3 Books on Marriage

We love marriage at SWO—mostly because the covenant of marriage was God’s idea.

Chasing down the “best tips” for this or that don’t hold water until they are rooted in the Gospel. Here are a few Gospel-driven books that equip believers to honor Christ, and one another, in marriage.

Pick one and start reading it today. Shoot us a message and let us know what you think, we would love to hear your thoughts!

If you like this list and want to see our top picks in other categories, then go over and download our Favorite Books of SWO document. Over 129 titles are included!


Biblical Principles of Sex

By Robert Smith

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The Momentary Marriage

By John Piper

“Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to his redeemed people, the church. And therefore, the highest meaning and the most ultimate purpose of marriage is to put the covenant relationship of Christ and his church on display. That is why marriage exists. If you are married, that is why you are married. If you hope to be, that should be your dream.” – John Piper

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What Did You Expect?

By Paul David Tripp

“When your ears hear and your eyes see the sin, weakness, or failure of your husband or wife, it is never an accident; it is always grace. God loves your spouse, and he is committed to transforming him or her by his grace, and he has chosen you to be one of his regular tools of change.” – Paul David Tripp

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We’ve prepped this list of recommended books from our Snowbird teachers to help encourage the habit of learning! We also encourage you to read critically and evaluate every book through the lens of the Bible. Click the link below to download the entire list of recommended books.


If you’re looking for more ways to grow your marriage through Gospel-driven conversations, then head to the mountains for a few days and join one of our Marriage Conference weekends! They’re a great way to slow down, experience beautiful sites, and make time for those Gospel-driven conversations foundational for a healthy marriage.

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