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At its best, marriage brings joys and blessings rarely seen in this life. At its worst, marriage generates grief, pain, and conflict, often because husbands and wives do not fully understand their roles and responsibilities.

Wouldn’t it be great if husbands and wives had access to clear, simple instructions on how to have a wonderful marriage—given by the One who created marriage? Such instructions exist! As the author of marriage, God placed the instructions in His Word that show husbands and wives exactly how to experience the marital blessings available to every couple. Whether you are preparing for your wedding, newlyweds, or marriage veterans, you will learn those instructions in Marriage God’s Way.

Author Scott LaPierre, a pastor and husband, offers a clear guide on the Bible’s view of marriage. He explains:

  • Scripture’s commands for husbands and wives
  • Godly love and how to show it
  • Submission and headship
  • Biblical intimacy
  • How to build your marriage on an indestructible foundation

Pastor Scott combines clear teaching from Scripture with practical application for daily married life to encourage, challenge, and equip you to experience a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered relationship.

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Marriage God’s Way endorsements (partial; full list below)…

Marriage God’s Way has been endorsed by a number of prominent pastors, authors, speakers, and ministry leaders. Here are a few…

Tedd Tripp endorsed Marriage God's Way

Tedd Tripp
Husband of forty-eight years
Pastor Emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Marriage God’s Way is a thorough and comprehensive treatment of marriage. The reader who works his way through this volume will be richly rewarded.

Scott Brown endorsed Marriage God's WayScott T. Brown
Husband of thirty-one years
Director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches, and pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina
Author of A Theology of the Family

Most Christian books on marriage today don’t have much scripture in them. Not this one. It is saturated with the Word of God. If you want a book that is built on the foundation of exposition of scripture, this book is for you. While Scott offers many practical insights, they are all grounded in the biblical text using biblical language. This book will take you from Genesis to Revelation on marriage. It will fill your mind with the pure and perfect word of God. This is what every marriage needs.

Reb Bradley endorsed Marriage God's WayReb Bradley
Husband of thirty-eight years
Pastor, conference speaker, radio counselor, and founder of Family Ministries
Author of Child Training Tips

With the divorce rate for Christians lagging just behind that of unbelievers, there is no shortage of Christian books on marriage. Unfortunately, few of these books offer lasting effectiveness, because they lack the authority and wisdom of Scripture. Most merely weave together tidbits of human wisdom and pop ideas spiced up with random Scripture verses. Scott LaPierre understands that strong marriages need more than tidbits of wisdom and pop ideas. He knows that as the Designer of marriage, God gave us His Word as a sort of owner’s manual. Therefore, in Marriage God’s Way Scott draws upon the authority and wisdom of the Bible to help every couple find the passion, intimacy, and romance that God intended.

Table of Contents for Marriage God’s Way

Introduction

Part I: Recognize That . . .

Part II: Genesis 1–3: Creation of Marriage and the Fall

Part III: Understanding Love

  • Chapter Seven: What Is Love?
  • Chapter Eight: Characteristics of Agape

Part IV: Ephesians 5:25–33: A Husband’s Call to Agape and a Wife’s Call to Respect

Part V: Understanding Submission

  • Chapter Twelve: Equal Opportunity Submission
  • Chapter Thirteen: What Submission Does Not Mean
  • Chapter Fourteen: Putting Your Husband in a Position to Lead

Part VI: 1 Peter 3:1–7: A Wife’s Beauty and a Husband’s Treatment

Part VII: 1 Corinthians 7:1–6: A Biblical View of Intimacy

  • Chapter Nineteen: The Case for Intimacy
  • Chapter Twenty: When Intimacy Is Threatened

Part VIII: Matthew 7:24–27: A Strong Foundation

  • Chapter Twenty-One: Building on Christ
  • Chapter Twenty-Two: The Importance of Obeying

Epilogue: The Mystery of Marriage

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Marriage God’s Way reviews…

Excerpt of Readers’ Favorite Review of Marriage God’s Way

“I can see this book being taught at seminars around the world. Every aspect of building a healthy marriage is covered. The biblical knowledge of the author is consistent and deliberate. Marriage God’s Way leaves no room for unanswered questions. 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.”

