I am a long-time fan of Mark Driscoll (bio here) and the efforts of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington. Pastor Mark and his wife, Grace Driscoll have written a new book on marriage, which is will certainly be great.
The new book is called “Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together“. The book is being released on 1/3 (TODAY!), and I’m excited to report the book has skyrocketed to the top of the Barnes & Nobles AND Amazon book sales charts. Not only is a marriage book at the top of the charts… but a CHRISTIAN marriage book! Praise God for all the people and relationships that will be impacted for the name of Christ!
Pastor Mark and Grace Driscoll are real and authentic. They don’t just talk about ideals in a vacuum separated from everyone’s realities… they offer their personal learning experiences and struggles, while grounding everything in scripture. They studied 187 books on marriage and could not find ANY that focused on friendship, so that is a core focus of the book. They also tackle many other very touchy issues.
Read More about the Real Marriage Campaign…
In this post, Part 2 of 2, I share the conversation my amazing wife I had (and continue to have) as we discussed (and continue to discuss) our vision for our marriage and family. We sat down and brainstormed about the various routes we could pursue in the coming years. As we did that, we identified our vision for our marriage and family.
In order to execute this vision, there will be a plethora of tradeoffs. Nonetheless, we must resolve to stay focused on the dream, and choose to intentionally pursue, pray over, and serve it.
Editors Note: This is a 2-part series inspired by Andy Stanley’s book Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision. Part 1 outlines elements of a “Vision from God” . Part 2 will offer a personal testimony and explore how to apply it to your marriage and family.
In the book, Andy defines the 4 core components of the ever-so-daunting idea of a “God-ordained” vision and “20 Building Blocks of Vision”. Let’s journey together to understand how God has a vision for our marriages and families… so we can participate in it and experience the joy of His presence and fruits.