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    The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott

    Pg. 97-98

    What we worship is our passion. When we are passionate about something other than Christ, we will have the wrong desires and expectations. When we are passionate about Christ alone, we will have the right desires and expectations. In turn those desires will have a profound effect on our decisions, our actions, and our joy.

    Some wrong desires and expectations in our marriages:

    That my wife will please me with her physical looks and dress, her talents, abilities and accomplishment outside the home.

    That I could do what I really like to do with my time.

    That my wife wont be late or keep me waiting.

    That my wife will be the sexual initiator, or be ready sexually when I desire her. That she would be the perfect sexual partner, no matter what is asked of her.

    That she would treat me with respect

    That I would know/find total love on a human level

    That there would be peace and harmony around me always.

    Some right desires and expectations:

    That I may know Christ and delight to walk with him (Phi 3:10-14)

    That I may know God’s word and obey it (Ps 119:18)

    That I may seek Christ with my whole heart and become like him (Ps 119:2)

    That I may used of God to witness for him (Mt 28:19-20)

    That I may be pleasing to Christ regardless of my circumstance (2 cor 5:9)

    Posted by Marco on July 11, 2014 11:11 AM

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