Kim’s Recommended Reading List


For Couples

  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women by Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn
  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men
    by Shaunti Feldhahn
  • For Couples Only: Eyeopening Insights about How the Opposite Sex Thinks
    by Shaunti Feldhahn and Jeff Feldhahn
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman Ph.D. and Nan Silver
  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships by John Gottman
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman
  • Relationship Breakthrough by Cloe Madanes, with an introduction by Anthony Robbins

Personal Development

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown, Ph.D.
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown, Ph.D.
  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown, Ph.D.
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  • The Life Organizer: A Woman’s Guide to a Mindful Year by Jennifer Louden
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger and Memory Problems by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
  • The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time by Cheryl Richardson
  • 1,000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations (1000 Series) by Dawn DeVries Sokol
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • The Artist’s Way Workbook by Julia Cameron
  • A Year of Daily Joy: A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Every Day
    by Jennifer Louden
  • Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
    by Martin E. P. Seligman


  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection by Brene Brown, Ph.D.
  • Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children by Ray Burke and Ron Herron
  • Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers by Bridget A. Barnes and Steven M. York, M.H.D.
  • Common Sense Parenting Learn-at-Home Kit (Book and DVD) by Ray Burke and Ron Herron
  • Common Sense Parenting: Building Relationships (Common Sense Parenting DVD)
    By BoysTown
  • Common Sense Parenting: Teaching Children Self-control (Common Sense Parenting DVD) by BoysTown


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