Standing at the altar, we all had a picture of what our marriage would look like. The problem is this picture of marriage results in expectations that we unload on our spouse. The weight of these expectations can rob your marriage of love and joy. As a spouse you never feel like you measure up and you never feel like you are good enough. So what are you to do with your expectations? You can't deny them, because most expectations started out as God-given desires.
In this 3-part series, Andy Stanley explains that you must learn to transform your expectations and look to God if you are to experience marriage as it was designed. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Marriage. Everybody's is different. Every marriage contains a unique blend of personalities, a unique history, a unique set of circumstances, a unique set of problems, and a unique set of joys. 1 Peter 3:1-2, 3:7, 5:6-7, Ephesians 5:33
Expectations in marriage create a debt/debtor relationship that resembles more of a contract between two parties than a covenant between two people. The result of this is that your spouse feels like they never measure up. Ephesians 5:21
As long as you continue to place expectations on your spouse you have a debt/debtor relationship that will crowd out love and intimacy. In order to experience marriage as God designed it you must transform your expectations. 1 Peter 5:6-7