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Daily Grace

Feb 14, 2023

Since this episode releases on Valentine’s Day, we decided to do something extra special! We have not one but TWO interviews in this special episode! First, we talk with our husbands to discuss what it looks like to honor God and one another in marriage as we navigate unmet expectations. Then, we interviewed Melissa Zaldivar about expectations in singleness.

I know the temptation is to listen to the part that applies to where you are at, but I encourage you to listen to both parts! Chances are if you are single, you have a married friend. If you are married, you likely have a single friend. (If you don’t, step out of your comfort zone and develop new friendships—you won’t regret it!) There is so much biblical wisdom in this episode that will help you to be a better friend and hopefully a more devoted follower of Christ.

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Time Stamps:

0:00 - Exciting announcement! Come see us at the Adoring Christ Equipping Conference

1:28 About this special two-part episode

Part 1: Unmet Expectations in Marriage

2:56 - Favorite things

4:35 - Pop quiz for our husbands!

6:13 - How marriage is different from what we expected

10:10 - When your spouse doesn’t meet your expectations

16:23 - How do we recognize and change unhealthy patterns in marriage?

19:49 - What the gospel has changed for Kent and Scott

Part 2: Unmet Expectations in Singleness

24:31 - Why Melissa is passionate about talking about singleness

26:07 - How singleness is different from what Melissa expected

30:43 - Encouragement for those who are discontent in singleness

35:43 - What Melissa wants singles to know on Valentine’s Day


Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Star Wars Monopoly

Desk Coffee Warmer


Scripture in this episode:

Philippians 2


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