Your Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship

Your Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship

by Scott LaPierre
Your Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship

Your Marriage God's Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship

by Scott LaPierre

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Overview

Celebrate the Marriage God Made for You

Your most important earthly connection is with your spouse, and when you honor the person you married, you’re also honoring God. He created marriage to be one of life’s greatest gifts, and the instruction manual you need for a joyful, lasting union is found in His Word.

In Your Marriage God’s Way, author and pastor Scott LaPierre takes a close look at the principles for building a biblical marriage—one in which your relationship with Christ brings guidance and blessing into your relationship with your spouse. You’ll gain the tools to…
  • understand the unique roles and responsibilities of husbands and wives
  • recognize and resolve the conflicts you face with a heart of hope and compassion
  • follow God’s worthy command to love and cherish your spouse unconditionally
Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey or you’ve been on the road together for years, Your Marriage God’s Way will provide the helpful and encouraging insights you need to experience marriage as God intends it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736983969
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Series: God's Way
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 189,354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Scott LaPierre is a senior pastor, author, and popular conference speaker. He holds an MA in biblical studies from Liberty University. Scott and his wife, Katie, live in Washington State, and God has blessed them with nine children. Learn more about Pastor Scott at his website, www.scottlapierre.org, and connect with him on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

Table of Contents

One of the Greatest Gifts God Has Given Us 9

Part 1 Recognize That …

1 Your Marriage Reflects Your Relationship with Christ 15

2 Marriage "Problems" Are Really Symptoms 23

Part 2 Creation of Marriage and the Fall (Genesis 1-3)

3 God's Establishment of Adam's Headship 33

4 Male Leadership Is God's Pattern 43

5 The Help a Man Needs 55

6 Consequences of the Fall for Husbands and Wives 71

Part 3 Understanding Love

7 What Is Love? 83

8 Characteristics of Agape 91

Part 4 A Husband's Call to Agape and a Wife's Call to Respect (Ephesians 5:25-33)

9 A Husband Should Agape His Wife 101

10 Spiritually Strong Husbands 111

11 Protecting Your Marriage 119

12 A Wife Should Respect Her Husband 131

Part 5 Understanding Submission

13 What Submission Does Not Mean 145

14 Equal-Opportunity Submission 155

15 Putting Your Husband in a Position to Lead 165

Part 6 A Wife's Beauty and a Husband's Treatment (1 Peter 3:1-7)

16 Winning Over Your Husband 177

17 A Woman's Greater Beauty 189

18 The Bible's "Perfect" Wife 197

19 A Husband Treats His Wife Well By 207

Part 7 A Biblical View of Intimacy (1 Corinthians 7:1-6)

20 The Case for Intimacy 223

Part 8 A Strong Foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)

21 Building on Christ 237

Notes 249

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Most Christian books on marriage today don’t have much Scripture in them. This one is saturated with the Word of God. If you want a book that is built on the foundation of exposition of Scripture, this is for you. Scott’s practical insights are grounded in the biblical text using biblical language. Your Marriage God’s Way will fill your mind with the pure and perfect Word of God. This is what every marriage needs.”
—Scott T. Brown, pastor, Hope Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC

“This book is a timely reminder that God is the author of marriage. As a pastor who counsels real couples with real struggles, Scott knows how to deliver practical advice rooted in biblical truth. Get ready for a new appreciation for your marriage and the rewarding gift of love between a husband and wife.”
—Jay Payleitner, national speaker and bestselling author of 52 Ways to Connect as a Couple

Your Marriage, God’s Way not only tells but shows how to have a strong marriage. Starting with the biblical truth that a fulfilling marriage is possible when each spouse’s chief goal is to please the Lord, Scott gently and skillfully guides husbands and wives to life-changing insights that will strengthen relationships young and seasoned.”
—Steve and Annie Chapman, musical ambassadors to the family, authors

“Scott LaPierre provides an excellent balanced, biblical view of marriage in this practical guide. The need is great. The timeliness of this treatment is critical. It is a word in season to a world of marital disintegration, confusion, and misunderstandings.”
—Kevin Swanson, pastor, author, host of Generations Radio

“This book is filled with stories, examples, and most importantly, sound biblical guidance for living out a marriage that pleases God. Scott tackles difficult topics head-on with grace and understanding. You’ll find guidelines you can apply immediately to reap the benefits of doing marriage God’s way.”
—Melanie Chitwood, author of What a Husband Needs from His Wife and What a Wife Needs from Her Husband

“Scott LaPierre is like a lifeguard—for marriages. He offers countless insights that serve as life rings of help, teaching couples how to swim together like never before. The book goes deep—but you’ll never feel like you’re drowning!”
—Tim Shoemaker, speaker, author of The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions

“When an author combines studiousness, practicality, and inspiration in his written work, you know you hold a good book in your hands. When graciousness, winsomeness, and refreshing humor are added, it goes from good to great. And when the final product is also Christ-centered, gospel-centric, and biblically based, good transforms into excellent. This masterpiece is a must for every couple that seeks to build their marriage God’s way.”
—Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne, president, Living Waters

Your Marriage God’s Way is your guide toward the marriage of your dreams. Scott’s practically beneficial and doctrinally sound insights will help you build a no-regrets marriage that others will want to emulate.”
—Rhonda Stoppe, founder of No Regrets Woman, speaker, author of The Marriage Mentor

Your Marriage God’s Way clearly and powerfully unpacks God’s Word on the most important human relationship most of us will ever have. Scott’s willingness to be transparent and to take on unpopular topics like headship and submission are sorely needed in the church today. Help your marriage become all that God intends it to be!”
—Bryan Stoudt, pastor, creator of the How to Prepare for Marriage course

“In a world where marriage is often considered a hopeless attempt at fleeting happiness, this book will give a Christian couple biblical perspective, good counsel, and hope for their future together. If you are looking for help to restore your struggling marriage, or you just need a good reminder of why godly marriages work, this book provides sound guidance.”
—David Eddy, senior pastor, Manchester Community Church, Manchester, WA

“No marriage is perfect, but every marriage can get better as the years go by. This is a great tool for husbands and wives who want a successful and Christ-centered marriage.”
—Nick Harrison, author of Magnificent Prayer and One-Minute Prayers for Dads

Your Marriage God’s Way not only encourages those whose marriages have grown stale and lifeless, but also provides excellent advice for making marriages that are already healthy and prospering even better.”
—Wayne Mack, author, founder and professor of Biblical Counseling of Strengthening Ministries Training Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

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