Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Christian Dating & Relationships. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Boundaries  is the book that's helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above. In the  New York Times  bestseller,  Boundaries,  Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself. Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are legitimate boundaries? How do I effectively manage my digital life so that it doesn't control me? What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? How do boundaries relate to mutual submission within marriage? Aren’t boundaries selfish? You don’t have to let your life spiral out of control. Discover how boundaries make life better today! Plus, check out  Boundaries  family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

  • Author: Henry Cloud
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Enlarged edition (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • Dimensions: 5.38 x 1.25 x 8.25 inches


2. Healing Words: A Poetry Collection For Broken Hearts

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Overcome anxiety. Discover a new way of self-love. Heal your heart’s wounds ‘Healing Words’ is an empowering poetry book about love, heartbreak, depression, anxiety, loneliness, healing, hope, self-love, inner strength, personal transformation, and happiness. Written for all of you who have wounds in your hearts, this uplifting poetry book is here to help you. To help you learn how to love yourself. To help you heal your heart’s wounds. To help you let go of your past and fears. To help you defeat your depression and overcome your insecurities. To help you win over your pains. To help you turn your tears into hope. To help you let your unique light shine out. To help you appreciate your worth. To empower you to rise again and move on confidently. ‘Healing Words’ is a compelling journey that will have a positive impact on your life: you will heal your heart’s wounds, grow in a wholesome way, and change into the best version of yourself. Come, take this journey; healing is the best gift that you can give to yourself. *The paperback contains beautiful black-and-white drawings.

  • Author: Alexandra Vasiliu
  • Publisher: Independently published (February 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 979-8603975160
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.32 x 8 inches


3. Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

New York Times best seller! What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to  Love Does , Bob Goff takes listeners on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. This liberated existence we all long for is as simple to say as it is difficult to do: We are called to love everybody, always – even when it’s really difficult.  Driven by Bob’s trademark storytelling,  Everybody, Always  reveals the lessons Bob learned - often the hard way - about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure,  Everybody, Always  points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary.  Everybody, Always  reveals how we can do the same.

  • Author: Bob Goff
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Christian Living, Family


4. Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Discover the single greatest secret to a successful marriage! Touted as a classic among marriage books, Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other and how they can deal with conflict quickly, easily and biblically. A New York Times best seller with over 2.1 million copies sold. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks, and yet few couples ever find. While both men and women deserve both love and respect, in the midst of conflict the driving need for a woman is love and the driving need for a man is respect. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy.  Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. If you want to feel peace, closeness, value, and to experience marriage the way God intended, this book will help you get there.  Love and Respect is for anyone: those in marital crisis, the happily married, engaged couples, pastors and counselors, and small groups. This dynamic and life-changing message is impacting the world, resulting in the healing and restoration of countless relationships. What readers are saying about Love & Respect : “I’ve been married 35 years and have not heard this taught.” “This is the key that I have been missing.” “You connected all the dots for me.” “As a counselor, I have never been so excited about any material.” “You’re on to something huge here.” Partner Love & Respect with the Love & Respect Workbook for Couples, Individuals, and Groups for an added experience. Love & Respect is also available in Spanish, Amor y Respeto.

  • Author: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Christian Living, Marriage & Relationships


5. Don't Believe the Swipe: Finding Love without Losing Yourself

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Don't let the swipe rule your life Online dating. Dating apps. Texting. Social media. Endless swiping in search of forever love. It seems like the more ways technology offers to "connect" us, the less connected we actually are. Modern dating is not for the faint of heart! Don't Believe the Swipe is not your mother's dating guide. It isn't about "landing a man" or learning to "think like a man" or "getting any man to fall in love with you"; it's about falling in love with yourself and then extending that love to every aspect of your life--including your love life. It's about learning to date without surrendering your power. It's about choosing yourself, regardless of whether someone swipes right or swipes left. Funny, fresh, and relevant to today's crazy dating world, this book is sure to become your go-to modern dating guide. New York Times bestselling author Mandy Hale draws on her own hilarious and often jaw-dropping experiences to illustrate what it means to stop believing the swipe and start finding love without losing yourself. There is a way to date with dignity, to refuse to let the swipe rule your life, to stand confident in your worth, and to not settle for less than you deserve. This book is that way. "I am so happy to have this new book by Mandy Hale to help me think and laugh my way to finding the love of my life."-- Yvette Nicole Brown , actress, comedian, writer, and TV host "Where has this book been all my life? It's seriously the last dating book I'll ever need."-- Krista Allen , actress, comedian, recovering believer in the swipe "This book cuts through the fog of modern dating and reconnects us to our single most important relationship--the relationship we have with ourselves."-- Devyn Simone , celebrity matchmaker, dating expert, and TV host

  • Author: Mandy Hale
  • Publisher: Revell (April 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality


