No matter if you’ve been married 5 months or 50 years, most of us can acknowledge that our marriages have room to grow.

Somehow two imperfect and sinful people don’t equal one blissful and perfect marriage. Weird! ?

I’ve only been married for a year and a half, and I’ve already had to come to terms with the fact that I am nowhere near the loving and helpful wife I thought I’d be.

I know that I want to help our marriage grow, to be a good and godly marriage that lasts a lifetime.

Thankfully, we’re not left to guess at what makes a good marriage. Some of us have family or friends from church that show how great a marriage can be. We are blessed to have such examples and should totally go to those couples for wisdom.

But even if there aren’t such couples in your life right now, or you want some extra wisdom, there are tons of excellent books on marriage that you can read with your spouse!

Even if your spouse isn’t interested in reading a book on marriage, you can still reap great benefits from reading one yourself! Remember, you are half of the marriage equation, so any positive changes you make will automatically improve your marriage.

You could also read one of these books as part of a Bible study or Care Group. Talking through a book as a group can be super helpful since you get to share the experiences and wisdom of others.

Today I’m sharing a great list of marriage books over on Creative Home KeeperThese are books that I read before and during marriage and that have had a great impact on the way that I see and do marriage every single day.