Friday, December 9, 2011
Real Marriage - The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll
Real Marriage is a blueprint book for Christian marriages written for both men and woman. It addresses many issues that need a new perspective and an escape from religiosity. It is a book about freedom in marriage, and biblical boundaries within that freedom. The Driscolls speak candidly about topics that you won't find in other marriage books. Seriously.
One thing I really liked about this book was how Mark and Grace intertwine their own marriage story throughout the book. Their willingness to be vulnerable and share intimate details of their lives should command serious respect to the content. Many are offended by this book, and while I do not agree with every single word written, I commend Mark and Grace in their fore-running and courage to put these topics out there.
Real Marriage doesn't mince words. There will be things as you read it that convict you of your sinful attitudes and actions towards your spouse. There is also a solid biblical teaching on how to deal with these things, and better yet, Holy Spirit is also there, teaching and bringing wisdom for restoration. If you are ready to work, your marriage will change for the better.
I could literally write forever about these topics, but some of my favorite were: What is the standard of beauty?, friendship, how to fight with your spouse, forgiveness-its true meaning and definition, and what sex could look like in a healthy marriage.
Having read many marriage, relationship, and family dynamics books both personally and professionally, this puts everything together.
5 out of 5 Stars.
This book was provided to me for free by Book Sneeze for an unbiased review.