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Thomas Nelson Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together

Based on the sermon series that vaulted to #1 on iTunes for Religion and Spirituality, Real Marriage is frank without being crass, honest without being voyeuristic, and biblical without being preachy. In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won't. 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 her boyfriend - and how they overcame them to experience healing and joy with each other again.

From fun date night tips to the most tricky "can we do that?" sex questions, Mark and Grace share practical help and hope for people just like them - who entered marriage a complete mess - or people planning to be married someday who want to avoid some sticky pitfalls.

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Customer Reviews for Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together
Review 1 for Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together
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Good, but not the best marriage book

Date:January 4, 2014
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Location:North Carolina
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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As 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.
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Review 2 for Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together
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Be Ready For God To Change Your Marriage

Date:December 19, 2013
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tnt98
Age:25-34
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Being 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.
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Review 3 for Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together
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I am loving this book!

Date:September 27, 2013
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Allie
Location:Georgia
Age:25-34
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Excellent 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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