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TrippMarriagePaul 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.

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9 thoughts on “What Did You Expect??”

  1. JT, just FYI, the second link doesn’t work.


    1. Justin Taylor says:

      Thanks, Matt. Fixed.

  2. Do you get any good deals if you are getting married on May 1st? :)

  3. Dan says:

    Shipping 6$ ??? Still good deal for signed copy, but still.

  4. Our small group at Dayspring Church PCA has been going through this for many weeks (the DVD). Very rich, very challenging. Mature couples and otherwise are all being blessed.

  5. John says:

    Hey Justin,
    How come whenever I click on new books it shows me mainly forthcoming stuff? Bug in the site or am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks for the heads up on the deal. Just ordered a copy!


  6. Glenn says:

    It’s fine as far as it goes, but you are totally out of luck if you live in the UK as I do because of “licensing” umm.

  7. John Thomson says:

    How does the quotation articulate with Paul’s ‘let he that is married live as if he were not’.
    I agree we can be careless about our marriages but we can also be too precious. I have found that the marriages that seem strongest are those with a healthy giving to others and involvement in church life.

  8. John says:

    How does the quotation articulate with Paul’s ‘let he that is married live as if he were not’.

    My guess is that the quote isn’t inclusive of everything Tripp is going to say about marriage.

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