Happy Monday, y’all! I’m tapping into my friends over at BlackandMarriedwithKids.com for today’s post. They recently featured a piece by founders Ronnie and Lamar on helpful books for married couples. Check it out:



“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage,” Dr. Gary Chapman.

Bestselling author and marriage counselor, Gary Chapman, hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates.

So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It’s the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married.

This is not a book simply to be read. It is a book to be experienced. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactive websites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience.

Dr. Chapman even includes a thought-provoking appendix. By understanding and balancing the five key aspects of life, dating couples can experience a healthy dating relationship. A revealing learning exercise for dating couples is included at the end.

Read the full story and see what other four books they chose, here.

And since we’re on the topic of books…here’s a fab pic of Iesha Brown from Hempstead, New York who won the last BlackBridalBliss.com giveway! She’s holding her book and was quite excited about her Triple B prize. Congrats again, Iesha!

Triple B puts another smile on a deserving face!

What do you think about marriage-related help books? Helpful or a waste of time?