Christianity and Marriage


Balswick, Jack O., and Judith K. Balswick. The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home. Fourth edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014.*

Balswick, Jack O., and Judith K. Balswick. A Model for Marriage: Covenant, Grace, Empowerment and Intimacy. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2006.*

Keller, Timothy, and Kathy Keller. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, 2013.*

Torrance, Thomas F. The Christian Doctrine of Marriage. Fife, United Kingdom: The Handsel Press, 1989.* (Out of Print)

Wenham, Gordon J., William A. Heth, and Craig S. Keener. Remarriage after Divorce in Today’s Church: 3 Views. Edited by Mark L. Strauss. Counterpoints series. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2006.*

House, H. Wayne, and J. Carl Laney, eds. Divorce and Remarriage: Four Christian Views. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1990.*

Christianity and Divorce

Adams, Jay E. Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible. The Jay Adams library. [Phillipsburg, N.J.]: Grand Rapids, Mich: Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co.; Ministry Resources Library, 1986.*

Cornes, Andrew. Divorce and Remarriage: Biblical Principle and Pastoral Practice. Tairn, Ross-shire: Mentor, 2002.*

Emery, Robert E., ed. Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2013.

Instone-Brewer, David. Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003.*

Instone-Brewer, David. Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002.*

Root, Andrew. The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2010.*


Coontz, Stephanie. Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2006.

Cott, Nancy F. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. Cambridge, Mass London: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Donahue, Charles. Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Green, D. H. Women and Marriage in German Medieval Romance. Cambridge University Pres, 2014.

Helmholz, R. H. Marriage Litigation in Medieval England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Hunter, David G., ed. Marriage in the Early Church. Sources of early Christian thought. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.*

Olsen, Glenn W., and Wethersfield Institute, eds. Christian Marriage: A Historical Study. New York: Crossroad Pub, 2001.*

Witte, John. From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition. 2nd ed. Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.*


Allan, Graham, ed. The Sociology of the Family: A Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999.

Amato, Paul R. “Tension between Institutional and Individual Views of Marriage.” Journal of Marriage and Family 66, no. 4 (November 2004): 959–965.

Anderson, Ryan T. Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2015.*

Brake, Elizabeth, ed. After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Campbell, Ken M., ed. Marriage and Family in the Biblical World. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003.*

Chambers, Clare. Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State. First edition. Oxford political theory. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Corvino, John, and Maggie Gallagher. Debating Same-Sex Marriage. Point/counterpoint. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Den Otter, Ronald C. In Defense of Plural Marriage. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Forsyth, Peter Taylor. Marriage: Its Ethic and Religion. Eugene, Or.: Wipe & Stock Publishers, 1996.*

Fortes, Meyer. Marriage in Tribal Societies. Cambridge papers in social anthropology no. 3. Cambridge: University Press, 1972.

Fox, Robin. Kinship and Marriage: An Anthropological Perspective. Cambridge studies in social anthropology 50. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Garrison, Marsha, and Elizabeth S. Scott, eds. Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Girgis, Sherif, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George. What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. 1st American Edition. New York: Encounter Books, 2012.*

Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana, ed. Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Hauser, Daniel C. Marriage and Christian Life: A Theology of Christian Marriage. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 2005.*

Hull, Kathleen. Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Johnston, Philip, Sarah K. Whittle, and Thomas A. Noble, eds. Marriage, Family and Relationships: Biblical, Doctrinal and Contemporary Perspectives. S.l.: Apollos, 2017.*

Köstenberger, Andreas J., and David W. Jones. God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation. 2nd ed. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2010.*

Lawler, Michael G. Marriage and Sacrament: A Theology of Christian Marriage. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press, 1993.*

Lee, Patrick, and Robert P. George. Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014.*

Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Christian Marriage: From Basic Principles to Transformed Relationships. Edinburgh; Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 2012.*

Meyendorff, John. Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective. 2d expanded ed. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1975.*

Nichols, Joel A., ed. Marriage and Divorce in a Multicultural Context: Multi-Tiered Marriage and the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Ouellet, Marc. Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New Evangelization. Grand Rapids Michigan: Willian B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.*

Rubio, Julie Hanlon. A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family. New York: Paulist Press, 2003.*

Strasser, Mark Philip. Legally Wed: Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Thomas, Gary. Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More than to Make Us Happy? Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2015.*

Whitehead, K. D., ed. Marriage and the Common Good: Proceedings from the Twenty-Second Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, September 24-26, 1999, Deerfield, Illinois. South Bend, Ind: St. Augustine’s Press, 2001.*

Wilcox, William Bradford. Why Marriage Matters: Thirty Conclusions from the Social Sciences : A Report from Family Scholars. New York: Institute for American Values, 2011.*

Witte, John, and Eliza Ellison, eds. Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2005.*

Witte, John, and Robert M. Kingdon. Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin’s Geneva. Religion, marriage, and family. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 2005.*

Witte, John. The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015.*

Yoshino, Kenji. Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial: The Story of Hollingsworth v. Perry. First paperback edition. New York: Broadway Books, 2016.

*Refers to those written from a Christian perspective.