Paul Tripp’s book on marriage will be well-worth your investment. It’s called What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. It will be published May 1, 2010.
Crossway has set up a deal where the first 1500 people to order through them will receive a signed copy of the hardcover book for 35% off, as well as a free e-Book copy. Go here for more info.
I’ll have more to say about the book in future posts, but here’s one quote from the book (recently highlighted by Chris Brauns):
There is no doubt about it: too many of us are trying to have hundred dollar conversations in dime moments. Too many of us have left little time in our schedules for meaningful conversations, tender connection, and focused problem solving. Too many of us have little time for relational reflection and introspection in our marriages. Too many of us are doing marriage on the fly. Marriage, too often, is what we do in between all the other things we are doing that really determine the content and pace of our schedules. But marriage doesn’t function very well as an in-between thing, and marriages surely don’t tend to thrive when we leave them alone and ask them to grow on their own. A marriage that is going to grow, change, and become increasingly healthy needs cultivation. Like a garden, it doesn’t do well when it is being neglected.