Resources on Marriage

Feb 24, 2016

When Believers Divorce on Unbiblical Grounds by Jonathan Leeman

You know they have no biblical grounds for divorce. How should a pastor respond?

Mar 19

When Abstinence Is Wrong

The Silent Sin Subtly Sabotaging Marriages

A lack of physical intimacy in marriage boosts fleshly desires and opens us up to temptation in significant ways.​​ Here are some ways to guard against it.

Jul 3

Trillia Newbell on Disappointment in Marriage by Trillia Newbell

Series: Conversations

What advice do you have for the wife who is disappointed with her husband?

Dec 19, 2018

Trillia Newbell on Disappointment in Marriage by Trillia Newbell

Series: Conversations

What advice do you have for the wife who is disappointed with her husband?

Sep 14, 2018

Trevin Wax on The Stand For Traditional Marriage by Staff

Series: Conversations

What are some important considerations for evangelicals taking the stand for traditional marriage?

May 16

This Mystery is Profound by Jim Elliff

Nothing can provide a better picture of the relationship between believers to Christ than marriage. It explains why loving submission and sacrificial authority is so important.

Oct 23, 2017

The Unique Gospel Power of a Spouse by Ronni Kurtz

There is a unique power behind the gospel when it comes from the lips of my love.

Sep 30, 2014

The Purpose and Privileges of Marriage by Garrett Kell

"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”—1 Corinthians 10:31

The Purpose of Marriage

1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that getting married and staying married is to be done to the glory of God. To glorify God means we do things in such a way that we put His greatness on display for all to see. In…

Sep 26, 2017

The Minister's Marriage

An FTC17 Sermon

Series: 2017 For The Church National Conference

Ray Ortlund, Jr.'s message on "The Minister's Marriage" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.

Apr 18, 2016

The Marriage Vows Exist for Sin by Jared C. Wilson

The truth is, you’ve never met a wronged spouse like Jesus.

Apr 29, 2016

The Key to a Strong Marriage by Owen Strachan

Don’t say you’re a sinner but then act, practically, as if you’re not.

Jul 6, 2016

The 4 Biggest Mistakes I've Made in Marriage by Christine Hoover

The choice of our wedding date may have been our first mistake in marriage, but there have been many more I've made that have been of much greater consequence than how we spend our anniversaries.

Jan 1, 2016

Submission: A Biblical Principle with a Bad Rap by Casey Lewis

When the man puts forth the effort and operates in the way God calls him to operate, he makes submission a joy, not a chore for his wife.

May 13, 2016

Should I Tell My Spouse about Struggles with Sexual Purity? by Garrett Kell

Regardless of where you land on the spectrum, it is important for husbands and wives to develop a plan to help each other fight sexual temptation.

Jun 3, 2015

Serving Your Spouse During Their Dark Seasons by Jamaal Williams

At the end of the day, loving our spouse through darkness means doing everything we can to make sure they know they are loved.  Sometimes this means speaking hard truths to them in love, but many times this means entering into their state as a listener and a lover.

Jul 14, 2016

Searching for a Soul Mate by J. Alan Branch

To expect another fallen human to “make us whole” is to commit an idolatrous act, placing a created being before the Creator.  Only Jesus Christ can offer us genuine wholeness.

Feb 15, 2016

Pastor, Love Your Wife (Better!) by Dayton Hartman

Simple, gospel-reflecting habits, along with some robustly masculine intentionality, are at the core of loving your wife well.

Jul 29, 2015

Pastor, Appreciate Your Wife's Unique Ministry by Jamaal Williams

We must take time to mediate not just on our own pastoring but on the incredible responsibilities that most pastor’s wives have each week. 

May 27, 2015

My Grandpa's Marriage Advice by Darrin Patrick

Most advice given about finding the “right person” to marry is about identifying a certain skill-set. Whether it’s a lasting legacy or a ticket to a comfortable lifestyle, the search becomes a matter of discovering what will be useful to achieve that goal. And this type of thinking is contrary to the gospel.

Oct 15, 2015

Ministry and Marriage in An Ashley Madison World by Staff

A panel discussion on “Ministry and Marriage in an Ashley Madison World: Standing Faithfully in a Hyper-sexualized World."

Jun 13, 2016

Michael Kelley on Marriage as Sanctification

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Series: Conversations

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Apr 10

Matt Chandler on Marriage and Ministry by Matt Chandler

Series: Conversations

How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?

Mar 6, 2018

Matt Chandler on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage

FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, Pastor at The Village Church, "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage?"

Jul 5

Matt Chandler on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage by Matt Chandler

Series: Conversations

How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?

Jun 17

Matrimony and the Mind: The Need for Husband-Theologians by Ronni Kurtz

We should not be mistaken, a man who has all of his theological ducks in a row is not guaranteed to be a gifted husband. 

