Have you ever asked or been asked these questions?

  • How do I forgive those who hurt me?
  • How do I seek forgiveness from those I wronged?
  • Why do friendships fall apart?
  • Are relationships supposed to be difficult?
  • How do I rebuild trust in a relationship?
  • What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman?
  • What does the Bible say about dating?
  • Why am I stuck being single?
  • What does the Bible say about living together and sex before marriage?
  • How can my fiance and I use our engagement to get ready for marriage?
  • How can my spouse and I build a strong marriage?
  • How do I deal with a difficult marriage?
  • How can my spouse and I strengthen our sexual intimacy?
  • What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage?
  • How many children should we consider having?
  • What does the Bible say about birth control?
  • How should we prepare for a new baby?
  • How do we face infertility?
  • How do I deal with an unplanned pregnancy?
  • How can I be faithful as a single parent?
  • How can I get help raising a child with special needs?
  • What are acceptable schooling options?
  • How should we explore adoption or foster care?
  • What is family worship?
  • How do I discipline my young children?
  • How should I talk to my children about sex?
  • How can I prepare my children for adolescence?
  • How can I deal with a difficult teen?
  • How do we transition to an empty nest?
  • How can I influence my grandchildren?
  • How do I care for an aging loved one?
  • How do I grieve the loss of a loved one?
  • How can I deal with stress, worry, and anxiety?
  • Where can I get help to recover from addiction?

These are important questions! We want to help you find biblical solutions and articulate biblical answers to these real-life struggles.

Below is a brief list of recommended books we believe will help you grow in your understanding and practice of marriage, family, gender, sexuality, and biblical counseling. Many of these books are available at the Book Nook at Arlington Baptist Church.

*A recommendation does not mean we agree with everything in the book or with the author's total theology. We believe we can learn from other brothers and sisters even though we may disagree on secondary or tertiary matters. We encourage everyone to follow the example of the Bereans (Acts 17:11) and test everything by Scripture and hold fast to what is true (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

Gender & Sexuality
Biblical Counseling

To see more recommended reading, check out our book lists for Christian Beliefs and Christian Living.