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  • No More Perfect Marriages: Experience the Freedom of Being Real Together

No More Perfect Marriages: Experience the Freedom of Being Real Together

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"Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how." — Dr. Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and president of Authentic Intimacy

No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better.

Do you feel like the spark is gone? Like a critical spirit has invaded your marriage? Like you want more intimacy, but something is in the way? You could be suffering from the Perfection Infection.

The Perfection Infection happens when we cultivate unrealistic expectations of ourselves and our spouse, gradually leading to intimacy-killing behavior, also known as the "Seven Slow Fades." That was the case for Jill and Mark Savage, and it eventually led to infidelity.

In No More Perfect Marriages they speak honestly about their struggles, how they came back from betrayal, and the principles keeping their marriage strong today. They guide you in everything you need to know to kick the Perfection Infection right out and return to intimacy.

In their warm, honest, personable style, Jill and Mark discuss:

  • How the Perfection Infection invades a marriage—even a good marriage
  • How to detect and correct the Seven Slow Fades
  • How to set and communicate realistic expectations
  • What to do if your spouse just won't change
  • How to guard your marriage from the Perfection Infection for good

Hurting marriages can heal, and good marriages can become great. It takes work, yes, but No More Perfect Marriages will give you the insights, language, and roadmap you need for the journey. So start today.

GROUP RESOURCES: A leader's guide is included in the back of the book. FREE video curriculum and additional group resources are available for No More Perfect Marriages at


"[Replaces] the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationships. If you're looking for an authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build true and lasting love, you've found it." Michele Cushatt, author, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With An Unexpected Life

"... Will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges... Excited [to add it] to our recommended resources for couples."Michelle Nietert, licensed counselor

"Vulnerable, honest, and helpful... If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book." Mike Baker, sr. pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois

"Encouraging and very practical!" Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only

About the Authors

Mark Savage
MARK AND JILL SAVAGE are passionate about encouraging, educating, and equipping families. After serving in church ministry for twenty years, the Savage's are meeting the needs of families as authors and speakers through Hearts at Home, a ministry to moms. The parents of five young adult children, and grandparents of three, the Savage's make their home in Central Illinois.

Jill Savage
JILL SAVAGE is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of nine books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms...Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, and her most recent bestselling release No More Perfect Moms. Featured on Focus on the Family,, and as the host of the Heartbeat radio program, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, two who are married, two granddaughters, and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.


"In the years I have known Mark and Jill Savage, I have watched them walk through major challenges with amazing grace—and have seen how God created something beautiful in and through them. Mark and Jill have learned lessons the hard way that we can learn simply by being willing to listen and act. I love how this book combines both of their voices to give us an encouraging and very practical picture of the steps they took, and which any of us can take to build the marriage we're longing for."
-Shaunti Feldhahn | Social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only



"Many people say you can fix a broken marriage, but Mark and Jill show you how. Through this book, they share their story while also giving you tools and principles to strengthen your imperfect marriage. This is a wonderful resource for every married couple."
- Juli Slattery | Psychologist and president of Authentic Intimacy



"Jill and Mark have come back from despair as they experienced their marriage go over the cliff into a pit of destruction. By challenging themselves to grow and uncover the roots of what made their marriage difficult you will learn how to help your own marriage. Join Mark and Jill on their journey of change as they take ownership, forge new paths, and experience the blessings of perseverance."

- Milan and Kay Yerkovich | Authors of How We Love



"Real. Raw. Relatable. That's what Mark and Jill Savage are No More Perfect Marriages. Whether your marriage needs a makeover or just a tune-up, the Savages' message of hope and healing will resonate and encourage you. Mark and Jill have experienced "for better or for worse," and I for one thank them for being so transparent. They're right—every marriage is a fixer-upper—including mine. Even after twenty-seven years of marriage, No More Perfect Marriages encouraged me. Biblically sound, culturally relevant and covenant-minded, No More Perfect Marriages is for every married couple!"

