Must-Read Relationship Advice Books $13 and Under

This post is about some great books that Jacob and I have read in the last couple of months.

Jacob is an active reader, which I 100% admire. I am trying to read as much as him and he has been such a positive influence in that regard.

We decided that we needed to read some books that’ll help us in our journey with God and with our marriage. Obviously there are plenty of books that you can read but these are some that have touched my heart. These books are in no particular order at all.

Check out these relationship advice books below.

Book 1: Love That Lasts

This book is awesome! It’s written by Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke. They’re a sweet couple that is extremely relatable and makes relationships easy to understand. They alternate chapters, one will be Jefferson and the next will be Alyssa, which is refreshing to hear both of them speak in a clear way.

They titled each chapter a popular love song title, for example “Where is the Love” and “Fake Love”. What I liked most about this book was that they were real with the struggles they faced being Christian and in a relationship. Let’s face it, there are things that are acceptable for couples to do in our society that is not acceptable in the eyes of God. Trying to navigate through those struggles can be difficult and stressful. I highly recommend this book to those in a relationship and possibly looking to become engaged and take the next step. Also, this book is only 12$ on Amazon and 9.99$ for kindle!

Book 2: Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age 

This is another great book. It goes through each season of our lives, single, dating, engaged and married and helps you to navigate in each! What I love most about this book is Stuart starts first with the most important relationship that we have, the one with God.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7

Singleness should be all about devotion. Dating is about evaluation. Engaged is about unification and married life is all about the mission. This is definitely a must-read and it’s nice to know that Jacob and I are not the only ones trying to navigate life with God being in the center. Also, this book is only $12!


Book 3: Things that I wish I’d known Before I Got Married

The infamous Gary Chapman ladies and gentlemen. His book The 5 Love Languages is awesome and this one is as well. Gary has really helped me and Jacob find out what our love languages are. I cannot stress the importance of this enough.

Jacob’s love language is different from mine and it’s nice to know that we both realize that. My love language is quality time, I love nothing more than wearing sweats, drinking tea or wine and just watching movies. Other love languages are physical touch and receiving gifts. This book not only talks about real issues such as apologizing to your partner even when you don’t want to or solving disagreements without arguing, it also has questions after every chapter for you to reflect on. I think it is important to have an honest conversation with your partner about how you want to be treated or loved. This book is also 12$ on Amazon!

I know there are plenty of relationship advice books that you and I can read, but these are some that I absolutely loved.

If you read them let me know, I would love to talk about it. If you have any other books that have really touched your heart I would love to hear about those also!

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  3. What a great list. I recently read Jo Jo Piazza, How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Building a Happy Marriage. It was a great read and interesting to see how different cultures view marriage.

    1. Oh cool! That does sound interesting. I’ll look into that one for sure!
      Thanks for sharing.

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