Books We Recommend:


We have not always been well-served by books on marriage, but in recent years we have seen several excellent new titles. Here are some of my book recommendations for books on marriage.

Top Recommendation

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

This is a powerful book; it is my new favorite book on marriage.  The Meaning of Marriage elevates marriage, making it something beautiful and holy and lovely. And with it comes friendship and companionship and sex and everything else God has packaged into the marriage relationship. This book celebrates it all and it does it within the greatest context of all–the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Other Recommendations

When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey

This is my one of two "go to" books for pre-marital counseling. A tremendous book to read after The Meaning of Marriage.

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

This book grew out of John Piper’s forty years of experience in marriage and many years of parenting, pastoring, and studying Scripture. It is filled with rich, practical wisdom about the nature of marriage as a wonderful but temporary gift from God.

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God by C.J. Mahaney

A very practical book written specifically for men. Feminine Appeal is Carolyn’s book for women.

A Christ-Centered Wedding by Catherine Parks

Focused on the wedding ceremony and providing helpful counsel for making the day all about Jesus.

The Marriage Bed by Ray Rhodes

A biblical guide to sexual intimacy.

Those struggling in the sexual relationship within marriage may find help and guidance in Intended for Pleasure by Ed Wheat.