Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Real Marriage

"And they lived happily ever after." Those magical words heard in the fairy tales of our youth. Yet sadly, so often, our marriages end up anything but happy. That holds true even for those professing faith in Jesus Christ. What's happening? I'm sure no one walks down the aisle expecting to have marital struggles.
Sadly, I know of many more couples than I care to admit who are on the brink of marital disaster. Our throwaway, instant gratification society does little to help. There is often a lack of stick-to-it-ness when it comes to marriage. If you're not "happy" get out, because after all, you deserve to be happy.

Well, if you find yourself needing help in your relationship, here's a book that may offer some hope. Not worldly, temporal hope, no, this is biblically based, God centered book.

Real Marriage - The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together is not your grandmother's marriage book. It's not even your mother's marriage book.
This book by husband/pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife Grace, blows the cobwebs off of this subject in a major way, addressing some very real (and painful) issues in marriages today.

Using their personal experiences, they address the relevant issues of our day, including, but not limited to, pre-marital sex, pornograhy, submission.

Reading this, I was glad to see the authors willingness to cast off the secrecy and shame that many times comes with these issues, and offering biblical hope.

Without revealing too much, and keeping the tone tasteful, they provide answers based not on human emotion, but on the only One who can bring the wholeness and health in a marriage- God.

If you're looking for a straightforward, very real and honest presentation of these common issues, you'll likely find this book worth the time.
Interested in buying the book? Here's the link:

**Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review of it, with no additional compensation.

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