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Marriage: God's Design for Intimacy, By James W. Reapsome and Martha Reapsome
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 11
  • Published: January 22, 1999
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 3056
  • ISBN: 9780830830565

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What makes a good marriage even better?

How can you build an intimate relationship that endures?

How do you live out your roles of husband and wife?

The Bible takes a realistic and practical approach to these questions. In these eleven session LifeGuide® Bible Study marriage, you'll discover how following God's design for intimacy helps you enjoy and grow your marriage to the full.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


Getting the Most Out of Marriage
1. God's Design for Marriage - Genesis 1:26--2:25
2. God's Design Marred - Genesis 3
3. God's Design Restored - Galatians 5:13-26
4. God's Design for Wives - Ephesians 5:21-33
5. God's Design for Husbands - Ephesians 5:21-33
6. God's Design for Parents Children - Ephesians 6:1-4
7. God's Design for Sex in Marriage - 1 Corinthians 7:1-11
8. God's Design Protected - Matthew 5:27-30
9. God's Design for Conflict - Ephesians 4:25-32
10. God's Design for Handling Money - 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19
11. God's Design for Love - 1 Corinthians 13

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James W. Reapsome

James W. Reapsome (d. 2017) was a pastor and served as editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly and the World Pulse newsletter. He was the coeditor of Innovation in Mission and the author or coauthor of LifeGuide studies such as Exodus, Hebrews, Grief, Marriage, and Songs from Scripture.

Martha Reapsome is retired and living in Downers Grove, IL. Formerly she served as midwest director of Neighborhood Bible Studies, Inc., now known as Q Place, Dobbs Ferry, NY.