List of Books and Small Group study programs for Marriage and Family Enrichment

Marriage Small Group Resources:

  1. Partners on the Journey: A Catholic Approach to Gottman work (DVD program)
  2. The Happy Together Program – 6 Dates and The Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage: (DVD and Book program)
  3. Blessed is Marriage & The BEATITUDES:A Couple’s Path to Greater Joy (DVD & book) by John Bosio
  4. Beloved (DVD program) – Augustine Institute*
  5. The Choice Wine (DVD program) – Paradisus Dei*
  6. Fireproof: Catholic Study Guide – Catholic Study Guide based on the movie Fireproof: (online)

Theology of the Body:

  1. Good News about Sex and Marriage by Christopher West
  2. An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life by Christopher West (CD and DVD series)
  3. Love and Responsibility (book) by Karol Wojtyła
  4. Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility (book) by Edward Sri
  5. Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II
  6. Theology of the Body in Context by William May

Non-Catholic publications

  1. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman
  2. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson
  4. The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  5. And Baby Makes Three by John Gottman

Books on Marriage and Family Life

  1. Building Better Families by Matthew Kelly
  2. Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive  by The Pontifical Council for the Family
  3. Mission of the Family by Jon Leonetti
  4. Chosen and Cherished by Kimberly Hahn
  5. Fight Less, Love More  by Laurie Puhn*
  6. The Christian Way to be Happily Married by David Sanderlin, Ph.D.
  7. Together for Life: A Preparation for Marriage and for the Ceremony by Joseph Champlin
  8. Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
  9. The Seven Big Myths About Marriage by Christopher and Jennifer Kaczor
  10. Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography by Peter Kleponis, Ph. D.
  11. Holy Sex by Dr. Greg Popcak
  12. Family and Life by Pope Francis
  13. How to Survive Being Married to a Catholic by Rosemary Gallagher and Michael Henesy CSsR
  14. Familiaris Consortio by Pope John Paul II
  15. Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer
  16. The Temperament God Gave Your Kids by Art Bennett and Laraine Bennett
  17. Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI
  18. The Christian Way To Be Happily Married by David Sanderlin
  19. Love Letters to My Husband by St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  20. The Extraordinary Parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin by Helene Mongin

Marital Inventories, Marriage Prep Programming, and Other Websites

    “An instrument to help couples study, understand and communicate about many things important to their relationship.”
    FOCCUS, Inc.
    3214 North 60th Street
    Omaha, NE 68104
    Phone: 402-551-9003
    Web Site:
  2. The National Marriage Project: Research and Analysis on the Health of Marriage and Family in America –
  3. Fully Engaged
    “A Catholic Catechetical premarital inventory”
    Fully Engaged, LLC
    305 Seventh Ave. North, Suite 100
    Saint Cloud, MN 56303-3633
    Phone: 800-624-9019
  4. God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage by Ascension Press

* Currently, a copy of this resource is not available from the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life.

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