6. The Man God Has For You: 7 traits to Help You Determine Your Life Partner

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

YOU DESERVE AN AMAZING MAN! So, where is he? Does he even exist? I can tell you that he does and that he is out there, chosen by God Himself and waiting for you to experience an amazing relationship with him. But there are things to consider in order to recognize and receive this man, and that’s where The Man God Has for You: 7 Traits to Help You Determine Your Life Partner comes in.Inside these pages is a guide not just to help you determine if the man of your interest is the right one, but also to help you get to the underlying issues that may prevent you from recognizing if he is truly the one for you. This guide will tackle 3 key points: - Address the misconception of not enough men- Give 7 essential traits to determine if the man you seek is the one God intended for you- Provide guidance on how to heal from your past and be open to the possibilities of embracing love This is not another “how to get a man” guide. This book goes deeper to remove any excess baggage, as well as assess the ways you’ve gone about seeking the man who is for you. A compliment to GOD Where’s My Boaz, this dating and relationship book will help you prepare and position yourself to receive the man who is waiting to receive you. Don't get caught up in a relationship with the man God never intended you to be with …read The Man God Has for You now and get ready to recognize and receive the right one.

  • Author: Stephan Labossiere
  • Publisher: Highly Favored Publishing (July 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0998018904
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches


7. For Women Only, Revised and Updated Edition: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

Discover the Truth He Wants You to Know...   The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to “get” him—to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you.   In her landmark bestseller, For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman—single or married—needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another , including: • Why your respect means more to him than your love. • How he feels deep inside about his role as provider. • What it means for a man to be so visually “wired.” • Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical. • What he most wishes he could say to you.   Now, in this expanded and updated edition, you’ll find insights from the latest brain research plus an all-new chapter that shows what’s really going on when he seems to “check out.” (You’ll be surprised and pleased.)   Millions worldwide have experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the “aha” moments and practical ideas in this little book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is.

  • Author: Shaunti Feldhahn
  • Publisher: Multnomah; Revised, Updated edition (March 19, 2013)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1601424440
  • Dimensions: 5.17 x 0.82 x 7.28 inches


8. Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

“I used to be a lesbian.” In  Gay Girl, Good God , author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age 19, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward him right in her own bedroom in light of his gospel. Listen in order to understand. Listen in order to hope. Or listen in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

  • Author: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, General


9. Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

ECPA Bestseller   Navigating the Four Critical Seasons of Relationship The vast majority of young people will still pass through the key phases of singleness, dating, engagement and marriage in their twenties. Yet they are delaying marriage longer than any generation in human history. Why?  For the first time in history, the average age for an American woman having her first child, 26, is younger than the average age of her first marriage, 27. More children than ever are growing up in fatherless homes, despite the overwhelming evidence that in every measurable way this is bad for the child. The Center for Disease Control also recently reported a dramatic rise in sexually transmitted disease nationwide. In Rhode Island alone, since the onset of online dating, reported cases of Syphilis has risen 79%, and HIV has increased by 33%. Though many young people can avoid early pregnancy and STDs, most cannot dodge the depression and feelings of isolation that characterize this modern generation. Studies show a dramatic rise in self-reported loneliness among the young. All of our technological connectivity has not made us feel more connected. In many ways, the very screens that are meant to link us to others have become shields blocking us from the deep intimacy we crave. Many have discovered that where there is a lack of intimacy,addiction often rises to take its place. How can a young person navigate such troubled waters? Is there hope out there? Like a sailor on turbulent seas, we need to look up and see the North Star: the fixed points in the sky whereby we might navigate the objective realities in life. We need the skill-set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside. In this book we will chart a course through the four relational phases that the vast majority of human beings on the planet will pass through in their twenties: singleness, dating, engaged and married. In each of these phases, we will look at what eternal purposes should be pursued in each stage, and how to pursue them. SINGLENESS:  DEVOTION DATING:  EVALUATION ENGAGED:  UNIFICATION MARRIED:  MISSION  Our desires for intimacy are powerful. This power can be constructive or destructive. Our satisfaction and our safety will be ensured if we can aim these powerful desires toward divine purposes.

  • Author: Ben Stuart
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 12, 2017)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0718097899
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.38 inches


10. The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Christian Dating & Relationships - August 2021

The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples).... In this world we’re surrounded by more people than ever - yet we often still feel alone. Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love in the context of all relationships. If you want to give and receive love most effectively, you’ve got to learn to speak the right love language.  Different people with different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five very specific languages of love: Words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Dr. Gary Chapman’s original best seller was first crafted with married couples in mind, but the love languages have proven themselves to be universal. The message of this audiobook is now tailored to meet the unique and real desires of single adults. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Gary Chapman
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Christian Living, Family