Marshall Brown - February 11, 2024

Great Relationship Expectations

I might have a perfect picture in mind of how flawless my marriage will be, how awesome this dating relationship is going to be, what an amazing connection I'll have with my kids, or how well my friends and I are always going to get along. But then problems come, mistakes are made, and feelings get hurt. My picture-perfect relationship becomes anything but picture-perfect. What do I do what my vision for my relationships doesn't match the reality I'm experiencing.

Scripture References: 1 Peter 4:8, Luke 6:31, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 12:18, 1 John 1:8, Ecclesiastes 7:20

From Series: "Great Expectations"

Many of us have an ideal picture in mind of how a certain aspect of our lives will turn out. We have a vision of what our marriage will be like, how much we'll enjoy our career, or how healthy our relationships will be. What happens when my picture-perfect expectation doesn't match my reality? How do I deal with it when my plans fall short? Can I adopt a realistic, yet still great, expectation?

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