Summary: “Marriage by the Book” is ideal for marriage ministries.
Summary: “Marriage by the Book” is ideal for marriage ministries.

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Marriage by the Book

An 8-book series on marriage based on the Bible

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For Marriage Ministries

Create a powerful marriage ministry—or enhance your current marriage ministry. The eight books in the “Marriage by the Book” series provide a solid foundation for your ministry to the marriages in your church.

These books cover every area of marriage—communication, teamwork, praying as a couple, sexual intimacy, and much more! Each book is Bible-based, practical, and cross-cultural.

They are ideal for every area of your marriage ministry, including small group studies, pre-marriage mentoring, and marriage mentoring.

Also ideal for…


Small Groups

Why Marriage by the Book?


Based on 2,000+ marriages
Real-life examples
Step-by-step suggestions
Answers your questions


“Make it personal” questions
Chapter takeaways
Self-scoring questions
Action-oriented questions


Easy-to-read format
Many personal stories

For every kind of marriage —
young to old, struggling to thriving

There’s no need to buy a separate marriage book, workbook, and leader’s guide. Each book includes all three.

Each book is interactive, prompting couples to answer “Personal Application” questions and make plans to change. Plus, as couples study, they discover how to turn to the Bible for practical life-giving truths.

Small groups can study one or more books, or they can go through all eight. Although they are written as a series, each book stands by itself. Most groups start with Laying a Solid Foundation (the first book in the series), but some groups start in the middle of the series. For example, some start with Talking with Respect and Love (the fifth book in the series), then go on to read the remaining seven books

Mentors often use Laying a Solid Foundation as their key resource. They also discuss the chapter on praying together as a couple in Making Christ the Cornerstone (the second book in the series). As needed, they refer to chapters from other books in the series.

Ensure consistency and “messaging” within your ministry. Using “Marriage by the Book” as your core curriculum will keep all the members of your team—group leaders, counselors, and mentors—on the same page.

Feel free to contact Bible-based therapist and author Doug Britton if you would like help in starting a marriage ministry or in enhancing your current ministry. You can find contact information on the “About” page of this website.

Each Book is “Three-in-One”

Book  •  Workbook  •  Leader’s Guide

Read 1, Read All 8

Although “Marriage by the Book” is a series, each book can be studied on its own.

Choose Your Covers

Multicultural Covers  •  African-American Covers

Laying a Solid Foundation Making Christ the Cornerstone Encouraging Your Spouse Extending Grace to Your Mate Talking with Respect and Love Improving Your Teamwork Putting Money in its Place Celebrating Intimacy and Romance


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