Happy Couple - Family Enrichment Resources

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Recommended Books


  • Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Walker)
  • Robert P. George, The Meaning of Marriage. Family, State, Market & Morals (Spence)
  • CS Lewis, The Four Loves (Harcourt Trade)
  • Mary Pipher, The Shelter of Each Other. Rebuilding Our Families (GP Putnam's Sons)
  • Gary Smalley, Love Is a Decision (Word)
  • Gary Smalley, If Only He Knew: What No Woman Can Resist (Zondervan)
  • Gary Smalley, For Better or For Best: Understand Your Man (Zondervan)

Temperament and Character

  • Art & Laraine Bennet, The Temperament God Gave You (Sophia Institute)
  • Art & Laraine Bennet, The Temperament God Gave Your Child (Sophia Institute)
  • David Isaacs, Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (Four Courts)
  • Deniece Schofield, Confessions of a Happily Organized Family (Betterway)


  • Dr. Ray Guarendi, You’re a Better Parent Than You Think! (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dr. Kevin Leman, Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down (Thomas Nelson)
  • Ronald G. Morrish, Secrets of Discipline: 12 Keys for Raising Responsible Children (Woodstream)
  • Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate, Hold On to Your Kids – Why Parents Matter (Knopf Canada)
  • Michael D. O'Brien, A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind (Ignatius)
  • James B. Stenson, Upbringing: A Discussion Handbook for Parents of Young Children (Scepter)
  • James B. Stenson, Compass: A Handbook on Parent Leadership (Scepter)


  • Meg Meeker, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (Regnery)
  • James B. Stenson, Father, the Family Protector (Scepter)
  • James B. Stenson, Successful Fathers: The Subtle But Powerful Ways Fathers Mold Their Children (Scepter)

Education in Faith

  • James B. Stenson, Lifeline: The Religious Upbringing of Your Children (Scepter)

Children and Virtue

  • Er Joos Esteban, The Work of Children (Scepter)
  • Thomas Lickona, Character Matters: How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues (Simon & Schuster)
  • Andrew Mullins, Parenting for Character: Equipping Your Child for Life (Finch)

Young Children

  • William Beausay, II, Boys! Shaping Ordinary Boys into Extraordinary Men (Thomas Nelson)
  • Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, The Five Love Languages of Children (Northfield)
  • Meg Meeker, Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons (Regnery)
  • James B. Stenson, Preparing for Peer Pressure: A Guide for Parents of Young Children (Scepter)


  • Ross Campbell, How to Really Love Your Teenager (Chariot Victor)
  • Gary Chapman, Five Love Languages of Teenagers (Northfield)
  • Dr. Ray Guarendi, Good Discipline, Great Teens (St. Anthony Messenger)
  • James B. Stenson, Preparing for Adolescence: Answers for Parents (Scepter)