We had some technical difficulties this week, so please excuse the audio quality. We should be back to normal for Part 3 next week.
We all enter into marriage with hopes, dreams, and desires. They create expectations. But when you put those expectations onto your spouse, it turns your marriage into a debt/debtor relationship. Your relationship becomes marked by the belief that your spouse owes you something. So, how do you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires from becoming expectations?
MONDAY: Read Ephesians 5:21-33. Why is this passage so important to mutual submission?
TUESDAY: Ask your partner what is in their box. Did their answer surprise you? How is it helpful to know?
WEDNESDAY: Mutual submission is hard because it involves pushing your needs aside. Pray to God for strength to push His command up and your will down.
THURSDAY: Now that you know what is in your partner's box, take action today. Do something to help put your end of the rope down in order to put their needs in front of yours.
FRIDAY: The way to break the debt/debtor relationship is through gratitude. How can you show gratitude to your partner today? Thank them for something they did. Write them a thank you note, send them a text, or just tell them with sincerity. Remember, they don't owe you!