Real Marraige Book Review | STACIE RAYE

Real Marraige Book Review

For the past few weeks, I've been reading a book called "Real Marriage-The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together", by Mark & Grace Driscoll.  When I first saw this title available for review, I tried to get the DVD -but of course they were all out.  So I settled for the book, which I knew would be just as good.

About the book

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.

A few points that are addressed are:

--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.

and even....

--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.

Whoa Nelly!

Let me start by saying that this is a serious book.  It takes a look at what it means to be friends in marriage by looking at the example of Martin Luther and his relationship with his wife, which I might ad, you will be surprised by.  As well as the authors personal friendship.

You also be enlightened by the Men & Marriage chapter (for men only) and The Respectful Wife ( for women).

But the main topic of this book is, you guessed it, sex.  And boy, do they go there!  You'll find out if your perspective on sex is what God had in mind when he designed it, or do you view it as gross. (Hmm..not me!) This book even takes an honest look at porn and the damage that it does to marriages. 

The Selfish Lover & Servant Lover chapter  reveals whether or not your being selfish when being intimate with your spouse and how to change that mindset. 

Is it hot in here or is it just me?

And Chapter 10?  Well, I'll tell you right now!  Get ready for some jaw dropping answers from the two authors regarding the sexually embarrassing questions, "Can We _______" (fill in the blank).  It covers all sorts of questions too risque to mention here.


My thoughts

I truly enjoyed reading this book.  Whether you've been married for 17 years or 17 months, there is something to learn here.  Most of us had our own ideas about sex before we got married and brought them into our union.  This book takes a hard honest look at myths and perceptions of the marriage bed, and how you can turn it all around to bless your marraige.  I would definitely recommend this resource to anyone married or even contemplating taking the plundge. A must have for your home library!

Disclosure: I recievd the book in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are mine.

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