Excerpt of Be Fully Well’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“As a therapist, I fully know that men and women can get their roles confused. I’ve seen complementarianism horribly twisted allowing men to sin in the name of leadership and women to become doormats in the name of submission. In Marriage God’s Way, however, Pastor Scott beautifully writes that God placed husbands as the head and wives submit to that leadership. But this book is far different from others with the same message because it spends time explaining what true Godly headship and submission looks like.”

Excerpt of Grace to Soar’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“I started quoting it in conversation before I had finished reading it! The title tells you exactly what you’re getting; it’s Bible-based and Christ-centered. I don’t remember another marriage book I’ve read that has included so much scripture. It’s woven into every page. When I read about Katie, I got several great ideas to apply at home about how to say things and how to support my husband even when I might disagree with a decision. I highly recommend this book. If you have any goals related to improving your marriage, I believe this book is a great place to start! I’m even considering getting a group of ladies together to read and discuss it.”

Excerpt of Love Hope Adventure Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Scott has put in a lot of time researching the scriptures about the roles of husband and wife. He has done a great job of explaining the scriptures that he shares. I like the clear picture he paints about agape love, and how that is the type of love that a husband should have for his spouse. I also like how he talks about how a wife should respect her husband and how that can look different to each couple. He did a good job on writing this.”

Excerpt of The Gathering Room’s Review of Marriage God’s Way… 

“Marriage God’s Way is a spectacular piece. Hands down this gets five stars, and will offer great insight into any marriage. From beginning to end the biblical platform is presented in a way that is both encouraging and challenging for husbands and wives. As someone who gives marriage counseling, I still found very good insights. The mixture of personal experience with professional and biblical experience kept my attention. I intend to read it again until I’ve captured every enlightening aspect in my own marriage.”

Excerpt of My Family on a Budget’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Marriage God’s Way is a fantastic book. I feel as though I have matured in understanding God’s call for how I’m to treat my wife. Scott puts the pressure on men to step up and take their God-given responsibility more seriously. I feel more convicted after having read what God has to say on the subject. Chapters were stirring in my heart, making me want to become a better husband. I can already see our family being better off for the conversations this book is prompting. Marriage God’s Way is an excellent read I would recommend to other couples.”

Excerpt of Heaven on Earth’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Marriage God’s Way is chock full of wisdom and practical advice. It is completely founded on the Word of God. The depth in which this book dives is unlike any other. Scott unpacks countless passages of scripture, helping you understand them, then apply to your life. Because it’s so biblically grounded, I knew I could trust every thing I was reading. If you want a greater taste of what your heavenly romance can look like, then read Marriage God’s Way. It’s great for providing you with rich biblical truth and practical applications, whether single or married.”

Excerpt of Minivan Ministries Review of Marriage God’s Way

“This isn’t a book full of opinions. The advice is straight from the Bible, just as it should be, and it presents concepts I have heard my whole life in a new way. Marriage God’s Way is such a great title for this book because everything in it really points us back to God’s perspective. I would recommend this book for anyone who is married or getting married.”

Excerpt of Spark of His Glory’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“How is Marriage God’s way different from other marriage books? The answer is in the title. Marriage is viewed through many spectacles today. The world’s view, the husband’s view, the wife’s view, the feminist’s view, and the expert’s view. But the one perspective that is often overlooked is also the most important. God’s view! Marriage God’s Way reflects God’s view of marriage. You cannot go astray reading this book because the principles and teachings are rooted in Scripture. Marriage is always a work in progress. If you are seeking to improve yours or understand its design and intent, this is the right book. Well written. A must read.”

Excerpt of Breakfast with Tiffani’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Scott give us biblical truths of what marriage really is and how to have a healthy Christ-centered outlook on it. I thoroughly enjoyed when Scott emphasized the importance of how we submit. Submitting isn’t done right unless we submit with the right attitude. Scott has done an amazing job of explaining how the practice of submission can be implemented. I highly recommend Marriage God’s Way. It will equip you with the tools needed to have a healthy, joyful, Christ- centered relationship!”

