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10 Things a Husband Needs From His Wife by Erin Smalley
“Everyday Ways to Show Him Love”
10 Things Every Minister’s Wife Needs to Know by Jeana Floyd
“In ministry, survival can mean a lot of things—such as the difference between ‘existing’ in a place and ‘thriving’ in a place of ministry. … Your survival and the way you feel about ministry are critical to your husband’s success.”
101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him by Kathy Lipp
“Sometimes the simplest ways to say I love you can have the biggest impact.”
After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving on After Moving In by Susan Miller
Having moved many times, Miller offers advice for women who are facing a move. She talks about the physical and emotional aspects of moving and shares tips for helping your family adjust.
Alone in Marriage by Susie Larson
If you’re experiencing loneliness in your marriage, allow the Lord to be the husband He promises to be. He can use your anger and disappointment to challenge, refine, and strengthen your spiritual walk.
The Beautiful Wife by Sandy Ralya
Struggling in a difficult marriage, Ralya sought guidance from godly mentors and Christian counselors. She shares biblical principles, helpful tips, and encouraging stories to help you build a marriage based on God’s love.
The Beautiful Wife Mentor’s Guide by Sandy Ralya
A wife in the midst of a difficult marriage often finds the greatest support from other women who have journeyed through similar challenges. Learn to become a confident, caring marriage mentor, ministering God’s grace to those who are hurting.
The Beauty of Broken: My Story, and Likely Yours Too by Elisa Morgan
All families struggle, whether with substance abuse, teen pregnancy or abortion, divorce, homosexuality, infertility, death, or other issues. Morgan shares from her own brokenness to reveal how God can redeem our pain for His glory and our good.
Becoming God’s True Woman edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Understand the greatness of God’s created order and the part He wants you to play in His redemptive plan!
The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
“Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands”
Beyond the Masquerade: Unveiling the Authentic You by Dr. Julianna Slattery
Fear of rejection and insecurity causes many women to feel that they have to look like the “good” mom, wife, friend, or Christian. Slattery compares a culturally driven approach to self and a biblical perspective of worth.
Blessing Your Husband by Debra Evans
“Understanding and Affirming Your Man”
Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington
“How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy”
A Bump in Life by Amy Ford (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
“True Stories of Hope & Courage During an Unplanned Pregnancy”
The Cure for the “Perfect” Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory
Stop looking for the approval of others, and live in the joy of who you are in Christ.
Dancing With the One You Love by Cindy Easley
“Living Out Submission in the Real World”
Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life by Liz Curtis Higgs
Let go of past mistakes and disappointment to accept the gift of God’s grace and a life of freedom.
Enjoy! by Joyce and Clifford Penner
“The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women”
Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior by Kimberly Wagner
When Wagner realized her fierceness was a point of conflict in her marriage, she sought the Lord’s help and healing—and learned how to bless her husband.
The Financially Confident Woman by Mary Hunt
Hunt shares nine habits: giving, saving, investing, rejecting unsecured debt, living below your means, preparing for emergencies, knowing your financial condition, getting what you pay for, and having eyes for the future.
Finding the Hero in Your Husband by Dr. Julianna Slattery
“Surrendering the Way God Intended”
For Women Only in the Workplace by Shaunti Feldhahn
“What You Need to Know about How Men Think at Work”
Fully Alive by Dr. Larry Crabb
“A Biblical Vision of Gender That Frees Men and Women to Live Beyond Stereotypes”
The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp
Find easy-to-implement solutions for organizing your personal life, your home, and your family—from laundry, to meals, to travel, to paperwork, and more.
Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian
Kassian’s compare-and-contrast character study of the Proverbs 7 and 31 women will help you discern how to become a woman who honors God and influences others to do the same.
God Strong by Sara Horn
“The Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide”
Grown-Up Girlfriends by Erin Smalley and Carrie Oliver
“Finding and Keeping Real Friends in the Real World”
Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver
“One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage”
Happy Women Live Better by Valorie Burton
Learn 13 “happiness triggers” that can help you increase true joy and effectively handle stress.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
“Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life”
Hot Mama: 12 Secrets to a Sizzling Hot Marriage by Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson
Prioritize sexual intimacy with your husband.
How to Say No … and Live to Tell about It: A Woman’s Guide to Guilt-Free Decisions by Mary Byers
Learn to protect your time, talents, and treasures by identifying best opportunities and activities—and saying “no” to the rest.
