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The Good Christian Marriage Guide

For every Christian, marriage is a big part of life, but sometimes even the strongest bonds can falter. Learn how to fix your relationship with God’s advice by reading these three books.
by Rob Gillham | Jan 2 2023

As a good Christian, it is easy to assume that your marriage is impervious to the usual turbulence that leads other couples to divorce. If you follow God’s wisdom in your daily life, you may believe that infidelity and fights over the house, car, and dog are only experienced by others. However, even a good Christian marriage does not last a lifetime without hard work. It is also possible for good Christians who attend church and promise “until death do us part” to see their bond fall apart.

To maintain a strong marriage, good Christians can apply biblical principles and God’s wisdom to their relationship, giving them a stronger foundation that can last a lifetime.

Good Christian Marriage

For this purpose, the team at Blinkist has created a list of books that you can learn from about the topic of marriage from a Christian viewpoint. These book titles will help you explore themes such as love, connection, and your relationship with God within your marriage.

The Blinkist app gathers the key insights from thousands of nonfiction bestsellers into 15-minute text and audio explainer packs. Each one is crafted by a team of experts using science-based techniques to teach complex ideas in a way everyone can understand.

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Reading these books together and debriefing afterward could make a great bonding activity with your partner and help you fix your relationship. Let’s get started.

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

Pastor Timothy Keller serves at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He graduated from Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary before moving north with his wife, Kathy Keller, and their three children.

Despite skyrocketing divorce rates and growing skepticism that there is one true love, the couple’s novel The Meaning of Marriage rests assured. The devout Christian husband and wife ask what’s currently going wrong. Why are so many couples hesitant to take their vows and so many others ending their marriages?

According to the authors, we have forgotten the true meaning of matrimony, which is to learn to love anew each day, a lesson at the core of the Bible’s teachings.

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex by Michael Todd

In Relationship Goals, pastor Michael Todd describes how to develop long-lasting relationships with your friends, your spouse, and God. Using his own experiences of heartbreak and healing, the author examines common obstacles in modern relationships and offers tips for overcoming them. Moreover, he demonstrates how to set precise relationship goals.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

You may have heard the term “love language” well this is the book that pioneered that idea. In The 5 Love Languages, you will learn how to build a lifelong relationship that can overcome the hurdles that modern couples face. You will learn how to make your relationship more nurturing, affectionate, and compassionate by understanding the five ways people give and feel love in this book.

“For love, we will climb mountains, cross seas, traverse desert sands, and endure untold hardships. Without love, mountains become unclimbable, seas uncrossable, deserts unbearable, and hardships our lot in life.”
Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Learn How To Connect to Your Partner through God In Only 15 Minutes

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Nonfiction books like The 5 Love Languages contain a wealth of knowledge, advice, and actionable insights, but for many people, it can take almost a month to find the time to read such a title cover to cover. What Blinkist offers is something different, a stress-free way to enjoy nonfiction books in less time. In just 15 minutes, you can get the key ideas, advice, and insights from nonfiction books.

Christian Literature And Beyond

For those seeking to dive deeper into Christian literature, Blinkist offers multiple collections in its extensive library, from Finding Your Way Back To Yourself to This Is Christian Self-Help.

The content doesn’t stop there. The Blinkist library has over 5,500 books spread across 27 categories, with 70 new titles added every month. You can find books from renowned Christian authors such as C.S. Lewis and you can read up on trending titles, the latest bestsellers, and classics in your industry, and develop soft skills in everything from communication to teamwork, creative thinking to time management.

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If you don’t have time to read, every Blinkist explainer is available in audio format too.

Don’t have time to read? Every explainer pack is available in audio format to enable learning on the go, for those who prefer learning hands-free on the way to work, during a lunch break, or on your way to church. Like Spotify and other streaming services, each title can be downloaded, so you can take learning with you during times when the internet is scarce — such as on a long plane journey or a hike in the mountains.

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