Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in pastor Paul Tripp's professional experience, the majority of couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life.
This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach to those realities that is rooted in God's faithfulness and Scripture's teaching on sin and grace. "Spouses need to be reconciled to each other and to God on a daily basis," Tripp declares. "Since we're always sinners married to sinners, reconciliation isn't just the right response in moments of failure. It must be the lifestyle of any healthy marriage."
What Did You Expect? presents six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to such a lifestyle. These commitments, which include honestly facing sin, weakness, and failure; willingness to change; and embodying Christ's love, will equip couples to develop a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of their relationship.
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Greg Verrall says:
What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage I actually listened to this book in Audio book for from Christian Audio. http://christianaudio.com/product_info.php?products_id=2916 I was fortunate enough to get it FREE as part of the Christianaudio reviewer program. This must be the definitive Christian marriage book. I could not see why you would ever need to purchase another bo... Read more
MIndy Detweiler says:
I received the audio version of this book from christianaudio.com for review purposes. I don't know what I was expecting from this audio book. I have been married 25 years and we have had our ups and downs. I guess I was expecting a little bit of encouragement. Whatever I was looking for wasn't what I got. Not to say this book was bad. On the contrary it wasn't bad at all. while I was lis... Read more
Derek Iannelli-Smith says:
Thank you again to christianaudio.com (audio book) for access to What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp (hard cover) published by: Crossway Books (April 30, 2010); 288 pages; 978-1433511769; Reviewed by Derek R. Iannelli-Smith I regularly try to read a book from a biblical counseling perspective. I think I have found my 1yr check-up book for pre-marital ... Read more