The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp
“21 Days of Loving Your Man—On Purpose and With a Plan”
I Wish He Had Come With Instructions by Mike Bechtle
“The Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Brain”
Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman
“What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All”
Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst
“Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities”
Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver
“Finding Your Place in the Heart of God”
Let. It. Go. by Karen Ehman
“How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith”
The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World by Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis
Five faith steps drawn from Scripture can guide you to deeper intimacy with the Lord.
Loving My Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall
“An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me”
Married but Lonely by David Clarke, Ph.D.
“Seven Steps You Can Take With or Without Your Spouse’s Help”
The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted by Kathi Lipp
Change the way you approach your dreams to bring purpose and exhilaration back into your life.
Men and Women: Enjoying the Difference by Dr. Larry Crabb
Crabb uses Scripture and his counseling experience to discuss how to turn from selfishness and become “other-centered.”
Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole by Angie Smith
Vulnerably sharing from her own difficulties, Smith offers the truth that God is magnified in our brokenness, and He longs for us to live in the joy of His redeeming love.
The Mother-In-Law Dance by Annie Chapman
“Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along?”
My So-Called Life As a Proverbs 31 Wife by Sara Horn
When Horn needed to return to a full-time job, she learned to see herself through God’s eyes—and what it meant to be a woman of faith who could still invest wholeheartedly in her marriage and her family.
My So-Called Life As a Submissive Wife by Sara Horn
Horn takes an honest but entertaining look at her own journey to discover what it means to be a submissive wife and helpmate.
Nourished by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph
“A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night’s Sleep”
Overwhelmed by Kathy Lipp and Cheri Gregory
“How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity”
Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
“Living With Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love”
Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making? by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery
Explore the Song of Solomon to help you own your God-given sexuality and use it to strengthen your marriage.
Praying God’s Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp
Embrace the beauty and power of prayer, and apply Scripture to every part of your husband’s life.
Praying God’s Word for Your Life by Kathi Lipp
Welcome the gift of praying for yourself, and delve into God’s Word to find purpose in your conversations with Him.
Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery
“Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart”
Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley
“Feminine Faith in a Feminist World”
The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner
“40 Days to a Deeper Connection With God and Your Husband”
The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer
Joyfully honor God while resolving to live with a grace that leaves a godly legacy.
Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas
“How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands”
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
“9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life”
Secret Longings of the Heart
“Overcoming Deep Disappointment and Unfulfilled Expectation”
The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement by Mary Hunt
Hunt shares easy-to-understand wisdom about saving for retirement: dealing with debt, creating a spending plan, working with a financial planner, and more.
Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman by Lisa Harper
Part diary, part devotional, this book offers humorous, personal stories from Harper’s own journey to help women understand how Christ’s compassion, affection, and constancy lead to a joyful and fulfilling life.
True Woman 101: Divine Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Arguing against culture’s call for women to be self-centered and independent, Kassian and DeMoss offer a biblical vision. Dig into the heart of true womanhood and discover the beauty of being exactly who God created you to be.
Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst (2012)
“Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions”
What Happens When Women Say Yes To God by Lysa TerKeurst
TerKeurst shares biblical insights to help you discern God’s voice as you move through phases of spiritual growth.
What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
Consider TerKeurst’s story as you think about yours: “How do I take my broken life and allow God to use it for His glory?”
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women by Dr. James Dobson
This book addresses common frustrations of women and emphasizes how husbands can provide help and understanding. Topics covered include depression, fatigue, marriage, finances, sexual and psychological problems, and raising children.
What Women Fear: Walking in Faith That Transform by Angie Smith
Sharing her own journey through fear, as well as offering stories of biblical men and women who fought for faith in the midst of uncertainty, Smith encourages readers with the reminder that God can redeem every hard place.
What’s Really Holding You Back? by Valorie Burton
“Closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be”—Burton considers the impact of thoughts, words, actions, and energy.
When a Man You Love Was Abused by Cecil Murphey
Powerful and compassionate, this book offers men the strength they need to confront the past—and gives women the encouragement they need to help the men they love heal.
The Wholehearted Wife by Erin Smalley, Greg Smalley, and Gary Smalley
“10 Keys to a More Loving Relationship”
A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias
“Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Relationships, Expand Influence, Honor God”
Becoming a Wholehearted Wife (Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley)
Instead of expecting too much from your imperfect spouse, learn to honor him, nourish your marriage, and deepen your relationship with God.
