When I Get Married . . .: Surrendering the Fantasy, Embracing the Reality

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What you think about marriage may be hurting you.
What are your expectations for marriage? If you think you’ll never be lonely, you won’t have to worry about money anymore, or sex won’t be an issue, think again.

Jerusha Clark exposes these and other common, destructive misconceptions about marriage, offering solid biblical truth to replace them. Whether you’re single, engaged, or already married, this book ...

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Overview

What you think about marriage may be hurting you.
What are your expectations for marriage? If you think you’ll never be lonely, you won’t have to worry about money anymore, or sex won’t be an issue, think again.

Jerusha Clark exposes these and other common, destructive misconceptions about marriage, offering solid biblical truth to replace them. Whether you’re single, engaged, or already married, this book will challenge your thoughts about marriage and strengthen your relationships.

Learn to think clearly about marriage with powerful true stories, illustrations, and wisdom from people who’ve been there—and learned the hard way. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600060564
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Exploring the Great Ideas Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,442,216
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jerusha Clark has written several books, including Every Thought Captive and The Life You Crave. She also coauthored the best-selling book I Gave Dating a Chance. Jerusha is a graduate of Rice University and currently partners with her husband, Jeramy, in ministering to families at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Southern California.
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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    Most helpful and inspiring book I read before getting married

    I didn't expect much, judging from the book cover (yes, we all do, even though we shouldn't, judge a book by its cover). The author's name was unfamiliar, and the title wasn't catchy.

    But the book surprised me. It got me thinking; it challenged my own ideas.

    Jerusha Clark identifies common myths--some so common they almost sound silly; I know that I for one responded like, "Of course I know that's a marriage myth, I'm too intelligent to get sold on that stuff from the movies!"

    But then Jerusha explores the myths with original insight that made me see that, at the back of my mind, I have been taken in by these myths-hook, line, and sinker. She helped me see the gravity of the "When I Get Married." ideas I have subscribed to (willingly or not!), and made me realize my need for God's grace to shift my perspective.

    Some of the wrong ideas that struck me were: When I get married, I'll never be lonely; sex won't be a problem; I'll know what to do with my life.

    The learnings are fresh, the ideas flow naturally. But more than insightful, it's a well-crafted book. The writing is beautiful, in some parts even lyrical.

    This is a good tool for singles and about-to-weds, but take care not to intellectualize marriage too much. I think you need to balance book learnings and head knowledge with a lot of God's grace found in experiencing the daily grind of married life, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's leading in marriage.

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