Resources for The Christ-Centered Home
As The Christ-Centered Home sermon series comes to a close, our staff has curated a list of recommended resources to continue to equip you and your family. You'll find books, articles, podcasts, and other great resources that we've found helpful. Our hope is that your home would be strengthened by one or more of these resources. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope that there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a book to study or only have time to listen to a podcast while folding the laundry!
Books on Gender and Sexuality
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
This book is a tour de force in understanding God's design for men and women. Piper's chapter on singleness is alone worth the price of the book.
The Grand Design - by Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock
This shorter volume is a helpful introduction to biblical manhood, womanhood, and marriage.
Books on Marriage and Family
This Momentary Marriage - by John Piper
Piper's passion and precision on the main passages regarding marriage are refreshing and inspiring.
The Meaning of Marriage - by Timothy and Kathy Keller
The Kellers' book is one of the best all-around "big picture" explanations of what the Bible says marriage even is.
Gospel-Centered Family - by Tim Chester and Ed Moll
Gospel-Centered Marriage - by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
Each book is deeply practical, filled with biblical wisdom, and concise (around 100 pages each). Included discussion questions make them easy books to read with others.
Books on Relationships
True Friendship - by Vaughan Roberts
In a culture that increasingly sees meaningful human intimacy in sexual terms only, this brief book is a call for all Christians - whether single or married - to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of having close friends.
Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love - by Edward T. Welch
This book will help you to know what the love of Christ looks like, how to extend it to others, and how to accept it from others as you live in relationship together. A great resource for ministering through friendship.
Books on Parenting
Come Ye Children - by Charles Spurgeon
This is a great, short read about the value of ministering to children in the home and in the church. I believe it's a helpful resource for pastors, parents, and anyone ministering to kids or parents - so really, it's a book for everyone.
Treasuring God in Our Traditions - by Noel Piper
Noel Piper writes to people in a variety of life stages and gives good guidelines for how to think about traditions, both in everyday family life and in big holidays - all in light of the Gospel.
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens - by Paul David Tripp
This is a foundational book for parenting teens. Tripp goes beyond behavior modification by giving practical steps for understanding and shepherding the teenage heart.
Websites and Podcasts
TGC is a fantastic resource with a broad range of topics from family, Bible and theology, and cultural Issues, to faith and work. This is your one-stop shop for anything gospel-related. You can sign up to receive daily or weekly emails with new content. The TGC podcast also offers a wide variety of helpful discussions, including many that are under ten minutes.
In a culture that is wrestling with what it means to be a man or a woman, this is a great source for those who want to know more about what God has to say about the complementary differences between men and women.
The ERLC website is a great resource for anything family-related. It covers an array of ethical issues that the Bible may not directly address.
A great podcast and website, providing practical encouragement for moms while keeping the gospel at the center.
Helpful Interviews, Articles, and Videos
The Busy Christian Family - audio interview with Jen Wilkin
How Singleness Uniquely Reflects the Gospel - video from Sam Allberry
Four Ways for Fathers to Engage at Home - article from Desiring God
What is the Daily Aim of Parenting? - audio interview with Paul Tripp
How to Become a Tech-Wise Family - audio interview with Andy Crouch
Confessions of a Reluctant Complementarian - article from Rebecca McLaughlin
Should Parents Seek Out Christian Education for Their Children? - roundtable video with Sam Allberry, Juan Sanchez, and Afshin Ziafat