I’ve been working with Amazon on Marriage God’s Way and they send a complimentary copy to authors when their book is finished. We opened the first copy as a family, which was a special moment for us. See video above! My wife, Katie, and our children have sacrificed a lot for me to be able to write this book. They have been without me many early mornings and late evenings while I was working.
My dad, John LaPierre, has Alzheimer’s disease and of my prayers was answered in being able to finish Marriage God’s Way is in a timely manner. On August 7, 2016 during the morning worship at Woodland Christian Church I was able to present Dad with the first copy that we opened together as a family. I read the Dedication, gave him the book, and felt thankful to share the moment with my church family. See video above! VBS took place the week before and you can see the set hadn’t yet been taken down :).
Here’s some extra info related to the videos…
Marriage God’s Way is dedicated to my dad…
Marriage God’s Way is dedicated to my father, John LaPierre.
Thank you for:
- Showing me what it looks like to be a loving, dedicated husband and a strong spiritual leader
- Your love and commitment to Katie, our children, and me
- The way you have courageously handled the trials you’ve faced
After I became a Christian, my greatest desire was for you and Mom to come to know Christ as well. That I would be privileged enough to baptize the two of you and have you serve as a deacon at the church I pastor has shown me that God indeed “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).
To see how the Gospel transformed you has strengthened my faith and been one of the greatest joys of my life. You are a humble, gentle servant, and I would feel blessed to be more like you.
I love you so much.
Marriage God’s Way Acknowledgments…
The Acknowledgments begin with an address to the congregation at Woodland Christian Church because of the part they played in Marriage God’s Way. Their hunger for God’s Word helped give me the enthusiasm each week to diligently prepare the sermons that ended up in the book. I was able to read that portion of the Acknowledgments to the church:
First, I want to thank the wonderful congregation at Woodland Christian Church. Your hunger for Scripture encourages me in my study each week. There are few blessings greater for a pastor than knowing he can stand behind the pulpit and boldly proclaim God’s Word to saints who love the truth.
A few things…
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