What Did You Expect?

What Did You Expect?

Redeeming the realities of marriage

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Six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to marriage.

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'More couples than I can number have been surprised that their marriage needs the regular rescue of grace. And because they did not take their Bible seriously they were caught short in that moment when the rubber meets the road in daily live, where grace was their only hope...

'So when you are sinned against or when the fallen world breaks your door down, don't lash out or run away. Stand in all your weakness and confusion and say, 'I am not alone. God is with me, and he is faithful, powerful and willing.' You can be realistic and hopeful at the very same time. Realistic expectations are not about hope without honesty, and they are not about honesty without hope. Realism is found at the junction of unabashed honesty and uncompromising hope. God's Word and God's grace make both possible in your marriage.'

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  • Preface
  • 1. What Did You Expect?
  • 2. Reason to Continue
  • 3. Whose Kingdom?
  • 4. Day by Day
  • Commitment 1:
  • 5. Coming Clean: Confession
  • 6. Canceling Debts
  • Commitment 2:
  • 7. Pulling Weeds
  • 8. Planting Seeds
  • Commitment 3:
  • 9. Sticking Out Your Neck
  • 10. Someone to Be Trusted
  • Commitment 4:
  • 11. All You Need Is Love
  • 12. Ready, Willing, and Waiting
  • Commitment 5:
  • 13. Amazing Grace
  • 14. Before Dark
  • Commitment 6:
  • 15. Eyes Wide Open
  • 16. On Your Knees
  • 17. Worship, Work, and Grace


Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN 9781844744749
Format Paperback
First published February 2012
Dimensions 155mm x 233mm x 22mm
Print size 9pt
Language English
Pages 288
Publisher IVP
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This book is absolutely outstanding! The author gives not only a theology of marriage, nor only practical advice, but a superb blending of the two - he gives an easy-to-understand, yet deep and profound, theological background explaining both the blessings and struggles of marriage. And he uses this excellent theological background and combines it with his extensive pastoral experience to give incredibly deep, powerful and incisive wisdom about how to have the best marriage possible, for God's glory. I couldn't recommend this book highly enough!

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