3 Expectations in Marriage

Do you expect things from your spouse? Do you ever wonder if you should or not?

Well, on this episode, we are talking about 3 common expectations that couples have that might be causing some struggle in their marriages.

We’re also talking about how unrealistic it is not to have ANY expectations of your spouse, but how do you find the balance? Join us as we straighten out what expectations are good to have and which ones, well…aren’t so good.

3 Common Expectations that turn into resentments

  1. Expecting Your Spouse to know what you want without asking them

  2. Expecting your spouse to meet all of your needs and always make you happy

  3. Expecting your spouse to always agree with you

Reasonable Expectations to have

  1. That your spouse will be willing to listen to you

  2. Your spouse to try and meet some of your needs and try to help you be happy

  3. To disagree with you on occasion

Join us on the next episode to learn The Power of Praying for Your Spouse. This episode comes with a freebie!


1 Corinthians’ 10:1 “If I speak with tongues of men and of angels , but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”

Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant that yourselves.”

Mark 9:35 “Any he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”


“It just feels like a win when my spouse notices me and sees that I need something without me having to ask for it”

“None of us married mind readers”

“We’ve got to get good at learning to share with our spouses”

“The idea of always making your spouse happy is a recipe for disaster”

“Your happiness falls on you too”

“The reality of the situation is: You’re 2 people with 2 different perspectives. And that’s good. You bring more to the table that way.”

 “When we have disagreements with each other, those are opportunities to learn how to resolve conflict. That’s an opportunity to learn how to sacrifice. That’s an opportunity to learn how to be humble and how to be giving.”

 “Ask yourself if it is fair. Ask if the expectations you have of your spouse are reasonable and then tweak them if you need to”

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