Your Marriage God’s Way Blog Tour and Giveaway

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About the Book

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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.

Click here to get your copy!

My Thoughts

As a somewhat newlywed I was really excited to pick up this book! I enjoy reading books on marriage and learning something new. However, may be my expectations were too high, because Your Marriage God’s Way ended up being a let down.

I understand what the author was trying to do, but at the same time I don’t think it was executed well. First, a lot of what in this book was stuff that I had already read or heard before in other books/messages on the topic. Second, it seemed like he relied to heavily on showing the different meanings of words in Greek and Hebrew, which isn’t a bad thing, but it happened a lot. It read more like a scholarly paper than book for the everyman. Third, sometimes he was too wordy.

I also found myself frustrated in his statement that all divorce is unbiblical, even if the reasons are infidelity or abuse. i strongly disagree with him on this because I do believe that Scripture does give allowance for divorce in those kinds of situations.

I also wish that there had been more specific practical tips on how to apply what he was saying rather than just general recommendations. I don’t know, for me, this just seemed like more of a treatise on the doctrine/theology/teaching of marriage than actual practical advice. I think that  book for the everyman on marriage should have both!

I feel like so far all I’ve done is talk about what I didn’t like about the book, so let me share a few things I did like.

First, I did like some of the fresh insights that were provided on passages about marriage. However, I do wish there had been come more time spent on 1 Corinthians 7, which is a chapter that has been sorely misused and misinterpreted, but maybe it is a better fit for a book on dating.

Second, I did appreciate that the author didn’t make wives out to be an “other” like some marriage books do tend to do at time.

I would also like to share a few quotes that stuck out to me while reading Your Marriage God’s Way that I either really liked or that I found thought-provoking:

“As a wife, you want to look for the unique areas in which your strengths can comment your husband’s needs and weaknesses” (p. 60).

“In many ways, phileo is a great description of what marriage is meant to be: a deep and close friendship” (p.85).

“Agape is a choice, an act of will. We choose whether we do or don’t love” (p.91).

“Our spiritual liberty is not only about freedom but about giving up our rights for others” (p.156).

“True freedom comes when we strive to husbands and wives as God commanded rather than as society defines” (p.159).

“A wife’s submission to her husband has less to do with her relationship with her husband and more to do with her relationship with the Lord. A Woman’s trust in God combats the fear-or-terror – she experiences when she submits to her husband” (p.200).

Overall, Your Marriage God’s Way wasn’t for me, Personally. I think that there are other better marriage books out there. however, I do think that this might be a good book for someone who hasn’t read any other marriage books, or who is engaged.

*I received a copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author

p-74Scott 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 not pleasing the Lord.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 15

Texas Book-aholic, October 16

Inklings and notions, October 17

For Him and My Family, October 18

deb’s Book Review, October 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 20

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 21

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 22

Mary Hake, October 22

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 23

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 24

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 27

Lights in a Dark World, October 27

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, October 28

Giveaway

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To celebrate his tour, Scott is giving away the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1229a/your-marriage-god-s-way-celebration-tour-giveaway

6 thoughts on “Your Marriage God’s Way Blog Tour and Giveaway

  1. thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts on this book. I follow his blog and love listening to him. I look forward to reading this book and doing the workbook with it. I love that there is a work book.

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  2. Hello Janelle,
    Thank you for reading, reviewing, and doing a giveaway with Your Marriage God’s Way! As you said, I’m sorry the book wasn’t for you, but I appreciate your honesty.

    I am praying God uses the book and workbook to strengthen marriages and exalt Christ.

    If anyone reads this review and has any questions or I can pray for you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me through the contact page on my website: https://www.scottlapierre.org/contact/.

    In Christ,
    Scott

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