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My Favorite Covenant/Marriage Preparation and Maintenance Books to Date!

What are you reading?
Recently a dear sister-friend of mine that is also engaged asked me what books I have been reading in preparation of my own big day.  However, I believe each person’s journey to the altar is different and so the titles that speak to them will also differ.  For example, for me, I am preparing to become an athletic coach’s and an educator’s wife (my fiancé’s primary sport is football.)

With that, all being said, please find a sampling of titles. I foresee as my transition from bride-to-be to wife that this listing will expand.


Bible Scripture Reading:1 Corinthians Chapter 7, Ephesians Chapter 5 and Proverbs 31

The Successful Family : Before The Ring (The Successful Family Series) by Dr. Creflo A. and Taffi L. Dollar
I Promise You: Preparing for a Marriage That Will Last a Lifetime by Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr.
A Leader in the Making: Essentials to Being a Leader After God’s Own Heart by Joyce Meyer
Understanding The Purpose And Power Of Woman by Dr. Myles Munroe
Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won’t Regret by Bishop T.D. Jakes
Created to be His Help Meet: Discover How God Can Make Your Marriage Glorious by Debi Pearl
The Power of a Praying® Wife Book of Prayers (Power of a Praying Book of Prayers) by Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying® Woman by Stormie Omartian
A Godly Husband He Shall Be by Tracye Favors

Scriptural Confessions: Gift Collection by Keith & Megan Provance
Prayers That Avail Much, 25th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Edition by Germaine Copeland
Five Steps to Romantic Love: A Workbook for Readers of Love Busters and His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages by Dr. Robin L. Smith
Jumping the Broom, Second Edition: The African-American Wedding Planner by Harriette Cole
If you would like to add your own titles to this listing, please comment below or email me at


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Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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