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Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhoo...

This large book (560 pages of text), edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem, was the result of the 1988 Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. That council also produced the Danvers Statement as their conclusion which is an appendix in this book. This Council made the word “complementarity” popular as a description of what […]

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the...

Jay Adams wrote this book in 1980. At the time he was professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. For those of us who have read Adams most of our lives, we remember books such as Competent to Counsel, and The Christian Counselor’s Manual, and a host of other books. Adams is a Reformed […]

The Divorce Dilemma

John MacArthur has taken the “Innocent Party View” of divorce and remarriage throughout his writing career. This 2009 book is no different. He says, “In God’s sight, the bond between a husband and wife is dissolved only by death (Romans 7:2), adultery (Mathew 19:9), and an unbeliever’s leaving (1 Corinthians 7:15)” (p. 81). This book […]

Marriage Divorce and Remarriage

I have enjoyed books on the family from Jim Newheiser. This is the first I’ve read him on divorce. It was first published in 2017 and again in 2020 so it is fairly recent compared to many writings on the subject. The advantage to that is that he deals with other popular authors pretty thoroughly. […]

Divorce and Remarriage

In this small book (about 100 pages, published in 2021) Wayne Grudem gives a lot of up-to-date information on the problems, various views, and New Testament teaching on divorce. In the rather lengthy introduction he includes helpful current statistics on the causes and effects of divorce within the family. Especially helpful here is the effect […]