Marriage, Family & Parenting (Books)

 

Family

 Perspectives on Family Ministry

Perspectives on Family Ministry

Timothy Paul Jones

Jones writes here about the historical contexts and foundations of family ministry and then invites three effective practitioners to explain clearly how your church can make the transition to family ministry.

 Trained in the Fear of God- Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective Randy Stinson

Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in

Theological, Historical, and

Practical Perspective

Randy Stinson

Encourages the church and its leaders and pastors to shift away from the current "silos" paradigm of age-specific youth ministries to a more holistic approach rooted in ministry to and by families.

 Family Worship- In the Bible, in History & in Your Home Donald S. Whitney

Family Worship: In the Bible,

in History & in Your Home

Donald S. Whitney

Many Christian families have never experienced the joy and blessing of family worship. How can a father who is unfamiliar with it, lead this in his own home? How does a busy household, in today's culture, recover faithfulness in this habit?

 

 

Parenting

 Gospel-Powered Parenting- How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting William P. Farley

Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting

William P. Farley

 

“How can I hope to be an effective parent today when attacks on the family are stronger than ever before?” The answer, says Farley, is the Gospel.

 Instructing a Child's Heart Tedd & Margy Tripp

Instructing a Child's Heart

Tedd & Margy Tripp

From interaction with their peers to the instruction and correction that they receive at home, children interpret their experience from a worldview that seeks to answer their fundamental questions: Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it. 

Shepherding a Child's Heart- Parent's Handbook Tedd Tripp  

Shepherding a Child's Heart: Parent's Handbook

Tedd Tripp 

Questions about the meaning and application of Scripture texts to the challenges of shepherding children. 

 Big Truths for Young Hearts- Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God Bruce A. Ware

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God

Bruce A. Ware 

Encourages and enables parents of children 6 to14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology in an understandable, chapter-a-day format. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.

 

Marriage

 When Sinners Say

When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage

Dave Harvey 

Encounter the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.

 Sex and the Supremacy of Christ John Piper, Justin Taylor

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

John Piper & Justin Taylor 

Celebrate sex for what God made it to be and fight what sin has turned it into. This book has something for all: men and women, married and single. 

 Each for the Other- Marriage as Its Meant to Be Bryan Chapell

Each for the Other: Marriage

as Its Meant to Be

Bryan Chapell

A book on the biblical principles that provide insights on marriage and make unconditional love possible. Filled with foundational truths that encourage relationships at all stages, couples will find the tools to equip themselves for sacrificial, selfless harmony.

God, Marriage, and Family- Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation Andreas Kostenberger 

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Andreas Kostenberger

Explores the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture's timeless principles to contemporary issues. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses. 

 Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God- What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know  C. J. Mahaney

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know

C. J. Mahaney 

A practical guide to revolutionizing your romantic relationship with your wife. Experience a more profound, deeply satisfying intimacy than you ever imagined as you follow God's instructions for one of his greatest gifts. 

Feminine AppealCarolyn Mahaney 

Feminine Appeal

Carolyn Mahaney

In this book of instruction for wives and mothers, CarolynMahaney explores seven feminine virtues given in Titus 2 that have transformed her life and the lives of countless other women.

 The Intimate Marriage- A Practical Guide to Building a Great Marriage R. C. Sproul

The Intimate Marriage:

A Practical Guide to Building a Great Marriage

R. C. Sproul

Practical guide to help married couples-or those seeking to get married develop the skills of marriage. Shows how marriages can have an abundance of joy when grounded in the wisdom of God and walks through some of the toughest things couples struggle with today: communication, sex, roles, divorce, anger, and more. 

 The Exemplary Husband- A Biblical Perspective  Stuart Scott

The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective

Stuart Scott 

A biblical blueprint for the mandate God has given to husbands in the covenant of marriage to love their wives, even as Christ loved the church. 

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Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred

Carolyn McCulley 

Challenges single women to regard their singleness not as a burden, but as a gift from God that allows them to perform a unique role in the body of Christ. 

Love That Lasts- When Marriage Meets Grace Gary Ricucci 

Love That Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace

Gary Ricucci 

A biblical exposition of how to make the truth and principles of a godly marriage not just come alive, but last. Together, husband and wife discuss what the Bible has to say about marital roles, the why and how of communication, conflict resolution, romance, intimacy, and more.

 The Meaning of Marriage- Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of GodTimothy Keller

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the

Wisdom of God

Timothy Keller 

Are you and your spouse struggling to keep your marriage alive? You'll welcome Pastor Keller's wise insights about love and commitment. Drawing from his sermons, he frankly discusses difficulties couples experience and shows how God's Word can provide a blueprint for a healthy, loving, and lifelong relationship.