St Paul's Anglican

For Talking Sex with your kids

Parents need to educate their children in the area of sex before the world do. Get on the front foot with these resources. Aim to read one every 2 years.

Talking Sex By the Book: Giving Kids a Bible-Based View of Identity, Relationships and Sexuality

Every parent faces the need to talk to their child about sex at one point or another. With so many complex questions and scenarions confronting today’s children, these conversations are beoming more and more crucial.

Patricia Weerakoon combines sexular research with biblical guidelines to answer all these questions, and gives advice for different age levels from toddlers to teens and beyond on topics such as body develoment and image, sex and relationships, pornography and gender. There are also activities to help parents to work through their own hesitations and concerns.

For Marriage

The best way to love your kids is to love your spouse. Give your marriage an annual tune up by reading a book on marriage every year.

Married for God

Although God invented marriage, by nature we prefer to attempt to work it out for ourselves. This book will turn your thinking upside down, examining the Bible’s teaching on marriage, and applying its joyful simplicity to our sexually chaotic 21st century world.

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God

Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone – Christians, sceptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged – the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan. 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. 

Gospel-Centered Marriage: Becoming the Couple God Wants You to Be

Most of what the Bible has to say about marriage does not come flagged up under a heading of marriage. Its not just the famous marriage passages that shape a gospel-centred marriage, but the whole Bible-story of God’s good creation, humanity’s wicked rebellion and God’s gracious redemption.

This study guide on Christian marriage focuses on how the Gospel shapes the practical realities of everyday life. Author Tim Chester lifts the lid on many of the common pressure points that modern couples face, and shows how a proper understanding of the Gospel can shape a response.