1458-1460: Marriage Ain’t Perfect But It’s Worth It

Marriage Ain't Perfect But It's Worth It


In this series on the Right to R.E.A.L. Love Radio podcast, Yahnathan J. Immanuel is joined by certified mental health and life coach Jacqueline Stewart to discuss where the idea that marriage will be perfect stems from.

Throughout this three part series we will also discuss why some people expect marriage to be perfect. That’s just the beginning of what is a great discussion. Listen to all four parts of this series by pressing the play buttons below and check out the details below for a full rundown of everything we discuss.


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Questions We Answer:

  • Why isn’t education focused on when it comes to marriage? (Part 1)
  • Where does the idea that marriage will be perfect stem from? (Part 1)
  • What kind of marriage does God desire for us to have? (Part 3)
  • What are realistic expectations that unmarried people should have about marriage? (Part 3)
  • What are the drawbacks of striving to have a perfect marriage? (Part 3)


Key Things You Will Learn:

  • Why some people expect marriage to be perfect. (Part 1)
  • The importance of understanding the commitment to marriage. (Part 1)
  • Why more marriage education is necessary. (Part 1)
  • Things we can learn from married couples who are willing to share their experiences. (Part 1)
  • Pressure that is sometimes placed on married couples. (Part 1)
  • Why every couples marriage is unique. (Part 1)
  • Challenges that notable Christian couples experience being public figures. (Part 2)
  • Why marriage is not perfect. (Part 2)
  • When married couples are in a position to share their experiences with others. (Part 2)
  • Jacqueline shares when and how she discovered marriage isn’t perfect. (Part 2)
  • The stress that unrealistic expectations about marriage can cause. (Part 2)
  • Things women need to be aware of when communicating with their husband. (Part 2)
  • How a power couple is birthed. (Part 3)
  • The value of trusting God with your marriage. (Part 3)


Biblical Kingdom Principles We Discuss:

  • “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”Genesis 2:24 (ESV)




Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Acknowledge that perfection is not the goal of marriage and it’s not possible because we are all imperfect people.


Kingdom Principle:

    • And those who know your name put their trust in you,
          for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
      Psalm 9:10 (ESV)


Take Action Now:

  • Make a list of the expectations you have about marriage.
  • Pray and ask God to reveal any unrealistic expectations you may have about marriage.


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