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What Did You Expect??? By Paul David Tripp

This book is geared equally towards men and women. The format is easy to read, and Tripp writes in an engaging manner that relates to everyone, not just professors!

The underlying theme of this book is how we are our own worst enemy, but for the grace of God! Marriage starts out with plenty of passion and wonderful intentions, but our sin natures will cause it to implode if we’re not careful.

He talks about how marriage is a war of sorts, and that it is extremely important for you and your spouse to be on the same side!

Tripp presents several real counseling situations in order to show the different ways that marriages can get into trouble. When the situation seems to be going sour, we should look at our own motives to see how much of the situation is caused by us.

Tripp doesn’t say we should never talk to our spouse about something they’ve done wrong; quite the contrary! However, did your spouse really do something wrong, or did they just not do it the way you wanted them to?

When you feel upset over how your spouse is treating you, is your displeasure biblically justified, or is the situation upsetting because they didn’t treat you the way you thought they should?

This book was a big eye-opener for me, and helped me to realize my particular faults that would be likely to cause problems in a marriage.

You can find this book online from many sources, including Amazon.

Whether you are single, engaged, married, or divorced, you NEED to read this book. πŸ™‚

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I apologize for not putting out more posts like I promised earlier! Last week was very, very busy and I couldn’t think up a blog post if my life had depended on it! πŸ™‚

Since Sunday is always a “tired” day for us (a good tired, but tired nonetheless!), I decided to do a book review of a book I just finished.

The Family – God’s Weapon for Victory

By: Robert Andrews

This book is one of the best I’ve ever read on the subject of family. That also means that some people would think it was very controversial. That’s ok, I enjoy a bit of controversy, as long as the discussion is edifying. πŸ™‚

Mr. Andrews goes through all the “layers” of a family. In his first chapter named “Laying Foundations”, he talks about how important it is for parents to set a good foundation for their children, and how different kinds of outward influences can hurt them. He is not the “shelter children from everything outside the four walls of our home” type, but he does caution that parents should be more careful about what their children are exposed to.

Throughout the Β rest of the book, he talks about dating/courtship, marriage, and waiting on the Lord in that respect (something I need to read every day!), the importance of having children, and child discipline.

I just finished this book for I think the third time, and it helps me every time I read it! It is so hard to find solidly biblical teaching on family and everything surrounding it, so I consider this book an important resource!

Just a note: there are parts of this book that are not appropriate for younger children. I recommend that parents read this book first and let their teenagers read it with careful guidance.

You can buy it here: The Family – God’s Weapon for Victory, on Amazon. (I don’t receive any compensation from Amazon. I just enjoy buying books from them! :))

If you’ve read this book, I would love to read your thoughts on it!

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I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this blog very well. Sometimes I get impatient when other people don’t update their blog with something every day, and here I am guilty of the same thing. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I was thinking I’d like to start doing some book reviews maybe once a week. Reading is one of my beloved pastimes, and I want to share my finds with others! πŸ™‚ I’ll post my first one this evening.

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