Best Marriage Books for Christian Stay-at-Home Moms

Best Marriage Books for Christian Stay-at-Home Moms

February 29, 20244 min read

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9 ESV

If you've been married for more than a month you may be wondering who this person is that you've committed the rest of your life to? Marriage is anything but easy. If you have ever been to a 25th or 50th anniversary celebration you will hear both couples say that it wasn't always easy. I don't know about you, but I take great comfort in that. When I look at my own marriage, it's, many times ,anything but easy. You see marriage will expose our greatest flaws and sins like a mirror and it's not one we enjoy looking at. It's much easier to say, "Well you're mirror is broken. Not me." But if we are brave we will allow marriage to sanctify us the way God intended. Most of us have vowed to love our spouses "For better or for WORSE." However, when it comes to the "worse" parts of marriage most of us want to run for the hills. If you find yourself in a "worse" stage of marriage I encourage you to surround yourself with older married couples who have held to their commitment, dig deep in to God's word, and check out one of these books below.

8 Reasons

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The Bible

The ultimate guide for any Christian marriage, God's word is full of timeless wisdom and guidance. Verses like Ephesians 5:22-33 and Proverbs 31 support married couples in understanding the divine purpose and roles within matrimony. There isn't any question you can't find the answer to inside of God's word concerning marriage.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

This book acknowledges the silent hopes and prayers we hold for our families. It teaches us that through prayer, we can find strength and unity, drawing our spouses and ourselves closer to God and each other in the process.

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs taps into the simple, yet profound, idea that mutual understanding and respect are core to marital harmony. For those of us balancing home life and the nurturing of our children, this message serves as a gentle reminder of the power of empathy in our marital relationship.

The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

Understanding each other's love languages – Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch – is critical in keeping the flame alive. “The Five Love Languages” is essential reading for stay-at-home moms who want to ensure that the love they give to their spouses is communicated effectively and reciprocated.

Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll

Mark and Grace Driscoll share their own struggles and successes in marriage, offering practical advice and encouragement. Christian stay-at-home moms will appreciate their frankness and focus on overcoming real-life issues in marriage from a Christian perspective.

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller

For those of us seeking a deeper, more intellectual exploration of marriage, Timothy and Kathy Keller lift the veil on the profound significance of this divine covenant. Their reflections encourage us to ponder the spiritual and societal impact of our union.

The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

Committing to "The Love Dare" is about daring to love unconditionally, and challenging ourselves to foster growth and resilience in our marriage. It's a commitment well-suited for stay-at-home moms dedicated to nurturing a flourishing relationship.

Nurturing Your Marriage and Faith

Stay-at-home moms serve their families with immeasurable love and patience. While the daily routine can sometimes overshadow marital relationships, these books provide the tools to ensure that marriage remains a priority. They encourage women to nurture their union with their spouses through faith, prayer, understanding, and unconditional love.

Each book mentioned offers unique perspectives and strategies, ensuring that there’s an approach every Christian stay-at-home mom can resonate with. Remember, a healthy, joy-filled marriage is the bedrock of a happy home, and with God’s guidance and the wisdom contained in these texts, stay-at-home moms can thrive in both their personal faith and their roles as wives and mothers.

Whether through scripture, dedicated prayer, understanding love languages, or accepting and delivering daily challenges, these books inspire growth, resilience, and above all, a love that echoes the teachings and love of Christ.

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Rebecca Moore

Rebecca lives on the outskirts of Portland with her husband and 3 daughters. She is passionate about coaching Christian stay-at-home moms to live a life of joy, balance, and purpose.

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