This book is straight forward Christian marriage counseling from a couple who have made their marriage into a ministry to help others.
I would encourage any married couple more so Christian couples to listen because the mistakes/shortfalls discussed were and still is being made today and this is a good guide to not make the same mistakes
I like both parties, however I prefer Grace since I could identify with some of what she's been through as a Christian Wife and mother
I would have enjoyed the book much more if all the female parts were narrated by Tavia. It caused a bit of confusion while listening some of the time.
Communication is at the heart of any sccessfull union.Be it spiritual or physical
I will be listening to it again (twice already)
Grace's bravery and her honesty are captivating.
I don't like Dufis's voice! He sounds so 'up himself'. But to be fair you do get used to it by the end of the book, and my reaction is at least in part agravated by having listened to Mark D. on other books and podcasts and expected (hopeing?) to hear him again
I would recommend that everyone who is engaged or married read this book.
Keeps God at the forefront and is gives very practical marriage advice under the context of the Bible.
No. Took a couple weeks to listen to.
I liked the list of liberating facts that couples can indulge in without guilt, however there is no real help for problems if the marriage is in serious trouble with how to fix addictions to sexual problems.
self help on marriage, since the church makes people feel like they can not get real help
yes it needs lists of places for retreat and marriage couseling
I am glad the candid truth about thier past, but what about the recovery of serious addictions to porn and sex out of marriage?
I would definitely listen again, and I will. It is amazingly practical and helpful for real life.
The narration was ok. I really would have preferred the authors to read the book.
Every chapter is potentially life-changing. It is changing my thinking and I am already applying it in my relationships.
It started out great until the only men chapter. In this chapter, Mark goes through things he says aren't sinful but
Stop calling things dumb that are opinion matters.
The judgmental dude who called a bunch of things dumb that are opinion matters.Remeber the Scriptures that talk about not debating over opinion matters?
I really wish Mark didn't go that route, because I was enjoying the book and getting some stuff out of it. Specifically, I loved the part about Martin Luther's marriage. That was very interesting and helpful.
Because I like to listen to books in the car and when I work out.
Very honest talk to husbands and wives about God's design for marriage.
The voice of the husband and wife to really engage in what is being said.
It made me think and want to improve.
Good, engaging listen!
The story is real, thought-provoking and engaging. It causes you to take a clear look at your own relationship and evaluate your own circumstances against the Biblical standard. It helps you have a spirit-filled, fulfilling relationship with your spouse.
What stood out to me most was Mark and Grace's relationship history -- I could really relate to where they were coming from and a lot of the problems they faced and overcame in their marriage.
The narrator was TERRIBLE. He read like he was reading the dictionary. Bad pauses, bad emotional timing. He also sounded whiney.
The overall book is just fantastic!
I would rather just read the book than listen to the narrator. The narrator makes the book nearly unlistenable.