What Happy Couples Know // Week #1

February 6, 2022

Here are the notes to Pastor Steve’s message for week #1 of “What Happy Couples Know” on Sunday, February 6,2022. Feel free to print them and follow along during the message at 10:00 a.m on Facebook and YouTube.

What is an expectation?
● A strong belief that something will happen.
● A belief that someone will or should achieve something.

What is an expectation?
● I expect you _______ _______ .
● Why? Because _______ _______ our I do’s.

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7

When I give you my box of expectations, I say:
● You _______ _______ .

What happens when we live with an expectations mindset?
1. _______________is hindered.
2. _______ is limited.

Happy couples decide:
1. You owe me _______________!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34

Think of it in these terms:
● Jesus owes me __________, but I owe him __________.

Happy couples know:
1. You owe me nothing!
2. We will take our __________ from __________.
3. I owe you __________ but I expect __________ in return

Ask yourself these questions this week:
1. What is in my box of expectations?
2. Am I expecting someone else to carry my box?

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