From legendary baseball Hall of Famer and his wife comes a marriage guidebook for the not-so-perfect marriage—filled with extremely candid, practical, and biblically based principles—proven to make any relationship successful.
Darryl and Tracy Strawberry admit they have “made every possible mistake you can make in marriage.” Together, this devoted couple has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial destruction, and many other all-too-familiar struggles.
A no-holds-barred account of their personal journey, The Imperfect Marriage provides a step-by-step program that will help you and your partner understand the key issues that could be causing damage in your relationship and recognize turning points on the journey toward marriage restoration. Darryl and Tracy Strawberry know firsthand what it takes to make it through the battle and how to come out victorious. Beginning with putting God at the center, their words will inspire you to transform your marriage into an enduring and vital relationship.
The Strawberrys keep it real and preach it real. They deal with real people, real problems, and offer solutions for the present. Through candid anecdotes, a great deal of self-awareness, and a true sense of honesty, Darryl and Tracy offer the vision, encouragement, and practical advice that every healthy marriage needs in order to thrive.
Whether you and your partner are looking to heal a broken relationship, or avoid the mistakes that doomed a past one, The Imperfect Marriage offers the guidance and “brutal honesty…[that] will be inspiring for many” (Publishers Weekly) and will help make your marriage a success.
In this deeply religious take on the institution of marriage, former MLB outfielder Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, offer their take on effective marriage. The Strawberrys crack open their own relationship, one that they freely admit was tarnished in the past by adultery, drugs, and other troubling, potentially marriage-wrecking actions. The authors encourage reconciliation in nearly every instance the only exception being spouses in an abusive marriage. The first part of the book focuses on examining one's spiritual health and how one's own failings affect the marriage, along with advice on how to forgive and learn to trust again after a betrayal. The second half is devoted to the authors' interpretation of God's design for marriage which includes such advice that the man is the ruler of the home and always has the final say-so, that faith in God is the bedrock of one's life, and that passion, including sexual activity, is an important part of a relationship. The couple's brutal honesty in regards to their personal life will be inspiring for many. However, with biblical passages on nearly every page, this book is ultimately best suited for a deeply Christian readership.