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.
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,…
In The Gospel of Happiness, Christopher Kaczor writes, “I hoped to write a book that would be helpful for Christians by providing a glimpse into an exciting new development called positive psychology which can significantly enrich their lives and provide surprising new justifications for practices recommended by Jesus himself.” In 1998, Martin Seligman, president-elect of…