“The Meaning of Marriage” Study Guide

The Meaning of Marriage: Free Study Guide

kellerHave you read Timothy & Kathy Keller’s book, “The Meaning of Marriage”?  It’s an excellent book on the subject of marriage.  While we are not affiliated with the Keller’s or Redeemer church, we have compiled an unofficial study guide that may be used with the book.  While the study guide has been specifically designed for use in small group environments, married couples may also benefit from discussing the material on their own.

The original study guide also included questions from a series of audio messages given from a number of pastors as well. We used to provide access to these messages as well (as we found them all freely available online), but we have since be asked to remove them. We’ll post an updated study guide in the near future that removes or edits the questions that were taken from these audio messages.

Feel free to click the links below for access to each study guide we currently have available. We hope to have updated versions out very soon!

Study Material:

The Meaning of Marriage (Participant’s Guide): This is a the regular study guide for nearly all who wish to go through the study.

The Meaning of Marriage (Leader’s Guide): This is a copy of the same material with additional leader’s notes included.  This will be best utilized by those who are facilitating discussion in a small group setting.


We have written weekly posts about “The Meaning of Marriage” as part of our ‘Read With Us’ campaign.  So, as you read through the book and study material, we’d love for you to chime in with any thoughts you may have about the book, marriage, sex, etc.  Thanks for stopping by, and we hope this study will bless your marriage.

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Introduction

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #1

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #2

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #3

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #4

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #5

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #6

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #7

Read With Us: The Meaning of Marriage Week #8


A tremendous amount of effort has gone into making this material available, and we would love to hear your feedback so that it may be improved even further.  After you complete the study, please consider commenting or writing to us with your feedback.  Thank you.

42 thoughts on ““The Meaning of Marriage” Study Guide

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  2. purchasing book right now and downloading the audio stuff … hubby and i will be away all next week on vaca for a week in TN … so I hope we don’t get to far behind … I’m going to tell him about this at supper time 🙂

      • totally forgot about this until I got an e-mail post today … oh my goodness … gotta get me and hubby back on this … before we got to TN this year … lol!

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  4. I’m on staff at LifeChurch.tv. We recommend The Meaning of Marriage to our LifeGroups on our site, resources.lifechurch.tv. Can we have permission to provide your participant guide and leader guide on the site as well?

      • Is this participant guide a study guide of the ENTIRE book. Of course it would have been great for Tim Keller to put together a study guide but I realized it’s not there and only found this guide the closest to a guide for the book

      • Yes, this study guide is for the entire book, “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller. Thousands of people have used it and found it to be an excellent resource.

  5. We are also doing a study on Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage” book in September, 2013. I was going to start preparing for it now (March, 2013) and came across this study guide. What a blessing! Thank you so much for sharing this. Could I have the Word version and permission to use? Colleen Shue, Counselor, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral, Fl

  6. Thanks a lot for this post! Would you be able to provide me with the word files so I can use this for premarital counseling? Appreciate it!

  7. Hey there, could I also have your study guide in Word format? You guys saved me a ton of work over the next 2 months! I’m downloading the audio files as I type.

  8. Hi, I’m a working as well, with setting up our pre-marriage counseling with Imago Dei Church- Milwaukee. Could you send me the word docs as well? Thanks so much! Blessings!

  9. I am just starting this study with a small group of women from church…could you send me this study guide in Word. Also do you know if there is a video series of this study by Timothy keller himself available??? Thank you! Shawn

  10. I have just started this study with a small group of women from church. Can you sent this study to me in Word. Also do you know if this series is available in video by Timothy Keller?

    Thank you Shawn

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  12. Hi, I am planning to use this incredible tool you have created for our study ( myself and my husband), would it be possible to get the Word version?

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  14. Going to be doing a Marriage class at our church. Would it be alright to direct our class to your page to go over material and listen to messages? Great job! Thank you for the study!

  15. Thank you for this resource, I plan to use it with a small group of women could I have the word version? Thank you

  16. This is wonderful! Could you email me a copy of the word docs to use for our pre-marital counseling and marriage counseling at our church? Thank you!

    john at veritasfayetteville dot com

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