What Is True Love?

from Feb 04, 2010 Category: Ligonier Resources

What is true love? The Bible has specific things to say about our love for God, for our neighbors and for our families. At the time of year when society turns our focus even more inward, here are resources that teach us what true, unselfish Biblical love looks like.


The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers by Michael A.G. Haykin is written specifically to celebrate marriage. Dr. Haykin believes that love letters written by Christian husbands and wives of the past can help strengthen marriages today. Retail: $15 | Buy it for $12

Listen to Dr. Haykin’s interview with with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine of Family Life Today on February 10th and 11th. If you miss the radio broadcast, you can find it here.


With One Voice: Singleness, Dating and Marriage by Alex & Marni Chediak - The process of romance for unmarried Christians is as complicated for singles today as it has ever been. Alex and Marni Chediak show that it is more important to become a certain type of person than it is to find a certain type of person. They offer wise guidance in how we should go about choosing a partner. Retail: $12 | Buy it for $9.60 



A Biblical Guide to Love, Sex and Marriage by Dr. Derek & Rosemary Thomas - This book is about marriage and its relationships based largely on the Song of Solomon. Retail: $12 | Buy it for $12


The Intimate Marriage by R.C. Sproul - Dr. Sproul offers practical, Biblical wisdom to help build and sustain a strong, Christ-centered marriage. From a pastoral perspective, he explores common problems faced by couples, such as criticisms, sexual problems, and lack of communication. Retail: $10 | Buy it for $8



Loving God with All Your Mind by Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Jr. - Christ is Lord of all, including the pursuit of knowledge. In this book, Dr. Veith examines what it means to love God with all of the mind, steering us clear of the errors of irrationalism and intellectual autonomy. Retail: $16 | Buy it for $12.80


Teaching series:

Loved by God by R.C. Sproul - In this teaching series examines important Biblical references about God’s love, Dr. Sproul addresses how the love of God relates to His sovereignty, holiness, and electing grace. Retail: $38 | Buy it for $30.40

Love by R.C. Sproul - In this teaching series Dr. R.C. Sproul explains that in today’s culture, the meaning of love has been skewed. He explores the biblical understanding of love by carefully examing Paul’s great chapter on love in 1 Corinthians 13. Retail: $38 | Buy it for $30.40

A helpful collection of articles on this topic by R.C. Sproul, Harry Reeder, Joel Beeke, Tom Ascol, Susan Hunt, R.C. Sproul Jr., and other authors can be found here.