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Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle. Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.

©2010 Paul David Tripp (P)2020 Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Noel and I listened to most of this book driving in the car! Wise words. Authentic experience. Provocative application. Turned a long trip into a fruitful two-person marriage seminar.” (John Piper, founder and teacher,; chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary; author, Desiring God)

“When Paul Tripp teaches, preaches, or writes he does so through the lens of the gospel. In What Did You Expect?, Paul faithfully and brilliantly lets the gospel bear its weight on the messiness and beauty of marriage. I, personally, found the book to be helpful, and we use it extensively at the Village Church.” (Matt Chandler, lead pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; president, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls and The Explicit Gospel) 

 “What I’ve come to expect from Paul Tripp is consistently deep, transparent, biblical, wise, practical, gospel-driven counsel. Rather than muddying the water with self-focused strategies designed to meet our ever-multiplying needs, Paul, as the seasoned soul-physician he is, correctly diagnoses our problems and provides the cure - humble faith in Jesus Christ. I wasn’t disappointed. You won’t be either.” (Elyse Fitzpatrick, coauthor, Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women)

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  • 30-03-2021

Great reminder of what marriage is for.

Helpful, practical, biblical advice and true reminder of the purpose for marriage. Easy to read/listen. Great narration.

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  • beckham
  • 12-03-2021

marriage saver

wow, this is such awesome insight. I am about to listen again. thank you for writing this book and I am so glad it was recommended to me. I will share with every married couple I know. Truth kicked my behind, but in a good, life changing way!

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