What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Marriages aren't built on the 2-3 big decisions we make. Rather, the quality and character of our marriage is built on the thousands of little daily decisions. This book from respected pastor/counselor Paul David Tripp, provides insight into the Gospel's power to transform strong or struggling marriages. Authentic stories and examples, gospel-centered relationship counsel and six commitments for a marriage are the heart of this book. Dr. Tripp expands upon these six commitments with practical and effective advice to equip us to grow the loving, grace-infused marriage we seek. The commitments he outlines are not troublesome or difficult, if we approach them with the right heart and spirit: confessing and forgiving, daily growing and changing, building trust, creating a love relationship, dealing with our differences, and working to protect our marriages. Praise God for His grace in our marriages! There is much to glean here whether married 5 or 50 years. 287 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.
Everyone's marriage morphs into something they didn't intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.