What Did You Expect??: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage is a solid book on the gospel’s implications for marriage. With his characteristic humor and directness, Paul Tripp reminds his readers that marriage is essentially about worship. We are either seeking to build our own self-centered kingdoms or about building the kingdom of God. Tripp encourages couples to align their individual agendas for marriage with Christ’s Kingdom agenda through six commitments: a regular lifestyle of confession and forgiveness, making growth and change their daily agenda, working to build a sturdy bond of trust, building a relationship of love, dealing with differences with appreciation and grace, and working to protect the marriage.

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