Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark DriscollMost marriage books assume the author did it right. Most marriage books barely mention friendship. Most marriage books use “intimacy” as code for “sex.” This is not one of those books.
In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have struggled and how they have found healing through the power of the only reliable source: the Bible. They believe friendship is fundamental to marriage but not easy to maintain. So they offer practical advice on how to make your spouse your best friend – and keep it that way. And they know from experience that sex-related issues need to be addressed directly.
Five chapters are dedicated to answering questions like:
Should I confess my pre-marital sexual sin to my spouse?
Is it okay to have a “work spouse”?
What does the Bible say about masturbation and oral sex?
Stunningly honest and vulnerable, Real Marriage is like a personal counseling session with a couple you cannot surprise, you cannot shock into silence, who will respond to every question with wisdom, humility, and realism.
If you want to have a long-lasting, fulfilling marriage you should read this book. Wrestle with this book. Pray over this book. Share this book. And discover how God can use it to change your life.
“If you’re married or plan to be someday, do yourself a favor and read every page of this book.” —DRS. LES & LESLIE PARROTT Founders of RealRelationships.com and authors of Love Talk
“Whether engaged, newlywed, or veteran, Real Marriage will serve as an invaluable resource. I highly recommend this book.” —ANDY STANLEY author of The Grace of God and Senior Pastor, North Point Community Church
One of my greatest concerns is that culture is going to continually define and redefine what marriage is and is not, and the church is going to simply sit on the sidelines and react rather than seeking to actually become proactive by confidently teaching what the Bible has to say about it. That is why I am so thankful that Mark and Grace Driscoll wrote this book. Their approach to marriage, its benefits and challenges are transparent and challenging and I honestly believe that every married couple who will work through what they lead us through in this book will not just merely have a marriage that survives in this world but rather thrives in it. — PERRY NOBLE Senior Pastor, NewSpring Church
Our thanks to Mark and Grace Driscoll who have served this generation well by tastefully but boldly addressing the real issues facing real marriages. Taking the unchanging truth of God’s word and sprinkling in is the story of God’s mercy in their own marriage they have filled every chapter with real helpfulness. This book is powerful, biblical, practical and healing for marriages that hurt. My wife and our adult children read it to great profit. — DR. JAMES MACDONALD Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and Bible teacher for Walk in the Word
The Ten Commandments of Marriage – Part 1
By James MacDonald. This message is for all married people. But in addition to that this message is also for all people who hope to be married someday. In addition to that this message is also for people who have anyone in their family who is married. So who is this message for?
Log in. Sign up. Subscribe to this podcast. Pastor James MacDonald preaches without apology straight from the pages of Scripture, provoking Christians to think and act on their faith. His Bible-teaching ministry, Walk in the Word, launched on as a radio broadcast in , with the mission of "igniting passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth. Refreshed in the Attack: In Case of Emergency. Join Pastor James and find your way forward by learning to live always mindful of the presence of the Lord.
2 thoughts on “James MacDonald and Adultery Teachings”
Purchase this DVD product online from puzyve. God's promises are always true both in good times and difficult trials. - Marriage is under assault in our culture and even in our churches, many couples struggle with their marriage. There are many places in Scripture you can find help and advice on marriage, the Ten Commandments as listed in Exodus 20 offer excellent marriage application for us.
He did not just lump this commandment in with all the others glossing over it but actually spent time addressing the adultery prohibition specifically. That is a good start. Finally, MacDonald recognizes some marriages are so far damaged by unrepentant adultery that divorce is the best option left for the faithful spouse. I was glad to hear he is not adamantly against all divorce for Christians. That said, I did detect some significant problems in what he taught—from my perspective as another pastor and adultery survivor—. That is false. Nouns do not have tenses.
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