The title is dead right- Real Marriage is very real about what real marriages are like – and what they can be.
One of the great things about Real Marriage is the focus on friendship – something conspicuously missing from many marriage books. The Driscoll’s also do a very good job dealing with sexuality (an area where I’m not easily impressed!). Then there is “taking out the trash” – an excellent chapter you will likely find yourselves repeating.
This book works very well for a small marriage group/class. Lori and I participated in a group that used just the book and the participant’s guide, and the results were excellent. I have also talked to those who used the DVD course as a group, and I hear that is also very good.
For yourself, as a couple, or done as a group, this book will challenge you and point the way to a better marriage.
[Note added May 2015 – Mark’s troubles not withstanding, this is a great marriage book.]
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together
Other Must Read Marriage Books:
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
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