Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Suggested Resources for Marriage Help

Earlier today I outlined one component of our churches strategy for assisting marriages. I promised a list of suggested resources for marriage help. Here you go.

What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp
One of the strengths of this book is that it gives six commitments that couples can slowly work through to strengthen their marriage. It will help to build a solid foundation and these commitments will give a framework from which to build.

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Perhaps the greatest strength of this book is its author. Tim Keller is always helpful in explaining things boldly as they are but in a way that is compelling and reasonable. This is a decent book if you are married to a religious skeptic.

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper
Classic Piper. As typical Piper is unswervingly biblical. He looks at marriage from its eternal perspective. Sometimes the most helpful thing in marriage is to take a step back and to get a God-sized vision of things. Piper’s book helps with that.

No Ordinary Marriage by Tim Savage
Savage seems to pick up where Piper leaves off. His central claim is similar to Piper’s, in that God’s glory is the glue that bonds together our momentary marriages. However, Savage is more practical in how this works out in a marriage.

When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey
You are a sinner married to a sinner. That is the central component to Harvey’s book but it is very helpful. Harvey shines in showing how the gospel informs and transforms our marriages.

Pursuing Peace by Robert D. Jones
Because marriage is the union of two sinners we will have conflict. Jones’ book is an excellent treatment of handling conflict biblically. This book makes practical the theology the other books set in place.

At every marriage conference we give away a free copy of one of these books.

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