About the Book
Book: Your Marriage God’s Way
Author: Scott LaPierre
Genre: RELIGION / Christian non-fiction
Release date: September 21, 2021
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.
For the workbook…
“Scripture allows us to enjoy marriage as God intended it to be—a vibrant, thrilling, fulfilling relationship. Let’s journey together, with the Bible as our guide, to experience the blessings of a Christ-centered marriage.” —Scott LaPierre
By God’s design, your relationship with your spouse is your most important earthly connection. Your heavenly Father wants you to witness the fullness of His love in your marriage, and He invites you to apply His instructions for building a satisfying, enduring union.
This companion workbook to Your Marriage God’s Way encourages you to dive deeper into your study of this sacred contract between man, woman, and God. You’ll lay the foundation of a marriage that lasts as you…
- understand the unique roles God has given you and your spouse
- identify ways you can better help, encourage, and support each other
- make serving God the focal point of your marriage
As you and your spouse work through this book together, you’ll grow closer to God and to each other, harvesting the delicious fruits of a biblical marriage that brings joy and blessing to you and everyone around you.
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About the Author
Scott LaPierre is a senior pastor, author, and conference speaker. He holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Scott and his wife, Katie, have been married for more than fifteen years. A former schoolteacher and Army officer, Scott currently leads a church in Washington State and supports his family on his pastor’s salary, allowing Katie to stay home with their nine children. Both are passionate advocates of homeschooling. Learn more about Pastor Scott at his website: www.scottlapierre.org.
More from Scott
Your Marriage Reflects Your Relationship with Christ
A few years ago, Katie and I faced the biggest crisis of our marriage. I started pastoring Woodland Christian Church when it was small, but within three years the congregation tripled in size. I admit that before I became a pastor, I was unaware of how much work is involved in shepherding a church of even a few hundred people. I had been an Army officer, a supervisor at a distribution center for a major retail chain, and an elementary school teacher. But none of those occupations approached the amount of mental and emotional energy and sheer hard work pastoring entails!
Almost all my waking hours were packed with studying, teaching, counseling, making phone calls, sending emails, attending meetings, addressing administrative responsibilities, and tending to benevolence issues. When I was at home, where I should have been an engaged father and husband, I did not have much left for my family mentally, emotionally, or physically.
Although I was failing as a husband and father, I was able to convince myself I was still pleasing the Lord. I compartmentalized my life by saying, “I am a Christian first. I am a spouse second. I am a parent third. I am an employee fourth.” Instead, I should have said, “I am a Christian spouse. I am a Christian parent. I am a Christian employee.” The danger of seeing ourselves as Christian servants first and spouses second is we can find ourselves believing the lie I bought into at the time: “If I can be a good pastor, I can please God even though I am not the best husband.”
The truth is that I was a poor husband, and I should have recognized that meant I was notpleasing the Lord.
When I first saw this book that came with a workbook, I was nonchalant about it. Come on , I have a great marriage. Why do I need to read this. Then one day I was slapped in the face by my pride. I may have a good marriage but were we following God’s Word? It is not possible to have a perfect marriage and everyday we can face challenges. I’m one of those people who keeps everything inside until one day I explode. Oops. Well that isn’t a Godly example to others is it? We have been married for thirty eight years and still we find things to nitpick about . So here I am after finishing this book but still working on the workbook. I was not able to get my husband to join me, but to be fair he has been out of town a lot.
A few key things for a good marriage are communication, trust, forgiveness and God. If you leave one out, you have set yourself up for the enemy to slither his way into your thoughts. The author doesn’t give us time to breathe as he shares this truth right at the beginning, “Because our relationships with our spouses are our most important earthly relationship, what we are as spouses reflects what we are as Christians.” Okay that woke me up and now I need to see what God wants me to change . I don’t need to worry about my spouse, because God has that. He wants us to focus on our downfalls and not point a finger at our spouse.
I really enjoyed Chapter Two as it talks about your relationship with Christ. We need to make Christ first in our life. When we see problems arise praying together is important. I like how the author explains that we should “embrace our struggles because of what they are going to produce.” We may experience trials but I know through those trials we grow stronger and our testimony is waiting to be shared.
I am glad that we have books like this that can be shared with others to encourage them to fight for their marriage. It would be a great tool for a small couples group or as an individual if you are not able to have your spouse join you. I would encourage churches to get copies to share and teach on. I did get a lot out of this book and found the workbook very helpful.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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