let me know if you found this blog helpful in the comments below:)