Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life TogetherMark Driscoll, Grace DriscollThomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback$3.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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Vlad K5 Stars Out Of 5Solid!May 26, 2017Vlad KQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book on Marriage!
Sue5 Stars Out Of 5expect life changeMarch 17, 2016SueQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5life changing, practical truth. marriages saved, trash taken out, forgiveness, truth shared. 600+ people in our church doing this study, God is at work in hearts and lives.
ThomasRFellerJrNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good, but not the best marriage bookJanuary 4, 2014ThomasRFellerJrNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3As a fan of Mark Driscoll, I was excited to have the opportunity to receive a free copy of Real Marriage when it was first introduced. I've read many books on marriage, and this is certainly one of the better ones - but also not the best.
The Driscolls' book is frank and honest regarding marriage, and at times I found myself feeling like I didn't live up to the ideal they described for the Christian husband. That's not to say shame on them, but rather shame on me - for everything I found myself convicted of was something that I agree with them on, and I do want to do better at. The best part of the book was the first few chapters, but I was disappointed that nearly half the book focused on sex. I understand why this is the case, but I also understand that while sex for Christians can only happen in marriage, marriage is much more than sex. But it would be difficult to understand that from the way it is portrayed in this book. I'm no expert on the topic, but my understanding is that just as many marriages fail due to issues of finances as anything else, so I find it interesting that they never once brought this up in the book.
Overall, I'll give the book 4/5 stars. I would recommend it for married couples and for newly-weds, but for those who haven't read Gary Thomas' Sacred Marriage or the Eldredge's Love & War, I would recommend starting with those books.
For the record, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily favorable, review.
tnt98Age: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Be Ready For God To Change Your MarriageDecember 19, 2013tnt98Age: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Being married for 15 years in what we thought was a very good, healthy relationship, we were brought to our knees on more than one occasion. This book is inspired, and if you go into the study (as our small group did) wanting God to show you ways to improve your marriage, I truly believe He will.
AllieGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I am loving this book!September 27, 2013AllieGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Excellent book, and exceptional customer service. The site kept me well informed about when the book would arrive, and since it was on back order, they kept me informed about that as well. I would definitely use this company again! Thank you for such a positive experience!
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