God has beautifully designed marriage to be a covenant relationship between a man and a woman that is fulfilling to them and pleasing to Him. The Song of Solomon uses an apple tree as a picture of this relationship that provides sweetness and fulfillment from its fruit as well as protection within its shade.
In Under the Apple Tree: God’s Word on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Dr. Jon McNeff invites you to discover God’s divine purpose for marriage. This verse by verse exposition of the Song of Solomon shares the wisdom of God’s Word in defining and strengthening a biblical marriage.
Within these pages, you’ll discover godly advice about how to begin a Christ-centered relationship, what to look for in a future spouse, guidelines for dating and courtship, and handling pre-marital doubts. You’ll examine the foundations necessary to prepare for marriage, God’s purpose for a wedding, why sex is sacred, and how to keep your love alive after the honeymoon is over. Finally, you’ll gain practical knowledge to strengthen your marriage as you learn how to make up after you’ve messed up, put the past behind you, and deepen your commitment to your spouse.
Dr. Jon McNeff is Pastor Emeritus of North Creek Church in Walnut Creek, California where he served as Senior Pastor for twenty-five years. He has been married to his wife Anne since 1972. They have three adult children and ten grandchildren.
Jon’s commitment to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture drives his belief that the church is the center of God’s program on earth. This has fueled his commitment to build the church through consistent expository preaching and teaching, Christ centered worship, biblical counseling and discipleship, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and globally.