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Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by Bella Vita, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Sailor in the U.S.N

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    Anyone else getting this book tomorrow? I am so excited I have been waiting forever for it to come out. I absolutely love Mark and Grace Driscoll and for them to write this book together...it is going to be amazing!! My husband and I are going though it together and then are going to see them on their book tour in September. Mark and Grace will be touring for this book for the next two years. They care so much about the issue of marriage and how in our society it is failing that they are going all around the country to talk about it. Very excited hope you all read it let me know if you do and what you think. =]

    Amazon.com: Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together (9781400203833): Mark Driscoll, Grace Driscoll: Books

    *They also have a workbook you can get to study through with your spouse.*


    Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won't.
    While a wonderful wedding day is important, it's the last day of marriage that really counts. Will the last day of your marriage come prematurely through divorce? Will it be filled with regrets as you sit at the funeral of your spouse? Or, by God's grace, will the last day be a day to rejoice in the life you lived together?
    Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, want you to finish well on the last day. From the importance of date nights to answers to the most tricky "can we do that?" sex questions, they share practical help and hope with people just like them-who entered marriage a complete mess-or who are planning to be married someday and want to avoid some sticky pitfalls.
    Together Pastor Mark and Grace tackle the tough issues, such as:

    • Why being your spouse's best friend changes everything and how to achieve it.
    • Pornography and sexual sin inside and outside of marriage.
    • Submission and respect - marriage's most misunderstood tenets-and what they should really look like.
    • Honoring your spouse emotionally, technologically, and financially.
    • What the Bible says about masturbation and oral sex.
    • The "Can we do that?" questions you're too embarrassed to ask your pastor.
    • How to deal with intimacy issues and create the joyful and fun sex life God intended you to have.
    • What type of man or woman are you? What type of lover are you? And what type of marriage do you have?
     
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  2. MrJG

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    Haven't seen it, but I really liked Love and Respect by Eggrichs. I will try to find and read it.
     
  3. Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Sailor in the U.S.N

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    It comes out tomorrow my husband and I are picking it up along with the workbook at Barnes and Noble. =]
     
  4. Hammster

    Hammster Silk suit, black tie, I don't need a reason why. Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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  5. Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Sailor in the U.S.N

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    I am a read it for myself kind of girl. Sorry but critics and reviews are usually always wrong in my personal experience I don't find them very accurate. Literally every time they say something is great I hate it and when they say it sucks I love it. LOL

    I'll read it and I will let you know =]
     
  6. Hupomone10

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    It sounds really good. Too many of us thought all we had to do was study the Bible and such things as relationships would come naturally. Everyone should read a book by a godly teacher to aid in this area.

    It is very encouraging you are doing this, and especially that your husband is also.

    H.

     
  7. Hammster

    Hammster Silk suit, black tie, I don't need a reason why. Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    Did you read the review?
     
  8. Hammster

    Hammster Silk suit, black tie, I don't need a reason why. Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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  9. Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Sailor in the U.S.N

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    Yes I still wanna look into it for myself though.
     
  10. Hammster

    Hammster Silk suit, black tie, I don't need a reason why. Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    Fair enough. But at least you can go into it with eyes wide open.
     
  11. WinBySurrender

    WinBySurrender Well-Known Member

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    Burk has some excellent points, yet I feel he is squeamish at an open, honest discussion of biblical marriage, a discussion that must also be equally open and equally honest when it comes to sexual issues. The body of Christ has for too long been afraid to talk about these things, which is why Christians are so uptight when it comes to those issues in their marriage.

    I also have an issue with one assertion by Burk:
    This reflects not only the aforementioned squeamishness, but it also supports a bad translation on the part of the NIV. There is no basis in the Greek text for the phrase "you say." It is entirely a manufacture of the NIV translators, who obviously felt the need to curb Paul's comments. Sorry, but like the NASB, ESV, RSV, etc., they should have let the Greek speak for itself.

    I found disagreement among the major commentaries -- Darby's, Henry, Gill, for example -- relative to who said it, Paul or the Corinth church members. Henry feels Paul was quoting the Corinthians. I'm not so sure.
    The underlined portion of the paraphrase indicates Paul said it, but they misunderstood him.

    I wasn't going to participate in this thread, being the old divorced ninny that I am ... but then again I occasionally believe there is room for love in my life again, and if so, I don't want to recommit the same mistakes. The book sounds like a winner, and I might even read it ... after the Super Bowl.

    :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Bella Vita

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    I agree Christians have become so uptight about sex and there is very little understanding of what is ok and what isn't. Many couples just stop having sex all together and their marriages are suffering because of it. They associate it with being dirty or perverted. It is a major issue with Christian marriage that is leading to divorce. Sex is good and was created by God and we need to learn how to enjoy it with our spouses and not be afraid of it. Mark Driscoll is not perfect he is still human but I love that a pastor is being bold about these issues and is speaking up about it. We need to stop running from sex and being afraid of it because our marriages are suffering. And how can we be the standard for the world when our marriages are suffering just as fast.

    This book opens up a lot of much needed discussion among married couples today. =]
     
  13. MrJG

    MrJG Better to be quiet and not prove anyone's theory

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    If you want a book about sex in the marriage, try this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Act-Marriage-Tim-LaHaye/dp/0310212006

    I'm sure everyone has heard of it and maybe you have even read it before, its been around a long time. A very long time. It is a good book and good one to read through with your spouse. :thumbsup:
     
  14. His_disciple3

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    another Good ONE is called the HOLY BIBLE!! you can even read this one with your spouse also!! me and my wife of 32 years, both have copies of this Book, we even gave copies to our kids!!
     
  15. Bella Vita

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    Really??

    This book is scripture based and Biblically based I wouldn't read it if it wasn't. There is nothing wrong with reading books from other authors as long as they stay Biblical in what they are teaching.
     
  16. Bella Vita

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    Real Marriage is great so far my husband and I really like it can't wait for the video series to start next week =]
     
  17. Mochi

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    I'm extremely excited and might just pick up a copy this Sunday at the Mars Hill I attend. I've seen a lot of Christians beat up on Driscoll without understanding the culture he preaches to. The mix of biblical conservatism and cultural liberalism can irk some conservative Christians, but it gets a liberal, drug abusing, fornicating, feminist like me to walk into church and find Jesus Christ.

    I'm extremely glad that Grace and Mark are tackling this subject. It always causes an uproar when you marry religion and sex (no pun intended). I feel a bit sorry for their inboxes. I'll most likely use this series as an excuse to get some friends to come to church by telling them the pastor is talking about sex :p.
     
  18. JM

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    I think Driscoll is right to say the church in general is prudish...but I haven't read the book and can't comment on its content. His series on the Song of Solomon was very sexual and just weird.
     
  19. His_disciple3

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    did I say that there was something wrong with reading other books ??