KEEPING MY "I" ON YOU
We don't want to work on it, we just want it to work.
Once the big "I's" collide there are just a few options:
Marriage moves from covenant mode to contract mode.
When desires are translated into expectations we create a debt/debtor relationship.
Behind these expectations are legitimate, God-given desires...
loved listened to
taken care of
How do we know when we have shifted from desires to expectations?
*expressions of gratitude
*acts of service
Marriage is characterized by mutual care and submission, no longer male domination.
And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 NLT
Christian marriage is a submission competition.
What does your spouse owe you?