Recommended Books to Improve Your Relationships and Mental Health

Books to Improve Your Relationships and Mental Health

Recommended Books for Improving Relationships

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

By: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Do you find yourself spread too thin, but have difficulty saying no? Do you often feel as if the feelings and problems fall on you, or that you are a “bad person” when you set boundaries with people? If so, this book may be the one for you! Learn how to set boundaries while maintaining healthy relationships in this book. 

High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, & Validation

By: Alan E. Fruzzetti

Is your relationship with your partner filled with conflict? This book with teach you how to not only diffuse conflict before it escalates, but also learn how to control your own emotions and identify core needs beneath explosive fights with the one you love most. This book is filled with action based techniques you can start implementing now to improve your intimate relationship.

From This Day Forward: Five Committments to FailProof Your Marriage (Faith Based)

By: Craig & Amy Groeschel

Use this book to learn five powerful commitments for marriage: seeking God, fighting fair, having fun, staying pure, and never giving up! 

Recommended Books for Improving Mental Health

Who Are You Following?: Pursuing Jesus in a Social-Media Obsessed World (Faith Based)

By: Sadie Roberston Huff

In this book, Duck Dynasty alum, Sadie Roberston Huff takes a deep dive into social media and its impact on mental health. This is a great read for Christians who struggle with their own value and self esteem in relation to social media. This book covers how to know the difference between being liked and loved, seen and known, and also how to respond to cancel culture in our society. 

Attacking Anxiety: From Panicked and Depressed to Alive and Free (Faith Based)

By: Shawn Johnson

In this book, Shawn Johnson, the pastor of Red Rocks Church, shares his personal journey dealing with depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. This book is a great read for anyone dealing with anxiety and for loved ones of those individuals. Learn how to replace lies with the truth, help a loved one through a panic attack, and useful tools for attacking anxiety and depression using this book!

Hope in the Dark: Believing God is Good When Life is Not (Faith Based)

By: Craig Groeschel

In this book, Pastor of Life.Church, Craig Groeschel uses biblical truths as well as his own personal journey in trusting God in the midst of the pain and hopelessness of the world. This book can be helpful for those dealing with illness, abuse, and other hardships. 

Hope for the Heart Series (Faith Based)

By: June Hunt

June Hunt is the founder of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide Christian counseling ministry. Check out one of her many helpful books on various topics surrounding mental health. Learn useful tips for how to face these challenges head on, but also see what God says about them and most importantly, about you. 

Some of the topics in this series include: Anger, self-worth, rejection, boundaries, loneliness, codependency, verbal & emotional abuse, depression, decision making, spiritual abuse, grief, fear, forgiveness, and many more!

We hope that you found this list of recommended books helpful! Do you have a favorite book that has improved your mental health or relationships? Reach out and let us know!