God’s Design for Marriage (Married Edition)


(If you’re looking for the premarital edition, go here.)

You may have heard that marriage is supposed to make you holy, not happy. Or something like that. Doug Goodin thinks that’s like saying food is supposed to give you sustenance, not taste delicious. Every relationship is to make us holy, but marriage is profoundly different from any other relationship.

This book walks through what the Bible says marriage was designed to be. But don’t expect a sermon on paper. It’s highly practical, and every few pages includes a Stop & Discuss section to get you talking with your spouse. Your marriage can be amazing!

256 pages



(NOTE: If you’re looking for the premarital edition of this book, go here.)

Your marriage can be amazing!

Many couples are resigned to the following equation:

marriage = dull + boring + lifeless

But is that really what God designed marriage to be? Absolutely not! When He talks about marriage, He describes it as joyful and exciting:

As a young man rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. (Isa. 62:5)

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine. (Song 1:2)

Remember, Jesus is married, too. Is He dragging His bride on a journey of dull, boring, and lifeless blah? Maybe you’re thinking, “We don’t know how to make our marriage great.” You can learn! This book will lead you through it.


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