Practical • Biblical • Cross-Cultural

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Summary: The mission of LifeTree Books is—through biblically-based books and online Bible studies—to help people apply the Bible (God’s Word), in their daily lives. Biblically-based counselor Doug Britton, MFT, has written over twenty books to help people in their journey.

Who We Are

Our Mission

We live in an age of countless and ever-changing opinions and theories about human relationships and how to live fulfilling lives. When we seek guidance, it is hard to know whom to believe. Yet there is a dependable source to which we can go, one proven trustworthy and constant throughout history — the Word of God. Our mission is to encourage people to turn to God and learn how to apply the Bible’s truths in their daily lives.

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8).

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

The Bible covers it all, including marriage, parenting, communication, forgiveness, decision-making, finances, temptation and depression. The One who created us shows us in his Word, the Bible, how to live fulfilling, joyful lives.

Doctrinal Beliefs / Statement of Faith

The core beliefs underlying LifeTree Institute, LifeTree Books, and DougBrittonBooks.com are:

  • There is one God, eternal and existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible is the Word of God. It is inspired, authoritative, and infallible — the only infallible source to which we can turn for truth. It draws us closer to Jesus, inspires us, comforts us, convicts us of sin, and tells us how to live godly lives.
  • Jesus’ atoning death and resurrection provide the only means by which we can be reconciled to God. When we come to faith in Christ, we are born again and experience eternal life with God.
  • When we place our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, God’s Spirit indwells us and begins the process of transforming us, helping us grow in holiness and preparing us for works of service which God has prepared for us.

LifeTree Books

LifeTree Books publishes the books featured on this website. These books provide practical, biblically-based advice to help readers apply God’s ageless truths in their daily lives. They are ideal for both individual study and group study.

Each Book Is —

  • Bible-based. Readers learn how to apply biblical truths in their daily lives.
  • Reader-friendly. Many techniques, from a simple, straightforward writing style to breaking the text into small, easily digested portions, make the books easy to read.
  • Practical. Readers are given clear, biblical tools to make needed changes in their lives.
  • Comprehensive. The books provide detailed information on a broad range of issues. Numerous questions and dilemmas are anticipated — and answered.
  • Interactive. Personal application questions throughout each book prompt readers to apply God’s Word in their lives.

Author’s Biography

The books and Bible studies on this site were written by biblical Marriage and Family Therapist Doug Britton, MFT. Doug, President of LifeTree Institute, has been a Bible-based Marriage and Family Therapist for over thirty years. Two of his key goals are to help people (1) draw close to God and (2) see that the Bible offers us the foundation for rewarding, meaningful lives.

Doug has helped hundreds of thousands of people as a therapist, clinical director of a treatment center, seminar speaker, radio cohost, and author of over twenty books that show people how to turn to God and apply the Bible’s truths in their daily lives.

He also trains counselors, small group leaders, pastors, and mentors, showing them how to share practical, effective ways people can apply the Word of God in all areas of their daily lives.

Doug has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has edited and published three professional publications. His wife Skeeter has been a homemaker, landscape designer, journalist and novelist. She also has taught marriage and parenting workshops, and holds degrees in English and Landscape Architecture.

When he writes, Doug draws from his own struggles and victories as well as from his counseling experience. He and Skeeter separated one year after they married and almost divorced, but over time they learned how to apply God’s Word to their marriage and now enjoy a great relationship.


Hundreds of churches and countless readers have studied Doug Britton’s books. In addition, millions of people have read his free online studies on this website. Click here to read a few of the testimonials we have received.

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You may cancel an order any time before it is shipped and receive a full refund of your payment. If we already have shipped the books, you may return them within thirty (30) days of the delivery date for a full refund, minus our original shipping cost. All returned books must be in original condition. Before returning books, please use this contact form to request a return authorization number and shipping address.


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Doug Britton and other members of the LifeTree team equip Christians with biblical tools and insights in seminars, workshops, and retreats sponsored by local churches. Click here to learn more about seminars, workshops, and retreats.


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Phone: 916-483-7236

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