The book was later turned into a sermon series, featuring Mark Driscoll and his wife Grace, with question and answers at the end of each sermon.
Paralleling the book's content, the series is divided into: The Driscolls have stated that they did not write the book for people looking to read the book for "voyeuristic" intents, but because they viewed sex as an important part of marriage and that the majority of marriage help books were written for people who had not "experienced sexual assault or been abused or exposed to pornography or sexual sins".
On March 28, 2015, a former elder of the church revealed that Mark Driscoll had not been involved in initiating nor signing the contract with the marketing firm Result Source.
He was born Robert Cletus Driscoll in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the only child of Cletus (1901–1969), an insulation salesman, and Isabelle (née Kratz; 1897–1972), a former schoolteacher.
In part two, the authors deal with three different views of sex—sex as god, sex as gross, and sex as gift.
In part three, the authors lay out how to "reverse engineer" one's marriage, by examining how to "finish well" on its last day.
The book is divided into three parts: Marriage, Sex, and The Last Day.
In part one, the Driscolls share their personal stories, including their individual upbringings, their years as a dating couple, and conflict in their marriage.
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together is a 2012 marriage book written by Christian author Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, and published by Thomas Nelson.