Real Women Resources

There are SO many resources, good and bad, out there today. I wanted to give you a few evangelical Christian books and websites that I have found to be helpful and trustworthy. The Bible is the only perfect book, so I encourage you to pray for discernment from the Holy Spirit before you pick up any book, listen to any podcast, or log on to any website. God gave us His word as the foundation of truth to measure everything else by, so I urge you to not be “led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3). Many of the authors listed below I either know personally or have watched them live their lives for Jesus in powerful ways that have helped me do the same. We will add to this list as we find more helpful resources.

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Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together

Mark & Grace Driscoll

The Four Laws of Love: Guaranteed Success for Every Married Couple

Jimmy Evans

The Naked Marriage: Undressing the Truth About Sex Intimacy and Lifelong Love

Dave & Ashley Willis

Naked & Healthy: Uncover the Lifestyle Your Mind, Body, Spirit, and Marriage need

Dave & Ashley Willis

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Gary Chapman

Cherish: The One Word that Changes Everything for Your Marriage

Gary Thomas

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Andreas J. Kostenberger

The Counterfeit Climax: Confronting the Issues that Sabotage Sex, Romance, and Relationships

Dave & Ashley Willis

Real Romance: Sex in the Song of Songs

Pastor Mark & Grace Driscoll

Healthy Relationships

Girlfriend Resolution: Discovering God’s Design for Authentic Friendships

Susan Thomas

Soul Friends: What Every Woman Needs to Grow in Her Faith

Jimmy Evans

The Blessed Woman: Learning About Grace from the Women of the Bible

Debbie Morris

When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People

Gary Thomas

Building Bounce: How to Grow Emotional Resilience

Marcus Warner & Stefanie Hinman

Leave & Cleave: A 21 Day Family System Journey

Pastor Mark Driscoll


Instructing a Child’s Heart

Tedd & Margy Tripp

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches

Rachel Jankovic

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God

Bruce A. Ware

Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training

Lou Priolo

How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child’s Sexual Character

Stan and Brenna Jones

Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money

Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

A Mother’s Legacy: Bible Study

Jeanne Hendricks

(un)Natural Mom

Hettie Brittz

Peace Pirates

Ashley Willis

The 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman

Parenting with Scripture

Kara Durbin

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers

Phil & Diane Comer


Creative Counterpart: Becoming the Woman, Wife, and Mother You’ve Longed to Be

Linda Dillow

The Personal Touch: Encouraging Others Through Hospitality

Rachael Crabb

Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother

Carolyn Mahaney

For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men

Shaunti Feldhahn

The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional

Stormie Omartian

The Flirtation Experiment

Lisa Jacobson

Counseling/Identity/Fear of Man/Anxiety

Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity

Mark Driscoll

Invisible: How You Feel Is Not Who You Are

Jennifer Rothschild

A Jewel in His Crown: Rediscovering Your Value as a Woman of Excellence

Priscilla Shirer

The Power of Your Words: How God Can Bless Your Life Through the Words You Speak

Robert Morris

When People are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man

Edward T. Welch

Speaking Truth In Love

David Powlison

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

Lysa Terkeurst

Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

Jennifer Rothschild

Fearlessly Feminine: Boldly Living God’s Plan for Womanhood

Jani Ortlund

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely

Lysa Terkeurst

Radical Gratitude: Discovering Joy Through Everyday Thankfulness

Ellen Vaughn

Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Healing The Scars of Addiction

Gregory L. Jantz, PhD with Ann McMurraya

Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

Gregory L. Jantz

Healing Depression for Life: The Personalized Approach that Offers New Hope for Lasting Relief

Gregory L. Jantz, PhD

Surprised by the Healers: Embracing Hope for Your Broken Story

Linda Dillow

Daddy’s Girl: Living as God’s Beloved Daughter

Lanna Andersen

Love Slows Down: How to Keep Anger and Anxiety from Ruining Life’s Relationships

Joel Malm

Understanding the Wounded Heart

Marcus Warner

Truly Free: Breaking the Snares That So Easily Entangled

Robert Morris

Spiritual Warfare/Holy Spirit/Prayer

Win Your War: Fight in the Realm You Didn’t See for Freedom in the One You Do

Mark & Grace Driscoll

Spirit-Filled Jesus: Live By His Power

Mark Driscoll

The God I Never Knew

Robert Morris

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Paul E. Miller

The Armor of God: Bible Study Book

Priscilla Shirer

Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer

Priscilla Shirer

Can We Talk?: Soul-Stirring Conversations with God

Priscilla Shirer

She Prays: A 31-Day Journey to Confident Conversations with God

Debbie Lindell

Perfect Lies: Overcoming Nine Hidden Beliefs That Stand between You and a Healthy, Joy-Filled Life

