Recommended Reading



Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown

The Gift of Imperfection by Dr. Brene Brown

See her on TED:

Shame Off You by Alan Wright

Along Together (Why We Expect More From Technology & Less From Each Other) by Sherry Turkle

If Life is A Game, These Are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversations, by Deborah Tannen. 2006.

The Lost Art of Listening {How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships} by Michael P. Nichols, Ph.D

Coping With Difficult People by Robert M. Bramson, Ph.D

Never Good Enough by Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D


The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller


How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick

Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman

Toxic In-Laws & How To Deal With Them (Loving Strategies To Protect Your Marriage) by Susan Forward, Ph.D with Donna Fraizer, 2001.

The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. 1999

Hope for Troubled Marriages by Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

222 Terrific Tips for Two by Caryl Krueger

Grow Up! by Dr. Frank Pittman

Fighting For Your Marriage by Scott Stanley

His Needs, Her Needs by William E. Harley, Jr.

Choosing to Cheat by Andy Stanley {not what you think-it’s about work vs. family}


After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD.

Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, & Move On–Together or Apart by Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, Donald H. Baucom, PhD, & Kristian Coop Gordon, PhD.

Infidelity: A Survival Guide, by Don-David Lusterman, Ph.D.

Infidelity: Your complete guide to awareness, prevention, intervention & recovery, by Elissa Gough.

Not “Just Friends” by Shirley P. Glass, Ph.D, with Jean Copppock Staeheli.


For Parents Only by Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice

Teen-Proofing: Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager by John Rosemond

Breaking the Code by Lara Fox & Hilary Frankel (two 17-year olds)

Get Out Of My Life But First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman

Parenting at It’s Best: How to Raise Children with a Passion for Life by Fred A. Hartley III

The Happy Family: Restoring the 11 Essential Elements That Make Families Work

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Ann F. Caron

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