Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together (audio)

2 publishers
, 2012


Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won’t. While a wonderful wedding day is important, it’s the last day of marriage that really counts. Will the last day of your marriage come prematurely through divorce? Will it be filled with regrets as you sit at the funeral of your spouse? Or, by God’s grace, will the last day be a time to rejoice in the life you lived together?

Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, want you to finish well on the last day. They share private and painful issues that damaged their own marriage—including his introduction to pornography in elementary school and her abuse as a teenager at the hands of a boyfriend—and how they overcame them to experience healing and joy with each other again.

Together they tackle the tough issues, such as:

Should I confess my premarital sexual sin to my spouse? Is it okay to have a “work husband/wife”? Can I say no to sex when I really do have a headache? What does the Bible say about masturbation and oral sex?

From fun date night tips to the most tricky “can we do that?” sex questions, Mark and Grace share practical help and hope with people just like them.

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Check out the Faithlife Ebooks edition of Real Marriage for a text version!

Key Features

  • Provides a firsthand look at struggles faced in Mark and Grace Driscoll’s marriage
  • Presents a male and female perspective on the same concepts
  • Explores a wide variety of sexual and marriage topics from Driscoll’s viewpoint

Contents of Print Edition

  • Marriage
    • New Marriage, Same Spouse
    • Friend with Benefits
    • Men and Marriage
    • The Respectful Wife
    • Taking Out the Trash
  • Sex
    • Sex: God, Gross, or Gift?
    • Disgrace and Grace
    • The Porn Path
    • Selfish Lovers and Servant Lovers
    • Can We ____?
  • The Last Day
    • Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage

Product Details

  • Title: Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together
  • Authors: Mark Driscoll and Grace Driscoll
  • Narrators: William Dufris and Tavia Gilbert
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Runtime: 8.9 hours
  • Product Type: Audiobook
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Marriage

About the Authors

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, based in Seattle, Washington, and one of the most popular preachers in the world today.

In 2010, Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. Pastor Mark’s online sermons are downloaded millions of times each year, he is the author of over 15 books, and he has also written for CNN, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and many other outlets.

Grace Driscoll is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, Washington State University, where she earned a BA in Public Relations.


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