A fairy-tale wedding, an enchanted honeymoon, and a blissful marriage filled with joy, children, and deep love. That’s what I dreamed of. How about you? Soon, I found my expectations of marriage would go unmet. Fifty-two years later, I can look back and see the five “whys” of my unmet expectations of marriage.
God takes our plans and orchestrates unexpected adventure and discovery. For us, He brought us extended family members and unexpected blessings. God’s plans are amazing and beyond what we could ever expect.
Change marks the Christian walk and the Christian marriage. Marriage stumbles on the wrapped package, and expectations fall onto the muddy path. We pick up the expectations one by one and ask, “what happened?” We grab the expectation for our relationship with each other and compare it to our present-day, helter-skelter routine. To grow in our marriage relationship,…