2012 – ISBN-13: 978-1400203833 – Thomas Nelson
Mark Driscoll’s name generates controversy. Whether you love him or don’t like him so much, you have to admit that he has an opinion. In this book, he and his wife, Grace, share their about marriage, and doing life together.
I reviewed the E-book version and bought my wife a hard cover to read at the same time. I thought it would be interesting to get my wife’s opinion as well as my own. It doesn’t happen often but I think I can safely say that we both agree on this book. “Real Marriage” serves married couples in a way no other Christian book on marriage has before. Mark and Grace Driscoll give honest answers and speak frankly about men’s and women’s roles in marriage.
This book brings out a unique look through scriptures and historical marriages (Martin Luther, etc.). It allows the reader to evaluate their role and the amount of effort they are putting into their marriage. The frank discussion on being a man by Driscoll and his wife’s discussion on submission both reinforce the importance of this book.
The controversy centers itself on the frankness of the talks about sex but I believe that Driscoll never crosses the line in terms of morality. In fact, the clearness of his conversation actually helps the reader to form questions. This subject is so rarely discussed that we don’t know what to ask.
Check out “Real Marriage” and help your marriage go beyond where you are at today.
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