Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Book Review - Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship and Life Together by Mark & Grace Driscoll

Mark and Grace Driscoll have just released a book together called Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together.  It is a refreshing, light-hearted, practical resource for building and maintaining strong marriages.  The couple humbly and openly shares pieces of their marital journey so readers can learn from their mistakes and find hope for growing strong marriages. 

They focus a lot on the importance of spouses grounding their relationship on a spirit of friendship.  They talk about humility and serving your spouse instead of demanding that your spouse meet your needs and desires.  They each write a chapter for their gender about being a dynamic husband or wife.  They talk a lot about intimacy and sexuality, and how to strengthen that aspect of your marriage.  The sex section even includes a chapter titled “What Can We?“ where they explore common questions related to sexuality and respond with answers to these three questions:  is it legal for Christians?  Is it helpful?  Is it enslaving?  They close with very practical and enlightening questions to help re-engineer your marriage.  The questions are very powerful and primed to help couples start a cycle of change. 

It is a great book for couples that are engaged, newly married, or even married for decades.  It’s great for pre-marital and marriage counselors, as well as pastors.  It would make a great small group study.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  

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