Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships

Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships

by Scott LaPierre

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Overview

God wants your marriage to be a joy and blessing, but you must embrace the principles in His Word!

Nearly everything in life comes with instructions--from the cell phones we use to the automobiles we drive. Yet when it comes to marriage, many people struggle without proper guidance. Couples experience pain and conflict when love and joy should flourish. The good news is there are instructions for marriage too, written by the One who created marriage. In Marriage God's Way, Pastor Scott LaPierre presents these biblical instructions combined with:
  • Personal stories and application to daily life
  • Explanations of the roles and responsibilities God has given husbands and wives
  • Answers to common questions about godly love and how to show it, headship and submission, intimacy, and establishing an indestructible foundation for your relationship


God intended marriage to be one of the greatest gifts on this side of Heaven. In Marriage God's Way, whether you are preparing for your wedding, newlyweds, or marriage veterans, you will learn the Recipe for a Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationship.

Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders:
  • "The reader will be richly rewarded!"--Tedd Tripp: Best-selling author of Shepherding a Child's Heart
  • "This is what every marriage needs!"--Scott Brown: Founder of The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and author of A Theology of the Family
  • "Scott LaPierre helps couples find the intimacy God intended!"--Reb Bradley: Founder of Family Ministries and best-selling author of Child Training Tips

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692689356
Publisher: Charis Family Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2016
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 417,094
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Scott is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church and a conference speaker. He and his wife, Katie, have been blessed with seven children.

