Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational Nonfiction, 2013
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 time to rejoice in the life you lived together? Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, want you to finish well on the last day. They share private and painful issues that damaged their own marriage - including his introduction to pornography in elementary school and her abuse as a teenager at the hands of a boyfriend - and how they overcame them to experience healing and joy with each other again. Together they tackle the tough issues, such as:
From fun date night tips to the most tricky "can we do that?" sex questions, Mark and Grace 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.
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Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men
Im a fan of the Driscolls and have to say that this one was done well. My wife and I picked this up to see if it could improve out marriage, and the material provided is great. I can see this helping great relationships (and the almost divorced) to have a better relationship. Check it out!
This book has a nice, well rounded, collection of thoughts to get one to think correctly about marriage. Since I'm about to be married, I suppose time will be necessary to reveal it's helpfulness.
I read one review that said they hammered the "being friends" point too much, but it was only one chapter, which seems fitting to me. There is a healthy dose of statistics. It is refreshing that they clarify the statistic that there is no difference in the divorce rate between Christians and secular couples. They pointed out that that statistic included anyone who claimed to be Christian, not those who practice Christianity and go to church.
It has some interesting insights on what the Bible says or does not say about sex. They do go over the delicate topics, subject by subject. They're stance on what is permissible Biblically could be summed up, "anything goes so long as it's just between the husband and the wife".
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.
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