As entrepreneurs, we’re busy people. But building our businesses and serving our clients can take a toll on our relationships if we’re not careful. That’s why this Valentine’s Day we’re focusing on building and maintaining healthy, biblical relationships.
Below are five books that can help keep your relationships strong:
- When Two Become One: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Christopher and Rachel McCluskey — When Two Become One blends the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of marriage with the sexual. This detailed and practical resource presents a compelling vision of God’s intentions for lovemaking that will foster a deeper experience of intimacy at every level in your marriage. (Adapted from a description on Amazon.com.)
- The 5 Love Language: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman — Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. (Adapted from a description on Amazon.com.)
- Peacemaking for Families by Ken Sande and Tom Raabe — Basic conflict-resolution skills found in Scripture can help you change your home from a battle zone to a love nest. Distinguishing between positive and negative conflict resolution, Peacemaking for Families introduces the reader to valuable principles such as “The Peacemaker’s Pledge,” the “Seven A’s of Forgiveness,” and the “PAUSE Principle of Negotiation. (Adapted from a description on Amazon.com.)
- The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not about Who You Marry, But Why? by Gary Thomas — In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find—it’s something you make. (Adapted from a description on Amazon.com.)
- 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage by Heather Larson, Peter Larson, Claudia Arp and David Arp — While juggling the kids, work, church, and community commitments, are you and your spouse finding time to connect? When was the last time you had a good talk about faith or did a devotional together? Marriage experts Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp provide ten creative date ideas to jump-start spiritual connections. (Adapted from a description on Amazon.com.)
Which relationship books have helped you most? Share in the comments section below.