Real Marriage

The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100029419
Released: Jan 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781610453349
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Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won't. While a wonderful wedding day is important, it's the last day of marriage that really counts. Will the last day of your marriage come prematurely through divorce? Will it be filled with regrets as you sit at the funeral of your spouse? Or, by God's grace, will the last day be a time to rejoice in the life you lived together? Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, want you to finish well on the last day. They share private and painful issues that damaged their own marriage-including his introduction to pornography in elementary school and her abuse as a teenager at the hands of a boyfriend-and how they overcame them to experience healing and joy with each other again. Together they tackle the tough issues, such as: -Should I confess my pre-marital sexual sin to my spouse? -Is it okay to have a "work husband/wife"? -Can I say no to sex when I really do have a headache? -What does the Bible say about masturbation and oral sex? From fun date night tips to the most tricky "can we do that?" sex questions, Mark and Grace share practical help and hope with people just like them-who entered marriage a complete mess-or who are planning to be married someday and want to avoid some sticky pitfalls.

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Product Number EB00456846
Released: Jul 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9781400203840

Professional reviews

"With honesty and energy, William Dufris delivers Pastor Mark Driscoll's views on marriage, marital friendship and headship, sin, his wife's sexual problems, forgiveness, and pornography. In contrast, Tavia Gilbert's delivery of wife Grace's views on healing, pregnancy, sin, respect, and submission is somewhat jarring. Dufris narrates the male point of view, which is most of the book, with crisp clarity--except for the section on sexual do's and don'ts, when his voice becomes strained and uncomfortable. The couple's sexual history and their sexual and marital conflict, due to Grace's early experience with a sexual assault, portray a marriage on the rocks. Although the Driscolls' candor reveals a broken relationship, it also reveals that restoration is possible when it's rebuilt on a solid foundation of Christ. Still some may find the sexual content of this book too explicit. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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