Excerpt of Living Fiercely Loved’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Marriage God’s Way has clearly been thought out with Scripture at its heart. By integrating Scripture and the original Greek words, Scott helps the reader understand marriage more deeply. The book remains devoted to a relationship with Christ. I would recommend it, and I am going to use it a resource to teach my children and others who come into my life. Marriage God’s Way is also fantastic to use as a curriculum for pre-marital counseling or as a resource in marriage seminars, especially for those who are newly married or engaged. This is because it gives a clear indication of what God expects from marriage, the roles within marriage, and ways to build a good marriage foundation.”

Excerpt of Creating a Great Day’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“I’m truly grateful the Lord brought this book into my hands. I have discovered the joy that comes in seeking God’s design. It’s not the typical marriage book of date ideas and ways to communicate better. Marriage God’s Way is a foundational book for your marriage because it purely centers on what God’s word says about marriage. Scott might step on and bruise your toes, and your spouse’s toes as well. He has a very direct way of bringing into the open a message very counter to what our culture preaches. And that is why this book is so important! Marriage God’s Way would make a great bible study tool for you and your spouse to use together.”

Excerpt of Teleia Phila’s Review of Marriage God’s Way

“Marriage God’s Way is a book you should read with the purpose of allowing God to root out the sin in your heart that resists fully giving yourself over to your spouse. Scott is faithful to proclaim the empowering nature of the gospel and our inability to please God apart from faith. I would recommend this book to anyone whether married or single. The theological implications reach far past earthly marriage and probe the depths of God’s love for us. Scott’s understanding of biblical love and respect are very good and his treatment of agape in particular is very convincing. This is a book that you will likely return to from time to time as a resource for aiding your marriage and counseling others in theirs together.”

Opening the first copy of Marriage God’s Way as a family…

Giving the first copy of Marriage God’s Way to my dad at Woodland Christian Church…

Marriage God’s Way endorsements…

“Marriage God’s Way is a book that will greatly bless your marriage. Scott LaPierre combines personal experience, pastoral care, and above all, clear teaching from scripture to guide his readers into a proper understanding of what God intends for their marriage. In a world where marriage is often considered a hopeless attempt at fleeting happiness, a book like this will give the Christian couple biblical perspective, good counsel, and hope for their future together. Marriage God’s Way is based firmly on two premises: first, that God purposefully designed marriage so that men and women could demonstrate His glory through their marriage, and second, that He clearly communicates how and why we are to do this in His Word. If you are desperately 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, and I highly recommend it to you.”

David Eddy
Husband of twenty-five years
Senior Pastor of Manchester Community Church, Port Orchard, Washington

“Scott LaPierre has clearly gone on a mining expedition through the Scriptures and unearthed some wonderful hidden treasures from God’s Word. He writes in an easy to read, relatable style, which left me always ready to jump into the next chapter. Every page is filled with simple truths that often become neglected in our conflict-filled, sex-saturated, self-centered culture. Marriage God’s Way is a precious gem. Meticulous. Practical. Packed with valuable pearls while being culturally significant. This book touches every aspect of what it is to both love and respect each other as your marriage prospers. Read it!”

John Leffler, D.Min.
Husband of thirty-three years
Senior Pastor of Castle Rock Christian Church, Castle Rock, Washington

“Scott beautifully expounds upon the best, and ultimately the only way to do marriage—God’s way. If you want to have a successful, thriving marriage, read and apply what is in this book.”

Joshua Zarzana
Husband of thirteen years
Family Pastor of Olympia Lacey Church of God, Olympia, Washington
Author of The Son Who Chases the Father

“Marriage God’s Way is an honest look at the beautiful institution of marriage through the eyes of Scott LaPierre, a husband, father, and pastor. He takes the time to thoroughly cover the distinct roles and building blocks of marriage, carefully relating the principles of scripture as they apply to each facet. Through personal illustrations and skillful exegesis of the Word, he brings refreshing insight to the heartaches, struggles and the joys that commonly accompany the beautiful gift of marriage. You will find sage advice, biblical insights and heartwarming perspective as you study each chapter in this book. Definitely a worthy read for the newlywed or the marriage veteran!”

