16 Best Christian Dating Books You Must Read

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(16 Life-Changing Christian Dating Books You Must Read)


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With the vast array of Christian dating books available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with where to start. We’ve compiled our list of the best Christian books to get you started. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews) What books would you add to the list? We’d love to hear from you!


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1) Christian Dating Simplified: A Short Guide to the only Four Questions You Need to Ask



Top Christian Dating Books // #1

One of our personal favorite Christian dating books, Christian Dating Simplified: A Short Guide to the only Four Questions You Need to Ask presents four (the only four!) questions you need to ask to know if the relationship you’re considering is right. We can’t spoil them for you here, but we can say that author Aaron Torch destroys the myths and superficial ‘rules’ of dating and captures the essence of the biblical message instead.

If you’ve ever wondered what the Bible says about soul mates or if God will somehow tell you who to date and marry, this book is for you!

Get Christian Dating Simplified today!


2) The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption



Top Christian Dating Books // #2

In this beautiful book, author Matt Chandler helps navigate relationship issues for both singles and marrieds by illuminating the process Solomon followed: attraction, courtship, marriage and even arguing. Indeed, The Song of Solomon offers timeless and clear insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. The Mingling of Souls is a book that will undoubtedly change how you view and approach love.

Perhaps the most read Christian book on marriage for the millennial generation, the book has important lessons for all of us.

3) Preparing for Marriage


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Christian Dating Books // #3

When you’re getting to know the love of your life, it’s easy to learn about their family and friends, educational background, athletics, hobbies and more.

However, learning about this special someone’s theology is a bit more thorny if you even think to ask at all.  On www.desiringGod.org, seasoned pastor and theologian John Piper compiles for couples a questionnaire Preparing for Marriage

In his original questionnaire (that is now chapter 1 of this book) Piper asks some of the typical stuff  (like friends and entertainment), but then he dives deeper. There’s questions far too many couples don’t ask each other when they’re dating.  Questions about theology, worship, devotion, the roles of husband and wife and more. This book is of immense value to couples getting to know each other or couples that have been together for decades.

4) Holding Hands, Holding Hearts: Recovering a Biblical View of Christian Dating


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Top Christian Dating Books // #4

Husband and wife authors Sharon L. Phillips and Richard D. Phillips met at a church singles group and were married twenty months later.  This book offers their biblical view of relationships without avoiding the topics of attraction, dating, commitment and more. One of the shorter Christian dating books on the market, it’s a great little read with a big impact. Get holding hands, holding hearts today.


5) The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not about Who You Marry, But Why?



Top Christian Dating Books // #5

The most important search of your life will be for your mate. With that in mind, Gary Thomas wants you to discard the popular notion of looking for your What “soul mate” and look for a “sole mate”instead.  A sole mate is someone who will walk beside you as you serve the One who loves you most.  A beautiful concept and thought, The Sacred Search, is a must read for singles or marrieds.  As Gary so eloquently reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find, but something you create.


6) You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity


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Top Christian Dating Books // #6


In You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity, author Francis Chan and his wife Lisa tackle the big question many couples ponder beyond altar: How do I have a great marriage? Instead of writing fluff and flowers, Francis and Lisa use Scripture to answer this question.

Drawing upon the Bible, You and Me Forever will help you embrace the adventure of marriage and learn how to thrive in it.

(Yes, we realize this wasn’t exactly a Christian dating book, but we felt many principles were just as applicable!)


7) Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach


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Top Christian Dating Books // #7

Sex, Dating, and Relationships by Pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas adds a new, provocative read to the deep Christian dating book market.  The pastors appeal to readers to get serious and make wise choices about honoring Christ via their sexuality.

Among the questions you’ll get answers to in this book: When it comes to “hooking up,” how far is too far; what does the Bible say about sexuality?; and how can one have a solid dating relationship (and not just a fling or one night stand).


8) The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating


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Top Christian Dating Books // #8

In The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating, author Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and risks associated with dating in the twenty-first century. We feel he offers the most practical and uncensored advice on the topic and, out of the many Christian Dating books out there, most challenges single Millennials to step up and set high standards.

