486: Realistic Expectations in Marriage (Part 1)


What You MUST Know Before Saying In this episode, Jay is joined by Damian and Jamie Johnson to address the question: Do most people get married with realistic expectations?





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Episode Title: Realistic Expectations in Marriage (Part 1)


Guests: Damian and Jamie Johnson Follow Them on Twitter


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Question We Address and Answer:

  • Do most people get married with realistic expectations?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • How our expectations of marriage often differ from reality.
  • The importance of having realistic expectations going into marriage.
  • How different upbringings can impact a couple’s marriage.



  • Damian and Jamie share the unrealistic expectations they had about marriage.
  • Damian and Jamie open up about when their unrealistic marriage expectations were shattered.



  • “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angryEphesians 4:26 (NIV)


Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Talk about your expectations of marriage…ideally before getting married.


Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.James 1:19-20 (NIV)


Take Action Now:

  • Examine the expectations you have.
  • Seek God’s guidance to ensure that you have the right expectations.
  • Communicate your expectations to your current or future spouse.


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