988: The Expectations of Marriage vs The Reality of Marriage (Part 4)

 

The Expectations of Marriage vs The Reality of Marriage (Part 4)In this episode, Jay concludes his discussion with professional counselor and author Debra Fileta by addressing the question: How to change our expectations of marriage to match the reality of marriage?

 

 

 

 

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Episode Title: The Expectations of Marriage vs The Reality of Marriage (Part 4)

 

Guest: Debra FiletaFollow Her on Twitter

 

Check out Debra’s book, Choosing Marriage

 

Question We Address and Answer:

  • How to change our expectations of marriage to match the reality of marriage?

 

Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Things most people don’t think about prior to marriage.
  • Steps to change our expectations of marriage to match the reality of marriage.
  • Why we have to dump the baggage of our past.
  • Ways to prepare for marriage.
  • The dangers of entering marriage with unrealistic expectations.

 

Experience:

  • Debra shares how personality differences can impact marriage.

 

Scriptures:

  • But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.Mark 10:6-8 (NIV)

 

 

Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Acknowledge that the reality of marriage will more likely than not differ from your expectations prior to marriage.

 

Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • “The way of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God’s wisdom] is right in his own eyes, but a wise and prudent man is he who listens to counsel.”Proverbs 12:15 (AMP)

 

Take Action Now:

  • Commit to investing more into your relationship with Jesus Christ. Connect with Him each day.
  • Get and read Debra’s book Choosing Marriage.

 

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