Breaking Out of Survival Mode (Crystal Paine)
Paine shares her story of burnout and the steps she took to recover. She suggests simple strategies to stress less, sleep more, and restore a passion for life.
Bringing Purpose and Power to Your Prayer Life (Kathi Lipp)
Lipp speaks honestly about her struggles to have an effective prayer life. She discusses the scriptural importance of prayer—and she shares how prayer has helped improve her marriage, parenting, and other life situations.
Building Relationships in Motherhood (Tracey Bianchi)
Bianchi encourages lonely moms to reach out to each other, and she discusses the importance of viewing yourself as a world changer rather than “just a mom.”
Building Up Your Husband (Erin Smalley, Eva Daniel)
Smalley and Daniel discuss the need to value your husband’s differences, affirm him, and respect his leadership.
Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Your Relationships (Cynthia Tobias)
Tobias offers encouraging insights to women wanting to balance strength, confidence, and determination with tenderness, compassion, and understanding.
Embracing Biblical Womanhood (Dr. Tony Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst)
Evans and Hurst help women learn to find their value in the Lord, not in the world.
Embracing God’s Promises for My Life (Sheila Walsh)
Walsh talks about her past struggles with shame, depression, and perfectionism. She shares how God has used her brokenness to help reach others, and she encourages listeners to be vulnerable before the Lord so their days are filtered through His love.
Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female (Dr. Larry Crabb)
Crabb talks about how God created men and women as relational beings, but we often let fear keep us from embracing authentic masculinity and femininity as we fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.
Encouraging the Father in Your Husband (Dr. Greg Smalley)
Smalley discusses the common differences between mothers and fathers, the unique role dads play in their children’s lives, and how wives can encourage their husbands in their parenting efforts.
Encouraging Women With Past Wounds (Liz Curtis Higgs)
Curtis Higgs shares her testimony of pursuing a “bad girl” lifestyle until God captured her heart. She encourages women who feel their dark past disqualifies them from God’s family—and parents who may have a prodigal.
Ending the Pursuit of the Perfect Life (Kathi Lipp, Cheri Gregory)
Guests unpack four common tendencies (perfectionism, people-pleasing, “performancism,” and procrastination) to help women understand that God’s love for them isn’t based on what they do, but in who they are.
Enjoying Physical Intimacy As a Woman (Dr. Cliff and Mrs. Joyce Penner)
The Penners discuss God’s design for sex, how to plan and prepare for times of intimacy, and how couples can overcome common blocks to intimacy.
Escaping the Comparison Trap (Kay Wyma)
Wyma shares the impact comparison has on our lives and how she learned to shake off its hold. Contentment can be found by shifting from comparison to compassion, and cultivating a spirit of gratitude.
Establishing a Healthy Relationship With Your Mother (Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend)
Cloud and Townsend share how to establish a healthy relationship with your mom—even if things haven’t always been good.
Expectations: Do They Satisfy? (Judy Hampton)
Hampton uses humor to share about her teen marriage because of unwed pregnancy, the difficulties she faced in the marriage, the time she spent embracing feminism, and her eventual conversion to Christ after a friend shared the Gospel with her.
Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (Dr. Juli Slattery, Dannah Gresh)
Slattery and Gresh define erotica, the lure behind it, and the impact it’s making on our culture. They explore the legitimate heart needs of women and how to fulfill those in God-honoring ways—whether married or single.
The Faithful Influence of a Godly Wife (Gary Thomas)
Thomas encourages wives to help their husbands fulfill their calling. He shares how wives can create a climate for change by understanding their husband’s need for affirmation and the impact of physical intimacy.
Finding Contentment and Happiness As a Wife (Arlene Pellicane)
Responsibilities and routines can often lead to feeling that life is mundane. Focus on God instead of your problems, and become purposeful in your marriage.
Finding God’s Light in Dark Times (Patsy Clairmont)
In a message laced with humor and inspiration, Clairmont describes how God restored hope to her and a lifelong friend who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Finding Joy in Life (Valorie Burton)
Burton identifies “happiness triggers,” and she explores how it’s possible to find authentic happiness when we live by God’s definition of who we are in Him.
Finding Peace and Purpose in the Midst of a Busy Schedule (Alli Worthington)
Worthington describes how, as a wife and mother to five boys, she’s found practical ways to reduce the pressure of busyness.