Dale and Lisa Jost
Married for thirty-five years
Parents and managers of The Josties

“Marriage God’s Way is a thorough, biblical, and engaging study of God’s truth regarding marriage. It covers a wide range of areas in a transparent, clear and relevant manner that both brings light to the text and provides the specifics in order to live out God’s truth in our marriages so that He is glorified.”

Joe Gruchacz
Husband of thirty years
Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Lemoore, California

“Scott LaPierre writes with a wisdom beyond his years. Marriage God’s Way is a very encouraging and well thought out scriptural study for husbands and wives. Scott has a heartfelt message, and connects with readers by sharing his own marital journey. I learned greatly from Marriage God’s Way.”

Thomas Nye
Husband of thirty-five years
Blogger and author of The Amish Horses Book Series

“It is well-known that Christian marriages look like and last as long as their non-Christian counterparts. This sends the message that Jesus Christ is impotent to save Christian marriages or that Christians disregard the Bible’s instructions for marriage. This is where Pastor Scott’s succinct book comes in, as he places the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of Christians. As a young pastor, it didn’t take long for Scott to discover one of the greatest challenges facing Christians: to build a healthy and joyful marriage that honors Christ. Marriage God’s Way is serious reading, meant to cut through the fluff and deliver hard-hitting biblical commentary designed to set the record straight. He provides a multitude of questions to get the conversation going and practical advice to put couples on the right step. Because of the terse content, the book would be ideal for Christian teens, young adults preparing for ministry, and of course, couples of all kinds. Scott’s book is stimulating, thought provoking, encouraging, and theologically sound.”

Dr. Terry O’Hare
Husband of thirty-six years
Author of The Sabbath Complete: And the Ascendancy of First-Day Worship

Marriage God’s Way captures the heart of a profoundly needed biblical perspective for marriages everywhere. This is a must read for anyone who desires to embrace and reflect the beauty of Christ in their relationship.

James Lindstrand
Husband of seventeen years
Senior Pastor of Cottonwood Creek Community Church, Culdesac, Idaho
Author of Porn, Purity, and Pickles

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14 reviews for Marriage God’s Way—20% off

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    What a fantastic, challenging read! My husband I were convicted time and again by Scott’s rightly dividing the word of God. My favorite thing about his writing was that, based on the title of the chapter, we’d expect either the wife or the husbands to receive the majority of the teaching in that chapter, but we were ALWAYS pleasantly surprised to find we were both challenged and convicted and exhorted. No chapter was less useful than another for either of us. This book is a true treasure. I’d wholeheartedly recommend it not only those about to embark on their incredible marriage journey or those that have just begun, but most certainly to those that have been walking this road for a time. I feel like I’ve read so many “biblical marriage” books, but compared to this title, they all seem like distracted, muddled, missing the point and the mark. This book takes scripture and compares it to scripture and then applies it to marriage in intensely practical, real life ways. I’ve already given it away as a gift and intend to over and over again as the occasion arises. I’m pleased and proud to do so. What a great study!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica McCleese

    Pastor Scott beautifully writes about the Biblical view of marriage, saying that God has placed the man as the head/spiritual leader and that the wife is to be submissive to that leadership. But, this book is far different from other books with the same message.

    Pastor Scott expounds on the message of Biblical roles by referencing Scripture and giving the literal meaning behind the words in the original language. For example, he discusses the differences between agape and phileo love, shows references in Scripture to these types of love, and helps spouses understand how to apply the Scriptural concepts to their spouse. Drawing on research from Dr. Eggerichs (Love and Respect), he teaches practical ways for husbands to love their wives and for wives to respect their husbands.

