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To those with legitimate concerns, these remarks come across as dismissive at best and patronizing at worst.The bulk of the chapter gives an ethical assessment of a variety of sexual activities.She encourages women to respect their husbands with their head, heart, and hands.She also gives practical advice to women about how they can disagree, counsel, encourage, and submit in a respectful way with their husbands.Their testimony could encourage other couples to be more honest with each other about the foxes that are ruining the vineyard.Having said all of that, my theological and pastoral concerns with this book are considerable, and I will begin with chapter 10.
Chapter 8 addresses the pervasive problem of pornography and its devastating impact on both the individuals who produce it and those who consume it.The authors know that the explicit nature of this chapter will be offensive to some readers.But they address offended readers not by allaying their concerns but by suggesting that anyone uncomfortable with the content must be either a rube or uninterested in reaching the culture for Christ.The two-hundred plus pages of this book focus on personal testimony and practical teaching so that readers might walk in biblical holiness and avoid the pitfalls experienced by the Driscolls.
– Chapter 1 begins with Mark and Grace’s story, in which Mark and Grace appear first as an unmarried, sexually active couple; second as an unhappily married, sexually dysfunctional couple; and third as restored and reconciled husband and wife. Chapter 2, “Friends with Benefits” instructs readers about the necessity of being best friends with one’s spouse.Neither Mark nor Grace have pristine sexual histories, and the baggage they brought with them into their marriage caused significant problems for many years.