• Marriage

  • 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make
  • By: Paul David Tripp
  • Narrated by: Bevan Greiner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When you say “I do", you begin the journey of a lifetime, and you have dreams of that journey being perfect. But it won’t take long for expectations of the perfect marriage to fade away in the struggles of everyday life. A long-term, vibrant marriage needs to be grounded in something sturdier than romance - it needs the life-changing power of the gospel.

In this rebranded edition of What Did You Expect?, popular author and pastor Paul David Tripp encourages couples to make six biblical commitments to the Lord and to one another. These commitments, which include a lifestyle of confession and forgiveness, building trust, and appreciating differences, will equip couples to cultivate thriving, joy-filled marriages built on Christ.

©2021 Paul David Tripp (P)2021 Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.

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This is not for the faint of heart.....but, if you can let your toes be stepped on a bit, you will walk away a better spouse

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Valuable insight with examples and principles

Very helpful insight for keeping focused on what’s important and prioritizing. Seems like there were too many examples and not enough principles for my learning style but still very powerful.

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Good marriage advice but hard to follow because the narrator is a dreadful bore.

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Excellent yet challenging read

This book is a very powerful book on marriage. Read it while engaged and found it to be incredibly fruitful, yet extremely challenging. It will challenge you to let God mold you and break selfish habits you may have not even known you had. I found it incredibly helpful as I am preparing for marriage. I can also see it as a great re-read to refresh.

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Great material

No complaints besides the monotone narrator. Hard to focus sometimes, but other than that great material!

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Read this if you're desperate for hope in marriage

In my opinion this is one of the best books on marriage in print. I can't think of a book on marriage I would recommend more highly.

The author covers many situations in marriage we can all relate to, and walks step-by-step through problems.

The refreshing perspective I find most helpful in this book is that there is no whitewashed, rosy colored topical treatment of problems in this book. The problems he covers are ugly and real life. I find it beautiful how he reaches into those situations and meticulously sorts through the problems to find where truth from scripture applies to the situations specifically.

This is a book for people who have come to the end of themselves and recognize that doing marriage their way doesn't work.

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A new way to experience relationships.

Wow!! Excellent read with the keys to good relationships. This can be marriage, work, or all friendships. Very well written & performed.

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  • 01-03-22

Great, help and under standing!

It change my view of my spouse, realising the grace I receive everyday. I grow in my faith and it changed my view on my spouse sin.

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  • Anna Walsh
  • 11-28-21

Narrator reads like a robot! Shame as it's great content

I really enjoy watching Paul Tripp videos, he is an engaging speaker with great examples and has a love of Jesus and his word.
However I'm struggle to keep awake listening to this audio book. The narration is so uninspiring. Very flat and honestly I'm not sure I'll make it to the end. I wish Paul would read his own books or change the current narrator as I would struggle to recommend this audio book.
Better to buy and read yourself!

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  • William Chaplin
  • 10-19-21

Marriage

I have never here’d such a lot of dribble
Please Delete this terrible so called story
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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-22

Repetitive, long but good truths

Even though it was a really long listen and quite repetitive, I enjoyed some really good truth to it. However there was also a lot of calvinism teachings to it which I don't always agree with but that's getting theologically technical...still worthwhile listen for some biblical truths!