Three Free Books for You:


This Momentary Marriage

Reflecting on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion,

exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. He aims

to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving

allegiance to and affection for his bride. This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected

contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.


Velvet Steel

Beyond the tough love of covenant-keeping is a warmth and tenderness that can't be denied. So while John

Piper's This Momentary Marriage focuses on the theological meaning of marriage, its companion volume,

Velvet Steel, reveals the rich, emotional dimension. Within these pages Piper shares a series of poems written

for his wife, Noël, during the first forty-two years of their relationship, starting from the day of their

engagement. In it he provides readers with a taste of one man's tender affections for his wife-poems that he

hopes will fan into flame readers' affections for their own spouses and ultimately for the Maker of marriage.

Happily Ever After 

Marriage between sinners has its inevitable messes. If you’ve been married longer than a week or two, you

know how the hard realities of life in a fallen age can come crashing in. Perhaps you had a season of “once

upon a time,” but soon enough you realized that this marriage, in this world, is not yet your “happily ever

after.”  We want to help. We believe that God designed marriage not as a trial to be endured, but as a pointer

to and catalyst for your greatest joy. God didn’t design marriage to be your storybook ending, but a fresh

beginning, to help get you ready for the true “happily ever after” when together we see our great Bridegroom

face to face.




Additional Resources:

When Sinners Say, “I Do” - Dave Harvey

Strengthening Your Marriage - Wayne Mack

Momentary Marriage - John Piper

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage – Paul Tripp

Mingling of the Souls - Lauren and Matt Chandler


Special considerations:

Resolving Everyday Conflict, Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson

How People Change, Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp

War of Words, Paul Tripp

Putting Your Past in Its Place, Steve Viars


Managing God’s Money, Randy Alcorn

Splitting Heirs, Ron Blue

Decisions, Decisions, Dave Swavely


Renewing Marital Intimacy, David Powlison

Sex, Romance and the Glory of God, C.J. Mahaney

Biblical Principles of Sex, Robert Smith



Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting Marriage, Rob Green

In-Laws, Married with Parents, Wayne Mack

How to Save Your Marriage Alone, Ed Wheat

The Heart of Domestic Abuse: Gospel Solutions for Men Who use Control and Violence in the Home, Chris Moles

Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing After Adultery, Robert Jones, (pamphlet)

Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, Heath Lambert

Unpacking Forgiveness, Chris Brauns

Becoming a Widow: The Ache of Missing Your Other Half, Elizabeth Groves

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, Mark Vroegop




We all get stuck, but there is help. Please reach out to the elders or your City Group Leader for pastoral counseling.

Community Resources:

Soul Care at College Park Church -

Rod and Staff Ministries