    As a wife, what I loved most about Pastor Scott’s book, is his ability to speak about submission in a way that doesn’t feel “less than” in the marriage. He even points out that the word used for wives as “helpers” is the same word used to describe the Holy Spirit’s role in helping Christians. What a beautiful way to capture God’s unique design for both husband and wife. Husbands can be encouraged by this book as well, because Pastor Scott helps husbands understand how to lead in a way that will honor God and help their wives feel loved.

    Read this book! You’re sure to get some insight and encouragement from it.

    • Scott LaPierre

      Jessica,
      Thank you so much. I’m glad my book blessed you.

      Anyone who reads Jessica’s review here should check out the Marriage God’s Way review she wrote on her site.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joshua Zarzana

    Scott’s book “Marriage God’s Way” has changed lives and marriages for the better. Not only does his book give guidance on how to live out a marriage, his own marriage is a living example to others.

    Scott is a busy man with many projects on his plate. But he has always, ALWAYS, taken time to invest into others. An excellent man with character and drive. An honor to know him.

    • Scott LaPierre

      Hi Joshua,
      Thank you my friend. I still remember your encouragement very early on in the writing process. Your counsel was invaluable!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Len Flack

    Marriage God’s Way by Pastor Scott LaPierre is a fantastic book.

    Scott has done a great job at approaching the topic of marriage from a perspective that is both Biblical and pastoral. The book is deeply rooted in scripture, and draws on God’s design for marriage as the standard from which any discussion should flow. However, it is not merely an exposition of Biblical truth. The book is written in a personal and practical tone that helps to answer the “Yes, but how?” questions that so many couples have. Marriage God’s Way is great evidence that Scott is a pastor with a genuine shepherd’s heart. Not at all “Holier than Thou”, this is a book written by someone who has walked the path of building a stronger, more faithful and loving marriage.

    As a pastor myself, I often have the privilege of investing in couples who are seeking to build a love for God and each other. Marriage God’s Way has earned a place on the shelf in my study as one of the resources I’ll turn to again and again. It’s also a book I plan to use with every couple who I provide pastoral counseling.

    I would be remiss if I did not mention that there is now a companion workbook available to go along with the main text (Marriage God’s Way Workbook: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships). I’ve ordered a number of these workbooks, and cannot wait to receive them and start using them in my ministry.

    In closing, whether you’ve been married for decades, or you’re just beginning the journey towards marriage, this is an excellent book that I wholeheartedly recommend. It’s a refreshing and encouraging read!

    • Scott LaPierre

      Len,
      I appreciate your friendship and ministry. Thank you for reading and reviewing Marriage God’s Way!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shawn Scanlon

    Purchased this book for my wife and I to read through and savor. We have been reading it a chapter at a time together. It has been wonderful to experience God’s grace for our marriage through Scott’s book. I have read other books on marriage and this one is far superior. Scott’s unyielding allegiance to what scripture says on marriage is taught with humility, love, and gentleness. Nevertheless, his book is unapologetic in its assertion that Marriage can only be done God’s way and any other will not do. This book is the best in its category.

    • Scott LaPierre

      Shawn,
      Thank you my friend for the kind words!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Pritchard

    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!

    • Scott LaPierre

      Mike,
      Thank you my friend for all your help in so many ways. I’m so glad I won your website services at the silent auction :).

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    David Devine

    As an Amazon author and a practicing husband for 37 years, I found Pastor Scott’s book fascinating on multiple levels:
    First, it has a lot of scripture…which means truth. We need infusions of truth to overcome the lies society confronts us with constantly.
    Second, Pastor Scott is passionate about biblical marriage and transparent about his own deficiencies in the past…including a marriage-killing internet addiction he had. NOTE TO READERS: we’re not talking about the addiction the Kirk Cameron character had in “Fireproof.”
    Finally, he gives solid teaching on topics many pastors are fearful to touch: authority, submission, and the role of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s marriage, to name a few.
    LaPierre goes deep with both men & women, and is not afraid to compel us to action so that the only divorce we face is the divorcing of habitual and destructive thoughts, words, and actions.
    Marriage God’s Way goes beyond “don’t do bad things,” to “do these helpful things.”
    It’s a “must give” for young newlyweds…to get started on the right foundation. Also for couples in turmoil, so they can rebuild on a sound footing and with clear roles.
    DD

    • Scott LaPierre

      David,
      you’ve been a great encouragement and advisor through the whole publishing process. Thank you for everything!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    DRJJ

    I met a young man recently (a neighbor) that told me, NONE of his friends had a father present in their lives (because of divorce)!
    Broke my heart!