Jan 31, 2015

Marriage is What is Best For Us by Casey Lewis


It's no mystery our culture doesn't think much of the institution of marriage, and that many of our cultural elites despise it.

Dr. Keith Ablow from the Fox News Medical A-Team thinks marriage is “a source of real suffering for the vast majority of married people.” He bases that off his own observations as a psychiatrist, where he sees the vast majority of marriages ending in divorce…

Oct 20, 2015

Marriage: Covenant vs. Contract by Joel Lindsey

For us to better understand the marriage as covenant we need to understand what makes a covenant different from a contract.

Feb 12

Marriage: A Covenant, Not a Contract by J. Alan Branch

Marriage is a covenant and not a contract. Marriage is intended to be commitment to which we maintain trust and fidelity until separated by death.

May 10, 2017

Love After Valentine's Day by Jordan Sparks

We get to engage in a selfless, other-exalting relationship that frees us from our focus on ourselves. 

Mar 13

Leading Your Ministry Marriage Well by Mark Dance

It feels counterintuitive for ministers to talk about their own health, but self-care is strategic, not selfish.

May 24, 2017

Jealous for His Time: The Wife of a Seminarian by Kaylee Freeman

I was bitter because theological education was stealing time I thought was due me. 

Aug 9, 2017

I've Been Dancing With Her Ever Since by Jared Musgrove

In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.

May 11, 2015

How to Pastor Without Losing Your Wife's Heart by Christine Hoover

My pastor husband has learned the art of running full-out in ministry while also running full-out in marriage and family. Because of this--because he has been as committed to me as he has to ministry--he hasn’t lost my heart. In fact, he has it more than ever. This is why

Oct 28, 2015

How To Marvel At Your Wife's Creativity by Erik Raymond

Over the last several years I have watched my wife prepare for birthday parties, holiday seasons, or other special events. She, like many women, gives considerable time and attention to the details. This is what women do. Men on the other hand, we think function. We reuse our forks, wipe our chin on our sleeves, and pass on the straws. We skim past the details without noticing.

Jan 9

How to Counsel Couples Through Past Sexual Sin by Scott Croft

As pastors, we need to remind young couples not only that we are all sinners, but also that we are all sexual sinners.

Jan 6, 2016

How the Gospel Can Transform Your Marriage by Phil Auxier

Here are 9 ways the Gospel directly affects marriage.

Nov 10, 2015

Help! I'm Not Attracted To My Spouse by Tish Hedger

A friend recently asked me what you do when you are not attracted to your husband. This is an excellent question for both men and women. What do you do if you are not attracted to your spouse?

Mar 20

Hallmark Movies, Marriage, and Church by Whitney Putnam

In our highly educated and Biblical competent circles, we all know marriage is important, but as leaders in ministry, is caring for our marriage our utmost goal beyond abiding in Christ? 

Aug 8, 2017

God's Plan for Marriage and How Culture Has Missed the Mark by Darin Smith

Husbands and wives, do you feel like failures in marriage? The Gospel is for failures like us - man and woman alike.

Mar 1, 2017

Enjoying Marriage Through the Lens of the Gospel by Trillia Newbell

To fully enjoy one another is to view them with new eyes, saturated in the grace of our Savior. 

Sep 20, 2018

Emotional Intimacy by Jim Essian

Being safe emotionally is the thing that all other things in a marriage depend on.

Apr 24, 2015

Don't Forget Your Wife by Joshua Hedger

I am by no means perfect in these areas, but I strive to be better each week. At the end of my days I am not primarily concerned with someone standing over my casket and saying that I was a good preacher or an attentive pastor. I want my wife to say that I loved her well.

Sep 24, 2018

Discernment in Marriage by Liz Wann

This tension that we must keep in balance with God-given wisdom is really a call to be like Christ.

Nov 28, 2017

Dean Inserra on Cultivating a Healthy Marriage in the Midst of a Busy Ministry

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL: "How do you cultivate a healthy marriage in the midst of a busy ministry?"

Nov 3, 2015

Darrin and Amie Patrick's 'The Dude's Guide to Marriage' by Paul Tripp

Darrin and Amie have not only written a very provocative call to men to give themselves to their wives and their marriage, but also show us in beautiful and practical detail what that looks like.

Apr 5, 2018

Can My Husband Also Be My Pastor? by Hannah Wright

For us to be able to respect our husbands as our pastors, we must first respect them as the spiritual leaders of our families. These two actions are irrefutably linked.

Jun 15, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Troubled Marriages

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

May 4, 2018

7 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage by Casey Lewis

While the world has distorted the purpose of sex, the Bible, and specifically the Song of Solomon teaches us that sex serves a greater purpose. 

Dec 3, 2015

6 Things You Should Say To Your Wife by Dayton Hartman

All wives need to hear their husband say these six things.