Various Topics

Capture His Heart by Lysa Terkeurst
Capture Her Heart by  Lysa Terkeurst
A practical guide for spouses that opens up each others’ eyes to the needs, longings, and desires of the other.
*Available in the PBC library.

Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney
Carolyn identifies the challenges facing Christian women in today’s world and meets them with guidance from God’s word, offering practical and authentic help.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Mystery Of Marriage by Mike Mason
Not a “How-to” book but a “How come” book; a celebration of the God-ordained union between husband and wife.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian

Stormie shares how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband concerning certain key areas of his life. She also shares effective ways for husbands to pray for their wives.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
A secular book, but very on-target. Dr. Laura offers powerful principles that work because, for the most part, they agree with biblical principles!

The Second Half of Marriage by Dave & Claudia Arp
Facing the challenges of the empty nest years.
*Available in the PBC library.

What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp
Redeeming the realities of marriage; Realism is found at the intersection of unabashed honest and uncompromising hope – God’s Word and God’s grace make both possible in your marriage.
*Available in the PBC library (including DVD series)

When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey
Encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.

Women Making a Difference in Marriage by Lana Packer
An excellent Bible study, deeply spiritual and practical – wonderful to do with a group of friends.

Love That Lasts by Gary & Betsy Ricucci
A biblical exposition of how to make the truth and principles of a Godly marriage not just come alive, but last.
*Available in the PBC library.

A Marriage Without Regrets by Kay Arthur
This book provides tools for building a healthy marriage from the start, strengthen a good marriage, or save a marriage from spiraling toward disaster.

Marriage Matters by Tony Evans
Marriages today are deteriorating at such a high rate not because we no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the purpose and prosperity of the marriage covenant.

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
“What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy.”
*Available in the PBC library.

Staying in Love for a Lifetime by Ed Wheat, M.D., Gloria Oakes Perkins
Biblical advice on topics including communication, emotional fulfillment, sexuality, and conflict resolution. Make a troubled marriage good, or a good marriage even better.

The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick
Taken from the movie, Fireproof, this book is a guidebook for unconditionally living out the qualities of love named in 1 Corinthians 13.

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy & Kathy Keller
Facing the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God.
*Available in the PBC library.

The Mystery Of Marriage by Mike Mason
Not a “How-to” book but a “how come” book; a celebration of the God-ordained union between husband and wife.

Gender Roles & Differences

Divine Design by John MacArthur, Jr.
Discover the beauty, balance, and benefits of God’s unique role of men and women.

Men and Women: Equal Yet Different by Alexander Strauch
A quick overview of all the key biblical passages relevant to the gender debate.
*Available in the PBC library.

Men Are Like Waffles – Women Are Like Spaghetti by Bill & Pam Farrell
Understanding our differences – a refreshing and humorous look at relationships.

Every Marriage is a Fixer-Upper by Bill and Pam Farrel
A tool chest of relationship-building skills to help discover the untapped potential in your marriage (sequel to Men Are Like Waffles – Women are Like Spaghetti) which explores gender differences and how they strengthen relationships.
*Available in the PBC library.

Finding the Hero in Your Husband by Dr. Julianna Slattery
How to use a wife’s strengths in ways that encourage their husbands’ potential instead of dominating and destroying it approaches marriage joyfully and the Bible seriously.
*Available in the PBC library.

Liberated Through Submission by P.B.”Bunny” Wilson
Bunny provides a clear, comprehensive, and personalized explanation of what submission really means from God’s perspective – revolutionizes relationships.


Anger: Handling A Powerful Emotion In A Healthy Way by Gary Chapman
Helpful and sometimes surprising insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it.

Angry Men And The Women Who Love Them by Paul Hegstrom
An invaluable aid for the man who batters, the woman who feels trapped, and the friend who desperately wants to help them both.

The Anger Trap by Les Carter
A practical book that shows how to overcome unhealthy anger and improve relationships with spiritual wisdom to guide to creating a better, happier life for yourself, family and coworkers.


Communication: Key to Your Marriage by Norm Wright
The most important key to marriage is communication, but it involves much more than words. It relates to every facet of our relationships.

Cracking The Communication Code by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
As communication is one of the main stress points of marriage, learn to understand and speak each other’s unique language to build godly bonds.
*Available in the PBC library.

We Need to Talk by Robert and Rosemary Barnes
This book shows you how to overcome the roadblocks to communication and develop heart-level intimacy with your spouse.
*Available in the PBC library.

War of Words by Paul David Tripp
Gets to the heart of our communication problems and shows how the gospel changes the way we understand and solve the problems.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Dr. Chapman offers special insight into how to communicate love to your spouse so that he/she feels loved.
*Available in the PBC library (CD & DVD series also available)

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Crack the communication code between husband and wife, and reap the benefit of marriage as God intended.
*Available in the PBC library (CD series also available).

Romance & Intimacy

The Book of Romance by Tommy Nelson
What Solomon says about love, sex, and intimacy.

A Celebration of Sex by Doug Rosenau
The definitive guide to marital intimacy for Christian couples to reclaim the Bible-based concept of a satisfying one-flesh relationship.
*Available in the PBC library.

God on Sex by Daniel Akin
As the creator of sex, God knows and has imparted the knowledge of the conditions of sex at its best. This book deals with the many and varied misconceptions.

Intended for Pleasure by Dr. Ed & Gaye Wheat
The Wheats straightforwardly identify the sexual problems we’ve been hesitant to reveal and offers solutions using scriptural and practical counsel.

Intimate Issues: 21 Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex by Linda Dillow & Lorraine Pintus
*Available in the PBC library.

Restoring the Pleasure by Cliff & Joyce Penner
Complete step-by- step programs to help couples overcome the most common sexual barriers.

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ by John Piper
Celebrate sex for what God made it to be and fight what sin has turned it into.

Sex, Romance, and The Glory Of God by CJ Mahaney
A practical guide to revolutionizing your romantic relationship with your wife – not just another bedroom book.

When Two Become One by Christopher & Rachel McCluskey
Enhancing sexual intimacy in marriage; this book blends the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational aspects of marriage with the sexual.

Articles for Couples

Periodically the pastors of Providence write on topics related to marriage that they believe will benefit couples.


Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage

This position statement on marriage, divorce, and remarriage presents the agreed upon position of the elders and pastors of Providence Baptist Church.



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