By Remley Gorsuch
06.06.2024 | Min Read

This month, we are running a series on our top picks for books on gender, sexuality, and marriage. In this series, you will find a group of books meant for a range of ages that promote engagement and relationship-building conversations. These books are thoroughly Bible-saturated and point kids and caregivers to the source of truth for sexuality, gender identity, and marriage. 

As we continue this series, we want to highlight some books that will help parents talk to their children about God's design for marriage. 

For Younger Children

God's Signpost: How Marriage Points Us to God's Love (Ages 4-7)

What is marriage? Is it sharing a home? Is it being in love? Is it a promise? Author Sam Allberry shows us that marriage is much more than these things. Join siblings Lila and Ethan as they celebrate their grandparents' wedding anniversary and discover that marriage is a special sign that points to God's unique love for us--the kind of love that keeps on going, no matter what.

A Child's First Book about Marriage: God's Way Is Always Best (Ages 4-7)

The world's view of marriage can often be very different to what the Bible says. But who is right, and who should we listen to? From a very young age, children are confronted with and can be confused by these conflicts. This hardback, illustrated title helps to explain the beauties of God's plan for marriage to children of any age, introducing them to a different, counter-cultural way of viewing these aspects of life and faith.

For Middle Graders 

God's Design (Making Him Known) (Ages 8-11)

This guide teaches children about God’s design for men and women. In easy–to–understand language, parents will be able to teach their children how God made us in his image, how sin distorts God’s good design, and how they can pursue godly manhood and womanhood. Each chapter explores what the Bible teaches about husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, marriage and singleness, and more. Each chapter includes application questions and activities.

For Tweens and Teens

Challenges to Living God's Way(Ages 10-13)

Dr. Chris Richards and Dr. Liz Jones help young people navigate six difficult areas in which it is a challenge to live as a Christian: . They provide a biblical perspective on the topic together with its practical application. Each chapter ends with a real-life story of how God has helped someone personally challenged in that area. The book concludes by showing how God’s design for marriage and sexual purity is the best.

Track: A Student's Guide to Dating, Marriage & Sex (Track) (Ages 12-16)

Track is a young person's entry into biblical views of relationships. Chastity is a word that isn't used much these days, but it means exercising sexual self-control in line with the moral teachings of the Bible. It means honoring God, respecting others, and embracing the liberating beauty of God's order. But how do we do that in today's recreational dating culture? And how do we think about dating and, ultimately, marriage? David Ayers has written this helpful little book to help you think through these questions.

Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach (Ages 17+)

Sex, Dating, and Relationships adds a new, almost provocative voice to the conversation that, with straightforward theological insight, pleads with Christians to get serious about honoring Christ with their sexuality. Pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas write about their paradigm-shifting view of purity and relationships—a view that challenges even the basic assumptions of evangelical subculture.

For Parents

Preparing Children for Marriage: How to Teach God's Good Design for Marriage, Sex, Purity, and Dating

“My kids are way too young to be thinking about dating and marriage already! Why would I begin ‘the talk’ now, before they’ve even started asking questions?” Many parents find it difficult to broach these topics with their children, especially in age-appropriate ways. But our choice is no longer between teaching them now or later—if we do not reach them first, our culture is happy to step in with messages of its own. Someone is going to shape our children’s beliefs—so the time to start biblical conversations is now!

Shop full collection here: Top Resources on Marriage

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