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Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in pastor Paul Tripp's professional experience, the majority of couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life.
This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach to those realities that is rooted in God's faithfulness and Scripture's teaching on sin and grace. "Spouses need to be reconciled to each other and to God on a daily basis," Tripp declares. "Since we're always sinners married to sinners, reconciliation isn't just the right response in moments of failure. It must be the lifestyle of any healthy marriage."
What Did You Expect? presents six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to such a lifestyle. These commitments, which include honestly facing sin, weakness, and failure; willingness to change; and embodying Christ's love, will equip couples to develop a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of their relationship.
©2010 Paul Tripp (P)2010
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By G-man on 02-23-16

Great book!!!

Easy listen,So much information on how to improve your marriage by having God 1st in your life. How to work on your marriage and Glorify God while doing it. Awesome Awesome Thank you Paul Tripp!!!

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By T-Bird Randy on 04-18-16

Required listening/reading no matter how short or long you've been married!!!

A great foundational, Christian approach to a happy and healthy marriage with suggestions and examples throughout the book. I would also buy the book to reinforce what you listen to with an easy reference for action. A covenant (vs. a contractual) marriage is a walk with God, not a back seat ride to wherever the world (or Satan) wants to take it. We really liked the point of, "whose kingdom are you serving, yours or God's, in how you treat your spouse?"

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By Anonymous User on 05-18-17

God's Grace

I think Paul was reading my mail and said I'll take Ben's failed marriage, ended in a divorce, and write a book about it. Comforting to coming to know that every marriage can flourish when both parties know that they are both sinners living in a sinful world but relying on a Faithful God for their daily grace, strength and wisdom to love one another well. Great book. Thank you Paul for serving the Body so well.

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By Thomas and Mingyi Miller on 01-19-16

too much God rather than marriage.

I get it the Bible has some good quotes and lessons. plus allot of the teaching are for the better good but constantly talking about God rather feels like the title of the book is misleading. should be what can God teach about marriage.

if you believe in all that word to word of the bible I am sure you will love it lf you like me who just wanted a book on advice on marriage and what to expect choose another book.

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