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God, Marriage, and Family

by Andreas Kostenberger

a profound and deep biblical examination of marriage, family, and several related issues (e.g. contreception, parenting, singleness, divorce/remarriage, husband of one wife, etc.) with over 80 pages of endnotes and additional resources, absolutely superb resource!

Tripp does a good job at exposing the heart and motives of most who enter into the marriage covenant. He aligns us with God's values and lists 6 commitments to ground our everyday marriage interactions in the gospel, very practical and especially helpful for younger marriages, married new believers, or Christians struggling to live out their faith in their marriages.

rooted in Ephesians 5:22-33 this text is particularly helpful for husbands and wives struggling to communicate and understand how their spouse is wired. A great tool for stopping the "crazy cycle of conflict" that characterizes too many marriages.

a great tool (particularly for middle life Christian couples) to understand how God desires their pursuit of personal holiness and a primary means for this sanctification is their marriage.

The Love Dare

by Stephen & Alex Kendrick

made popular by the film, Fireproof, this book includes 40 days worth of simple challenges for spouses to fulfill their commitment to one another derived directly from the Bible. Each reading is only a couple pages making it very practical and accessible.

Preparing for Marriage

edited by Dennis Rainey

a helpful guide for engaged couples to work through with a respected married couple prior to their marriage to start their union off with a good foundation.

Redeeming Singleness

by Barry Danylak

the single greatest biblical examination of singleness available, this book reveals the importance of single Christians in local churches while still upholding the biblical definition of marriage. Outstanding book for singles and married Christians to make sense of their own relationship status or that of many in their community.

an excellent and compassionate resource for anyone who has been wounded by the sins of incest, sexual violence, sexual addictions, sexual assault, or molestation. Very biblically-ground while sharing experiences in a vulnerable, dignifying, yet sensitive and gentle manner.

Hope for the Separated

by Gary Chapman

a helpful and biblical guide for struggling, separated, or nearly-divorced couples in seeking reconciliation as well as help navigating a divorce due to abandonment.

Divorce and Separation

web articles by Focus on the Family

thorough, brief, and helpful articles on divorce, separation, and remarriage grounded in biblical convictions, psychology, and time-tested marriage and family therapy

a straight-forward yet vulnerable look at divorce that is helpful for women in particular but may also provide some helpful advise for men seeking to navigate the many layers of divorce.

a practical guide walking through many of the complexities of divorce.

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