    Marriage God’s Way is a masterpiece of wisdom re marriage folks! He’s put the best practices into print and kept it simple.
    Mr La Pierre makes the case that traditional marriage is the foundation of a properly functioning society- as God designed it (vs blowing with the wind of change)! We get this right or nothing works! Turn on the news or ask your neighbors, when the sanctity and honor is stripped from marriage, things get real dark in a hurry!
    Check it out, it’s must read- married or single! (quick and easy reading too)
    Thank you Pastor and well done faithful servant!

    • Scott LaPierre

      Steve,
      Thank you for the review!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Molly Malinowski

    A part of me didn’t want to give it an “I love it” review, not because it doesn’t deserve all 5 stars because it does, but simply because it is challenging me in my marriage in a very good way! Most people wouldn’t say “I love being challenged”. Change is hard, improving can be difficult, but it is always worth it. So if you are hoping to read something that is not going to make you want to be better, then don’t read this! If, however, you are looking for something that is really going to help you approach your relationship with your spouse in a whole new way, and make you better, then buy it!

    I felt like it was very well written, and easy to read. I didn’t ever feel lost or confused, and I am not a big reader so that was really good for me. I also really liked the fact that there really wasn’t a ton of personal opinions. More just expounding on what God says in His word about marriage, wives and husbands. Breaking down the scriptures, within the context, and helping spell it out for me was really good

    • Scott LaPierre

      Sister,
      You’ve been a great support regarding my book, ministry, and simply life in general. I’m thankful God is letting us raise our families near each other!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew Elliott

    Marriage God’s Way by Scott LaPierre was a very informative and enlightening book. I can see that the Pastor Scott has really put a lot of thought and prayer into the contents of this book. From beginning to end the Biblical platform presented in a historical way that really could help a lot of marriages. Both encouraging and challenging for both the husband and wife, I wish I had something like this when my wife and I first got married, it would have been a huge asset to our marriage when we were just starting out. Having something like this easy read would have made our journey together so far even better.

    As someone who went through marriage counseling before I was married and as someone who has offered counsel to others since getting married, I still found some very good insight into how I should view my wife. The mixture of personal experience with professional and biblical experience captured my attention more than most other books I’ve read. I intend to keep reading through it until I’ve captured every enlightening aspect in my own marriage. Pastor Scott LaPierre truly has a passion for reaching others for Christ and being a Biblical example of Marriage God’s Way that all men should aspire to be.

    Making a marriage work is a team effort and many of us lose sight of that along the way. Pastor Scott mentions in the first few chapters of this book that God comes first, A spouse should come directly after that and everything else follows. I really like that philosophy and feel the it is the aspect that really makes marriages survive even the hardest of moments.

    Don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourselves.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Goodwin

    I started quoting this book in conversation before I had even finished reading it!

    I recommend this book because:

    It’s full of scripture

    The title tells you exactly what you’re getting with this book; it’s Bible-based and Christ-centered. I don’t remember another marriage book I’ve read that has included so much scripture. It’s woven into every page. That is one of the things I loved most about this book! Even if I was challenged by what I was reading, I couldn’t argue with it because it was clearly based in God’s word. If you’re like me, you can almost recite the verses in the Bible about marriage. We’ve heard them, read them, and read whole books about them. But Scott dives into the Hebrew and Greek words and shows how the same words are used in other parts of scripture. It deepened my understanding of those verses dramatically.

    It gets right to the point

    From page 1, I knew that reading this book was going to change me.

