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What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (audio)
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What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage (audio)


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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.

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Check out the Faithlife Ebooks edition of What Did You Expect? for a text version!

Key Features

  • Introduces a biblical approach to marriage
  • Provides six commitments for spouses to adopt
  • Offers advice on how to have a Christ-centered marriage

Contents of Print Edition

  • What Did You Expect?
  • Reason to Continue
  • Whose Kingdom?
  • Day by Day
  • Coming Clean: Confession
  • Canceling Debts
  • Pulling Weeds
  • Planting Seeds
  • Sticking Out Your Neck
  • Someone to Be Trusted
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Ready, Willing, and Waiting
  • Amazing Grace
  • Before Dark
  • Eyes Wide Open
  • On Your Knees
  • Worship, Work, and Grace

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About Paul Tripp

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 14 books on Christian living and travel around the world preaching and teaching. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world.