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Marriage: Sex in the service of God

I came across Christopher Ash in other books on marriage that mentioned him and this book. The title should not be misleading. Ash is concerned with fidelity to the marriage covenant, or I should say, with the lack of fidelity today. This is a 2003 book so it doesn’t see the further breakdown of marriage […]

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Wom...

It was in 1991 that Wayne Grudem and John Piper edited Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The current work, edited only by Grudem, written in 2002, was originally addresses done at a conference in Dallas, TX. The major messages in the book are done by Grudem and Bruce Ware with single chapters by five other […]

50 Crucial Questions

In 1991, John Piper and Wayne Grudem published Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. This smaller booklet (2016) is basically chapter 2 of that book. However, this book gives concise and quick answers to many vital questions of today. The authors are complementarians, believe in male headship in the family and the church, denounce homosexuality as a […]

Kevin DeYoung

“The man’s primary vocation is ‘naming, taming, dividing, and ruling.’ The woman’s primary vocation involves ‘filling, glorifying, generating, establishing communion, and bringing forth new life.’” “The marriage relationship, which was supposed to be marked by mutually beneficial headship and helping, becomes a fight over sinful rebellion and ruling. God designed sexual difference for one another; sin takes […]

Kevin DeYoung

“So what is this book about? In simplest terms, this book is about divinely designed complementarity of men and women as it applies to life in general and especially to ministry in the church.” “If you are among those who are looking for an introductory and non-angsty walk through the requisite biblical texts on men […]


Throughout my ministry I have read much from John Murray including many passages from this book, but I had never read the book cover to cover, concentrating on his view of divorce. Murray wrote the final edition of this book in 1961 toward the end of his long career (1930-1966) as professor of systematic theology […]

Divine Design

This 2011 book by John MacArthur addresses the needs of the family in the midst of a negative culture. It is divided into three parts: God’s design for human beings; God’s design for marriage; and God’s design for the church. MacArthur mentions complementarity and egalitarianism which is an early recognition of the controversy (2011). He […]