Flying High (Gaye Martin)
Martin shares spiritual lessons she learned during humorous misadventures in her early days of flying.
Game Plan to Revolutionize Your Marriage (Dr. Kevin Leman)
Leman talks about the differences between men and women and explains how wives can help improve their marriage by understanding and respecting those distinctions. He offers tips on how to positively impact a husband’s attitude and behavior.
God’s Grace for Wild Women (Mary Kassian)
Kassian encourages women of all ages not to conform to our human tendencies—especially in light of today’s culture—but to become biblically wise in the ways we relate to the Lord and to men.
God’s Hope and Strength for Military Wives (Sara Horn)
One of the most difficult challenges facing a military family is when a spouse is deployed for weeks or months at a time. Horn offers encouragement and practical advice from her book God Strong: The Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide.
Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner)
The Wagners share how God transformed their broken marriage as they addressed Kim’s fierceness. They mention ways women unknowingly emasculate their husbands and how to change that behavior.
Healthy Boundaries for Moms (Mary Byers)
A former yes-aholic, Byers offers practical tips to women who feel compelled to say “yes” to every opportunity or request. She explores related issues of guilt, establishing priorities and boundaries, and finding your God-given passion.
Hope for Women Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy (Amy Ford, Joanna Brown)
Ford and Brown were active participants in the Christian faith, but both found themselves pregnant and unmarried during their teen years. They share honestly about their struggles in dealing with the consequences of these pregnancies, and they offer hope to other unmarried young women. They challenge the Church to be an accepting place of refuge and encouragement so these girls will not only choose life for their babies, but also have the support team they need to move forward in their lives.
How to Have a Happier Husband (Kathi Lipp)
Even small steps to improve your marriage can make a big difference—and you’ll never regret making time to encourage and affirm your husband, be his friend, help eliminate stress from his life, and pray for him.
Is There a Hero in Your Husband? (Dr. Juli Slattery)
When a wife focuses on her spouse’s strengths and encourages him in his role as a protector and provider, she builds him up and can help draw out the hero he really is.
Learning to Effectively Communicate With Your Husband (Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley)
The Smalleys discuss ways that wives can connect and communicate with their husbands.
Learning to Lay Down Your Fears (Angie Smith)
Smith shares struggles she’s faced since she was a small child—including questioning her purpose, God’s plans, and if she’s a “good enough” Christian—and how God is teaching her to trust Him and rest in His peace.
Learning to Love Your Husband (Shaunti Feldhahn)
Feldhahn’s survey results showed that respect is such a deep need for men that three out of four of them would give up feeling loved if it meant being respected. Learn what you can do build your husband up and improve your marriage relationship.
Learning to Relish Life With Your Spouse (Alexandra Kuykendall)
Kuykendall describes her nine-month experiment to renew her appreciation for daily life with her husband. Find joy and contentment in everyday moments.
Letting Go of Control (Karen Ehman)
After suffering from severe morning sickness, Ehman learned two things: 1) she was dispensable, and 2) she couldn’t get her own way. Here she exposes issues of control in marriage and parenting, and offers practical tips on how to trust God.
Living Authentically Before the Lord (Dr. Juli Slattery)
Many women are convinced that their value is based on what they do, not on who they are. If you’re tired of comparing yourself to others and just want the freedom to be yourself, be encouraged by the insights Slattery shares.
Modern Feminism and the Gender Blur (Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian)
Feminism is a prevailing mindset in our culture, but we can’t dismiss God’s design for men and women without serious consequences. Joy comes from purposefully living out biblical manhood and womanhood.
Navigating Through the Challenges of Moving (Susan Miller)
Moving brings challenges beyond a new address—and because women tend to value security and stability, the disruption of moving is typically harder for them than for anyone else. Miller offers encouragement and advice.
Nourishing Yourself in the Midst of a Busy Life (Becky Johnson, Rachel Randolph)
Mother and daughter talk about how women can find renewal and joy. Both women share stories of getting to breaking points, and they describe how women can create nourishing spaces, schedules, and relationships.
The Power of Unconditional Respect in Marriage (Nina Roesner)
Roesner describes how she stopped fixating on her husband’s perceived failures and instead focused on her relationship with God, learning how to respect her husband according to God’s Word.
