Please remember that DH and I are both practicing Catholics, so some of the books are from religious authors. I think you can still find great benefit in those particular authors, but wanted to give you fair notice.
This is my all time favorite book. He has a website as well: Marriagebuilders
He also has one for parents:
This one is great for breaking into the depths of bad habits:
The workbook: http://www.amazon.com/Five-Steps-Romantic-Love-Workbook/dp/0800733584/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315754703&sr=1-3
For Christians and Catholics, Christopher West can be absolutely inspiring and life changing. He focuses on applying the concepts in John Paul's Theology of the Body: http://www.amazon.com/Theology-Body-Beginners-Introduction-Revolution/dp/1934217859/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315755952&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Exceptional-Seven-Percent-Secrets-Happiest/dp/0806523581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315754780&sr=1-1 (this one seemed to be something that would help any individual and not just a couple)
http://www.amazon.com/Better-Forever-Catholic-Lifelong-Marriage/dp/0879736887/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315754818&sr=1-1 (Incidentally Popcak is Catholic and does not condone spanking for discipline. He's quoted in the Parenting Freedom article on the Biblical misinterpretation of Proverbs.)
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Intimate-Relationships-Treatment-Enrichment/dp/158391076X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315754829&sr=1-5 (If you can take an actual class, you won't regret it. Any person would benefit from the ideas and skills in this program.)
*I've linked amazon pages here merely to give you a quick look. They are not monetized links. You might find cheaper options on ebay, craigslist or perhaps at the local library.
|We were so young and unsuspecting. :D HA!|