The Meaning of Marriage

Tim Keller

About This Book

The Meaning of Marriage shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. Shows how the gospel changes our expectations, commitment, purpose, communication, acceptance, roles, and sex.

Read scripture passages and 2-3 pages of a chapter out loud together; discuss using provided discussion guide here

6-8 sessions

Participants purchase book; no participant prep (outside reading optional)





Book discussion


Steve MattasJune 24, 2017

The chapters typically took around an hour to read and leader prep was another hour. Each session began with an approximate 20-minute video and we discussed the reading/video for another 45 minutes. Good points to strengthen your marriage and the group liked the study.