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Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Christian Marriage books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God (2013)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionBased on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a…
Author(s): Timothy Keller, Kathy Keller

2. 52 Uncommon Dates: A Couple’s Adventure Guide for Praying, Playing, and Staying Together (2014)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionHave you ever tried a photography date? A water date? What about a second first date?52 Uncommon Dates is more than a book. . . it’s an experience! Each date will set the scene for you and walk you through making it happen. Learn how to practically speak each other’s love language, incorporate prayer in ways that are natural and relevant to real life, and finish strong with questions that help keep conversation alive. You can even dig deeper to discover Bible passages that fit the theme of each date.Ignite prayerful and playful connections in ways that deepen…
Author(s): Randy Southern, Gary Chapman

3. Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? (2015)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionIn this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other.Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.  What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is…
Author(s): Gary L. Thomas

4. The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption (2015)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionThe Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word. And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy. Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage … even Arguing. The Mingling of Souls will forever change how you view and approach love. #9,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Hebrew Bible #36…
Author(s): Matt Chandler

5. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity (2014)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionMarriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a healthy marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God,…
Author(s): Francis Chan, Lisa Chan

6. Is It Me? Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage: A Christian Woman’s Guide to Hidden Emotional and Spiritual Abuse (2018)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionDo any of the following quotes sound like you? “Why do concerns I bring up never seem to be resolved? Why do I feel like Charlie Brown, flat on his back from having the football snatched away? Why, when I bring up a concern, do I always end up justifying my existence or being the one to apologize? How do things seem to get turned around on me?” “I feel like I walk on eggshells, and I’m scared of his reactions to grievances I express, so I keep them to myself.” “I knew something was off for years but didn’t know what it was exactly. I knew that we were different—I would hear of…
Author(s): Natalie Hoffman

7. Love is Patient, Love is Kind: A Christian Marriage Devotional: Rebuild, Reconnect, and Grow in Christ (2019)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionYour faith can heal your marriage.In marriage and in life, there are times that test our strength and commitment to ourselves, our partners and our faith. Know this―you can overcome any obstacle when you turn to the true source of healing. This marriage devotional reminds you of the promises you made to each other and God on your wedding day―and shows you how live these promises. April and Aaron Jacob’s marriage devotional invites you and your spouse to take time each week to deepen your connection to each other and Christ. With compassionate guidance from the scriptures, you’ll…
Author(s): April Jacob, Aaron Jacob

8. Boundaries in Marriage (2002)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionLearn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.Only when you and your mate know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make…
Author(s): Henry Cloud, John Townsend

9. Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2) (2017)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionEvery marriage begins with purpose, passion, and intentional pursuit, but few marriages stay that way. Wife in Pursuit aims to help change that. Over the course of 31 days, your marriage will be transformed as you dig into God’s Word, rediscover how Christ has pursued you, and take real action to intentionally pursue your husband. In this book, you will: Wife in Pursuit offers a gospel-centered, practical path toward loving your husband well. Will you take the challenge? And if you do, dare you complete it? This book was written alongside Husband in…
Author(s): Selena Frederick, Ryan Frederick

10. Modern Kinship (2019)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionSame-sex marriage may be legal in America, but it’s still far from the accepted norm, especially in Christian circles. So where can LBGTQ Christians who desire a lifelong, covenantal relationship look for dating and marriage advice when Christian relationship guides have not only simply ignored but actively excluded same-sex couples?David and Constantino Khalaf struggled to find relational role models and guidance throughout dating, their engagement, and the early months of their marriage. To fill this void, they began writing Modern Kinship, a blog exploring the unique challenges queer…
Author(s): David Khalaf , Constantino Khalaf , et al.

11. What Radical Husbands Do: 12 Steps to Win and Keep Your Wife’s Heart (2014)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionWhat Radical Husbands Do is a book written by a man for men. It gives people things to DO not to BE. No 'psycho-babble,' 'religion,' or 'feel-good frills.' Just straight up advice from a guy who has screwed up and learned how to make his marriage work through hard times. Marriage isn't a game of chance. Are you willing to put your chips on the table and go all-in to win and keep your wife's heart? This book shows you how….
Author(s): Regi Campbell

12. A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage, New and Revised Edition (2014)

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your AttentionFor more than fifteen years, Scott Stanley’s A Lasting Promise has offered solutions to common problems—facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues—within a Christian framework. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition is filled with sacred teachings of scripture, the latest research on marriage, and clear examples from the lives of couples. The book’s strategies are designed to help couples improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and enhance their…
Author(s): Scott M. Stanley

Best Christian Marriage Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some christian marriage books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Art of Intimate Marriage: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Sexual Intimacy

Author(s): Tim Konzen, Jennifer Konzen
Publisher: Elm Hill, Year: 8 Jan 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2322490

Intimate Mobilities: Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Author(s): Christian Groes and Nadine T. Fernandez (eds.)
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2326390

Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources

Author(s): David G. Hunter
Publisher: Fortress Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2327892

Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature: Divine Marriage at Key Moments of Salvation History

Author(s): André Villeneuve
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1508458

How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments: The Sacramental Theology of Marriage from its Medieval Origins to the Council of Trent

Author(s): Philip L. Reynolds
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1708272

Interfaith Marriage in America: The Transformation of Religion and Christianity

Author(s): Erika B. Seamon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1477349

Property and Virginity: The Christianization of Marriage in Medieval Iceland 1200-1600

Author(s): Agnes Siggerður Arnórsdóttir
Publisher: Aarhus University Press, Year: 2010, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1624488

Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law

Author(s): Fay Botham
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 469265

Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy (Oxford Early Christian Studies)

Author(s): David G. Hunter
Publisher: , Year: 2007, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 532561

What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage

Author(s): David G. Myers, Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Year: 2006, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 815520

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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