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Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

Pamphlets

Should We Get Married?

By William Smith

You know you’re in love—you always want to be together, and you think about each other all the time—but does that mean you’re ready to get married? How do you decide if your relationship is strong enough for marriage? William […]

How to Say No When Your Body Says Yes

By Dan Wilson

There are so many good reasons to say yes to premarital sex–everyone around you seems to be doing it and you are physically ready! Are there any good reasons to say “no” and is there any good way to stick […]

Pre-Engagement: Five Questions to Ask Yourselves

By David Powlison

How do you know if you?re ready to marry? What are the signs that a man and a woman are heading in the same direction and are right for each other? In this booklet a biblical counselor and a pastor […]

Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far?

By Timothy Lane

“If we’re in love, what’s wrong with having sex before marriage? And even if we’re not, isn’t everyone else doing it? Why should we be the only ones who wait?” Have you ever thought or said things like this? If […]

Help! I’m Confused About Dating

By Joel James

Many Christian young people and parents have never consciously shaped their understanding of dating with the Bible. In fact, dating might be one of the areas where we have blindly followed the path beaten by the world. Let this personal, […]

Blogs

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Audio Messages

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

Podcasts

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

Videos

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Quotes

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

Journal Articles

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

Worksheets

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples

By John Piper

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the […]

A Christ-Centered Wedding

By Catherine Parks

Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the “perfect day” is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage […]

Preparing for Marriage Gods Way

By Wayne Mack

Preparing for Marriage God’s Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God’s expectations […]

Catching Foxes

By John Henderson

In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get […]

Tying the Knot

By Rob Green

Advised by both tellers of fairy tales and harbingers of doom, many engaged couples simply don’t know what to expect from marriage, so they focus their anxious energies on the wedding day. Rob Green, a pastor, counselor, and veteran of […]

The Sacred Search

By Gary Thomas

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so […]

Not Yet Married

By Marshall Segal

Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the […]

She’s Got the Wrong Guy

By Deepak Reju

Why do the nicest women pick guys who let them down for one reason or another? The answers are not always straightforward. For some women, the issue is as simple as not really thinking through what they re looking for […]

Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

By Louis Priolo

I know that the one I am thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there […]

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

By Richard Phillips

What does Scripture say about dating? Nothing—and everything! This book offers a biblical view of relationships but doesn’t shy away from discussing attraction, first dates, commitment and more elements that need to come together to make a successful relationship.

Letters to a Romantic: On Engagement

By Sean Perron

If you’re engaged, you already know a thing or two about navigating a relationship–but you’re probably finding that this in-between period raises new questions. Turning to God’s Word for answers, Sean and Spencer have written you short letters full of […]

Letters to a Romantic: On Dating

By Sean Perron

Whether or not you’re currently dating someone, if you’re a young person thinking about romance, you probably have a lot of questions. Who should you date? How do you turn down an unwanted date, navigate a first date, or break […]

Marry Wisely, Marry Well

By Ernie Baker

Does marriage matter anymore? If so, is it even possible to have a stable marriage? How do you choose the right one? Is there anything to work on now, even before being in a relationship? Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches […]

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