Marriage & Intimacy
Resources that explore the theology and practice of relational intimacy
Mending the Soul’s marriage resources reflect a disciplinary, integrative approach to the practice of relational intimacy. They combine biblical data on sexuality and relationships with marriage and bonding research, effectively guiding the reader in applying the research to his or her own relationships.
Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a “one-flesh mystery” (Ephesians 5:31-32). This mystery of human bonding is as beautiful as it is complex, particularly in a post-Eden world. Many of us find ourselves woefully aware of our relational deficits and lack vibrant marriages to emulate. Those who have not experienced relationships of health, safety, and security particularly find they need roadmaps along the way. In the pages of these resources, readers will find personal encouragement and direction that is both biblically precise and practical for their relational journeys. Forever and Always is built upon God’s promises to heal and redeem and is designed to be utilized with another person or in a small group setting.
Mending the Soul marriage and intimacy resources are designed for both singles and couples, and cover a variety of relationship topics like bonding, sexuality, marriage discipleship, headship and submission, and roles and decision-making.
Forever & Always: The Art of Intimacy, written by Steve and Celestia Tracy, combines biblical data on sexuality and relationships with marriage and bonding research. It is a practical guide for couples and singles to experience deeper, healthier relationships.
Marriage at the Crossroads is authored by Steve and Celestia Tracy and William and Aida Spencer. This book offers a constructive dialogue about marriage in practice from the differing evangelical perspectives. Both books are available in the Mending the Soul online store.
Steve and Celestia Tracy teach a bi-annual, four-day intensive class on the art of bonding at Phoenix Seminary, utilizing Forever and Always as a primary textbook.