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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
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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…
“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.”
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.”
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.”
“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