- Heidi St. John | Author, speaker, and podcaster at


"Not surprisingly, Mark and Jill have written a very vulnerable, honest, and helpful book for couples who sometimes wonder about their "imperfect" marriages. No More Perfect Marriages is like having a casual conversation over coffee and sitting through an intense counseling session all in one. If you want to improve, save, restore, or renew your marriage, read this book."

- Mike Baker | Senior Pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, IL



"In the sea of marriage resources, No More Perfect Marriages stands out in an exceptional way! Providing honest, straightforward insight, the Savages share how to keep a marriage from entering a slow fade of numbness which morphs into a flat line. With a fresh awareness and authentic sincerity, No More Perfect Marriages is a must read for anyone who desires a vibrant, effective marriage!"
- Laura Petherbridge | Speaker, and author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't" and coauthor of The Smart Stepmom



"No More Perfect Marriages is filled with practical tools and biblical wisdom that will empower readers to create healthier responses when facing marital challenges. I am excited about adding Jill and Mark Savage's story and wisdom to our recommended resources for couples seeking counseling at our center."
- Michelle Nietert | Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Clinical Director of Community Counseling Associates



"For too many years, I thought I was the only one in a "hard" marriage. Everyone else made it look so easy, so perfect, so . . . happy. Sure, we had our share of happy moments, but we also had more than a few moments of grueling struggle, hard work, and frustration. With an honest and hard-earned voice, Mark and Jill Savage bravely replace the Hollywood mirage of a storybook romance with a healthy blueprint of a real and rock-solid relationship. If you're looking for authentic story, practical how-to, and hope to build a true and lasting love, you've found it."
- Michele Cushatt | Speaker and author of Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life 



"No More Perfect Marriages is a book that every couple wanting a better marriage must read. With boldness and transparency, Jill and Mark nail the biggest challenges in marriage and offer real, biblically based solutions. I've been married thirty-five years and my husband and I will read it together!"

- Meg Meeker | Bestselling author and creator of the online course The 12 Principles of Raising Great Kids



"Couples in all stages of marriage will benefit from this book and its practical suggestions that are based on biblical principles. Specifically, Mark and Jill teach readers how to recognize and deal with seven dangerous "slow fades" that can creep into a marriage at any time. I highly recommend this book and I appreciate Mark and Jill's willingness to share their story in order to help others."
- Deb Alexander | Married to Jerry for twenty-six years



"Great to see a book written from two points of view, and this makes it a perfect book to read and discuss with your spouse. Sharing your past honestly and openly helps us see and understand ours more clearly. Thanks for the tools for future use! You've kept them simple, explaining their practical applications throughout your book. Your tools are timeless, useful for any stage of marriage."

- Don and Cathy Roberts | Married forty-five years (the best is yet to come!)



"This book fills a unique niche in the marriage help category. Using the theme of home renovation appeals to the hands on, nuts and bolts crowd, while at the same time offering honest and intimate insight into matters of the heart. An invaluable tool for any married couple. I think Jill and Mark have really nailed it with this one!"

- Robyn Williamson | Married (happily!) twenty-three years



"While I would have loved reading No More Perfect Marriages twenty years ago, I was happy to learn there are still things that I can do to make my marriage better. Every season of a marriage brings challenges and this book pinpoints those and offers a plan to work through them."

- Marcia Fetzer | Pre-reader



"No More Perfect Marriages helped me see and identify the differences between my husband and me. I had to confront and challenge my belief that I was right and my husband was wrong about how we approach life. This book helped me to better understand my husband, and it gave me tools to help deal with these differences. It really changed my outlook on my marriage."

- Julie Fritsch | Pre-reader



"In their candid, down-to-earth style, Mark and Jill share from personal experience lessons they have learned and insights they have gained from their marriage. This book can help any couple in any stage of marriage build a better relationship. We wish this book had been written before we got married!"

- Scott and Bonnie Miller | Married thirty-seven years and still learning about each other



"No More Perfect Marriages gave us a real-life, real-time way to discuss the difficulties of being a married couple in today's world. So good to know we are not the only ones who struggle, and that God's grace is real!"

- Nate Klinger | Husband, pastor, preacher, worship leader, and pilgrim on the journey

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Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1493-9
Publish Date: February 2017
Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.5
Format: Paperback