What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

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by Paul David Tripp
     
 

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Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.

Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need

Overview

Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.

Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433523403
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
389,173
File size:
485 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

“Noel and I listened to most of this book driving in the car! Wise words. Authentic experience. Provocative application. Turned a long trip into a fruitful two-person marriage seminar.”
John Piper, Founder, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary

“When Paul Tripp teaches, preaches, or writes he does so through the lens of the gospel. In What Did You Expect?, Paul faithfully and brilliantly lets the gospel bear its weight on the messiness and beauty of marriage. I, personally, found the book to be helpful, and we use it extensively at The Village.”
Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls

“The reason What Did You Expect? is so powerful is not because Paul Tripp is a marriage expert with tips and tricks to fix your problems, it’s because his teaching is drenched in the gospel and the Word of God. This honest book will help you see yourself and your spouse in a new light as it shows you who Jesus is and how to connect his redeeming grace to the daily realities of your marriage. Singles and engaged couples will benefit from it, too.”
Joshua Harris, Former Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland; author, Dug Down Deep

“At once deeply theological and practically relevant, this is one of the top books on marriage I have ever read. Paul Tripp allows readers to examine marriage through a biblical lens so that we understand how God can graciously heal our hurting homes. As a pastor, I will implore our people to read this book as soon as it is available.”
Chris Brauns, Pastor, The Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley, Illinois; author, Unpacking Forgiveness, Bound Together, and When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search

“What I’ve come to expect from Paul Tripp is consistently deep, transparent, biblical, wise, practical, gospel-driven counsel. Rather than muddying the water with self-focused strategies designed to meet our ever-multiplying needs, Paul, as the seasoned soul-physician he is, correctly diagnoses our problems and provides the cure—humble faith in Jesus Christ. I wasn’t disappointed. You won’t be either.”
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, counselor; speaker; author, Found in Him

“Paul Tripp brings many years of counseling, growth as a husband, and deepening discovery of the liberating power of grace to this realistic and challenging guide to God’s engagement in redeeming marriages that are threatened by complacency, misunderstanding, and selfishness. The Bible’s message of the humbling and healing power of Christ’s mercy and the powerful presence of his Spirit in our homes comes through loud and clear. The daily practicality of gospel doctrine is made crystal clear by Tripp’s transparency about his personal missteps in becoming a Christ-reflecting husband and the many examples of couples who have discovered that they are sinners married to sinners. But that the third, divine Party in marriage gives hope and change when unrealistic expectations are shattered and when we confront our sin. But be warned: Tripp’s diagnostic questions are downright uncomfortable. Even those with strong marriages by God’s grace will find their deep tendencies toward self-coronation challenged!”
Dennis E. Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

“Paul Tripp issues a challenge for couples to roll up their sleeves, get to work, and do what it takes to build a God-honoring relationship. He presents six commitments for couples to make, and contained within each is insightful, practical, and effective advice on how to construct a loving, growing, grace-soaked marriage.”
Mary A. Kassian, Professor of Women's Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild

Meet the Author

Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a best-selling author and the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He also serves as the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. Tripp is the author of numerous books related to the Christian life and pastoral ministry, including Whiter Than Snow, Dangerous Calling, and Sex and Money.


Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Parenting, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children. For more information and resources, visit paultrippministries.org.

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What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Jheri Volner More than 1 year ago
This book is a very real reminder of where all of our prblems truly lie - with us! Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone married or about to be married. Both deeply theological and practically relevant, Paul Tripp's book helps readers examine marriage through a biblical lens so that we understand the sources of our marriage problems and how God's grace can heal our hurting marriages.
katuschka More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and a must read for newly engaged or newly weds. It is such a powerful reminder of the presence of the Gospel in marriage. This book is a much needed relationship reality check. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Married going on 38 years, and having faced many trials in our maritial experience, we were about to face our most terrifying one yet- terminal cancer! But not before coming, yet again, to a place of spiritual & maritual upheaval. We were in need of consel, but decided to go the cheeper easier route and visit our local Christian bookstore. (My idea) With so many books, & so little time to convence my husband this was our best choice for now, he went back to the car while I began praying for the LORD to lead us to the right one. I spotted the catchy title, picked it up, headed for the counter while scanning it's contents. That was late March 2014 when we began reading/studying it, together outloud, and what a much needed blessing. On June19, after a battery of test and biopsies, we got the news we were fearing. The folowing is a portion from chptr 5 that we read that night: The good news of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is that you have allyou will ever need to face whatever is written into your by theone who is writing your story............ In your darkest moment, His grace lights your way. In your deepest disappointment, His love gives you hope. When you are weak & exhausted, His strengthgives you teason to go on.... when you have lost your way, He sseks you and finds you and brings you back.. your hope of a long-term marriage is found in one place--Gods love for you!
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