If you’re like most people, you have spent more time preparing for your career than you have for your marriage. We tend to dedicate years of education to get ready for our jobs, but when it comes to marriage most of us focus more on planning a wedding than investing the hours needed to prepare for the lifelong vocation of marriage.

Commit to in your marriage today by becoming a student of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Invest in good books, talk to couples who have lived this vocation to the fullest, and learn how to pray with your spouse.

We have found these Catholic books on marriage to be incredibly helpful for couples. Find one or two that appeal to you and consider finding time to read with your spouse. A few minutes before bed or first in the morning may be all it takes to bring more of God into this important relationship.

31 Catholic Marriage Books To Help Your Relationship

1.Three To Get Married by Bishop Fulton Sheen

2.The Good News About Sex And Marriage by Christopher West

3. The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order by Scott Hahn

4.By Love Refined: Letters To A Young Bride by Alice von Hildebrand

5. Men, Women, And The Mystery Of Love by Dr. Edward Sri

6.Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving by Gregory K Popcak 

7. Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good for Your Marriage by Patrick Coffin

8. Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family by Katie Warner

9. The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage by Allen Hunt

Best Catholic Books On Marriage 21 Secrets of Marriage

10. Beloved And Blessed: Biblical Wisdom For Family Life by Kimberly Hahn

11. The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher

12. The Choice Wine: 7 Steps To A Superabundant Marriage by Paradisus Dei

13. Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage: A 33-Day Self-Guided Retreat for Catholic Couples by Dan and Amber DeMatte

14.Forever: A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage by Jackie and Bobby Francois

15. Embracing God’s Plan for Marriage: A Bible Study for Couples by Mark and Melanie Hart

16. Marriage: The Mystery of Faithful Love by Dietrich von Hildebrand 

17. Intimate Graces How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage by Teresa Tomeo

18.How To Heal Your Marriage: And Nurture Lasting Love by Gregory K. Popcak

19.Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards by Dr. Ray Guarendi

20.Your Love Story: A Guide to Engagement and Marriage by Deacon William Turrentine

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21.The Four Keys To Everlasting Love by Karee Santos and Manuel P. Santos, M.D

22.These Beautiful Bones by Emily Stimpson Chapman

23.Marriage Insurance: 12 Rules to Live by Francis J. Hoffman

24. The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew Kelly

25. Catholic Family Handbook: The Time-Tested Ways to Help You Strengthen Your Marriage and Raise Good Kids by Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik

26. Joined by Grace: A Catholic Prayer Book for Engaged and Newly Married Couples by John and Teri Bosio

27.  The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla

28. Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness by James Keating

29. A Catholic Handbook For Engaged and Newly Married Couples by Frederick Marks 

30. Holy Marriage, Happy Marriage: Faith-Filled Ways to a Better Relationship by Chris and Linda Padgett

31. The Marriage God Wants for You: Why the Sacrament Makes All the DIfference by Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Bonus:  The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman is not a Catholic book, but an excellent resource for all marriages.

Another highly recommended resource is St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

More Great Catholic Marriage Resources

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