Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of the Seattle-area megachurch Mars Hill Church, is sparking conroversy with the content and direction of his newest book,Â â€œReal Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship and Life Together.”
The book, written by Driscoll and his wife, Grace, seeks to â€œcompel married couples to have important conversations about important things.” The coupleÂ discusses their own sexual issues in the first section of the book,Â sharing lessons on how to reignite a marriage. The second half of the bookÂ discusses sex in detail, including a section about what is Biblically permissible, titled “Can We ____?”
The concept and approach has been polarizing in several Christian circles– there are those who embrace such a candid and transparent discussion, while others feel that it leads to confusion and discord.
Check out a full article about it on CNN’s Belief Blog.
Do you think a book on this topic is needed in the Body of Christ today? Do you feel like it is unnecessarily carnal or gratuitous?