    It’s relatable

    Scott shares examples (and not just good ones!) from his own marriage. It adds credibility to this whole thing to know that there are real people trying, and sometimes failing, to live out marriage the way God designed. But that it’s possible to succeed!

    It’s challenging

    If you’re never challenged, you never grow. And what good is a stagnant life? I always want to be growing more like Christ. This book was convicting in several areas and has prompted me to deal with some things in my own heart. I’ve never known a woman who doesn’t struggle slightly with the idea of submission. This book does a great job dealing with the topic and even gives husbands ideas on how to make it easier for us. It also shares other examples of submission in the Bible and from our culture that show that submission is not weakness. But it is how God designed marriage to work. So since God is good, and His ways are perfect, we should do what He says. (I know this, but that doesn’t always make it easy to do!)

    Conclusion

    I highly recommend this book. If you want to improve your marriage, I believe this book is a great place to start!

    • Scott LaPierre

      Steven,
      Thank you for the encouraging words. I have appreciated your support. I hope anyone who reads your review here also reads the Marriage God’s Way review on your site.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine Drake

    “Marriage God’s Way” is a must read for veteran married couples and newlyweds alike. Pastor Scott handles a myriad of important but touchy issues with sensitivity and love without ever compromising the truth of God’s Word.

    From cover to cover, “Marriage God’s Way” is both encouraging and convicting for husbands and wives. Pastor Scott begins by drawing a correlation between our marriages and our relationship with Christ. With this as a foundation, he proceeds to cover the essential elements of a Godly marriage: headship and leadership, submitting and helping, love and respect. Pastor Scott guides the reader through clear and concise word studies (easy to read!) of these fundamental truths, and he draws out and illustrates the lessons using examples from years of marital counseling. He highlights the practical effects when walking in disobedience/obedience to these principles. Too often, when we read marriage books we focus on what our spouse should be doing. Pastor Scott skillfully keeps us focused on what Christ has done for us and how that should affect our interactions with our spouse. The final chapters discuss obedience. It is all well and good to understand and know the commands regarding marriage, it is quite another to obey them. This book WILL challenge you in marriage, but it will also strengthen and grow your marriage, leading you to a deeper understanding of God’s vision for marriage and how you can achieve it.

    I highly recommend this book for church libraries, marriage counselors, small group bible studies (men, women, or couples) and even young adults, as well as anyone who is in any stage of marriage or marital preparation. I suggest buying multiple copies to give out as the Lord leads. I believe this to be an invaluable resource for mature Christians, new believers, and those who are seeking to know God’s plan for marriage. I consider “Marriage God’s Way” by Pastor Scott LaPierre to be on par with “Love & Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs or “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller.

    • Scott LaPierre

      Kate,
      Thank your for the encouraging words. I’m blessed by everything God has done in your life since we were in college together :).

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kandie

    I found Marriage God’s Way to be easy to read, insightful, and enjoyable. I like how the book is laid out, and I’ve cried, laughed in a few spots, and said, “Amen!” throughout. I had a hard time putting it down. It even interfered with some of my other responsibilities like chores around the house. I enjoyed how Pastor Scott used himself and his family to show people that even pastors and their families have problems like the rest of us. I loved how humble he was throughout the book. Not many would be that honest. He has verses to back up everything he says, and I think Marriage God’s Way will help lots of couples!

    • Scott LaPierre

      Thank you Kandie. You’ve been a blessing to me regarding my book and workbook.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Pacholke

    This book is like no other; I am so blessed to have read this!! Marriage Gods Way has saved my marriage and I think this should be in every home and in every church. I have read several marriage books and done is like this one; this is directions straight from the Bible. I will never be able to show my appreciation for this book and the wisdom I gained from reading it. Praying abundant blessings and mercy on the LaPierre family for their dedication and servantude to God and reaching out to people.

    • Scott LaPierre

      Thank you Kaitlyn! My prayer has been that Marriage God’s Way would strengthen marriages and exalt Christ, so your words truly bless me.

      God bless you and your marriage!

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