Jennifer Crow

Discerning the Voice of God – How to Recognize When God Speak

Priscilla Shirer

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Donald S. Whitney

Stop Tolerating the Jezebel Spirit

Robert Morris

Heaven: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything the Bible Says About Our Eternal Home 

Randy Alcorn

Total Freedom Journey

Jimmy Evans

Inner Healing Journey

Jimmy Evans

Pray like Jesus

Mark Driscoll & Ashley Chase

Satisfy My Thirsty Soul: For I am Desperate for Your Presence

Linda Dillow

Total Forgiveness

R. T. Kendall

A Deeper Walk

Marcus Warner

Warfare Praying

Mark I. Bubeck

The Bondage Breaker

Neil T. Anderson

Female Sexuality

Intimate Issues: 21 Questions Christian Women Ask about Sex

Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy

Douglas E. Rosenau

Sex and the Single Girl

Dr. Juli Slattery

Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters

Dr. Juli Slattery

25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy

Dr. Juli Slattery

Sexual Trauma

Surrendering the Secret – Bible Study Book: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion 

Pat Layton

Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse

Steven R. Tracy

Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse: Moving beyond the Past into a Healthy Future

Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D

Ditch the Baggage Change Your Life

Nancy Alcorn

Intentional Dating

Loveology: God, Love, Marriage, Sex and the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female

John Mark Comer

Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships

Henry Cloud

The Right One: How to Successfully Date and Marry the Right Person

Jimmy Evans

Pastor & Pastor’s Wives Biographies

Katharina Von Bora: A Reformation Life

Rudolf K. Markwald


Edith Schaeffer

Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham

Patricia Cornwell

Marriage to a Difficult Man: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan & Sarah Edwards

Elisabeth D. Dodds

Saturdays with Billy: My Friendship with Billy Graham

Donald J. Wilton

Gospel Patrons People Whose Generosity Changed the World

John Rinehart

Bible Versions for Young Readers

The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

NIrV Adventure Bible

ESV Study Bible

NLT Bible

The Child’s Story Bible

Books for Young Readers

Bedtime Prayers

Max Lucado, Denalyn Lucado, & Lisa Alderson

Honey for a Child’s Heart

Gladys Hunt 

God’s Design for Sex Series

Stan & Brenna Jones 

Big Truths for Young Hearts

Bruce Ware 

Big Truths for Young Hearts

Joey Allen 

Defined: Who God says you are by Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer 

Digging Deeper

Judges Part 1: Deborah Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Judges Part 2: Gideon Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Judges Part 3: Samson Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

1 Thessalonians Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

2 Thessalonians Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Elijah Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Jude Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Genesis Study Guide Vol.1

Mark Driscoll 

Genesis Study Guide Vol.2

Mark Driscoll 

Genesis Study Guide Vol.3

Mark Driscoll 

Genesis Study Guide Vol.4

Mark Driscoll 

Rebuilding Home: A Study in Nehemiah

Mark Driscoll 

Worship the King

Mark Driscoll 

Romans Study Guide Vol.1

Mark Driscoll 

Romans Study Guide Vol.2 

Mark Driscoll 

Romans Study Guide Vol.3 

Mark Driscoll 

Faith Works a Study in James  

Mark Driscoll 

Power Under Pressure: A Study in 2 Peter  

Mark Driscoll 

Odd Life, Good God: A Study in 1 Peter  

Mark Driscoll 

Spiritual Gifts Study Guide 

Mark Driscoll 

Pray Like Jesus Study Guide

Mark Driscoll 

Proverbs Journal ESV

Wisdom in Womanhood

Let Me Be A Women

Elisabeth Elliot 

Girl Defined

Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird 

Defined: Who God Says You Are

Priscilla Shirer 


Real Faith

Pastor Mark Driscoll

Going Beyond Ministries

Priscilla Shirer

XO Marriage

Pastor Jimmy Evans

Proverbs 31 Ministries

Lysa TerKeurst

Our Daily Bread Ministries

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Billy Graham

Free Bible Commentary

Bible Gateway

The Bible Project

Bible Hub

Free Apps

Bible Gateway


You Version

Strong’s Concordance

Randy Alcorn

Blue Letter Bible

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