9) Getting Serious About Getting Married: Rethinking the Gift of Singleness



Top Christian Dating Books // #9


We’ve all heard singles who defend their relationship status by saying their singledom is a gift or choice.  Author Debbie Maken isn’t so sure about this. In Get Serious About Getting Married she proposes that marriage is the fundamental relationship and structure for life that God chose for us.

Maken eloquently argues that the church needs to re-illuminate the importance of the gift of marriage (not singledom). This Christian dating book issues a challenge to churches to reexamine their postures toward singleness and singles to rexamine what the true gift really is.


10) Preparing for Marriage (Christian Dating Books Series)


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Top Christian Dating Books // #10

Via eight sessions of fun, romantic study, this dynamic Christian dating program was created to help couples lay the foundation for a strong and lasting marriage.  There are lessons on how to handle finances, plan for the future, develop a positive sexual relationship, and juggle the demands of family. Get Preparing for Marriage now.


11) 5 Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style



Top Christian Dating Books // #11

If you’re sick of cliche, simplistic theories on dating  you must check out 5 Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style.  Like five dating books rolled into one, this book presents insight from five respected Christian relationship experts. They are:

  • Lauren Winner with The Counter-Cultural Approach
  • Douglas Wilson with The Courtship Approach
  • Rick Holland with The Principled Approach
  • Jonathan Lindvall with The Betrothal Approach
  • And, Jeramy and Jerusha Clark with The Purposed Approach

See what approach most speaks to your heart and try it out!  Get 5 Paths to the Love of Your Life.


12) Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen



Christian Dating Books // #12

Do you feel like you need more than your dad’s permission to marry?  In Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen author Candice Watters gives women permission to marry too. Watters encourages women to believe a good Christian marriage is possible and gives the tools to make it happen. The book includes the Watters’ personal testimonial from single to married as well as a biblical view on marriage. This book is a fresh, welcome addition to the Christian dating book scene. Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help it Happen.


13) Preparing for Marriage Gods Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding



Top Christian Dating Books // #13

Wayne A. Mack’s Preparing for Marriage God’s Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding is a thoughtful marriage counseling resource that helps couples illuminate the personalities, background, and expectations they bring to the marriage table. Via Bible study, readers learn more about God’s expectations for marriage and become equipped with his ways for dealing with common marital strife. Also included in the book are follow-up lessons for after your wedding.


14) What Women Wish You Knew about Dating: A Single Guy’s Guide to Romantic Relationships



Christian Dating Books // #14

Using a unique mix of biblical principles, psychological insight, practical tips, and comedy, What Women Wish You Knew about Dating: A Single Guy’s Guide to Romantic Relationships by Stephen Ph. D. Simpson shows readers how to be a man, date like a man and get a relationship with a woman off to a fabulous start. Get this book now!


15) How To Get A Date Worth Keeping: Be Dating In Six Months Or Your Money Back



Top Christian Dating Books // #15

Drawing on over a decade of experience counseling singles on the art of dating, Dr. Henry Cloud shares his proven and successful, step-by-step approach to getting a date a worth keeping! Teeming with real examples, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping is a book worth keeping and sharing with your single friends who want to date. Get this book today!


Cloud’s book will help you get more dates or better dates and break your old, un-fruitful dating life cycle.  You’ll learn what it is about you that puts off potential dates and why you’re often attracted to people who are wrong for you.  If you’re tired of reading Christian dating books, this one could quite possibly be your last.

16) Loving People: How to Love and Be Loved


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Top Christian Dating Books // #16
Your personal guide to learning how to love.

Love is God’s most important gift.  However, how much do you really know about love and how to give and receive it?  In Loving People, best-selling author Dr. John Townsend shows how love can actually be learned and gives you the tools to begin learning.

Drawing upon illustrations and memorable stories to drive his points home,  Townsend covers the following topics in his book receiving and connecting love, healing and confronting love, and romantic and surrendering love.  Readers will delight in this wonderful literary gift of all things love.




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