My husband’s parents have been married for over 50 years. I am a child of divorce, so when I got engaged, I couldn’t wait to hear my future mother-in-law’s secret to a lasting marriage.
Her answer surprised me. It wasn’t communication, forgiveness, or even compromise. Her secret to marriage in 2 words was this:
She married a strong, loyal, loving man, and thanks to them, so did I. But as new brides, we both expected Prince Charming. Didn’t we learn that love was “happily ever after” from the moment we held a princess doll in our little hands? No one told us fairy tales couldn’t come true, so both my mother-in-law and I each eventually woke up one morning disillusioned to realize we were each stuck with a normal, imperfect human being.
Friends, I’ve seen the slippery slope as disappointment gains momentum, zooms past hurt and bitterness, spirals through depression and anxiety, and crashes into abandonment.
It all begins with false expectations fueled by misunderstanding.
The father of lies produces misinformed expectations even faster than Hollywood, and the enemy’s fairy tale ending is where we abandon the God who died just to be with us.The father of lies produces misinformed expectations even faster than Hollywood, and the enemy’s fairy tale ending is where we abandon the God who died just to be with us. Click To Tweet
It breaks my heart to see people turn from God because they think He abandoned them. How I wish to help them understand the truth rather than misinterpreted scripture.
If you’re disillusioned with God, could it be that you’re misinformed? I hope you’ll head on over to Key Realizations for When We’re Disappointed with God to get the real story about your Heavenly Father who promises to love you forever, for better and for worse.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
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