Books for pouring into young adults:

  • 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H. Norman Wright
    • Before a person decides to spend their life with another, they need to take off the rose colored glasses and ask the hard questions and have the messy conversations.  These are essential and thought provoking questions to equip a  a young person, who is about to make this decision, with a tool box.
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    • We all have them.  As we are discovering who we are and who we want to be, it’s a good idea to find out if our boundaries are clear and promoting a healthy well balanced life style.
  • Generation iY by Tim Elmore
    • This is a book about generations on the horizon, the ones whom have grown up with a new reality in the 21st century.  These generations are the first that don’t need to get information from adults, but they certainly need them for how to interpret it.  Dr. Tim Elmore offers advice on how to be intentional as we lead, mentor, and invest in them to become the best versions of themselves.
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
    • This is a wonderful read to inspire and empower us all to write an incredible story in the way we live our lives.

Books for pouring into young couples:

  • Beating 50% by Audrey and Jeremy Roloff
    • This is not a book, but rather a website.  It is a wonderful collection of ongoing blogs by husband and wife.  It is a goldmine of great suggestions to grow and protect a marriage.  It is perfect for young engaged couples all the way through the golden years.  It has application for all.
  • Men are like waffles; Women are Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel
    • Funny title, but oh so true.  Men and woman ARE different and the sooner we come to understand how those differences play out, the better able we are to maneuver around the minefields inherent in relationships.
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    • A must read for everyone on the planet in my humble opinion.  It gives such an amazing perspective on the way we fragile humans give and receive love. It was a game changer for Steve and I in all aspects of relationships.

Books for pouring into young parents:

  • 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid by Tim Elmore
    • Parents obviously want the best for their children and have great intentions to make this happen.  Sometimes, however, we substitute nurturing for opportunities to learn. This author has some insightful and effective parenting skills to avoid some common mistakes.  Well worth the read.
  • Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
    • Our society has served to weaken our men.  They are characterized in television and movies as weak, ineffectual, and hen pecked.  This book helps to guide and raise a son who exemplifies the qualities of a Godly man and spiritual leader of a family.
  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
    • Dr. Meeker reveals the incredible importance of a father in a young girl’s life.  These are things that every father needs to know, but it doesn’t hurt for all of the men in a young girl’s life to know these things as well.  This is one of the compelling reasons for us to POUR, to invest in building strong young people, strong committed couples who in turn build strong families.