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Publisher's Summary

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 christianaudio.com
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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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 Kate Fahey on 06-13-18

Brilliant from start to finish

Biblical, helpful, practical for all Christians. Even if your not married this is a great book for developing realistic expectations and understanding the effort, love and grace needed for a healthy marriage and how it is all supplied by God when we actively involved him and focus on our vertical relationship with God first.

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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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