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Marriage, Pre-marriage, Sex and Intimacy Book-List, Resources




Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman. Intimate Allies: Rediscovering God’s Design for Marriage and Becoming Soul Mates for Life.

Douglas J. Brouwer, Beyond “I Do”: What Christians Believe About Marriage.

Andrew Cornes, Divorce and Remarriage.

Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God.

Wayne Mack, Strengthening Your Marriage.

Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More than to Make Us Happy?

Ed Wheat and Gloria Okes Perkins. Love Life for Every Married Couple.

Andreas Kostenberger, God, Marriage, and Family; Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation.

Ryan and Selena Frederick, Fierce Marriage.

John Piper, This Momentary Marriage; A Parable of Permanence.

Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages.

Gary Chapman, A Couple’s Guide to a Growing Marriage.

Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas, When Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Francis and Lisa Chan, You and Me Forever.

Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls; God’s design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption.

Scott LaPierre, Marriage God’s Way.

Jim and Elizabeth George, A Couple After God’s Own Heart.

Willard Hartley, His Needs, Her Needs.

Willard Hartley, Love Busters.

Willard Hartley, Five Steps to Romantic Love.

Christopher Ash, Married for God.

Christopher Ash, Sex in the Service of God.

Nicky and Sila Lee, The Marriage Book.

Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, For Men Only and For Women Only.

Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect.

Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries in Marriage.

Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Rescue Your Love Life Workbook.

Nate Reigier, Conflict Without Casualties.

Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight; Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Suzanne Stabile, The Path Between Us; An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships.

Paul Tripp, What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage.

Paul Tripp, Sex and Money, Pleasures That Leave You Empty And Pleasures That Satisfy.



Marriage Preparation


David Boehi and Dennis Rainey. Preparing for Marriage.

Cameron Lee and James Furrow, Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage.

Jim Burns and Doug Fields, Getting Ready For Marriage.

David and Lisa Frisbee, Right From the Start.

Les and Leslie Parrott, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts.

Donald Luther (ed.), Preparing for Marriage.

H. Norman Wright and Wes Roberts, Before You Say “I Do”.

Gary Chapman, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We God Married.

Scott Stiegemeyer, United in Christ : Preparation for Christian Marriage.

John Piper, Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples



Sex and Intimacy


Beth Felker Jones and Gene L. Green. Faithful: A Theology of Sex.

Lauren Winner, Real Sex the Naked Truth about Chastity.

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, Premarital Sex in America.

Dennis Hollinger, The Meaning of Sex; Christian Ethics and the Moral Life.

Donna Freitas, Sex & the Soul; Judging Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses.

Lewis Smedes, Sex for Christians.

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