Practical Help When You’re Overwhelmed (Kathi Lipp, Cheri Gregory)
In a discussion based on their book Overwhelmed, Lipp and Gregory share ideas for reducing stress, organizing your schedule, learning to say “no” to unnecessary commitments, and increasing your capacity for joy.
Practical Tips for Getting Organized (Kathy Lipp , Jean Daly)
Learn tips for tackling the garage, the laundry room, the kids’ rooms, stacks of paper, and more. Lipp also shares the importance of communicating with your spouse and kids about the level of cleanliness you hope to keep.
Pursuing Passion in Your Marriage (Dr. Juli Slattery, Linda Dillow)
Slattery and Dillow share about God’s design for intimacy in marriage, how couples can prioritize and communicate about intimacy, and what to do in cases of addictions or a promiscuous past.
Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage (Kathi Lipp, Erin MacPherson)
Lipp and MacPherson encourage women to have a fun, flirty, and intimate marriage—even in the midst of the demands of parenting. Learn to make sexual intimacy a priority and overcome common struggles.
Resolving to Be a Woman of Godly Influence (Priscilla Shirer)
Shirer discusses the difficult decisions women face and how to prioritize God’s will. Prayer in marriage is crucial, as is offering grace to your husband in obedience to the Lord—trusting God to work in your husband’s heart and life.
Restoring the Broken Pieces of Our Lives (Elisa Morgan)
Morgan shares stories of her own family’s brokenness to illustrate how God wants to comfort us and how He can use our broken pieces to shine the light of redemption into the world.
Simple Ways to Help Your Husband Feel Loved (Kathi Lipp)
Lipp discusses how a wife can build up her husband through affirmation, acts of service, and love.
Taking Steps to Live Out Your Dreams (Kathi Lipp)
Sharing from her journey through a painful divorce and how God used that time to grow her relationship with Him, Lipp encourages women to seek the Lord about their dreams and goals—so they can move forward with joy and confidence.
Thriving As a Modern-Day Woman—I–III (Pastor Robert Lewis, Shaunti Feldhahn)
Lewis and Feldhahn explain how the timeless principles of the Bible can guide modern-day women to discover and live out God’s purposes for their lives.
The Timeless Truth of Christ (Ellie Lofaro)
Lofaro delivers a humorous message with a serious theme as she encourages women to live with joyful confidence regardless of their circumstances, and to share the love of God with others.
Traveling Through Life’s Trials (Lisa Harper)
We can all use reminders that God is faithful despite our imperfections. With her signature humor, Harper describes how our perspectives can get distorted during difficult times, but God is present regardless of circumstances.
Turning to God, Not My Idols (Dee Brestin)
Brestin shares that every woman longs for security, approval, and comfort. She encourages women to move past self-indulgent cravings to a secure, life-changing intimacy with their Creator.
Uncovering the Secrets of Being a Happy Wife (Fawn Weaver)
Weaver believes marriages can be argument-free—and she explains how!
Understanding How Your Husband Thinks and Acts (Dr. Mike Bechtle)
Bechtle offers a light-hearted and insightful look at the differences between men and women in a discussion based on his book I Wish He Had Come With Instructions.
Using Our Words Wisely (Karen Ehman)
Ehman shares personal experiences and biblical examples about the power of our speech. She offers practical ways to start taming the tongue and using words in a positive way.
What Does it Mean to Be a Submissive Wife? (Sara Horn)
Horn discusses why “submission” is unpopular and how she took a year to seek God’s will in this area. She humorously shares some of the mistakes she made along the way—and how wives can encourage their husbands to be spiritual leaders at home.
Wise Advice for Women in the Workplace (Shaunti Feldhahn)
A large percentage of women are in the workplace, including Christian moms. Feldhahn offers insights about how men often perceive women in the workplace and what women can do to thrive in that environment.
The Woman of Noble Character (Priscilla Shirer)
God uniquely cares for you, and He can use any difficulty you face to develop noble character.
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Concerned Women for America
Stay current on political and family issues. CWFA helps members bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy.
This non-profit seeks to “empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.”
Just Moved Ministry
“Just Moved Ministry is dedicated to the spiritual growth and emotional well-being of women who are uprooted by a move or any life change.”
This international organization supports people who have trouble organizing household clutter—through seminars, local support groups, newsletters, and books.
The Proverbs 31 Ministry
Proverbs 31 is dedicated to providing encouragement and information to women, especially on God’s view of homemaking and its responsibilities.