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Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

{Proverbs 12:1 NET}


I kept checking different versions of this Scripture for a nicer way to say this, but there really wasn’t one. I guess that’s the point…?

We all have times in our lives when we make mistakes, when we don’t learn the lessons that we should. All we can do is dust ourselves off, keep going, and resolve to continue learning. As you are in your season of singleness and/or character development, take the time to keep learning what God would have you to do and who He would have you to be in this season.

This is a list of books in my personal reference library. There are many more out there but these are the ones that I own and/or have read. As I read more books, I will update this list.

For reviews that I’ve completed on other titles, head here.


He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle 

by T.D. Jakes

This may seem surprising to include on a list of books to help women, but it’s one of the best books that I’ve read in helping my relationship. As Jakes describes it, this book is about giving strength to men and for providing solutions for women. It opened my eyes to so many things that my husband would have to deal with every day as a Black man in this world. In understanding what he deals with in the world every day, it helped me to be more intentional about making our home and marriage a place of peace and sanctuary for him…and for both of us. Get your copy here.





Am I The One? Clues to Finding and Becoming a Person Worth Marrying

by James R. Lucas

This book was written for teens and young adults who are still trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. It’s still valuable for adults who are looking to find the person who they want to marry, in that it helps to guide them through the characteristics they need to develop in order to be a person worthy of marriage. You can find it here.





by Priscilla Shirer

One of my areas of weakness is praying. This book will help you to develop a solid prayer style by teaching you to be “serious, specific, and strategic” in your prayer life. Whether you’re petitioning God for employment, a relationship, for direction in life, or on behalf of someone else, you need to understand why we pray and how to do it. See the power of fervent prayer in The War Room movie and get your guide on fervent prayer here.





Praying God’s Will for Your Life: A Prayerful Walk to Spiritual Well-Being 

by Stormie Omartian

We are supposed to pray for each other. We often pray for others to change and do things differently. In doing that, we often forget to pray for ourselves. That our ways be changed to glorify God and to serve others. This book is for women who need help in learning how to pray for the things that God would have us to say, think, do, and become. That His will, not ours, be done. Get your copy here.




A Woman’s Answer to Anger: Getting Your Emotions Under Control  

by Annie Chapman

Anger is an emotion that we all have to deal with. Not being able to control things or situations can be incredibly frustrating. Those feelings of being out of control can cause us to lash out at those closest to us. When we do this within our relationships, it can cause wounds that may never fully heal. This book teaches us what love is, how to live with an agape love towards those closest to us, and how to control the things you can control. Find your copy here.




How to Hear From God: Learn to Know His Voice and Make Right Decisions 

by Joyce Meyer

Did you finally meet “the one?” How do you know? Is this the job of your dreams? Are you sure it’s God or the money? In this book by international speaker and ministry leader, Joyce Meyer, she teaches us how to learn to hone our skills of discernment, so that we may know when we’re hearing the voice of our Father and not being deceived by the enemy. Grab your copy here.





For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men 

by Shaunti Feldhahn

Men may be from Mars, but we can still enter into their orbit. This book is a inside look into the workings of men and their minds. We truly do look at things in the world differently and this is a sneak peak into how we can love him better, as we learn to understand him better. Get in on the conversation here.






The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations  

by Joyce Meyer

I’ve always struggled with confidence and the sin of comparison. This year-long daily devotional is designed to help you build up and maintain your confidence, reinforcing that your strength and purpose come from Him and not another {wo}man. Find your copy here, along with The Confident Woman: Start Today Living Boldly and Without Fear book here.





The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? 

by Rick Warren

What are you here for? What is your purpose? While we can be so busy seeking out a relationship and marriage, it’s very easy to forget that we are here to serve others, to glorify God, and to enlarge the Kingdom. With this book, learn how to strengthen your relationship with Christ and figure out what you’re meant to do while you’re here on Earth. Find The Purpose Driven Life here.




The Seed Principle: Sowing the Life of Your Dreams 

by Aubrey Johnson

We know the parable of the seeds in Galatians 6. As an illustration, we see that the seeds were only able to grow in a certain type of soil. The Seed Principle helps to guide you through sowing seeds for personal, relational, and organizational growth, teaching you how to lay the foundation for great things in life. Especially in the area of relationships, it will teach you how to nurture the ones closest to you. Find it here.