The book opens with Mark and Grace giving some of the background story of their personal lives. This gives the reader more understanding and appreciation for the truths and concepts that the authors are addressing. They are both very open and it helps you to know that the Driscolls really do know what they are writing about and that they are experienced and qualifed to teach on the subject of married life and all that it involves.
Real Marriage covers things such as the importance of friendship in marriage, what to do with baggage that one or the other of the couple bring to the marriage, questions about sex that some would consider “taboo” to speak about, and the harmfulness of selfishness in a marriage.
I appreciate the authors’ candid, open and tactful discussion of topics that others would shy away from addressing. Even though they deal with some sensitive topics, their compassion is very evident. There were a few times in the book that I did not agree theologically with the authors’ statements, but with that word of caution, I would recommend this book to any married couple or those involved in ministry.
*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for my review.*