Interviews on Marriage

I Caught My Husband Checking Out Another Woman

by John Piper

In episode 412, Pastor John gives counsel to an aging wife who caught her husband checking out a younger woman.

Is Oral Sex Okay?

by John Piper

In episode 400, Pastor John answers the often asked question, is oral sex okay?

Will You Marry a Couple Already Living Together?

by John Piper

In episode 365, Pastor John discusses the conditions in which he would marry a couple living together.

Are We Too Financially Unstable To Get Married?

by John Piper

In episode 295, Pastor John discusses financial stability and getting married.

Must a Wife Take Her Husband’s Last Name?

by John Piper

In episode 222, Pastor John talks about a wife taking her husband's last name

Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

by John Piper

In Episode 191, Pastor John explains why he would not attend the wedding of a same-sex couple.

Why Adam’s Singleness Was Not Good

by John Piper

In Episode 169, Pastor John explains why Adam’s singleness was “not good.”

Is My Husband’s Porn a Marriage Deal Breaker?

by John Piper

In Episode 165, Pastor John explains that marriage is a covenant to max, namely, a symbol of how Christ is bonded to his church.

What Advice Would You Give Newly Married John Piper?

by John Piper

In Episode 144, Pastor John shares the advice he would hypothetically give a “younger John Piper” about marriage.

What Is a Wife's Responsibility In Solving Marital Conflict?

by John Piper

John Piper says a wife is to prayerfully and humbly bring her perspective to her husband.

Is It Important to Have Your Parents' Blessing in Marriage?

by John Piper

John Piper says it is important to have your parents' blessing, but not absolutely necessary.

What Is Your Stance on Married Couples Using Birth Control Pills?

by John Piper

John Piper tells why and how he thinks it's OK to use "conception control."

What Should a Pastor Think About Marrying Non-Believers?

by John Piper

John Piper says God approves of non-Christians getting married, even though it's sin.

What Can I Do to Help My Parents Stay Together?

by John Piper

John Piper suggests several ways a child might help his parents' marriage endure.

Is It Foolish to Marry Someone I Know Will Die Soon?

by John Piper

John Piper says that illness is not among the factors that make marriage foolish.

If a Husband or Wife Has Cheated, but Then Decides to Stay With Their Spouse, Where Do They Go From Here?

by John Piper

John Piper says that unfaithful spouses should confess their sin and humbly seek to win their partners back.

What Do You Think of Using the Internet to Find a Spouse?

by John Piper

John Piper acknowledges the merits of online matchmaking and wonders how it might inform the church.

What Should I Do If My Wife Says She Doesn't Love Me?

by John Piper

John Piper says that an unloved spouse should stay compassionately committed.

How Should a Couple Considering Marriage Deal With Sexual Sins From Previous Relationships?

by John Piper

John Piper says that all sin should be given to God first and then spoken about openly with your spouse-to-be.

Is It Biblical to Think That Physical Attraction Must Be a Component of a Godly Marriage?

by John Piper

John Piper says spouses should focus mainly on cultivating attractive spirits, not attractive bodies.

How Do You Decide What to Preach At Weddings?

by John Piper

John Piper says that any biblical truth can be a marriage sermon.

What Can I Say to My Christian Friend Who Just Got Engaged to a Non-Christian?

by John Piper

John Piper says that our love for Jesus should control our love for another, not the other way around.

What Is At Stake In the Battle to Redefine Marriage?

by John Piper

John Piper says that our definition of marriage has great spiritual, cultural, and social effects.

How Can Wives Encourage Their Husbands?

by John Piper

John Piper mentions three ways a Christian wife can bless her husband.