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Just How Married Do You Want To Be?: Practicing Oneness in Marriage
by Jim and Sarah Sumner

The Sumners explain how oneness, produced by putting Christ and then your spouse before yourself, is the heart of marriage. This book develops the deepest understanding of the head-body dynamic described in Ephesians 5.

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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
by Gary Chapman

More than any writer during the last 20 years, Chapman has helped millions of couples communicate the language of love: with quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.

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God on Sex: The Creator's Ideas about Love, Intimacy, and Marriage
by Daniel Akin

Akin has written an excellent verse-by-verse interpretation of the Song of Songs for couples. This book will reignite your love and passion for each other and may even jump-start your sex life.

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Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
by William Cutrer and Sandra Glahn

Cutrer and Glahn's classic book is for couples seeking to understand the anatomy and soul of sex in marriage. They candidly and compassionately discuss the common sexual problems of married couples.

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The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman and Nan Silver

Gottman identifies seven principles that can undo the work of the "Four Horsemen"—destructive behaviors that can destroy any marriage.



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