What Did You Expect?
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.
Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage
It’s a hard reality for some: Marriage is difficult, disappointing, and painful. Your spouse is unwilling to change. How do you continue, and not just exist but thrive?
Christian psychologists Michael Misja and Chuck Misja show you how to be free from shame when your marriage is not “successful” by conventional Christian standards. Their relational process for shifting from hoping in your marriage to hoping in God will help you move beyond suffering and mere surviving to finding joy and supernatural thriving.
In this interactive study, biblical counselor John Henderson uses a workbook approach to guide you through your marriage preparation—helping you to understand the purpose of marriage, to handle conflict, to glorify Christ in your union and finances, and to get to know your own heart and expectations. Many threats to a marriage can be identified even before the wedding takes place. Even better, God’s gospel provides the means of overcoming them.