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Marriage Book Available

Marriage Book Biblical Counseling

Mark’s book, Marriage For The Wise: Practical Biblical Wisdom For Marriages is now available for ordering online.

An in-depth, interactive study and workbook, Marriage For The Wise is a comprehensive marriage and pre-marital resource, and is one of the main tools used in Hope For Life’s marriage counseling, classes, and conferences.

Unity, communication, marital roles, conflict, and parenting are just a few of the topics covered in this practical biblical handbook. An excellent resource for studying together as a couple, in a group, or on your own.

Wherever you are in your marriage journey, Marriage For The Wise will bring greater clarity, vision, and hope – through the always practical and life-giving application of God’s Word.


True Love or Manipulation? A Critique of the Best-Selling Book Love & Respect

True Love Scripture Art

True love. What is it? How do we define it? Is there a difference between what the world says love is and what Scripture says? First Corinthians 13, arguably the most well-known definition of love in the Bible, gives us a straightforward list … [Continue reading]

2013 + A Year of Firsts

Christmas Newsletter 2013

Without a doubt, this year has been one of many firsts + big changes for the ministry of Hope For Life and the Baker family! Starting off, in January, our ministry office was relocated to the Willow Dental building, after more than a decade at the … [Continue reading]

Upcoming Marriage Class


Better a dry crust with peace & quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. [proverbs 17.1] Many of us grew up in homes that lacked harmony, to say the least. For myself, having now experienced a wonderful marriage and home life, I … [Continue reading]

Personal Story + Forgiveness

Heart Hands Hope For Life

God’s Perfect Timing Years ago, we wrote a book on the topic of forgiveness to use in ministry. After getting it professionally printed and bound, we mailed it to just about everyone in our address book. When our supply ran out, we never made … [Continue reading]

Dinner + Silent Auction

Hope For Life Dinner 2013

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer, and are looking forward to jumping back into the fall swing of things! Like most of you, ours was a very full season - in both ministry and family happenings. For starters, we kicked off June with our … [Continue reading]

1st Annual HFL Dinner

Flowers Fade

We are so excited to be celebrating the goodness and faithfulness of God, with 10 years of ministry for His glory! Dinner will be served, testimonies will be recounted, scripture art will be shared, and we would be so honored to have you as … [Continue reading]

Teaching & More Teaching

Hope For Life Newsletter May 2013

Well, the past few months have been very busy ones for Hope For Life! We started April off with a two day marriage conference at Riverpark Bible Church, where Mark was able to share solid, biblical principles for love and relationships with … [Continue reading]

Perfectionism + Depression

Hope Arrows Journal Sketch

When I first met Mark Baker on the fortunate referral from friends, I felt like I had hit bottom and was ready to seriously consider medications for depression. I was irritable and detached - horrid feelings for a mother of four. I was scared to … [Continue reading]

New Marriage Class

Marriage Conference Fresno

We had a great turn-out for the Marriage Conference this past weekend. Thank you to all who attended and to everyone who helped make it possible! We were blessed to see so many people wanting to invest in their marriages - from those who had … [Continue reading]