Holidays can be very stressful for a marriage. The Unexpectations (unmet expectations that are unvoiced, unshared, or unreasonable) that crop up during the holidays can create significant conflicts in a marriage. In this episode, Bryon and Jen talk about navigating the conflicts that often occur during the stressful holiday season.
In this episode Bryon and Jen discuss the theology of gender and what the Bible says about gender roles in marriage.
What do you do if you find someone other than your spouse attractive? Is it okay to find someone other than your spouse attractive?
There are attractive people out there. Seeing attractive people is unavoidable. You can control what you think about and how you look at attractive people.
Three things can help you deal with feelings of attraction:
- Choose to love your spouse.
- Take every thought captive. Control what you think about.
- Accentuate the positive aspects of your spouse
Communication is one of the most important aspects of a marriage. Good communication will solve problems when they arise. Even better though, good communication will prevent problems from arising in the first place. The trick to healthy communication in marriage is to listen in a way your spouse wants to speak to you and speak in a way your spouse wants to listen.
One of the core principles of Operation: Thriving Marriage is the idea of Team Marriage. Having a thriving marriage requires you as a couple working together as a team. In this session we unpack the theology and practical aspects of building a team in your marriage.
This is the third installment of our live event at New Life Church in Ann Arbor, MI. Here we talk about a concept we call “Unexpectations.” Every argument you’ve ever had or ever will have in your marriage stems from an Unexpectations. These are expectations that are unvoiced, unshared, or unreasonable. Knowing the Unexpectations and why it is an Unexpectations is the first step in resolving conflict in marriage.
This is a continuation of the Operation: Thriving Marriage Experience that we did at New Life Church in Ann Arbor in May of 2022. In this session we continue to talk about the biblical purpose of marriage. What you believe about marriage affects what you think about marriage which affects how you behave in your marriage. Do you believe what God says the purpose of marriage is or what your family or TV says the purpose of marriage is?
Did you marry your soulmate? Are you sure?
The truth is you probably didn’t marry your soulmate because soulmates are a concepts developed out of romance novels not from Scripture. In this episode, Bryon and Jen bust the myth of soulmates and talk about what it means to develop truly lasting love within the marriage that God has given you.