Contact Pastor Scott or learn more about him:
  • Email: scott@scottlapierre.org
  • Website: scottlapierre.org
  • Facebook: @ScottLaPierreAuthor
  • YouTube: @ScottLaPierre
  • Twitter: @PastorWCC
  • Instagram: @PastorWCC
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Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Chelho 9 months ago
Best advise yet In a world like ours nowadays it is very seldom that you see that someone points out the importance of submission in the part of the wife. I believe it is how it was designed in the very beginning. Though there is that space in between for adjustment and in a harmonious relationship, the roles between the partners is what counts. It really challenges the couples. This book is very uplifting and inspirational. It cites several experiences by the author. A very highly recommended read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marcus Taylor More than 1 year ago
If you only read one book on marriage, make it this one! What sets it apart is that it is both thoroughly grounded in Scripture and at the same time down to earth practical. It is both soundly theological and pastorally helpful. If you have read many marriage books, you know that is a rare combination. What I found so refreshing is that Scott doesn't shy away from the clear teaching of Scripture on controversial (or disliked) topics like headship and submission, yet at the same time he doesn't go beyond what God has written to force every couple into predefined stereotypes. I have read other biblically-grounded books that went too far in providing overly rigid application. But Scott doesn't do that. Instead, he provides helpful suggestions and encouragement to couples to apply God’s principles in sensible ways in their own marriages. For example, he writes “Since each husband has different strengths and weaknesses, it is impossible to absolutely say how a wife should help because men will want—and need—help in different ways. Some men love to cook and enjoy taking on that responsibility. For men who struggle just making toast, they will find it helpful for their wives to do the cooking. Some men could not balance a checkbook if their lives depended on it, and for those men, it will be helpful if their wives oversee the finances... The important issue here is for wives to learn what their husbands need and then strive to help in those ways.” This is just one example of how Scott strikes the right balance between being firm on Scriptural truth and leaving room for couples to work out God's principles in their own marriages. The pattern of the whole book is this: 1.) Lay out a Biblical principle, 2.) challenge readers to accept or reject it, 3.) encourage us to apply God's Word in a way that makes sense in our own marriage. Number one makes the book theological. Number two makes it challenging- as Scott says in the beginning, the real question comes back to whether we will submit to God's Word. That's always the challenge. Number three makes it gracious and pastoral. The combination of all three makes it, as advertised, a Biblical recipe for a healthy marriage- and a must read!
odontoman More than 1 year ago
Christian marriages fail at an astonishing rate. Couples enter into their marriage covenant with little preparation or with much unaddressed sin. This brings shame to the name of Jesus, therefore, it is crucial to equip young adults in the realities of marriage. LaPierre’s succinct book places the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of Christians. Stop the blaming and start reclaiming. “Marriage God’s Way” is serious reading that delivers hard-hitting biblical commentary. He provides a multitude of questions to get the conversation going and practical advice to put couples on the right track. LaPierre’s book is stimulating, thought-provoking, encouraging, and theologically sound.
Thebookdevourer 9 months ago
This is an excellent book along with the companion workbook by the same name. My husband and I have an awesome marriage of 23 years and we plan at least another 23 years. But this book was not a waste of time. It is wonderful to work on a better marriage together with God. It only gets better. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sharon_Arundel 10 months ago
This is a very easy to follow workbook and is useful for any Christian married couple. Even if you are not having issues it helps to ensure that you are both focused on what is important. By working through the workbook it ensures that you really think about the questions and your attitudes. A wonderful book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book has changed how I look at marriage. I'm applying this to my marriage to make it better because we know that marriage takes three, you, your spouse & God. Very well written and easy to understand. I really love this book and that's why I highly recommend it. It deserves more than five stars. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find it really hard to write a review for this book and it took me a while to finally get to it. I think that this book contains some great advice and I liked that this book was meant for both husbands and wives. Another thing that I really liked was that it used a lot of Scripture to back up its claims and it did so in a convincing manner without taking verses out of context and twisting them to the author's liking. The author also has a very clear and accessible style of writing. However, what was missing in my opinion might be a little bit of warmth or maybe grace - this book presents a simple formula that may not be that simple in real life. It was also very heavy on submission, which is important in marriage, but I felt like it was maybe stressed a little too much. Now, I am not married yet and just preparing for marriage and there were other books that just seemed more helpful to me. I think that if you're in a different situation, this straight-forward, no-nonsense book might be exactly what you need. It's not unlikely that I will come back to this book once I'm married and see it in a different light, but for now, that is all I can say. If you're looking for a clear and honest Biblical resource, I encourage you to have a look at this book to see if this might be for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for Christian Counselors Very good book, it clearly demonstrates what the Bible says about marriage. Easy to read with profoundly simple ideas, Marriage God's Way is a book anyone doing Christian Counseling should read. Pastor Scott quotes the Bible but also explains it in a way that is easy to understand. Part of his explanation of 1 Peter 3:1 is "husbands seem to struggle with stubbornness even more when they feel they are being nagged, and wives seem to struggle with nagging even more when they feel their husbands are being stubborn." I loved the part about submission where he says "submission means a wife sees herself as a part of her husband's team", I also appreciated the emphasis on that the Bible says a woman is only supposed to submit to her own husband, not all men. My favorite quote "A husband's love and a wife's submission is not a test of their obedience to their spouse. It is a test of their obedience to the Lord." This is a great book for anyone that wants to understand what the Bible says about Marriage. But it also clearly points out why what the Bible says actually works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has definitely done his share of counseling as well as Biblical research for his subject. This book (and its workbook) is a well-written and comprehensive focus on the problems many couples, both newly wed and those blessed with many years of married life, have. The ideals of communication with GOD and spouse is a theme that rings true. This book reminds us that GOD's purpose for marriage is not to just live, but to enjoy our life together. I am reviewing it as an ARC, but I have thoroughly embraced the challenge that I've received after 48+ years of marriage...that being that I am responsible for more than just me. I need to nurture my husband and our love by responding (or not!) to him in ways he identifies as respectful. Thank you for reminding me. This book has been more than a blessing. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Cindy in GA
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tshombye K. Ware for Readers' Favorite Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships by Scott LaPierre is a book that encourages developing a marriage according to the Word of God. The book tackles and reveals questions and answers about marriage. The author has skillfully added the proper biblical scriptures to build a solid foundation. One thing I enjoy is when an author backs up their teachings with the Word of God. Outside of the Bible, most teachings are from experience or obtained knowledge through studies. While both of these concepts can equate to sound doctrine, there is nothing more profound than the Word of God when dealing with such a controversial topic. The book reads more like a comprehensive Bible study. This is not a bad thing at all. The author uses practical examples as Jesus did with the parables to help readers see what he is talking about instead of only reading. Every aspect of building a healthy marriage is covered in this book. The biblical knowledge of the author is consistent and deliberate. When a book such as this is created, it's wise to stay within the confines of the Bible. The author uses several examples to open up our minds as we receive the message echoing throughout this book. It leaves no room for unanswered questions. I can see this book being taught at seminars around the world. The author's knowledge of the topic is comprehensive without condemning those who may have faltered from God's way. I recommend this book to anyone thinking about getting married according to the Bible. The wisdom within the pages of this book will even help those who are not of the Christian faith.